Our Internet has evolved and made a difference in the world. From the evolution of Web 1 to Web 2 and Web 3. Today, we have Web 3 and it is booming, as it proved to have many benefits. But what makes Web 3 so great? In this article, we will take a closer look at the differences between the three webs.
Web 1.0 :
The World Wide Web Evolution started with Web 1, called the initial phase. Web 1.0 had a huge number of content consumers but a small number of content creators. Personal websites were widespread and mostly included static pages maintained on free web hosts or web servers controlled by ISPs. Web 1.0 lasted from around 1991 until 2004.
Web 1.0 features:
- Static web pages
- File system is used to serve content
- The items on a page are positioned and aligned using frames and tables
Web 2.0 :
The World Wide Web Evolution after 2004 is what we called Web 2.0. It was called a social web where worldwide websites emphasized user-generated content, usability, and interoperability for consumers. On the social web, people share their opinions, perspective, thoughts, and experiences.
- Social bookmarking
- Social media
- Social networking
The term refers to the development of web interaction and usage, which includes transforming the Web into a database with the incorporation of DLT (a blockchain is an example of distributed ledger technology). That data can be used to create Smart Contracts.
After a long period of concentrating on the front end, it allows for the upgrading of the back end of the web (Web 2.0 has mainly been about AJAX, tagging, and other front-end user-experience innovation). The term “Web 3.0” is used to describe several web usage and interaction evolutions. In this, the same web or the same data are displayed by services in a variety of ways; the data is not owned but rather shared.
Web 3.0 features:
The Semantic Web is a part of the Web’s future evolution. The semantic web advances web technologies by allowing users to create, share, and connect content through search and analysis based on the ability to understand the meaning of words rather than just keywords or numbers.
2. DLT(Distributed Ledger Technology) and Smart Contracts
With the help of DLT, it is virtually impossible to hack a database. This is the technology that enables a trustless society by the integration of smart contracts on the blockchain which eliminates the middleman. DLTs will help with decentralizing and bringing more transparency into the web.
3. 3D Graphics
In Web 3.0, the three-dimensional design is used extensively in websites and services. Examples of 3D graphics in use include museum guides, computer games, e-commerce, etc.
Ubiquity means that multiple applications can access the content, every device is online, and the services are available everywhere.
Information is more interconnected with Web 3.0 because of semantic metadata. As a result, the user experience advances to a new level of connectivity and makes use of all the information available.
6. Artificial Intelligence
Artificial Intelligence is an important part of Web 3.0. With the help of natural language processing and this capability, Web 3.0 will enable computers to recognize information just like people do in order to deliver quicker and more accurate results. To meet user needs, they develop greater intelligence.
These are the differences between Web 1, Web 2, and Web 3. Up until now, we are still using these all three versions of the webs. Web 3 is still in the beginning stages and will be fully immersive once it is matured. This means that our lives will be even more connected with the virtual world and we will probably become even more dependent on technology.
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