Comparison between web 2.0 and web 3.0 standards

World Wide Web or WWW was first introduced in the year 1991. But, later, as the technology advanced, new versions of web standards in the form of Web 1.0, Web 2.0 and Web 3.0 came into existence. However, Web 2.0 and Web 3.0 are obviously considered more advanced and easy to use when compared with Web 1.0. But, most of the people are confusing with the changes and the evolution that have taken place. This article aims to be clear out the difference between Web 2.0 and Web 3.0.


S.No Web 2.0 Web 3.0
1 “The document Web” “The metadata Web”
2 “The social Web” “The intelligent Web”
3 Static Highly mobile, three-dimensional or 3D
4 Controversial Even more controversial
5 Writable phrase of the WWW Executable phrase of the WWW with interactive services, dynamic applications and “machine-to-machine” interaction
6 Uses the read-write web Uses semantic web
7 Google as catalyst Semantic Web companies as catalyst
8 Google keyword search is used to find information Databases with metadata are used to find information
9 Uses blogs, web applications, rich media and viral media Uses drag and drop mashups and widgets
10 Focuses on Communities Focuses on Individuals
11 Uses online knowledge community that entails people tagging of content and its categorization Uses content management systems along with artificial intelligence
12 Facilitates interaction between web users and sites Interprets information like humans and wisely produce and distribute useful content customized to the requirements of users
13 Abundance of information Control of information
14 Sharing Content Consolidating Dynamic Content
15 The key technologies developed during this stage of the Web include are Blogs (Blogger); Wikis (Wikipedia); Social Bookmarking (; Social Networks (Facebook, MySpace); Instant Messaging (Yahoo!, Google Talk, AIM); Mash-ups; Auction Web sites (eBay); and Professional Networking (Linked-in, Plaxo). The key technologies developed during this stage of the Web include are Ontologies (YAGO, DBPedia); Semantic Searching; Thesauri and Taxonomies; Personal Intelligent Digital Assistants; and Knowledge Bases.