Web 3.0

  • The Rise Of The Ephemeralnet

    The Rise Of The Ephemeralnet

    In the aftermath of the dot-com crash, a new era for the web began to take hold - a turning point whose seismic shift was hyped under the moniker "Web 2.0." The concept referred to the web becoming a platform, a home for services whose popularity grew through network effects, user-generated content and collaboration. Blogging, social media sites, wikis, mashups, and more reflected a changing… Read More

  • So Is Web 3.0 Already Here? (TCTV)

    Last week, we invited big-thinkers Reid Hoffman and Tim O'Reilly into the TechCrunch Studios to talk about Hoffman's definition of "Web 3.0"-- a torrent of innovation that's going to be unleashed by all of this personal data being collected about us. In the first segment we talked about the scary implications of this wave of companies, and in the second segment we talked about the… Read More

  • Letting Go: How Sharing Your Data Can Transform Your Life (TCTV)

    It's time for the much-awaited part two of our sit down with Internet big-thinkers Reid Hoffman and Tim O'Reilly. We invited the two in the studio last week to talk about what Hoffman has called "Web 3.0"-- the use of an explosion of data being collected about our real lives online. Last week, we talked about the undeniably scary aspects of Web 3.0-- data and privacy and how we can trust… Read More

  • The Futurist: Will Human Laziness Burst The Web 2.0 Bubble?

    The Futurist: Will Human Laziness Burst The Web 2.0 Bubble?

    At first, the Web was simple. It was a world so full of static pages with useless information that a GIF of a dancing hamster or (god forbid) baby could turn into an overnight sensation. It was an era so enthralled with its own existence that its purveyors, creators, and financiers never really asked if it was sustainable until it was too late. And, as we can all learn from South Park, without a… Read More

  • Google Defines Web 3.0, Calls Web 2.0 'Marketing Term'

    Is Web 2.0 already on the way out? At a digital something or other conference in Seoul, Google’s CEO was asked what the company thought Web 3.0 will look like. After admitting that Web 2.0 is just a silly marketing term designed to make AJAX and related technologies seem chic, he let loose Google’s vision of a Web 3.0 world. Bottom line: Web 3.0 means pieced together applications… Read More