There was so much hype bout web 3.0 and we have posted so many articles regarding web 3.0 in our blog such as the features, advantages and disadvantages, and even a poll analysis which resulted in 63.64% voters wants to upgrade to Web 3.0. Well that a good thing, but how would you prepare for it?
The main aspect in preparing for web 3.0 is providing it with a lot of information. The more information it gets better it will be. And the best place to start with is social sites likes of Facebook. This is becauce surely you would already have a Facebook account and Facebook shares it’s member’s information with other services with its API such as Mafia Wars Game and Texas HoldEm Poker. Certain information that Facebook shares are:-
* Date of Birth
* Relationship Status
* Employment and Education Status
* Likes – books, films, music, etc.
* Fan pages
This for sure will make the users to think that their privacy is invaded and Facebook doesn’t care about its member’s security but there is an article by Eric Harber “How much is your privacy worth?“. In that article, Mr. Harber stated, “we’ve been trading our privacy in for perks and benefits for years and therefore there can be little doubt that we’ll continue to do so in the future”. He is trying to say that its user’s choices to safe guard their privacy but in this data driven world, privacy is illusion. More of user activities are watched and for example, how sure are you that the photo that a user deleted is surely not in the web anymore. All I am trying to say that to use Web 3.0 to a certain extent, users have to be prepared to share some private information unless they are using false information :D
Web 3.0 is not released but once it does, are you prepared to share your information for a better web experience?
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