Managing Data

Web 2.0 and Web 3.0

Web 2.0

Web 2.0 is the current version of the web that focuses on sharing of information and virtual collaboration. Web 2.0 is centred around the following characteristics:

  • Dynamic user interfaces, evolved from static user interfaces of web 1.0

  • Emergence of social networking and other virtual collaboration tools

  • Finding information more easily with more developed and faster search engines

Web 3.0

Web 3.0 is the future version of the web that focuses on the following characteristics:

  • Greater connectivity between internet enabled devices - development of the internet of things where ordinary household devices will be able to communicate wirelessly

  • Internet searches based on a user's own internet rather than keywords

  • Intelligent processing of information with web technologies learning from past user activity - for example, eBay learning our interests based off a user's past searches and generating a 'Recommended for You' list of products 

  • Faster and more complex online applications