Tuesday, September 6, 2011

What is Web 1.0, Web 2.0 and Web 3.0

Today after sometime of silence, I am going to write about these three categories in Web applications. Actually I happened to know about these categories today and thought it's better if write a post about it. So I will start with Web 1.0.

Web 1.0 - Websites, E-mail Newsletters

It's hard to define Web 1.0 for several reasons. So I will put it this way. What Web 1.0 really is, it's everything in between from the day World Wide Web has introduced and the day Web 2.0 has introduced. So keeping that in mind, Web 1.0 category web applications contains following features.
  • Web 1.0 sites are Static.
  • Web 1.0 sites aren't Interactive.
  • Web 1.0 applications are Proprietary.
  • Web 1.0 sites are One-way.
  • Web 1.0 sites are Passive.
  • Web 1.0 sites are Closed.

Web 1.0 category sites basically contains information that user's might find useful, but there's no reason for a visitor to return to the site later. An example might be a personal Web page that gives information about the site's owner, but never changes. And visitors can only visit these sites, they can't contribute to these sites. Because of this, these kind of sites are Static and they are not Interactive to the visitor which will make the site  a Passive, One-way and a Closed site.

Web 2.0 - Blogs, Wikis, and Social Networking sites

At its core, Web 2.0 is the beginning of two-way communication in Web Applications. Web 2.0 sites invite participation and that might be voting, rating, commenting and submitting new posts. So Web 2.0 sites are collaborative. For example in Social networking sites like Twitter, Facebook you can have friends, fans, followers, connections etc. So Web 2.0 category sites contains following features.
  • Web 2.0 sites are Two-way.
  • Web 2.0 sites are Active.
  • Web 2.0 sites are Dynamic.
  • Web 2.0 sites are Collaborative.

Web 3.0 - Mobile Websites, Text Campaigns and Smartphone Applications

Web 3.0 is all of the above with web experience that is no longer limited to desktop and laptop computers. It’s the Internet on the go fueled by mobile phones and tablets. Websites must be designed to be easily read on mobile devices. Group text campaigns function like e-mail newsletters in Web 1.0 which will drive traffic to your mobile website. Smartphone Applications enable content to be published and shared easily while on the go.

So I hope you all got some understanding about these categories. With such a rapid growth in technology and with the combination of Web 1.0, Web 2.0 and Web 3.0, you will soon face a day that you feel the world is in your hands.

Happy Coding.

Regards,
Jaliya