By now, you’ve been introduced to the concept of 웹 3.0. What’s that? Well if the 3.0 didn’t give it away then someone hasn’t been paying attention now, have they? I’m kidding, 웹 is ‘Web’ in Korean.
So what’s all the buzz about the next upgrade?
Well to get the magnitude of what Web 3.0 will bring to the table, you first have to know what’s keeping that table up. Do I sense a Huh?
Here’s a brief comparison between the 3 generations.
- Information was conveyed to the user in a static manner.
- The user interface was mostly text based.
- Content was generated only by the site developer.
- Users had no way of sharing or contributing to the site’s content.
Britannica is one example.
- Information is presented in a dynamic manner.
- A Graphical User Interface (GUI) was introduced.
- Content is generated by the community / users.
- Users are the major content developers.
Wikipedia is one example.
- Search engines aren't able to understand the text we input and the relationship between the text.
- Thus, search results are produced only by matching the keywords and tags instead.
- Retains and builds upon the existing Web 2.0 characteristics.
- Search engines will understand the text we input. Meaning computers will be able to read our language and understand the relationships between the words.
- Instead of matching tags and keywords only, newer methods and technologies such as inference engines, ontologies, and deduction will be at play.
(Watch out for these in the next article)
- Thus, results are produced by making comparisons, inferences, and deductions.
From what we’ve learned about Web 2.0, the next iteration seems to be a real game changer on how we use the internet. Anyone excited yet ?
Hazelnut, 웹 1.0 2.0 3.0 비교 [Online], Retrieved 31st January 2011.