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Web 2.0 Vs. Web 3.0: What's The Difference?

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If you've been paying attention to the blockchain industry, you've undoubtedly heard the terms "Web 2.0" and "Web 3.0." You're probably perplexed about the precise meaning of these phrases and how they relate to blockchain technology. Web 2.0 and Web 3.0 are internet service generations that differ significantly in how consumers interact with the internet.

It refers to the evolution of web usage and interaction, which includes converting the internet into a database using distributed ledger technology. This data can help create intelligent contracts tailored to each user's needs. As a result, experts at tech events in the USA, like the Internet 2.0 Conference, have discussed why people require Web 3.0.

Web 2.0 may appear to be a more progressive approach to the internet; however, it still has several drawbacks. Where do you stand on the security of your personal information? Authorized institutions are given power over individual users' data in Web 2.0, owing to the need for trusted intermediaries. If two parties want to conduct a transaction but do not know or trust one another, their only option is to rely on third parties who are respected and reliable. The centralized authority has never been successful in times of crisis, another argument favoring decentralization.

Web 3.0's goal is to organize information more logically and coherently. The third generation of the web employs a sophisticated metadata system, and the semantic web is another name for this net version. The metadata system aids in the structuring and organization of various types of data to make it accessible to humans and computers.

Web 2.0 Vs. Web 3.0
Ownership

Web 3.0 provides you with an unprecedented level of control over your digital assets. It allows for direct ownership through the use of non-fungible tokens.

Transparency

Web 2.0's main goal was to bring people together around data they were interested in. Because of its well-known decentralization, Web 3.0 combines this data in meaning while increasing trust in information. As a result, the communities that grew up around Web 2.0 are disintegrating as Web 3.0 personalizes information and expands possibilities and rights. You can keep track of your data with Web 3.0.

Application Types

Web 2.0 applications include podcasts, blogs, and video hosting websites. The terms "self-production of content" and "user communication" can be used to refer to almost any type of information in a broad sense. These will be Web 3.0 decentralized apps (dApps) powered by AI and ML. Multi-user virtual worlds, 3D portals, and integrated games are some examples.

Conclusion

It is too soon to put Web 2.0 out of its misery because, while Web 3.0 represents a significant technological advance, it still has several shortcomings. The two approaches are now working in perfect tandem. Even though the second iteration (Web 2.0) still has the upper hand, Web 3.0 is closing in on it. It provides a potentially fruitful infrastructure that is required for human-machine interaction.

However, post-COVID technology conferences in the USA have pointed out that Web 3.0 has improved user privacy, trust, and security. Web 3.0 is also frequently referred to as the "decentralized web," which will be built almost entirely on top of decentralized protocols. Learn more about the differences and challenges at the Internet 2.0 Conference.

Megha Sisodia

A social media enthusiast, Megha strives to learn more about how the internet shapes our days, thoughts, and actions today. Interested in cyber security, spam elimination, and other web scams, it is her passion to explore these areas first-hand as a team lead at the Internet 2.0 Conference, where she aims to ensure that every delegate has an unforgettable experience.