Solid

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Solid is a decentralized file system and protocol designed to power decentralized social applications and Linked Data. It primarily leverages existing technologies - like many existing HTTP verbs - to handle a variety of identity, federation, and storage problems with the current web.

Solid was named by Sandro Hawke during a W3C Social Web Working Group meeting as captured in the meeting minutes.

Solid Applications

There's a growing list of applications at https://solidproject.org/apps with some promosing projects, like Plume for blogging.

Criticism

Hype around initial announcement

Solid was announced with a vehement approach in it's early days, which attracted quite a bit of criticism, particularly because it seems to be hard to set it up.

Hard to set up

Misreported by the press


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