Web Science Research Initiative
November 28th, 2007

News.com reports on Tim Berners-Lee, creator of the World Wide Web, stop over at an HP Labs to raise the profile of his latest venture: the study of the Web as a science.

What millions of Internet users take for granted every day–using the Web as a means to download movies, read the news, or check Facebook–will look drastically different five years from now, and that calls for study of it as a science, according to Berners-Lee and his colleagues at the Web Science Research Initiative.

Launched a year ago, WSRI is a partnership between the MIT and University of Southampton in England, and is encouraging the study of both the social and technological implications of wide-scale use of the Web.

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