Defination of Web 1.0, Web 2.0 and Web 3.0

Web 1.0
  1. The first generation of the World Wide Web, characterized by separate static websites rather than continually-updated weblogs and social networking tools.
  2.  One-way broadcasting, meaning only the owner of the site can publish information.
  3.  Web 1.0 (1991-2003) is a retronym which refers to the state of the World Wide Web, and any website design style used before the advent of the Web 2.0 phenomenon.
  4.  Refers to the first stage of the World Wide Web linking web pages with hyperlinks.
Example : Static Page

Web 2.0
  1. The term Web 2.0 is associated with web applications that facilitate participatory information sharing, interoperability, user-centered design, and collaboration on the World Wide Web.
  2. The second generation of the World Wide Web, especially the movement away from static web pages to dynamic and shareable content and social networking
  3. Web 2.0 does not refer to any specific change in the technology of the Internet, but rather the behavior of how people use the Internet.
  4. Web 2.0 (or Web 2) is the popular term for advanced Internet technology and applications including blogs, wikis, RSS and social bookmarking.
  5. user interaction / behaviour
Example :You-Tube and it user, Facebook

Web 3.0
  1. The predicted third generation of the World Wide Web, usually conjectured to include semantic tagging of content.
  2. The creation of high-quality content and services produced by gifted individuals using Web 2.0 technology as an enabling platform.
  3. Access internet any time, any where, any device.
Example : Surfing Web 3.0 at your smart phone.

Please note that :
  • Don't "use", "build" or "design" web 3.0. They do not represent any look and feel. 
  • Web 2.0 & 3.0 are terms that cater for those who don't have clear understanding about the internet. 
  • If someone says "I want a web 3.0 website", "I want to make my site design looks like web 2.0" will only make people laugh, especially those who are internet savvy.

Have a nice day!

Write by Arafa Daming