今年 3 月12日，是全球資訊網 （萬維網；World Wide Web） 的 28 歲生日，Tim Berners-Lee 老爺子在 1989 年那天遞交催生了全球資訊網的經典文件 Information Management: A Proposal。每年這時候，照例老爺子都會出面說幾句話。今年，Tim 老爺子告訴我們過去一年讓他念茲在茲憂心忡忡的三件事
In many ways, the web has lived up to this vision, though it has been a recurring battle to keep it open. But over the past 12 months, I’ve become increasingly worried about three new trends, which I believe we must tackle in order for the web to fulfill its true potential as a tool which serves all of humanity.
Image Credit: Information Management: A Proposal
Tim Berners-Lee 爵士老爺子憂心的三件事是：
- We’ve lost control of our personal data 我們失去對個人資料的控制
- It’s too easy for misinformation to spread on the web 錯誤訊息太容易在網路上傳播
- Political advertising online needs transparency and understanding 政治宣傳不透明
The net result is that these sites show us content they think we’ll click on – meaning that misinformation, or ‘fake news’, which is surprising, shocking, or designed to appeal to our biases can spread like wildfire.