Web 3.0 is a new concept for the next generation of the World Wide Web. While Web 2.0 uses the Internet to make connections between people, Web 3.0 will use the Internet to make connections with information.
In the 1990s, Sir Tim Berners-Lee coined the term "semantic web" to mean a web of data that interconnects and can be reused over and over, forming databases that live online, rather than incompatible database "silos" buried inside various websites.
Jonathan Strickland illustrated a picture for us in his article How Web 3.0 Will Work: "You could use a search service and narrow the parameters of your search. The browser program then gathers, analyzes and presents the data to you in a way that makes comparison a snap. It can do this because Web 3.0 will be able to understand information on the Web."
Definitions of Web 3.0 vary greatly, most Internet experts agree about its general traits:
- Make search faster and easier Instead of multiple searches, the Web 3.0 browser will analyze your request, search the Internet for all possible answers, and then organize the results for you.
- Provide users with richer and more relevant experiences People believe Web 3.0 will be about semantic web, personalization, intelligent search and behavioral advertising among other things.
- Act like a personal assistant that serves the user with the right information Retrieving information for you and even offering suggestions you may not have thought about while searching for that information.
- Have a personal browsing profile The Web browser will learn about the user during each browsing session. As the browser gets to know the user, it will return personalized results. That means even if two people search for the exact same term, they may see totally different search results based on their respective Web 3.0 profiles.
Another interesting aspect worth mentioning is from the book Web 3.0 by Johannes Bhakdi: "User-generated business and why everyone becomes a media entrepreneur." while "Web 2.0" is user generated content.
People asked: How will our information be organized? According to some Internet experts, Web 3.0 will enable the use of autonomous agents to perform some tasks for the user. Rather than having search engines gear towards your keywords, the search engines will gear towards the user.
For example, if you are flying to Boston next week. You may have to visit multiple discount travel sites and compare rates for the flight and hotel rooms. The current search engine isn't able to really understand your search. It looks for Web pages that contain the keywords found in your search terms. You need to spend a lot of time to sort through the search results to find exactly what you're looking for.
A Web 3.0 search engine could find not only the keywords in your search, but also interpret the context of your request. You should be able to search and narrow down the search results by the parameters. Instead of multiple searches, it would return relevant results and suggest other content related to your search terms, and then organize the results for you.
Can wait to see the latest solution and implementation for Web 3.0?
Here is the beta announcement: BingoBo: A New Web 3.0 Platform is Born
Here is the kickstarter project: BingoBo: Build your Private Web (TM)