Tim Berners-Lee fears for the future of the Web. I don’t know if he didn’t articulate his fears very well, or if those reporting the story didn’t understand him very well, or if there’s something wrong with my brain – because I can’t make any sense of the article at all:
“If we don’t have the ability to understand the web as it’s now emerging, we will end up with things that are very bad. Certain undemocratic things could emerge and misinformation will start spreading over the web.”
Associated Press doesn’t fare any better and in their attempts to translate, make the classic error of confusing “invented the internet” with “invented the WWW”.
I think it’s just a plug for Tim’s web science research initiative, which aims to understand web usage and development from both technological and sociological viewpoints. With reporting this bad though, who knows?