The Web Foundation

The Web Foundation


This is the official Twitter account of the World Wide Web Foundation, an organisation founded by Sir @timberners_lee, the inventor of the World Wide Web.

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The Contract for the Web is a call to action for governments, companies and all of us as individual web users to build a better web. Here’s what’s next in our fight for the #WebWeWant .

Tomorrow, our Founding Director Lady@rosemaryleith  Berners-Lee will be speaking at the official launch of 20:40, and encourage its first cohort of next-generation leaders to step up and take on the new challenges of today.

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Active and meaningful efforts by all stakeholders should be made to ensure an open, transparent, and inclusive appointment process.

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“We must act, and we must act now, to connect all of the world and fight tirelessly for a better web for everyone.” - Sir@timberners_lee 

Seven years after NSA contractor Edward@Snowden  blew the whistle on the mass surveillance of Americans’ telephone records, an appeals court has found the program was unlawful. @razhael  #TheWebThisWeek 

❌ We don't want a web nearly 2 billion women can’t use. ❌ We don't want a web that silences women's voices. ❌ We don't want a web that only works for some. The #WebWeWant  works for everyone — and it's up to us all to create a stronger, better web.

JUST PUBLISHED: Our new #WomensRightsOnline  report provides a snapshot of digital gender inequality across four countries in three regions. If we don’t understand all the ways women are prevented from using the internet fully, we won’t achieve digital equality.

On October 29, 1969, the internet era began as @UCLA  Computer Science Professor Len Kleinrock sent the first message on ARPANET, a network of computers that would evolve to become the internet. #InternetDay 

The digital gender divide is a huge threat to progress on women’s rights & gender equality. We must urgently close these gaps or risk opening up a new front of inequality that could set women back a generation. Our new #WomensRightsOnline  report 👇

Want to know what it was like to browse the web in 1990? Last year, @CERN  rebuilt the original WorldWideWeb browser, which you can explore within your browser. Try it here:

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The best way to change the priorities and actions of those in power is to speak up and demand that change. Be part of the Contract for the Web and join the fight for the #WebWeWant .

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