Ten Years

October marked the tenth anniversary of this blog, and of the many iterations and designs it has been through.

I remember being excited when I heard about new blogging platforms such as Blogger, as they felt like a move back to the web as it had been envisaged by Tim-Berners Lee, and that entranced me so much in the early days: a read write web.

The web is now even more read write due to the rise of social media, and yet at the same time is arguably more closed and restrictive as those same social networks try to control and ‘monetize’ their users.

With the recent revelations of the extent of the NSA’s spying on all internet users I fear we will see the openness of the web eroded even further as nations and users attempt to protect themselves and their data.

The next ten years will be a time of profound change for the web and its users.