This site is an instance of a Solid platform. 'Solid is a technology for organizing data, applications, and identities on the web'. The knowledge Media at the Open University is currently conducting research into using Solid in a number of senarios.
'Solid is a specification that lets people store their data securely in decentralized data stores called Pods. Pods are like secure personal web servers for data. When data is stored in someone's Pod, they control which people and applications can access it.' For more infromation about the concepts around Solid please visit The Solid Project Website
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Solid is a developing technology and still at a research / experimental stage. Therefore, if you have a Pod on our platform, please do not make that your only point of storage for vital data.