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Time for Web 3.0

Time for web 3.0In the ever changing world today, where nothing is constant “change” is the only thing that is constant. This we all might have heard several times. But how and where do we find these changes..?? Is this in our environment, nature, where we see the sun rises and sets at the it’s own time or is it in our daily routine..? It is rather toilsome to find answers to these questions but what is evident from this is that, we all need changes. And the changes which we can relate to our everyday life are always welcomed with open arms. Similar, is the change brought by Tim Berners-Lee, founder of the World Wide Web, in the form of “Web 3.0” .

With the time proceeding ahead there are diverse alterations in technology. Take the web for instance; it has dwelled from Web 1.0 to Web 2.0 i.e. from just an informative web to a more interactive one. Tim Berners-Lee, has come up with Web 3.0 which is also known as ‘semantic web’.

Tim Berners-Lee expressed his views on Web 3.0, as his dream to merge all the links, data and the interactions between the web and users through an intelligent search which even the computer can read and relate to. After this you might have got the rough idea about Web 3.0. In layman terms, you can say it is an intelligent interface between the computers and the web.

As in Web 2.0 ,we can socially interact with the web, which can be addressed as a duplex communication where there is two ways interactivity to read and write, but this interaction is understood only by humans . This is not going to be the case with Web 3.0. The machines are going to be endued with intelligence so that it can read the Web as much as we humans can and give us a more precise and accurate search results. These search results will be a combination of artificial intelligence and semantic web which all together will form a database which gives the admittance to both the machines and the web to incur the information postulated.

Web 3.0 will embark much more than just social networking, collaboration of various websites, use and create applications. It will commence the era of intelligent search with versatile web applications . This will wreak a new platform for open sourced data and software sources via the application programming interfaces (API’s). But, this will increase the security risk. Thus, for Web 3.0 to come into existence is going to take a longer duration of time may be more than it took to bring the Web into existence.

What is Web 2.0? Web 2.0 Characterstics

Web 2.0“Web” to all of us has become a mode to interact with people across the world. It means an interactive network formed by aggregation of various websites. The Web is made of interlinked nodes made of HTML documents and various protocols on the Internet like TCP/IP, routers, servers etc.

In 1999, it was said by Tim Berners-Lee “I have always imagined the information space as something to which everyone has immediate and intuitive access, and not just to browse but to create”. Also, in 1999 the name  ”WEB 2.0” came into existence by Darcy DiNucci, thru her article “Fragmented Future”.

Later on in 2004 , at the first “Web 2.0” conference Tim O’Reilly and John Battelle defined “Web 2.0” as “web as a platform”, where software applications can be built on the Web like we have applications on our PC. The uniqueness of this was that “customers are building business for you”. This can be more precisely explained by taking the example of social networking sites like Facebook, Orkut, Twitter etc. Customers visit the site, register, write their blogs, and make various other kinds of applications, which eventually benefit the proprietor. As rightly, averred by Bart Decrem, founder and former CEO of flock, Web 2.0 as “participatory web” and Web 1.0 as “source of information”. Web 2.0 is all about social networking and interactivity between the creator and the user. This can be made through the blogs, or sharing of pictures or videos or emails or wikis. With the success of Wikipedia, Web 2.0 also got another acclaim by countenancing the user to change the content on the webpage and publish it. Also, to know the history of actions taken place and also to unwrap the previous actions there are various options on the webpage.

Web 2.0 has wreaked various services like social networking that facilitates meeting various like minded people with whom you can interact and share pictures, videos etc. Also create your own blog and profiles, also various other kinds of applications. It has also initiated an aggregation service which includes information from various other sites collectively at one place that includes news from various sources, services and RSS feeds. These are nothing but data mash ups and recombination of it to a new source.

As also collaborative references like Wikipedia, is the best example of a collaboration success between the users and the creators, which is still growing and getting all the more enhanced and precise. Web 2.0 gives you various ideas and solutions to all your queries. It is the finest and most dependable source of information when needed the most. Whereas, if we take into account the educational benefits of it I’m sure you’ll run out of counts. We can now share various e-books, softwares, games, videos, etc download it as well as upload it for others to utilise it. Not only ,has Web 2.0 benefitted the customers , the creators have also gained quite a lot by getting paid the cost per number of clicks unlike previously where it was stationed on per webpage viewed.

As ,we have seen this technology bubble will not explode until it is fully crammed with more amended technologies , intelligent searches and more open to various other interfaces. Thus, in the future we can expect something more ameliorate than “Web 2.0”.