What is Web 3.0?

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Table of Content

  1. Introduction.
  2. What is Web 1.0?
  3. What is Web 2.0?
  4. What is Web 3.0
  5. Summary.
  6. References.


Web3.0 (commonly called Web3) is a concept for a new version of the World Wide Web based on blockchain technology, including decentralization and a token-based economy. Web3 is a blockchain-enabled internet software, and it’s the third generation of internet services for websites and applications, with the ultimate goal of making more intelligent, connected, and open websites.

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Web 1.0 (1989–2005)

Berners-Lee invented the phrase “read-only web” which he used to describe the web’s first version, and termed it “web 1.0.” To put it another way, web1.0 could only be used to search for and view content — user participation and content creation were minimal.

Here are some of the design patterns in Web1.0;

  1. Static pages.
  2. Content is served from the server’s file system.
  3. Developers were the majority of content creators.
  4. Elements are positioned and aligned using frames and tables, and so on.

Web 2.0 (2005 — present)

Web 2.0 is characterized by more user participation and cooperation, as well as increased network connectivity and improved communication methods. Web 2.0 refers to websites and apps that make use of user-generated content to benefit end-users.

Here are some of the significant features of Web 2.0;

  1. Interactive, dynamic content that responds to conscious thought
  2. Information is sent between the site owner and site visitors in a variety of ways.
  3. The majority of monetization is based on user data.

Web 3.0

Web3 is a version of the internet that does not require users to submit personal information to firms like Facebook and Google to use their services. The web would be powered by blockchain technology and artificial intelligence, and all information would be recorded on the blockchain’s public ledger.


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