Web 1.0, Web 2.0, Web 3.0, Web 4.0 – Where will it end?

Posted: January 26, 2011 in Com 125 (b) Intro to internet

The INTERNET is very much alive and kicking, developing faster than the speed of light! The first generation of internet sites primarily gave information, but with the rise of sites like facebook, amazon, myspace the web has become increasingly interactive. On this web 2.0, its mainly the user that produces the content, users has become the creators of content.

Web 2.0 came to describe almost any site, service, or technology that promoted sharing and collaboration right down to the Net’s grass roots.

Think about it, without contributors there would be no existence of facebook (how scary?), and without people who post information on Wikipedia (oh my god, life can be painful, no shortcuts!), and imagine a world without you-tube clips? Gosh this sends shivers down my spine; life would be in complete darkness. Therefore Web 2.0 has made it possible to interact on these sites.

Web 2.0 has gain popularity and familiarity via social networking sites, blogging, tagging, book marking, but have also paved the way to the next step in the development of the web.   The step to the intelligent and omnipresent web 3.0!

Web 3.0, is simply a continuation of the existing techniques of Web 2.0, which of course many of us are already familiar with, hence not a drastic transition.

To many, Web 3.0 is something called the Semantic Web, a term coined by Tim Berners-Lee, the man who invented the (first) World Wide Web. In essence, the Semantic Web is a place where machines can read Web pages much as we humans read them, a place where search engines and software agents can better troll the Net and find what we’re looking for. “It’s a set of standards that turns the Web into one big database,” says Nova Spivack, CEO of Radar Networks, one of the leading voices of this new-age Internet.

Web 3.0 online networks allow people to see through the community or market and facilitate collective matching, learning and consumption in hours (not months).

For example Amazon already incorporates and use the system of Web 3.0 which makes personal approach by website possible hence having a competitive advantage over its competitors.  Amazon is able to offer its clients products that other people with the same interest bought before them.

Moreover on Last FM, users are able to listen to music online that caters to your personal wishes by using smart systems these sites are in a continuous learning process and they anticipate what their users like or dislike.  I think this technology is truly amazing…its learning just like how we do, it seems like it has a life of its own, that’s creepy! Or one can say the internet is now customized!

However important for sites like Last FM or Amazon, is that if a song or a book gets extra information added by the user no sudden change of the internet, it changes gradually.  What does changes quickly is the look at the feel of the web!

Last but not least….Web 4.0, already?  “Technology and humans become one”?

Web 4.0 achieves a critical mass of participation in online networks that deliver global transparency, governance, distribution, participation, collaboration in key industry, political, social and other community endeavours. Web 4.0 delivers community sovereignty to channels and information.

source: http://www.marcuscake.com/key-concepts/internet-evolution

Web 4.0 transforms the world with a critical mass of social, industry and political networks

SO, what’s next?

WEB 5.0?

 How do you guys think this will transform our lives? 

Additional source: http://technology.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/tech_and_web/the_web/article2726190.ece

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Comments
  1. Admin says:

    We should add like Minorty Report interactive features. Make searching faster and ergonomical (eye tracking with webcam).

    Does WEB will be SOAP-ed in the future? Do we have enough engineers to make all this standards in the next couple of years?

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