Web1 and Web2 explained
The purpose of this article is to explain the evolution of the web, starting with the first phase called “Web1” and then the second phase called “Web2”. Finally, there is a brief introduction to what the latest development of the web entails, namely “Web3”.
The Origin of the World Wide Web
To understand the Web, we would have to go back to Web1. For those who don’t know, Web stands for the World Wide Web, which is better known as “the internet”.
Web1 was created by a scientist who sought to make his research more accessible to others. He wanted to provide a platform for sharing his findings in a way that was easy for others to understand and access. As a result of this mission, he was instrumental in the creation of the web as we know it today. This pioneering work has allowed for the sharing of information and knowledge on a global scale, making it easier than ever before for researchers and individuals alike to access and learn from the latest discoveries in their field.
The logos pictured above represent
some of the best known bricklayers in the Web1 era.
From Web1 to Web2
The early version of the World Wide Web, known as Web1, was characterized by its lack of interactivity. Users were able to access and read information that was posted on the web, but they were not able to contribute their own content or engage with other users. This one-sided nature of Web1 was quickly recognized as a limitation, and efforts were made to improve the web by incorporating interactivity.
The result of these efforts was the development of Web2, which allowed for the creation and sharing of user-generated content. This marked a significant shift in the way the web was used, as it allowed for a more collaborative and interactive experience. Web2 also introduced new technologies, such as blogs and social media platforms, which further enhanced the ability of users to interact with each other on the web.
The logos pictured above represent
some of the best known bricklayers in the Web2 era.
The Emergence of Web2 and Its Impact on the Web
Overall, the emergence of Web2 was an important development for the web, as it allowed for greater collaboration and engagement among users. This has led to the continued evolution of the web, with the development of even more advanced technologies and platforms that allow for even more interactive experiences. The Web2 phenomenon caused great hype at the start of this century and has continued to dominate our lives since then.
From Web2 to Web3: A New Era of the Web
Over time, both the web and the required internet connection have undergone a process of evolution. In the early days of the internet, a cable connection was necessary to access the web. Since then, the internet connection has evolved, with the introduction of 1G (1980), the first wireless connection, and the current state-of-the-art 5G (2020) connection.
After two decades of the Web2 era, we are now transitioning to the next phase of the web, known as Web3. In the coming week, we will delve into the details of Web3 and discuss the shortcomings of Web2.
Evolution of the Web
This article explains the evolution of the web, with an emphasis on Web1 and Web2. Web1 refers to the first generation of the internet, where only developers could share web pages and users could only read them. With Web2, however, users can also interact by commenting, posting, and sharing. This development has led to significant improvements and streamlining of processes. Imagine what your work would be like without the interaction capabilities of Web2.
After 40 years of the internet and 20 years of Web2, the web is evolving further into Web3. Click the link below to learn more.
Press here to read what Web3 is.