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New phase: web 3.0

The age of internet 3.0 has arrived: more decentralized, less reliant on big techs and able to give users control over their own data. This term emerged in discussions in 2006 in blogs and technology events, and has recently resurfaced. Understand below the main changes of the web eras.

Web 1.0

When: started in the late 1980s and continued until 2000.

What happened: the creation of the World Wide Web (WWW), a document system that gives users access to multimedia content. The creator was physicist and computer scientist Tim Berners-Lee. The pages were static, with lots of text and few images. Users were passive consumers and could only read information, without being able to interact. Large technology companies were created at this time to “organize” published content, such as Google and Yahoo.

Web 2.0

When: from the 2000s.

What happened: chat applications such as MSN and mIRC, blogs and social networks became popular: birth of Orkut, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. Web 2.0 has brought billions of users onto the Internet. The main services, such as search engines and social media platforms, were left in the hands of the big tech conglomerates.

Web 3.0

When: it’s coming… place your bet.

Characteristics: this new digital age is being built little by little with the help of innovative technologies, mainly blockchain and cryptocurrencies, which dispense with traditional trust validators (companies, governments, among others).

As regular users of the internet, we are daily feeding and contributing to the transformation of the cybernetic journey. Web 3.0 must overcome cultural barriers and cybersecurity practices. Let’s follow this evolution together.