web 1.0

The History of Web 1.0::

Web 1.0 released to the public in 1991 is the precedent of such technology we know now as Web 2.0 and the
upcoming phenomenon of Web 3.0. Web 1.0 refers to the first implementation of the Web and is seen as the
employed state of the World Wide Web before the "bursting of the Dot-com bubble" in 2001. Web 1.0 was used
as such to be a business model and a “one to many” interface due to the fact that it made the “web as a platform”.
Web 1.0 included the bulky machinery and indeed the long wait time for communication to be reciprocated.

Definition of Web 1.0::

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Web 1.0 is the first World Wide Web apparition. Less sophisticated than Web 2.0, Web 1.0
offered online pages without interactions between people and without social networking website. Information
was shared as a one way communication. Therefore, one person shared thoughts but comments and opinions
on these thoughts were not present. Web 1.0 displayed motionless pages with fixed formats and with no interaction.
Web 1.0 sites are static: users are only allowed to 'read' and not 'write'.

A few examples of Web 1.0::

-> Bulletin Board Services
-> Online Newspapers
-> Personal websites
These are Web 1.0 sites when there was no commenting or feedback option.

Comparison between Web 1.0 and Web 2.0::

Web 1.0
 Reading (newspaper) (6)
 Companies (6)
 Information (6)
 Advertisement
 Tool (6)
 Western
 hierarchy
 Expert/specialist
 One way interaction
 Static manner
 Search engines (7)

Web 2.0
 Writing (blogging) (6)
 Communities (6)
 Opinion
 Online Shopping
 Lifestyle (7)
 Mostly world wide
 Social networking
 User-based content
 More interactive
 Regularly updating
 Software applications/ virtualized (5)

Web 1.0 was the tool for the companies to deliver their news to their user and or readers. It was barely used to by
the middle class individuals even if they had access to it due to the complexity involved in this process.

However, starting 2001, a drastic change happened in the world of technology. The readers became writers and the
users became the experts.

Overall, web 1.0 was a professional based technological advancement while web 2.0 is a regular based instrument.

The next step in the internet evolution is Web 3.0 which is the semantic web. This is not about spreading information;
it is more about making use of it (8). This web will be about making the high-tech world work for you rather than you
working on it. It is not like web 1.0 where you have search up the information or like web 2.0 where it is too much
useless junk on the internet. It is sorting through millions of achieves and that information coming to you with a click
of touch and the more you uses it the less you have to do. In conclusion, web 3.0 is about training the computer and
internet to work for you on your time where ever and whenever.


*All the information with parenthesis at the end refers to the site number in the bibliography *

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