Net ‘father’ Cerf on Web 2.0

“The
Internet should not be used as a scapegoat for society’s ills,” Vint Cerf told
the BBC
. Cerf, who is considered one of
the “fathers” of the Internet for the role he played during its early stages, was on BBC’s Radio 4. He argued against over-regulation of
the Net, after some members of Britain’s Conservative Party proposed government limits on sites young people can use, including YouTube which is
owned by Google, where Cerf now serves as “chief Internet evangelist.”

Cerf’s
comments were focused on Web 2.0. "Most
of the content on the network is contributed by the users of the Internet … so
what we're seeing on the Net is a reflection of the society we live in." Cerf
pointed out that Google, like other search engines, can be configured to help parents limit the types of sites their kids can find.


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