Web 3.0 Is The Third Generation Web – What Can We Expect?


In this blog post, I will tell you everything you need to know about Web 3.0. In the infancy of the web, Web 1.0 and 2.0 were never clearly defined.


Web 3.0


However, Web 1.0 was the very first stage of the World Wide Web. This was made up of static web pages that were connected to each other by hyperlinks.


In general, whenever someone refers to Web 1.0 they are referring to the web when it was made up of static websites that did not provide interactive content.


Web 2.0 was never clearly defined but many people in the web industry would say that Web 2.0 is a combination of social networking, social bookmarking, folksonomies, and AJAX.


To this day, Web 2.0 continues to evolve but it’s not the last step in the evolution of the World Wide Web. We have witnessed some technology trends that go beyond what we refer to as Web 2.0.


These trends have been developing for quite a few years now, and we will soon reach a point where we have to name these trends. This will be the beginning of the third generation.

What Is Web 3.0?


At the moment, there’s no official definition. However, Wikipedia states the following: “Web 3.0, a phrase coined by John Markoff of the New York Times in 2006, refers to a supposed third generation of Internet-based services that collectively comprise what might be called ‘the intelligent Web’ — such as those using semantic web, microformats, natural language search, data-mining, machine learning, recommendation agents, and artificial intelligence technologies — which emphasize machine-facilitated understanding of information in order to provide a more productive and intuitive user experience.”


The Expanded Definition:


Semantic Web:


The Semantic Web is referred to as an extension of the World Wide Web by standards that were set by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C).


These standards exchange protocols on the web and promote common data formats, most notably the Resource Description Framework (RDF).


The W3C states: “The Semantic Web provides a common framework that allows data to be shared and reused across application, enterprise, and community boundaries”.




Microformats are small patterns of HTML which represent things that are published commonly such as blog posts, people, events, tags in web pages, and reviews.


Microformats are the fastest and easiest way to provide an API to information on your website.


Natural Language Search:


If you perform a search using regular spoken language such as English, this is a natural language search.


When you use this kind of search you can type in a sentence that describes what you are looking for. Or you can ask the database a question.


Data Mining:


Data mining is the process of finding irregularities, correlations, and patterns within large data sets to predict outcomes.


You can use the data collected from data mining to improve customer relationships, reduce risks, cut costs, increase revenues and more.


Machine Learning:


Machine learning is a type of data analysis that automates analytical model building.


This is a branch of artificial intelligence that’s based on the idea that systems have the ability to learn from data, identify patterns, and make informed decisions with minimal human intervention.


Recommendation Agents:


Recommendation agents (RAs) are software agents that elicit the preferences or interests of individual consumers for products, either implicitly, or explicitly, and make the necessary recommendations.


RAs have the ability to improve the quality of the decisions made by consumers when searching for and selecting products online.


They can drastically reduce the information overload that consumers face. They can also help to simplify the complexity of online searches.


Artificial Intelligence:


Artificial intelligence is a type of computer science that was developed to create intelligent machines. In recent years, this has become an essential part of the technology industry.


The type of research that’s primarily associated with artificial intelligence is extremely specialized. Computers must be programmed for the following traits:


  • Perception
  • Reasoning
  • Knowledge
  • Learning
  • Problem-solving
  • Planning
  • Ability to manipulate and move objects


The implementation of the third generation web will improve global connectivity and it will enhance the capabilities of a modern-day smartphone as we know it.


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