If there are two things we need to do to preserve the free and open Web right now I think they are 1) liberate the social graph and 2) provide a robust alternative business model to advertising. I was surprised to learn today that Tantek Çelik is now one of the co-chairs of the W3C’s Social WG! Tantek was one of the key guys involved in making Mac IE the best browser in the world during the early aughts, I met him once or twice in my early days as an MSFT intern and the dude was super smart. I need to learn more about this WG’s work.