“We are seeing the beginning of things. Web 2.0 is broadband and web 3.0 is 10 gigabits a second”.
– Reed Hastings
Question Three: Web 2.0 and Web 3.0?
When we talk about web 2.o we are talking about the current state of the internet today (the World Wide Web). Web 2.0 started in 2004 at a brainstorming session with Tim O’Reilly and Media Live International at that time it was only supposed to mean using the Web as a platform but Web 2.0 has become more than just a platform. Web 2.0 is referred to as the second generation of the Web, where in interoperable, user-centered web applications and services promote social connectedness, media and information sharing, user created content and collaboration among individuals and organizations. Web 2.o allows user interaction and participation from one individual to another through having a friendly user interface for example on this blog individuals can comment and I am able to respond to their comments. In other words technology has enabled individuals to base their input on websites, interaction, being able to share content online and content that focuses on user collaboration and social networking. One of the biggest examples of Web 2.0 is Facebook on which we are able to communicate with our friends and families through posting pictures and videos, commenting on pictures, messaging one another, games and individual profiles.
When we talk about web 3.0 we are currently talking about the era of the internet that we are in and the era ahead of us. It is referred to as the sematic web which means data driven for example when search up social media it will come up with advertisements related to media and when you search up web 3.0 it may come up with information related to media because the web kept in mind that you searched up media therefore media will pop up in the search query.
Web 3.0 , a “phrase coined by John Markoff of the New York Times in 2006, refers to a supposed third generation of Internet-based services that collectively comprise what might be called ‘the intelligent Web’ such as those using semantic web, micro formats, natural language search, data-mining, machine learning, recommendation agents, and artificial intelligence technologies — which emphasize machine-facilitated understanding of information in order to provide a more productive and intuitive user experience”.
W3C says that the sematic web provides a framework that enables people to share data and reuse the data across application, community boundaries and enterprise. No one really knows what web 3.0 will come with or what it is exactly but is believed to be the future of technology.
Tim Berners Lee ,” if the html and the web made all the online documents look like one huge book, RDF, schema and inference languages will make all the data in the world look like one huge database”.
Web 3.0 is believed to be the next generation technology (the world wide web) where if you search for example I want to go out to watch a comedy and then eat at an Italian restaurant, the web 3.0 browser will analyze all the possible responses and search up all the possible answers then give you the possible results.