Vin Crosbie describes what is Web 1, 2 and 3.0:
“…The first is when people in a community wonder what’s happening when they hear their town’s firehouse alarm ring. The Web 1 solution is to publish a professionally reported story, with audio, video, and text, once the alarm is over. The Web 2 solution is to provide a forum for citizens in the town to speculate immediately about what’s happening. The Web 3 solution is to do all of those things, plus wire the town’s 911 response reporting systems to local media companies’ or the municipality’s Web sites so people can immediately and accurately know what’s occurring.”
Susan sez: Web 3.0 is where it’s at, of course but till we make the APIs and widgets simpler to use, these capabilities belong to those with the cash for developers.
(Via Daniel X O’Neill)