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Web 3.0 vs Web 2.0

Web 3.0 vs Web 2.0

Web 2.0 is the “writable” phase of the web, one where users can interact with the site, and with each other. Web 3.0 is the “executable" phase of..

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Chijioke Emechebe
·Jul 29, 2022·

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Web 2.0 is the “writable” phase of the web, one where users can interact with the site, and with each other. Web 3.0 is the “executable” phase of the web, and here, computers can interpret information like humans, to then generate personalized content for users.

What is Web 2.0?

Web 1.0 a predecessor of Web 2.0 was mostly a Read-Only web content. Web 2.0 (which is the web we know now) was the age of targeted advertising and lack of privacy (2004) companies offering services in return for personal data. Web 2.0 applications tend to interact much more with users, the writable phase of the internet where users can interact with the internet. Which in turn made the web a place for dynamic content.

What is Web 3.0?

Web 3.0 is the upcoming third generation of the internet where websites and apps will be able to process information in a smart human-like way through semantic (reference, meaning) web concepts. Web 3.0 is an idea for a new iteration of the World Wide Web based on blockchain technology, which is built upon the concept of decentralization, openness, and greater user utility. Web 3.0 aims at making the internet more intelligent, autonomous, and open to all.

To put it simple In web 2.0 you basically have the ability to make changes to web content (Read-Write) but in web 3.0 for me, I will say "You own the contents through smart contracts on the blockchain network, with full rights thereby requiring no permission for anyone to use a space on the internet.

What are the Features of Web 3.0?

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  1. No Permission Required: Anyone can use the services that will be available on Web 3.0 without seeking permission from any central authority to scrutinize content on the web.
  2. Payment Network: Payments in Web 3.0 will be made via the blockchain network or through peer to peer network.
  3. No Payment Verification: Payment in Web 3.0 won't require the use of personal data such as an address, full name, age, or sexuality.
  4. Freedom: Freedom from indiscriminate censorship and surveillance from central authorities. This means anyone is free to post or upload whatever they like to the web.
  5. Connectivity: With Web 3.0, information is more connected thanks to semantic metadata. As a result, the user experience evolves to another level of connectivity that leverages all the available information.
  6. Artificial Intelligence: Computers will be able to understand information like humans through technology-based semantic web concepts. They become more intelligent to fulfill the requirements of users.

What are the Features of Web 2.0?

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  1. Dynamic content that is responsive to user input.
  2. Information flows between the site owner and site users by means of evaluation & online commenting.
  3. Interactive advertising.
  4. Collection of user data through web forms.

The Major Difference between Web 2.0 and Web 3.0

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