WEB 2.0 and the future

Posted: February 17, 2012 in Uncategorized

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(picture via wikipedia)

Web 2.0 is a concept / term coined by Tim O’Reilly. It essentially overviews the first major shift within internet stratosphere. The first aspect of Web 2.0 consists of RIA (rich internet applications). Essentially, this is how we bring the “desktop experience” to one’s browser (whether it be graphical or usability). The second aspect of Web 2.0 consists of SOA (service oriented architecture). Some key terms that can be derived from this aspect include web services, feeds, RSS, and Mash-up.

Web 2.0 (and its applications) essentially connect people with one another. This is referred to as the social web. Not only is the end user exposed to information and applications, but the user also becomes a participant. Whether it be via tagging, blogging, podcasting, or “wiki’ing”.

Here are some commonly known web 2.0 applications:

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As you can see, applications such as google, digg, pandora, wikipedia, etc are all designed to connect peers with one another, and for end user progression and input.

But where do we go from here? What will happen when we transition to web 3.0? When will it happen? How will it happen? What is the next google? In my opinion, web 3.0 will be a “downgrade” from web 2.0 in the sense that there will be less end user communication and freedom of speech. Currently, the government is rushing to place limits on the internet (via SOPA, etc). Web 2.0 may very well be the last “free internet” we will ever know or get to experience. Sites such as wikipedia are at risk from such acts the government is attempting to impose. It is very possible that web 3.0 will be full of constrictions, limitations, and litigations.

Is this a preview of web 3.0???

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Comments
  1. lockmantuj says:

    Sorry for not commenting here sooner. I like that you included the social aspect of web experience in web 2.0 as opposed to 1.0. I really don’t see the dire 3.0 you hint at in the final image.

    it just seem that the politicians don’t have a clue about the internet. Whatever they legislate will be worked around. I believe the web will always retain a space for people to use it creatively and in meaningful ways. At least I hope I’m right.

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