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How to define Web 3.0?

Posted on | February 20, 2009 | No Comments

    Yesterday, I had a job interview to work within a social networking website…We spoke about my passion for social media, Web 2.0, my blog…

    They also asked this very interesting question: what’s the Web 3.0?
    Although I had already seen this expression in different articles, I wasn’t really able to give a precise definition…

    Web 3.0

    When I came back home, I went on the net to find THE definition…before I realised there wasn’t one but many…People aren’t yet really sure about it and still debate.

    But here are some interesting try:

    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. -source: Wikipedia

    Nova Spivack defines Web 3.0 as the third decade of the Web (2010-2020) during which he suggests several major complementary technology trends will reach new levels of maturity simultaneously including:
    transformation of the Web from a network of separately siloed applications and content repositories to a more seamless and interoperable whole.
    ubiquitous connectivity, broadband adoption, mobile Internet access and mobile devices;
    network computing, software-as-a-service business models, Web services interoperability, distributed computing, grid computing and cloud computing;
    open technologies, open APIs and protocols, open data formats, open-source software platforms and open data (e.g. Creative Commons, Open Data License);
    open identity, OpenID, open reputation, roaming portable identity and personal data;
    the intelligent web, Semantic Web technologies such as RDF, OWL, SWRL, SPARQL, GRDDL, semantic application platforms, and statement-based datastores;
    distributed databases, the “World Wide Database” (enabled by Semantic Web technologies); and
    intelligent applications, natural language processing, machine learning, machine reasoning, autonomous agents. -source: Wikipedia

    Other definitions here:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Web_3.0
    http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/eric_schmidt_defines_web_30.php

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    Hope this helps!

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