I was ask what Web 3.0 was all about today, so seeing as I’ve still got some awake left in me, after gulping down a huge Star Bucks Coffee and a 5-hour Energy Shot this afternoon, here’s something you can share about Web 3.0 and what came before and how we got here. . .
Web 1.0 – The AOL & Hotmail era was all about read-only information and Plain-Jane static HTML websites. The Blog was not even in site yet. People preferred navigating the web through link directories like Yahoo! and dmoz. And peoples computers had floppy disc, how cool was that.
Web 2.0 – This is about people and their user-generated content and a read-write web. People have Blogs now and are consuming as well as contributing information through blogs or sites like Flickr, YouTube, Digg, etc. The line dividing a consumer and content publisher is increasingly getting blurred in the Web 2.0 era.
Web 3.0 – This will be about the semantic web, personalization for instants iGoogle, intelligent search (look at the direction Bing’s going in) and behavioral advertising among other things.
If this all sounds confusing, check out the excellent Slide Share presentation I ran across below, that should help you understand Web 3.0 using an example of a “postage stamp” to explain the “semantic web”.
Hay if your eyes are still spinning after that, please leave a comment below, and I will do my best to answer it.
Until next time,