Sunday, November 12, 2006

Web 1.0, Web 2.0, and now Web 3.0 hype and buzz

Here is some quotes from John Markoff's article in New York Times

"From the billions of documents that form the World Wide Web and the links that weave them together, computer scientists and a growing collection of start-up companies are finding new ways to mine human intelligence.

Their goal is to add a layer of meaning on top of the existing Web that would make it less of a catalog and more of a guide,,,"

"Web 2.0, which describes the ability to seamlessly connect applications (like geographic mapping) and services (like photo-sharing) over the Internet, has in recent months become the focus of dot-com-style hype in Silicon Valley. But commercial interest in Web 3.0 — or the “semantic Web,” for the idea of adding meaning — is only now emerging."

There are very interesting implementation for online publisher using semantic web like gopubmed. If you are interested in semantic web you may want to check the recent conference presentations from the 5th International Semantic Web Conference.

Today there are 890,000 results on Google for "web 3.0". I'll check this in a month and see how the buzz & hype is spreading.

Btw I am a leftover of Web 1.0 (1999) where we were trying to sell to teenagers hip items online without too much thinking that they did not have credit cards. At the other hand we had all the social networking and tagging concept working very well at

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