web 3.0

Web 3.0 is Born

Just when web 2.0 got old and tiresome, Google announces OpenSocial. Mark my words: the internet just entered an entirely new era.

Since version 2.0, we -- the people who live and think inside the matrix -- have taken on a habit of using meaningless numbers to describe the strongest trends, and advances in internet technology. That's all the buzzword "Web 3.0" is. That's all "Web 2.0" was.

Don't get hung up on the buzzword  -- web 3.0 is in an early infancy, right now its vague enough that  that crazy historical maps like the one for web 2.0 are needed to describe it. (Tim? Come on... where is your web 3.0 map?)

Web 3.0

Over the past three weeks, Web 3.0's stock has quadrupled on the BWAH* index. I feel a bit out of character as I'm not particularly cynical about the Web, version 3.0 . Actually, the more this buzzword has developed, the more madly I fall in love with it.

(*Note: BWAH is the acronym for the  Buzzword, and Hype's index -- a key indicator of the overall health of market-driven buzzwords)

As far as I know, Dan Gillmor was the first to seriously use the term -- and in April of 2005, no less. Dan writes:

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