How Web 3.0 is going to transform the way we blog
|May 18, 2012||Posted by admin||
The World Wide Web is an interesting paradox. Itâ€™s made with computers, but for the people. The sites we visit every day use natural language, images and page layout to present information in a way thatâ€™s easy for us to comprehend. Even though they are central to creating and maintaining the Web, the computers themselves really canâ€™t make sense of all this information. They canâ€™t read, see relationships or make decisions like we can.
Web 3.0 is the new generation of the World Wide Web, through which Web 2.0 technology joins hands with the Semantic Web, making it possible for humans as well as machines to access and use the information stored in the Web. With Web 3.0, machines will be able to perform tasks requiring human intelligence, reducing our time and effort on the Internet dramatically. We will be able to get results seamlessly without having to break our heads pointlessly for hours.
Web 2.0 & Web 3.0
What we have been experiencing until now, (of course in the latter part of the decade) can be termed as Web 2.0. Tim Berners Lee, the man who invented the world wide web (WWW) argues that it is more of a marketing term rather than a technical term. Be that as it may, it completely revolutionized the way we interacted with web pages. It specialized in making the net usage collaborative by allowing the people to interact with the data and contribute their views through concepts such as wiki, blogs, social networking sites, etc. Examples: Wikipedia, Blogger, Twitter, Digg, Technorati, Del.icio.us, StumbleUpon, Myspace, Facebook, Flickr, and many more.
But Web 3.0 will give Internet, the intelligence; by making the programs, that access data (search engine bots, etc.,) understand what the data itself is. This will make them dig up the best information from the Web for our needs and gives them the ability to contribute a lot better than they do now. Web 3.0 will help in understanding what we need rather than what we want. The webpages become more friendly and the users involve themselves in a collaborative effort in sharing information.
When we search in Google for a particular information, most of what we get on the first page are the links to websites without any information useful to us. They are sometimes relevant and other times, purely nonsense. To obtain the right information that we need, we might have to use different keywords or try many pages with carefull evaluation of what is right and what is wrong. Without using our intelligence, we cannot get the required result. Programs cannot see what people can.
Hence, most of the time, the first search results of Google are useless; they either contain technical jargon all over or advertisements, but not the specific thing that we want.
With the advent of Web 3.0, this is all going to change. Web 3.0 aims to make the Internet itself a huge database for information, accessible to machines as well as humans. When Web 3.0 becomes popular, we will have a data-driven web, enabling us to unearth the information faster than ever before. For example, queries such as â€œIâ€™m hungry and I need to have Chinese foodâ€ will get you relevant results such as the map to the nearest Chinese restaurant to your place and give you the prices of all the food items available and so on. Thus the web learns what you need based on your search history and your profile, which is created on a statistical basis.
You can get the machines to contribute to your needs, by searching for, organizing, and presenting information from the Web. That means, with Web 3.0 you can be fully automated on the Internet. Apart from this, with machine intelligence, you can achieve tasks like the following very easily: automating share transactions; checking and deleting unwanted emails; creating and updating websites; and booking your movie tickets, airplane tickets, etc.
Web 3.0 is going to be the era of artificial intelligence enabled programs, sprawling the Web. It is all about the backend of the Web, about creating extreme machine interfacing. When the Web 3.0 interface becomes more popular and more user-centric, it will entirely change the way we access the Internet. We humans will no longer have to do the difficult tasks of researching on the Internet and finding the exact information. Machines will do all these tasks for us and with high precision. We only will need to view the data, modify it in the way we want, and create whatever new thing we wish to create. A technology so effective that every mind can make a living out of its creativity, instantly