The Evolution of the web is made up of three major parts. Web 1.0 Web 2.0 and Web 3.0.
I found this video gave a great insight to the evolution of the World Wide Web.
Web 1.0 was the start of the world-wide web evolution, it is widely known as the read only web because the platform only designed text and images in a static form, There for having zero interaction with the consumer and the information (Rudman & Bruwer, 2016).
Web 2.0 is an extension of the original web 1.0, in 2004 O’Reilly Media was the first to announce the term Web 2.0 (Rudman & Bruwer, 2016). Different organizations, programmers, and consumers collaborated to contribute information to the world-wide web enhancing the content on the web (Rudman & Bruwer, 2016). The Key Features of Web 2.0 are summarised as; Community and Social: To share view, edit and create content on the web; Technology and architecture: Multiple platforms and devices that use software and applications; Business and process: A network that uses cloud technology’s, resources and software (Rudman & Bruwer, 2016).
According to Rudman & Bruwer (2016) web 3.0 is defined as “A variation in names is also apparent and the names include, amongst others, Web 3.0, the Semantic Web, the Transcendent Web and the Web of Things û henceforth referred to solely as Web 3.0 (p.137).
A new concept in web evolution was the computer generates new information instead of humans (Rudman & Bruwer, 2016). Technological devices look at habits and preferences of users by doing this it can give more substantial targeted information (Rudman & Bruwer, 2016). Theses habits and preferences will be stored in a organised manner so Web 3.0 can analyse and distribute the data over all types of networks, devices and machines that will then be turned into valuable information and knowledge (Rudman & Bruwer, 2016). Web 3.0 will soon become an integrated web system where the machine will be able to collect and understand data similar to how a human would (Rudman & Bruwer, 2016).
Rudman, R., & Bruwer, R. (2016). Defining web 3.0: Opportunities and challenges.The Electronic Library, 34(1), 132-154. Retrieved from http://search.proquest.com.libraryproxy.griffith.edu.au/docview/1758084721?accountid=14543
YouTube. (2008). Evolution Web 1.0, Web 2.0 to Web 3.0. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bsNcjya56v8