What is Solid | The new Internet?
We all know that Sir Tim Berners Lee, who is called the ‘Father of WWW‘, made the Internet think that all of our (people) personal data would be shared securely, but the big companies began to misuse it and People’s personal data was not secure. So, Sir Tim Berners Lee working on a new project called Solid, an exciting project for the solution of this problem.
Table of Contents
- What is Solid?
- What does Solid Offer?
- What is POD?
What is Solid?
Solid is an exciting new project led by Prof. Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web, taking place at MIT. The project aims to radically change the way Web applications work today, resulting in true data ownership as well as improved privacy.
In Solid, our personal data will be saved in our local computer called POD and will be in the encrypted form and only we can use it.
What does Solid offer?
Solid stands for “social linked data” is a proposed set of conventions and tools for building decentralized social applications based on Linked Data principles. Solid is modular and extensible and it relies as much as possible on existing W3C standards and protocols.
At a glance, here is what Solid offers…
True data ownership:
Users should have the freedom to choose where their data resides and who is allowed to access it. By decoupling content from the application itself, users are now able to do so.
Because applications are decoupled from the data they produce, users will be able to avoid vendor lock-in, seamlessly switching between apps and personal data storage servers, without losing any data or social connections.
Reusing existing data:
Developers will be able to easily innovate by creating new apps or improving current apps, all while reusing existing data that was created by other apps.
What is POD?
POD (Personal Online Data) is a collection of your personal data, they’re all stored in your Solid POD. This Solid POD can be in your local PC, pen drive, hard disk, server or with an online Solid POD provider of your choice. Since you own your data, you’re free to move it at any time, without interruption of service. You give people and your apps permission to read or write to parts of your Solid POD.
To know more about POD, click here