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Social networks threaten the web, says its founder

Kate Taylor | Mon 22nd Nov 2010, 10:16 am

Facebook and Apple are a threat to the internet, Sir Tim Berners-Lee warns today, twenty years after the creation of the web.

In an essay in Scientific American, the founder of the web says that many of the world's most successful tech companies are in danger of turning the web into a series of fragmented islands.

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"Large social-networking sites are walling off information posted by their users from the rest of the Web. Wireless internet providers are being tempted to slow traffic to sites with which they have not made deals," he writes. "Governments

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