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Tim Berners-Lee, ‘Father of the Web,’ Will be Visiting Lagos Today!

Yesterday, the World celebrated the 30th anniversary of the World Wide Web.

However, despite the growth, it’s still plagued by a number of challenges, some of which the founder, Tim Berners-Lee addressed in his open letter. According to him:

Many people feel afraid and unsure if the web is really a force for good. While the web has created opportunity, given marginalized groups a voice, and made our daily lives easier, it has also created opportunity for scammers, given a voice to those who spread hatred, and made all kinds of crime easier to commit.
He believes that the “fight for the web is one of the most important causes of our time.” He added:
“You can’t just blame one government, one social network or the human spirit…To get this right, we will need to come together as a global web community.”

As part of the celebration, Berners-Lee will be visiting Lagos today (March 13).

This is crucial given that many African countries are still fond of “state-sponsored” internet shutdowns and social media blocks. In his words:
There’s a need for “Elected officials who will take action when private sector interests threaten the public good and who will stand up to protect the open web.”
To keep up with Tim Berner-Lee’s visit, you can click on these hashtags. #Web30 and #ForTheWeb.
Who’s excited?

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7 comments on “Tim Berners-Lee, ‘Father of the Web,’ Will be Visiting Lagos Today!

  1. Olabisi Erinosho says:

    Super excited. Thanks for the hashtags.

  2. princewill says:

    wow, Nigeria can,t wait to welcome you

  3. JohnJuwel says:

    HEY MISS TECHY, HOPE YOU ARE GOING?

    We will be so glad to welcome him, It’s a honor to host such dignitary in Nigeria.

  4. Moses says:

    It’s great so see that Nigeria is the only African Country Tim Bernee-lee is vising, says a lot about the tech ecosystem there.

    Love your blog miss

  5. Victoria says:

    This is great news!

  6. ỌBÁDÁRÀ says:

    … WELL, WE WILL BE WAITING FOR UPDATE OF WHAT HAPPENED THERE. THE WORLDWIDE WEB ID ONE OF THE BEST THINGS TO HSVR HAPPENED TO HUMANITY IN THIS PRESENT AGE…

  7. that good for Nigeria

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