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Ari Herzog
October 30th, 2008 @12:03 pm  

Web 3.0 sounds nice and flashy and all, but the future of the web will be when the web is called the web. Keep it pure, call it what it is. You’ll only confuse people by versioning it and acronymnizing it, which is why nobody gets RSS.

Paul M. Banas
October 30th, 2008 @1:20 pm  

Though provoking list. I’d build on your Open ID addition to include more open social networks. I think Web 3.0 will see social network systems where users can seamlessly share, view, and respond to many types of social content across multiple networks. Instead of having to login into different walled islands of networks like Facebook or MySpace, users will be able to interact with all their networks in one space. Rather like FriendFeed on steroids.


October 30th, 2008 @2:25 pm  

^^Totally agree with Paul, but I don’t think you’ll have a single portal that lets you communicate with lots of separate “walled island” social networks. I think it’s more likely that the best features of the networks will be merged into a single service that’s massively popular (google?).

The networks are already so heavily integrated with badges and widgets, and it feels silly deciding whether you want your Facebook updates sent to Twitter or your Twitter updates sent to Facebook.

Todd Van Hoosear
October 31st, 2008 @3:54 am  

Read/Write Web a few weeks ago described some of the Characteristics of Web 3.0 (from the conference):

An excerpt:

Web 3.0 offers detailed data exchange to every point on the Internet, a 'machine in the middle,' with three main characteristics:

1. Smart internetworking

The Internet itself will get smarter and become a gathering tool to execute relatively complex tasks and analyze collective online behavior.

2. Seamless applications

Web 3.0 theories suggest that all applications will fit together; a continuation of open source where all applications will be able to communicate. APIs will read data from any platform and provide a single point of reference.

3. Distributed databases

Web 3.0 will need somewhere to store very complex and memory intensive information. It will require ontologies to establish relationships between information sources; search millions of nodes, and scan billions of data records at once.

August 20th, 2016 @1:57 am  

Then came Web 2.0 – a powerful movement from web pages to web applications. Web 2.0 applications have evolved into often slick viewports into proprietary or personal collections of information.

February 17th, 2017 @10:20 am  

Pretty crazy to hear talk of "Web 3.0" all the way back in 2008. Wild.

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