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A WebID is a URL for you. It allows you to set up a reusable identity
and a profile, with friends, pictures and all kinds of things.
Unlike social networks, with WebID you reuse your identity and personal
data in a decentralized, privacy-friendly way, across multiple applications
and services on the Web. It works like having an account on a social
networking site, but it isn't restricted to just that site. It is very
open because the information can connect to other people, apps, projects
and so on, without everyone having to join the same social networking site.
When you create a WebID account, you may also get storage space on the
selected server. The amount of available space can vary from server to
server. Additionally, a common list of workspaces (i.e. dedicated folders)
maye be created by default, such as Public, Private,
Family, Work, etc.