Solid - Giving users control of their data

Solid is a family of standards and protocols, along with software implementing them. It was designed to give users control over their data, while creating a decentralized network of computing resources known as pods. Co-founded by Tim Berners-Lee, it is a great example of rethinking our reliance on big monopolistic social networks and data silos. There are several existing providers that allow users to register their own pods, or you can run the software yourself.

I don’t have any hands-on experience with Solid, but I do remember running across it last year. I’m glad to see it’s still going strong and seems to be doing well. I’ll be interested to dig in a bit more and learn about it.

(h/t Cal Newport’s blog) If you don’t already follow Cal’s work, you should!