Insight into the latest generations of the Internet

Jul 20, 2022by, Sujith K

Technology

Web 2.0 and Web 3.0 are enhanced revisions of the original Web 1.0, which was popular in the 1990s and early 2000s. Web 2.0 is really the Internet as we know it today, and it includes everything from blogs to social media sites to shopping to news creation and more, whereas Web 3.0 is the future phase of the web, which will be decentralised, open, and more useful.

User-generated content, cross-service interoperability, usability, interactiveness, and high levels of involvement are all hallmarks. While this may appear to be a significant change from the static pages of web 1.0, the core notion has remained mostly unchanged across the two versions.

What’s actually changed is how we use existing infrastructure, and from this perspective, it’s safe to say that the front-end has undergone the most changes in web 2.0. 

Web 2.0’s Most Important Features

Users can interact with Web 2.0 in a variety of ways:

  • Sort and classify information
  • Create and develop APIs for cross-platform interoperability.
  • Make dynamic, responsive content and share it with others.
  • Send and receive data from a variety of sources.
  • Mobile devices, multimedia consoles, televisions, and other devices can all be used to access the content.

The pillars of Web 2.0, based on the above features, are mobile technology, social media, and the cloud.

Will these pillars’ dominance in web 3.0 continue?

Due to a lack of built-in security and permission systems, these technologies do not build a sense of confidence among the entities participating in an interaction.

As consumers and technologies develop, a higher need for trust, security, privacy, and control has emerged. As a result of this need, web 3.0 was born.

What exactly is Web 3.0?

Because the backend and architecture are evolving, Web 3.0 is a significant step forward from Web 2.0. This version of the Internet, also known as the Semantic Web, employs a sophisticated metadata system that structures and arranges various types of data in a way that is legible by both machines and people.

The most significant benefit of web 3.0 is that the information will be universal and accessible to anybody, which means no more hours spent sifting through content to discover what you’re looking for.

You may now be wondering how it solves the disadvantages of web 2.0.

Artificial intelligence provides machine-to-machine contact, advanced analytics, and other intelligent activities that were previously hard to achieve on the web.

Data is pushed to the margins and into the hands of the entities that own it using decentralised networks. It gives rise to a philosophy known as Self-Sovereign Identity as a result of this process, which allows entities to own their data and select how it can be shared.

Through encryption and the usage of Distributed Ledger Technologies (DLT), these networks provide users with privacy and security, overcoming the trust barriers that existed in web 2.0. 

Web 3.0’s Most Important Features

Here’s a brief overview of Web 3.0’s features.

  • Because the Semantic Web understands the meaning of words, both robots and humans can effortlessly find, share, and evaluate content.
  • Artificial intelligence is used to produce relevant results rapidly and provide insights at speeds that humans cannot match.
  • Has the ability to use 3D graphics and imagery to their full potential.
  • Advanced authorisation measures such as encryption and DLTs are used to protect user identity and data.
  • High degrees of security and privacy is provided.

Web 3.0 is a significant step forward because it provides the infrastructure for humans and machines to interact, create, find, and share distributed data, use artificial intelligence to make accurate predictions, and be empowered to control one’s identity through a web of trust, security, and privacy. 

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