Web 3.0 – Next Generation of the Internet (.08.07.09)
Lourdes Del Valle
World Wide Web
“The Web consists of a collection of technologies that leverage the power of
always on, high speed connections and treat broadband as a platform, and not
just a pipe to connect.“
“Some Internet experts think Web 3.0 is going to be like having a personal
assistant who knows practically everything about you and can access all the
information on the Internet to answer any question. Many compare Web 3.0 to
a giant database.”
Innovation is changing the face of media, technology & TV.
The Web Evolves
The Web generally develops in 10-year cycles
• “ Web 1.0 was dial-up, 50K average bandwidth, Web 2.0 is an average
1 megabit of bandwidth and Web 3.0 will be 10 megabits of bandwidth
all the time, which will be the full video Web, and that will feel like Web
3.0. ”— Reed Hastings, founder and CEO of Netflix
Web 1.0 = access to volumes of
information. Think of it as a fully stocked
Several definitions exist for
the Web evolution phases.
Web 2.0 = giant group of friends.
Think of it as connecting with many
Web 3.0 = giant “searchable” database.
Think of it as connecting with relevant,
Examples of Web 2.0 (vs. 1.0)
Web 1.0 - Past
Generally refers to the Web and static content before the "bursting of the Dot-com bubble”
in 2001, which is seen by many as a turning point for the Internet.
Web 2.0 - Present
Generally refers to Web connectivity with others as well as broadband, improved browsers,
and Ajax, to the rise of Flash application platforms and the mass development of widgets.
Dynamic user-generated content on the Web
Social networking (Facebook, Twitter, etc.)
Shared content (You Tube, Flickr, etc.)
Online content subscription (RSS Feeds)
VoIP (Skype), Digital Media, XML, Google Maps
Broader access to the Web beyond your computer (mobile, video games, TV set tops)
Examples of Web 3.0
Web 3.0 – Near Future
Facebook Connect: http://developers.facebook.com/connect.php = Enables developers to create programs that use
Facebook as a staging ground for games, quizzes, product reviews , etc.
Mashups (http://mashable.com ) = combination of two or more applications into a single application
(restaurant reviews + Google maps)
Widgets ( mass adoption) = a portable chunk of code that can be installed/executed within any separate
HTML-based web page.
Semantic web = computers scan and interpret info on web using software agent (“web crawlers”) that search for
Contextual search engines = finds not only the keywords, but also interprets the context of your
Semantic Web is the game-changer for 3.0
“Web 3.0 will be able to search tags and labels and return the most
relevant results back to the user.”
Semantic Web = collaboration of info into ontologies (relational data).
For example, instead of multiple searches, you might type a complex
sentence or two in your Web 3.0 browser, and the Web will do the rest.
Ontologies exist as metadata (coded info on web pages)
Metadata is similar to tagging content on blogs or photos on Flickr
Beyond Web 3.0…
No one knows for sure but some say Web 4.0 may include:
Virtual Reality (avatars, gaming)
Artificial Intelligence (distributed content – several computers tackle one
Mobile Computing (convergence of computers, phone and GPS for hyper-local
Radio, TV and Movie content delivered on the Web
Source: Strickland, Jonathan. "How Web 3.0 Will Work." 03 March 2008. HowStuffWorks.com.
<http://computer.howstuffworks.com/web-30.htm> 07 August 2009.
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