Web 3.0 has taken social media by storm. There are many articles about the future of technology in the tech world. But What is Web 3.0 and how does it differ from the internet we are all familiar with?
To understand Web 3.0, first, you must understand Web 1.0 and Web 2.0
We are here to clear all this confusion in your head. In this article, we’ll examine the differences between today’s internet and tomorrow’s as well as what to expect from them. So, let’s dive in!
Web 1.0 was the first version of the Internet that enabled people to consume content, made up of simple text- and image-based pages, and marked by the first business websites. Media companies adopted Web 1.0 early as a route to market because of its simplicity.
It lacked user interaction and the ability to create your own content, and web searches were limited to very specific phrases. It wasn’t intelligent and malleable.
It was eventually going to change, as forums would give way to Web 2.0.
Web 2.0 is also known as the social web. It emerged around 2004-2005, and we are still using this version of the web.
In the early days of Web 2.0, new web design practices and powerful web browsers ushered in the era of human and social web interactions. In turn, we saw the emergence of rich, responsive web design and the rise of the web app, which turned webpages into software applications capable of complex functions previously available only through native Windows or Mac software.
With the two-way nature of Web 2.0, online socialization, creativity, division, and idea sharing have increased around the world. Furthermore, it has allowed us to use our collective data in many ways, from suggested search results to targeted advertising to song recommendations.
This data will eventually pave the way for Web 3.0.
So, What Is Web 3.0?
On today’s internet, content creation and consumption happen instantly, and data on these activities are often collected, analyzed, and stored at specific locations.
Facebook, for example, stores huge amounts of user data in data centers around the world. But Web 3.0 aims to change that by making data more widely available and usable.
How is Web 3.0 Different?
No matter how invasive those ads can seem, you can’t deny the convenience of being able to easily click through to a special offer for something you need or want that you might otherwise have missed.
Web 3.0 provides a far more personalized browsing experience for all of us. Web apps can become far more efficient as they adapt to the device, location, and accessibility requirements we might have, and websites can automatically adjust to fit our needs.
Search more efficiently
Search engines with natural language capabilities have incredible power, as previously stated. Almost no learning curve is involved, and the benefits extend well beyond the consumer; businesses will be better able to optimize their websites more naturally, rather than resorting to complex keyword strategies.
Better app experiences
Aside from websites, web apps will also start to provide far richer experiences for users from the multifaceted Web 3.0.
An example of such a service is Google Maps, which combines the basics of location searching with route suggestions, hotel recommendations, and live traffic updates. This simply wasn’t possible in the Web 2.0 era.
In a similar way to how the Internet of Things (IoT) is gradually creating a more digitally-centric, connected society, Web 3.0 is making the Internet more accessible to more people as it removes lingering complexity.