And the subject of Twitter came up, with Berners-Lee being somewhat scathing of the level of debate which he witnessed when the concept of net neutrality was discussed on the social network.
According to a report in the Telegraph, he noted: “All the tweets were extreme”, further asking: “Is Twitter going to be a part of [the future of the web]? We need something a bit more sophisticated.”
Although by its very 140 character nature, Twitter is designed to be short and succinct, to encourage to-the-point debate. And of course seemingly extreme views or statements will sometimes be a part of this.
Summarising, he said Twitter wasn’t a place for reasoned discussion, and that social networks in the future should be cross-platform and able to talk to each other. Certainly, the latter statement is a valid goal.