The Fragmented Web

The World Wide Web’s turned 20 and its creator Tim Berners-Lee recently wrote an essay in Scientific American warning about companies and practices that he says are threatening the democratic potential of the Web. He cites social networking sites like Facebook, closed systems like Apple’s iTunes system, and tendency of magazines to produce smartphone apps instead of web apps disturbing. Ryan Goff, Social Media Marketing Director at MGH joins us to talk about the fragmentation of the web, the days of AOL’s version of the internet, and spreading messages online.

air date: December 28, 2010