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
    • RSS
    • 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
    • AJAX
    • 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
    • VR/AR
    • 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