What Makes Up the Worlds of Web 2.0 & 3.0?

You’ve heard the terms Web 2.0 & 3.0, but perhaps uncertain of exactly what they mean or what constitutes them? Here are some lists of technological inventions and components to attempt to clarify:

Web 2.0 is the technological backbone and inception of the world of social media. It’s made up of:
• Podcasts
• Blogs
• Tagging
• Commenting
• Ratings and Reviews
• Social bookmarking
• Social networking sites
• Wikis
• Recommendations engines invented by Amazon and its Algorithms
• Smart phones and mobile apps
• Geo-location technology implementations, such as with Google and Facebook
• Social media dashboards, such as Hootsuite and Tweetdeck
• Crowdsourcing
• Shared profiles and logins
• Virtual worlds, such as Second Life and World of Warcraft
• Widgets
• Mash-ups
• Use of enabling technologies
• Software-as-a-Service (SAAS)
• Linux open-sourcing (open source tech vs. I.P. and The Walled Garden)

Web 3.0 is also called the Semantic Web, and is composed of:
• Semantic search (through search engines; especially Google)
• AI
• 3D graphics
• Ubiquity (of devices)
• The Cloud
• Smart devices/IoT
• Crowd funding
• Bitcoin/crypto currency
• Blockchain
• Live Streaming
• Self-driving vehicles
• Facial recognition
• Voice recognition
• XML (as opposed to HTML)

For more reading, I recommend: https://www.geeksforgeeks.org/web-1-0-web-2-0-and-web-3-0-with-their-difference/

Thanks for reading!  – Jake Aull