Friday, June 6, 2008

A web 3.0 idea

Literacy Learning as Social Practice: Web 3.0 rules!!!! In response to my own Web 3.0 post (linked too above) I have come up with my own concept of what Web 3.0 might look like. Web 1.0 brought endless information to anyones fingertips and united the globe. Web 2.0 let anyone become the content maker and the reviewer and the pundit, etc... Web 3.0 will focus on the interconnectivity/compatibility of all information and all sites on the web. Right now you might have a myspace account but you cannot use any of its functions to communicate with a facebook user. I might tag something in del.icio.us but those tags have no bearing on digg.com. I believe that Web 3.0 will be a new (digital language) protocol so that all information, all sites, all functionality on the web will be able to interface. Two things could happen, on the bad side we might see computers take over the world ala terminator or matrix as any site becomes able to interface with any other site. On the plus side, we might see all this random information and user content actually become accessible from anywhere in any manner the individual user wants. If I want my web experience to be guided through the lens of myspace and its tools then so be it. If you want to be guided through the lens of the new york times, then more power to you. But we'll still be able to talk, share information, edit information and access information. I'm literally talking a digital script that websites will be written in to allow all sites to "talk" to all other sites. There will be universal, complete functionality. If one website invents a new flash tool, it will be available and work through any other site. I will be able to check my hotmail through my myspace page. You will be able to IM me through facebook while I'm checking my hotmail account on my myspace. (OR something even cooler/bigger/more-profound that I can't quite conceive of yet). This will be web 3.0 Thoughts?

1 comment:

Grace Butler said...

That's a start, but I'm just not sure that it's a big enough revolution to count as 3.0. We're already seeing a good deal of interconnectedness in my opinion, and it doesn't so much change the nature of web use, as did the transition between web 1.0 and 2.0. Perhaps Web 3.0 will be a new kind of interconnectedness, one that allows us to connect with objects that were previously not online. For instance, what if at work you could go online and program your home TV to record a show? You could adjust the heat, turn off the lights, and check the security alarm. Imagine, though, the new privacy and safety risks that may be inherent in Web 3.0. Universal communication works both ways.