In our changing and developing world, we learn about new concepts every day thanks to the technologies we use. Do we really know what those concepts are?
WEB30 and metaverse are topics that we must understand and learn about in order to understand and adapt to the future. Facebook being the most used social networking platform in the world changed its company name to Meta recently and made a very sudden and important entry into the world of the metaverse. After Facebook’s name has changed to Meta, the term metaverse has become a popular topic on the Internet. But the metaverse didn’t just suddenly appear.
Many different technologies and concepts entered our lives until metaverse universes were created. The web, which we use today as “www” and means the World Wide Web, was first introduced by Tim Berners Lee and it has made great contributions to today’s technologies.
Web1.0, which refers to the Internet that was used between 1990 and 2004, is known as the first and most primitive version of the Internet. During this era, websites only provided information, but there was no way for users to make changes and produce content and the Internet users were not content creators as they are now; they were consumers who could only consume pieces of information on the Internet. The role of the Internet user at that time was limited to reading the information presented to them.
WEB2.0 offered a much more interactive and sociable experience than WEB1.0 did. With Web 2.0, consumers became more involved in operations, and they were able to create content on the Interne.In this period, WEB 3.0 enabled the creation of social media platforms such as YouTube, Facebook (now Meta), Instagram, and Twitter, which would be popular destinations for content creators in the upcoming periods.Content creators have also started to share their content through social media platforms. Thus, the number of interactions on the Internet increased and the Internet started to become a much more sociable environment.
WEB3.0 (Also known as the Semantic Web) which covers the period between the year 2010 and the present day, was created after computers started to read and analyze data as humans do. Based on values such as decentralization, not needing permission and trust, individuality, ownership, and privacy. WEB3.0 enables many valuable technologies today: Artificial ıntelligence, machine learning, blockchain, virtual reality, and ınternet of things.
Thanks to databases communicating with each other, the Internet gives users personalized suggestions based on their preferences and interests, such as advertisements, and places like the places they visited before, the places they shopped, and the pages they liked. Many services offered previously by cloud providers such as Amazon Web Services in Web 2.0 can be replaced by blockchain thanks to Web 3.0 revolutionizing the world of advertising and marketing and enabling the emergence of personalized content.