Evolution Web 1.0, Web 2.0 to Web 3

Evolution Web 1.0, Web 2.0 to Web 3.0

The evolution of the Web has been an ongoing process since its release in the early 1990s. According to technology expert and entrepreneur Nova Spivack[1], the development of the Web moves in 10-year cycles. In the Web's first decade, most of the development focused on the back end, or {{ #NewWindowLink: | infrastructure }}, of the Web. This is often referred to as Web 1.0. Programmers created the protocols and code languages that are used to make Web pages. In the second decade, focus shifted to the front end and the era of Web 2.0 {{ #NewWindowLink: | }} began. Web pages are now used as platforms for other applications. Web designers also experiment with ways to make Web experiences more interactive. The Web 2.0 {{ #NewWindowLink: | }} cycle is coming to an end and the next cycle will be Web 3.0 {{ #NewWindowLink: | }} (often referred to as the Semantic Web), and the focus will then shift to the back end development. Programmers will refine the {{ #NewWindowLink: | Internet's }} infrastructure to support the advanced capabilities of Web 3.0 {{ #NewWindowLink: | }} browsers. When that phase ends, the era of Web 4.0 will emerge. Focus will return to the development of the front end, and thousands of new programs will use Web 3.0 {{ #NewWindowLink: | }} as a foundation.[1].


  1. 1.0 1.1 N,Spivack.(2006) Web 3.0:the Third Generation Website is Coming. Retrieved from {{ #NewWindowLink: }}