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July 20, 2022 by Diana Ambolis
WEB 1.0 Web 1.0 refers to the initial stage in the evolution of the World Wide Web. In the early days of Web 1.0, only a small number of users were true content creators, while the great majority of users were only consumers. Personal web pages were conventional static pages housed on web servers managed
A Brief History Of Web1, Web2, And Web 3.0

WEB 1.0

Web 1.0 refers to the initial stage in the evolution of the World Wide Web. In the early days of Web 1.0, only a small number of users were true content creators, while the great majority of users were only consumers. Personal web pages were conventional static pages housed on web servers managed by the user’s Internet service provider (ISP) or on free web hosting services.

Web 1.0 prohibits users from seeing advertisements on websites while exploring the internet. Ofoto is an additional Web 1.0-era online digital photography service. The website allows users to upload, share, view, and print digital images from their accounts. Web 1.0 is a content delivery network (CDN) that enables websites to display separate chunks of information. It may be used to construct a personal website. The consumer will be charged based on the number of pages seen. It offers users directories that may be used to locate specific information. Web 1.0 covers the years 1991 through 2004.

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The following list comprises Web 1.0 site design fundamentals:


  • Pages with no modifications.
  • The server’s file system is utilised to deliver the material.
  • Pages created by use of Server Side Includes or the Common Gateway Interface (CGI).
  • By using tables and frames, it is possible to organise and align the elements on a page.


WEB 2.0

2004 Darcy DiNucci coined the term “Web 2.0” in 1999, the same year Tim O’Reilly and Dale Dougherty sponsored the First Web 2.0 conference, which would later become known as the Web 2.0 summit. DiNucci is acknowledged as the one who “coined” the word. The phrase “Web 2.0” refers to a worldwide trend of websites that prioritise end-user usability and interoperability, as well as user-generated content. The participatory social web is an alternate moniker for Web 2.0. It is not a change to a technological standard, but rather a change to the production and use of Web sites. Although the transition will be beneficial in the long run, in the near term it may not seem to be so. Web 2.0 enables users to communicate with and work with one another while engaging in social media discourse as a creator of user-generated content in a virtual community. Web 2.0 is an enhanced version of the first World Wide Web.


Web browser technologies, including the AJAX and JavaScript frameworks, are necessary for the development of Web 2.0 applications. In recent years, frameworks written in AJAX and JavaScript have emerged as very popular approaches for constructing web 2.0 sites.


Web 2.0 is defined by the following five characteristics:


  • When free sorting of information is made available, users can receive and classify information as a group.
  • Content that is both dynamic and responsive to user interaction.
  • Evaluation and online comments provide two-way information exchange between the website owner and the website’s users.
  • Developed Program Programming Interfaces (APIs) to allow self-usage, such as by an application.
  • Access to the online generates issues that are unique from those of the traditional Internet user base, which are shared by a broader spectrum of Internet users.



People can communicate their ideas, views, thoughts, and experiences via the use of several social web-based tools and platforms. Web 2.0 applications often involve the user in much greater engagement. As a result, the end-user is not only a user of the application but also a participant in the eight tools listed below:


  • Podcasting
  • Blogging, tagging, content aggregation through RSS, and social bookmarking
  • Utilization of social networks.
  • Social media
  • Web content voting

WEB 3.0

It is a reference to the progression of web usage and interaction, which includes the transformation of the web into a database through the implementation of DLT (one example of which is blockchain, a type of distributed ledger technology) so that the data can assist in the creation of smart contracts that are tailored to the individual’s needs. After devoting some work to the front end of the website, it is now possible to enhance the website’s back end (Web 2.0 has mainly been about AJAX, tagging, and other front-end user-experience innovations). The term “Web 3.0” refers to a variety of changes that have happened to how people use the internet and communicate. In this paradigm, data is not owned but rather shared, however, this is not always the case, as different services might provide unique viewpoints on the same web page or data collection.


The promise of Semantic Web version 3.0 is that it will organise “the world’s information” more rationally than Google’s current engine schema can ever hope to do. This is particularly relevant when compared to human cognition from the perspective of machine conceptualization. For the Semantic Web to work effectively, domain-specific ontologies must be constructed using a declarative ontological language such as OWL. These ontologies must allow computers to reason and make new conclusions based on knowledge; they cannot just match keywords.


The six major qualities listed below may aid us in defining Web 3.0:


  • Semantic Web: Shortly, the Web will continue to develop in the direction of the Semantic Web. The semantic web is an improvement in internet technology that enables users to create, share, and connect content based on the ability to comprehend the meaning of words, as opposed to keywords or numbers.
  • Artificial Intelligence: As a result of integrating this ability with natural language processing, Web 3.0 computers can distinguish between information in the same manner that humans do, resulting in faster and more relevant results. They increase their intellect to meet the expectations of customers.
  • Graphical representations in three dimensions (sometimes known as “3D”): A considerable number of websites and services are using three-dimensional design in Web 3.0. 3D graphics are used in applications such as museum tours, computer games, internet commerce, geographical settings, and others.
  • Connectivity: As a result of semantic metadata, Web 3.0 makes greater use of interconnected information. As a result, the user experience progresses to a new level of interconnectivity that makes use of all the available information.
  • Ubiquity: Multiple applications have access to the material, many types of devices may connect to the internet, and the services are accessible from any place.
  • Adoption of DLT and Smart Contracts is Ongoing: This is the technology that allows a trustless society via the integration of smart contracts, which do not need a third party to function as a guarantee since they are based on the DLT’s data. With the help of DLT, we may create a database that is practically hard to hack, from which one can give value to their virtual content and possessions. It is a formidable tool that can make the world a lot better place and provide more opportunities to everyone who uses the internet.

Difference between Web 1.0, Web 2.0, and Web 3.0

S. No Web 1.0 Web 2.0  Web 3.0
1 Read Only Read and Write Portable and Personnel
2 Company Focused Community Focused Focuses on Individual
3 Home Pages Blogs Real time screening
4 Ownership of Content Sharing Material Integrating Content
5 WebForms Web Applications Practical Applications
6 Directory Tagging Customer behaviour
7 Page Views Price Per Click Customer Engagement
8 Poster Advertising Collaborative Promotion Psychosocial Promotion
9 Britannica Online Wikipedia The World Wide Web
10 HTML/Portals RSS / XML OWL / RDF / RDFS
11 Focus was not on Data. Some intermediary governed the data of a large number of individuals. The data was individualised and no intermediary was used.
12 Information exchange is the objective. Interaction is the objective. Transparency is the objective.
13 It links information as its major function. It attempts to link individuals Concentrates on connecting knowledge.
14 Static internet sites Introduction of web-based software Intelligent web functionality and applications
15 A simpler and less active web. An improved social network An existing semantic web exists.
16 Technologies related to Web 1.0 include Web and File Servers, HTML, and Portals. AJAX, JavaScript, CSS, and HTML5 are technologies that are connected. Blockchain, artificial intelligence, and decentralised protocols are Web 3.0 technologies.
17 The Related Technologies:


Web and File Servers

Search Engines (AltaVista and Yahoo!

Accounts for electronic mail (Yahoo!, Hotmail)

Peer-to-Peer File Sharing (including Napster and BitTorrent, among others).

The Related Technologies:


Frameworks for JavaScript and Ajax

Blogs hosted by Microsoft.NET

The Related Technologies:


Semantic Databases of Information Ontologies, Intelligent Digital Personal Assistants, and Others for Searching