Web 2.0 vs Web 3.0

Web 2.0 is still alive & kicking but everyone is already focussing on Web 3.0. What is Web 3.0? Well, the old adage is true: a picture is worth a thousand words. With that said, I will let the following images and videos explain the differences between web 2.0 and web 3.0 otherwise known as the Semantic Web.

In the Beginning there was Frontpage
Before comparing Web 2.0 and Web 3.0, it might be helpful to compare Web 1.0 with Web 2.0 first. Here’s an excellent image that does a great job showing the differences:

Here’s a visual comparison of all three: web 1.0, web 2.0 and web 3.0

Here’s a really ambitious image that shows web 1.0 thru web 4.0!

webtimeline.jpg
Here are some videos that do a great job covering web 2.0 & web 3.0.
The Machine is Us/ing Us

Here’s a straight forward explanation

Tim O’Reilly’s definition

Tim Berners Lee on Web 3.0/Semantic Web

Digital bazar’s explanation of the Semantic Web

Here’s a video showing the history of web 1.0 to present and beyond to web 4.0!

Final Thoughts:
No matter what the terms or how things are explained, one thing is certain: the future of the Internet and technology is extremely exciting! Things will only continue to evolve into more collaborative and personal ways which is great for everyone on a personal and professional level.
By the way, this isn’t the first time that Web 2.0 was given its last rites! Nicholas Carr called Web 2.0’s time of death on 11/11/06!

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  • http://www.constantskeptic.com/ the constant skeptic

    Great post. Any time people ask me what web 2.0 is I have trouble explaining it to them without their eyes glossing over.

  • http://www.constantskeptic.com the constant skeptic

    Great post. Any time people ask me what web 2.0 is I have trouble explaining it to them without their eyes glossing over.

  • http://thepaisano.wordpress.com/ Paisano

    Thanks! I try to create things that I would love to find and read so I appreciate your comments.
    I know less is more so I try not to flood posts with a wall of text and people love pictures and videos so I try to include plenty of visuals.

    Come by any time. Plenty more where that came from.

  • http://thepaisano.wordpress.com Paisano

    Thanks! I try to create things that I would love to find and read so I appreciate your comments.
    I know less is more so I try not to flood posts with a wall of text and people love pictures and videos so I try to include plenty of visuals.

    Come by any time. Plenty more where that came from.

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