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There's Only One Truly Open Platform: The Web

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As Twitter and Facebook continue to fight a variety of skirmishes in the ongoing "platform wars," with both companies trying to control as much of their networks as they can in order to monetize them as quickly as possible, it's worth remembering what Sir Tim Berners-Lee did 21 years ago, when he created the first truly open internet-based platform: namely, the World Wide Web.

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