While many of us are excited about the recent Web 2.0 development and find ways to integrate some of these Web 2.0 tools in teaching and learning, many Web entrepreneurs and developers already designed and created the next generation of Web applications that some people have dubbed Web 3.0.
So, what is Web 3.0? Web 3.0 is generally agreed to be the semantic Web. According to Nova Spivack, the CEO of Radar Networks who launched its first Web 3.0 product called Twine, Web 3.0 is a Web 2.0 with a brain. He further indicates that Web 3.0 will not replace the ideas from Web 2.0. It’s just building on the techniques and making them smarter. Web 3.0 is about data and making them smarter. Web 3.0 is statistics, linguistics, open data, computer intelligence, the wisdom of crowds and user-generated content all coming together. So, Web 3.0 is not a specific technology. It is convergence of Web technologies that will take place in the next decade.
To get a feel of a Web 3.0 application, you may want to check out the Twine. Twine is a first Web 3.0 tool that intelligently collects, organizes, and shares information such as documents or Web pages for professionals.
If are interested in Web 3.0 or the trends of Web technology, you may want to view the following two presentations from Slideshare. Meanwhile, get yourself ready. Web 3.0 is already here and more Web 3.0 applications will emerge soon.
The Evolution of Web 3.0
Web Technology Trends for 2008 and Beyond, May 2008 Update