Since the creation of the world wide web in 1990 by Sir Tim Berners-Lee, we have seen the internet transform in many different ways. From 1990 to now, we have had Web 0.0, 1.0, 2.0, and now the latest trend – Web 3.0. Let’s take a look at a brief history of the world wide web.
Web 0.0 – The Invention of the World Wide Web
The arrival of the first version of the world wide web(WWW), was released by Sir Tim in the early 90s. The early internet wasn’t very pleasing to look at, being only web pages joined by hyperlinks! For this reason, Web 0.0 is called the “read-only” web.
Web 1.0 – The Second Era of the Web (1994 – 2000)
Web 2.0 – The Second Era of the Web
In the 2000s, there was a massive increase in user-generated content. This was due to the creation of social media platforms such as Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and Youtube. In Web 2.0, you could now create, consume and share images, videos and articles within these platforms. Applications also became smarter, allowing users to create websites using tools such as WordPress, Wix, Canva and more.
Web 3.0 – The Major Technological Revolution
So the question on everyone’s mind is – what is the major technological revolution of Web 3.0?
The answer is artificial intelligence (AI), blockchain and the Internet of Things (IoT)! Web 3.0 will have the power of technologies such as AI, blockchain and IoT will allow for increased data security, user privacy and trust online.
The good news: some aspects of Web 3.0 are already here!As more people become aware of the benefits of Web 3.0, the demand for these technologies will continue to rise and work their way into the mainstream.