Websites as Unintended Silos: Getting Data In and Out of the Web Client

The web as an open and interoperable platform has changed the world. It allows us to view, interact, and interchange information with an open set of technologies, like APIs; notably the Link, HTTP, and HTML. With these simple tools, we can create complex applications and services that are interoperable between server-to-server and from the server to a user using a browser.
Once the site is loaded into the user’s browser, the data that is generated by the user and stored in the browser is all but locked away unless it is pushed back out to a server, and I think this is a hidden problem for the web.