What is the web?
We (probably) use web 2.0 everyday, or at least the vast majority of us, but what exactly is web 2.0?
Web 2.0 is all about user interaction, participation and connection with one another online. In other words, web 2.0 allows us to share (to the world) what opinions we have through forms, wikis and blogs – including this one!
When the internet first originated the web enabled us (users) to add our very own websites on pretty much anything we wanted. This meant that the amount of websites just grew, and grew into the vast mass of communication we have today. This platform and limited connectivity is now known as web 1.0
In a previous post I touched on how Apple might be able to change their market, and potentially blow their rivals (such as, Samsung) out of the water by allowing users to make payments via their mobile devices. This isn’t just about interaction, this is about interconnectivity! Thus web 3.0 e.g. a mobile will (one day) be able to allow a user to go online to view a website, (web 1.0) and allow a user to comment to the rest of the world what they think about the article/content (web 2.0) and make a connection with another third party – such as a bank – to process (web 3.0) something. It seems for now that this will be the next generation of ‘surfers.’
So to all the new kids born today, it seems that not only will they be a new daughter/son, but they will also be the future and users of web 3.0 and beyond.
Happy 2012 web 2.0