Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Web 3.0: The Basics

This slideshow does a great job explaining the differences between Web 1.0, 2.0 and 3.0 in a simple straightforward manner. For the more advanced among you, the Part II link at the bottom is to the second "expert" portion of the presentation.

Part II is more in depth and can be found here.


  1. Web 3.0 is one of the terms used to describe the evolutionary stage of the Web that follows Web 2.0. Given that technical and social possibilities identified in this latter term are yet to be fully realized the nature of defining Web 3.0 is highly speculative. In general it refers to aspects of the Internet which, though potentially possible, are not technically or practically feasible at this time.
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  2. Michael -- I understand your point and do not disagree. Much like the concept of Web 2.0 was seven years ago, Web 3.0 is currently amorphous and aspirational. We won't really know what it is until it is, which makes it hard to discuss it. Moreover, once the definition locks down a bit, folks will already be over it and will be discussing Web 4.0.

    My including the link to this slideshow was an attempt to pass on one person's very basic framework for understanding the terms. It is by no means meant to be authoritative on the subject. I will see if I can alter my post to work that in. Thanks for the feedback!


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