What is the point of web3.0?

In Information industry, Web 2.0 & all that on November 6, 2008 by Alan Lovell Tagged: , , , ,

The purpose of Web 3.0 would be to clean up the vast amount of junk data left by Web 2.0 projects“, so has been joked at the Web2.0 conference. While this is arguably a humorous aside (though the joke makes a good point!), a panel session at the summit did discuss seriously that while the huge amount of user-generated data from Web2.0 sites might, by some, be considered an example of the wisdom of the crowds, others may suggest that it’s merely a big pile of junk that is getting bigger and bigger every second of every minute of every day. The good information, and there is some out there, becomes increasingly difficult to find. Information overload isn’t going away anytime soon. Mind you, it’s good news for those of us in the information industry, for if we can help others cut through the **** and find the nuggets of gold, then there’s still a need for us; we might even get paid to boot.

If you’re wondering just what Web3.0 is (or will, possibly, be), How Stuff Works has a nice, easy to read, write up.


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