Thursday, 28 October 2010

Web 2.0 going into Web 3.0

It's all a matter of time. When we first got on the Internet (early 90s), it was a thrill just to be able to communicate with someone who lives on the opposite side of the globe within seconds. That was primarily e-mailing and at times chat using the IRC.

Next, Mosaic came along, followed by Netscape (mid-90s). No more gophering or ftping to get the files or information you need. It was exciting and the world slowly opened up...lots of information and lots of sharing. It changed the way we communicated, learned, taught, shopped, banked, etc. etc.

Today (15 years later), we're blogging, Skypeing, Yahooing, Googleing, Wikiing, RSSing, Flickering and more. Who knows what else. But one thing for sure, with iPods, iPhones, and iPads, the Internet that used to be at the tip of a mouse now sits in the palm of our hands and we can be anywhere, standing, walking, lying down, eating, exercising in the gym, shopping, working, on the bus, in the car, in the train, that is, just about anywhere and doing about anything, reading, listening, viewing and responding to info downloaded into our personal devices.

So, are we in Web 3.0? Visit:

http://www.labnol.org/internet/web-3-concepts-explained/8908/

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