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Web 2.0 to Web 3.0: The evolution of the Web

Web 2.0 to Web 3.0: The evolution of the Web

From ‘Folks-onomy’ to ‘Me-onomy’

The web is becoming personal and mobile. Web 2.0 had the following characteristics:

  • The Widely Read-Write Web
  • Focused on Communities
  • Blogs
  • Sharing Content
  • XML, RSS
  • Web Applications
  • Tagging
  • Google
  • Cost per click
  • Rich Media, Viral

Web 3.0 is about semantic web - Personalization, intelligent search and behavioral advertising, among other things:

  • The Portable Personal Web
  • Focused on Individuals
  • Digital Lifestream
  • Consolidating Dynamic Content
  • The Semantic Web
  • Widgets, Drag & Drop Mashups
  • User Behavior
  • iGoogle
  • Brand Advocates
  • Tribevertising (FOAF- Friend of a friend!)

Some of the major players who have embraced the Web 3.0 standards are:

www.google.com/ig
www.openid.net
www.eurekster.com
www.netvibes.com
www.justin.tv
www.spock.com
www.freeset.com
www.mybloglog.com
www.friendfeed.com
www.joost.com
www.wink.com
www.last.fm

My personal favorite is www.twine.com.

Send your take on Web 3.0 to sharad@cyber-gear.com.

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