Real-time Enterprise Issue #19

ProcessOne curates two monthly newsletters – tech-focused Real-time Stack and business-focused Real-time Enterprise. Here are the articles concerning business aspects of real-time development we found interesting in Issue #19. To receive this newsletter straight in your inbox on the day it’s published, subscribe here.

Moving away from Facebook

ProcessOne is a company deeply invested in building the Open Internet. We build ejabberd, a leading Open Source product, implementing the XMPP protocol, an IETF standard.

Building a more Decentralized Web: Linking your profiles together

The Web is built by people. Authors are producing content that makes the web as it is. They write blog posts, microblog entries, share pictures and videos, etc. And people have typically profile pages to introduce themselves and showcase their work.

Why are Facebook and Twitter so bad at parsing RDFa metadata?

Facebook and Twitter both chose to use RDFa for their “optimized link sharing” metadata formats. Well, it would seem Twitter didn’t realize that what they had done until a later stage.

Stop using URL shorteners, to help protect the Web, please

At this time, size of tweets were limited and it was useful to use URL shorteners to be able to squeeze more text into your posts. The habit of shortening links started at that time and somewhat persisted until now.

Enter the Matrix and reclaim data ownership

Speak to anyone who owned a domain in the early days of the web and they will burst with nostalgia at the promises that the now popularized information space was meant to bring.

What is Solid?

Solid is an exciting new project led by Prof. Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web, taking place at MIT. The project aims to radically change the way Web applications work today, resulting in true data ownership as well as improved privacy.

Web3 and the Decentralized Web

In the early 1990’s the WWW revolutionized information. 10 years later, the Internet became more mature & programmable. We saw the rise of the so-called Web2, which brought us social media and e-commerce platforms.

MIT research: the Decentralized Web

The Web is a key space for civic debate and the current battleground for protecting freedom of expression. However, since its development, the Web has steadily evolved into an ecosystem of large, corporate-controlled mega-platforms which intermediate speech online.


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