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Learn about web 1.0, web 2.0, web 3.0 concepts



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In this article, I will learn the concept and features of web 1.0, web  2.0 and web 3.0

1. What is the World Wide Web (WWW)?

- The World Wide Web (WWW) is part of the internet, which is a system for communicating and sharing information on a network through linked web pages. It was developed by Tim Berners-Lee in 1989.
- WWW is a part of the internet, consisting of web pages linked together through hypertext links and hypertext browsers.
- Each website on the WWW is identified by a unique address called a URL (Uniform Resource Locator), allowing users to access that website directly.
- WWW has opened up a new world of media, giving users access to millions of websites on all topics and fields ranging from entertainment to education, business, and politics.
- WWW has also fueled the development of many other web technologies and applications such as e-commerce, social media, online search, and computer cloud (cloud computing).
- In recent times, the WWW has become an important means of sharing information about COVID-19, helping health authorities and governments to convey information about the virus and precautions to the community.

2. What is Web 1.0?

2.1. Concept
- Web 1.0 is a term used to refer to the first phase of the World Wide Web, from its development until around the early 2000s. Web 1.0 can be viewed as a "static web" because it just lets the user see it does not allow direct interaction with such websites.
- Web 1.0 focuses mainly on providing static and simple information. Web pages are designed to display static content such as text and images.
- Some examples of Web 1.0 sites include news sites, informational sites, and personal websites. It only provides simple static information such as text and images, along with links, without the buttons to interact like today's modern web.

2.2. Features of web1.0
- Static web pages: Web 1.0 only supports static web pages, meaning that the content on the website does not there is a dynamic change but can only be changed by entering another website link or clicking on other links within that web page.
- Static content: Content on Web 1.0 web pages is usually static, displaying only fixed information and little change.
- Uncategorized information: There is no mechanism to classify and organize information on the website, users have to search for information manually.
- No complex dynamics: Web 1.0 websites do not support complex dynamic features like modern web pages, such as media, interactive dynamic features, and complex web applications other miscellaneous.

3. What is Web 2.0?

3.1. Concept
- Web 2.0 is a term used to refer to the second stage of development of the World Wide Web, from the mid-2000s to the present.
- Web 2.0 has ushered in a new era of the World Wide Web, marking technological developments and advancements and creating a richer and more diverse online media environment.
- Some examples of Web 2.0 sites include Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Instagram, Wikipedia, Google Maps, blog sites, search sites, and e-commerce sites.

3.2. Features of web2.0
- High interactivity: Web 2.0 allows users to directly interact with websites through comments, likes, shares, votes, ratings, and other features.
- Cross-platform: Web 2.0 websites are designed to work on multiple platforms, including computers, mobile phones, tablets, and other smart devices.
- Community: Web 2.0 allows users to participate in communities, create social sites, and interact with other users.
- Beautiful and intuitive design: Web 2.0 websites are designed with beautiful and intuitive interfaces, making it easy for users to use and find information on the site.
- Rich content: Web 2.0 features rich content creation, including audio, video, images, online games, and web applications.

4. What is Web 3.0?

4.1. Concept
- Web 3.0 is a concept of evolution of the World Wide Web, believed to be the next stage of development after Web 2.0, and has been developed since 2006. Web 3.0 focuses on building applications and services on a blockchain platform, where decentralization and security are ensured by a distributed network.
- Some examples of Web 3.0 applications include: Ethereum, IPFS, Filecoin, Brave browser, Uniswap, Aave, Polkadot, and many more.

4.2. Features of web3.0
- Decentralization: Web 3.0 applications use a decentralized model in which data is stored on distributed network nodes, rather than managed by a third party or a central organization.
- Human machine interaction: Web 3.0 enables natural human-computer interaction, through interactive interfaces and voice control systems.
- High security: Web 3.0 applications use advanced security technologies such as symmetric and asymmetric encryption to protect user data.
- Data ownership: Users will have ownership and control over their data, not letting big companies monetize their data.


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