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 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!
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!