Difference between Web 1.0, Web 2.0 and Web 3.0

Difference between Web 1.0, Web 2.0 and Web 3.0

Web 1.0 and Web 2.0

Web 1.0 and Web 2.0 indicate that the main part of the Internet, the World Wide Web, has entered a new era with the proliferation of social media. The World Wide Web came into existence in 1991. Web 1.0 is used to refer to the Wide Web. Since 2004, the Internet has been flooded with social media. With that, the era of Web 2.0 began. In the days of Web 1.0, there were very few websites and people adding information to them. In other words, in Web 1.0 there were far fewer people creating content on websites and far more people using them. At that time, consumers could only skim the information on websites. There was absolutely no possibility to respond, post one's own opinion or add anything.

With the advent of social media, the World Wide Web has become a participatory space for content creators as well as users. Examples are Facebook and YouTube, which are hits all over the world today. This change is referred to as Web 2.0. That is, it is not a change in the world wide web, but only a change in the way the web is used. In contrast to Web 1.0, Web 2.0 can be said to be the era in which the content of Internet users has increased on the Internet. The term Web 2.0 was first coined in 1999 by web designer Darcy DiNucci. It was popularized by Tim O'Reilly and John Battelle in 2004.

Web 3.0

Web 3 is the upcoming version of the Internet. It is also called Web 3.0. It is the third generation internet after web 1 and web 2. Web 3 is also considered the metaverse. The Internet came into existence in 1991. It was the early days of Web 1, from then until 2004. Most of the websites at that time were static pages. Web 2 is the internet that started in 2004 and is still going on. Nowadays, the web has become a digital platform where anyone can publish content. It was also during this time that social media, which popularized the Internet, became possible. Web 2 is concentrated in a few companies like Facebook and Google. But Web 3 is so decentralized that it relies on blockchain technologies. So start-ups will be equally important as big companies. Digital tokens will be the basis of the economy in Web 3. The term Web 3 was coined in 2014 by Gavin Wood, co-founder of Ethereum.

Sreejith Hrishikesan

Sreejith Hrishikesan is a ME post graduate and has been worked as an Assistant Professor in Electronics Department in KMP College of Engineering, Ernakulam. For Assignments and Projects, Whatsapp on 8289838099.

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