Semantic Web, also known as Web 3.0 is the 3rd generation of internet technology defined by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) for creating intelligent websites and web applications. The last target of Web 3.0 is to make webs smarter, easier to connect, and more inclusive. We predict that Web 3.0 will redefine the way web pages are conceived and interacted with.
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In this context, we shall look into Web 3.0 definition and its future.
Features of Web 3.0 includes:
- Semantic Web: Advanced Web, where content is analyzed based on the meaning of words.
- AI: Focusing on human language processing so that computers understand information more like humans helps provide fast and relevant results.
- 3D Graphics: provides clear visuals based on 3-D designs
- Connection: Information is connected to metadata that helps users fetch the correct information.
- The internet of things protocol is in place, which means that content will be accessible everywhere.
Compare Web 3.0 and previous versions:
- Web 1.0: Mostly read-only, Focus on company, Home, Content ownership, Webform, Folder, Pageviews, Ads form, HTML / Portal.
- Web 2.0: Read and write, Focus on community, Blog/Wikis, Content sharing, Web application, Tag, Cost per click, Interactive advertising, XML / RSS.
- Web 3.0: Mobile and personal, Focus on personal, Livestream, Content merge, Smart app, User behavior, User commitment, Behavioral advertising, RDF / RDFS / OWL.
Benefits of Web 3.0 includes:
1. No middleman to control data
2. Prevent data breaches
It is difficult for hackers to control the entire network because the data is distributed. However, data cannot be deleted or changed once it is in the blockchain. This creates a continuous flow of accurate information that keeps data from being lost.
3. Ability to work on any device
Today, applications run on a single operating system. Web 3.0 will provide non-customizable and easy-to-use applications. Applications will run on any device such as TV, refrigerator, microwave,…
4. Uninterrupted services
The DDoS attacks will be greatly reduced, as the decentralized system will process data continuously. No system can be blocked to stop the service. It creates multiple backups to prevent server-side failures.
Drawbacks of Web 3.0 includes:
1. Huge data set
The World Wide Web currently has billions of web pages on it, each of which generates a different amount of data. Sensors, mobile devices, user behavior add up to another pile. Therefore, if designers and web developers do not promptly change technology, they will not be able to take care of all these data, and will not bring maximum efficiency to users.
2. Data is not clear
Business owners will worry about managing data in a scalable way. It’s how data is organized, where it's stored, and where it's found.
With the increase in information overload, visualization will play an important role to easily recognize relevant content and user intents.