Applied IT (Year 12)
The Evolution of Web 1.0 - Web 2.0 - Web 3.0 | By Crypto Steve Coates
In this video, Steve Coates goes through the evolution of the web and how blockchain technology can power a Web 3.0 future.
Image of Instagram Homepage
Web 2.0 is the current version of the web that focuses on sharing of information and virtual collaboration. Web 2.0 is centred around the following characteristics:
Dynamic user interfaces, evolved from static user interfaces of web 1.0
Emergence of social networking and other virtual collaboration tools
Finding information more easily with more developed and faster search engines
Ease of use with simple navigation features
Image of Google Stadia by dronepicr, CC BY 2.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0>, via Wikimedia Commons
Web 3.0 is the future version of the web that focuses on the following characteristics:
Greater connectivity between internet enabled devices - development of the internet of things where ordinary household devices will be able to communicate wirelessly
Internet searches based on a user's own internet rather than keywords
Intelligent processing of information with web technologies learning from past user activity - for example, eBay learning our interests based off a user's past searches and generating a 'Recommended for You' list of products
Faster and more complex online applications - for example, Canva providing full software services online.
Game streaming - where full video games are processed and rendered on a server and streamed to a user's device. Eliminates the need to purchase expensive gaming consoles.
Image of Apple.com on the 16 May 2001
The Wayback Machine is a free service that enables a user to go back in time to see old versions of their favourite websites.
Above is a screen capture of the Apple Website on 16 May 2001 - it's amazing to see how far we've come in terms of web page design and features! Test it out for yourself at https://archive.org/web/
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