|Web 3.0: Marrying Intelligence with the Web
The successes of Web 2.0 products and services have spurred hundreds of start-up companies and the leap now seems to be towards Web 3.0,which is often being considered a marketing term.
Web 3.0 can be defined as another era of the Web during which several technologies of the Semantic Web will be widely used. Though it is not synonymous with the Semantic Web, it will be largely characterized by the semantics in general. It is an era in which we will upgrade the back-end of the web, after a decade of the front-end of the web such as AJAX, tagging and other front end user-experience innovations in Web 2.0. It is a different application model that we will be seeing in computing which is likely to be very large and different. There are low barriers to entry and it is thought to consist of new generation of tools which will solve a lot of problems and will work everywhere, be it PC or mobile phone.
The main theme revolves around changing the web into a language that can be read and categorized by the system rather than the users, extracting meaning from the way they interact with the web. Openness will hold the key here. But more than just collaboration and social networking, it will break the old silos, links everyone everything everywhere, and makes the whole thing potentially smarter. It is about information control as against information overload in the previous version. It will also give emphasis on the renewal of key index in the search engine. This would mean users being able to find accurate results for any search of theirs on the web.
Coming to the Enterprise software companies, it would mean a new generation of business applications that may change their faces. It is just wait and watch for them at the moment
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