What is Web 3.0 and the Major Differences Between Web 3.0 and Web 2.0

You might have noticed the rapidly growing hype around Web 3.0 and there are multiple reasons why people are talking about it. In this blog, we are going to discuss all the basics you need to know about it. However, before we move on to the topic of Web 3.0, let’s first understand the concept of Web 1.0 and 2.0.

What are Web 1.0 and Web 2.0?

While there is no particular way to define these concepts, we can still acknowledge the fact that Web 1.0 (1991 – 2004) was, in fact, a set of static web pages that provided information. In simple words, it consisted of read-only pages that did not require you to log in and offered no scope for interaction. It was more like a huge Wikipedia with hyperlinked pages.

On the other hand, Web 2.0 (2004 – Present) came with many evolved features. The top feature among them was interactivity which allowed users to interact not only with other users but also with the internet. So, it wasn’t only the users who were getting information from the web pages but the web pages were also receiving and storing information from the users.

Having discussed that, let’s jump straight into the question that has been bugging you for quite some time now:

What is Web 3:0?

With the aim of creating a completely decentralized ecosystem, Web 3.0 is the next evolution of the internet.

Major Differences Between Web 3.0 and Web 2.0

While users became a product of Web 2.0, they might become the owner of their content with Web 3.0. It implies that the users will have full control over their data. More importantly, there will be no central authority.

For example:

When a user created an account on websites like Facebook, the users willingly provided personal information and shared their pictures and other information on the internet. All this information is stored on the web pages. Even data like what users are searching for on Google and what kind of content is consumed was also collected.

The main motive behind collecting such data was to serve users better content so they spend more time on such websites. Eventually, Web 2.0 turned out to be the age of targeted ads as organized data was being sold to advertisers which means that even family members will see different ads on their feeds. This will, clearly, not be the case with Web 3.0.

Instead, utilizing blockchain development technology, Artificial Intelligence, machine learning, and the tools of decentralization, Web 3.0 is expected to solve the issues of the current online ecosystem.

For example:

If you search for anything on the internet, you start receiving ads for the same. Even if you visit a nearby store looking for a particular product, you will start seeing ads for that product in your feed. It means that all your activities are being tracked.

Unlike Web 2.0, your digital footprints will not be monitored all the time. In fact, Web 3.0 will allow you to disconnect your digital identity from the real one. In simple words, you can surf the internet, download stuff, and even place orders anonymously without being traced.

In addition, there will be no censorship like we see on Twitter, YouTube, Facebook, etc. This might seem quite exciting but it also bears the risk of a lot of illegal and hateful content in the name of freedom. However, there could be a system to remove harmful content.

Even though the idea of Web 3.0 seems amazing, there is still a lot of time for it to come into existence. If you wish to know how you can leverage it for your business, feel free to get in touch with Nuox – a leading custom software development company in Dubai.

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