The Web 3.0 is the third generation of the Internet. This new generation foresees that online content will be semantically organized, much more tailored to each Internet user, smart sites and applications, and search and behavioral advertising. This new web can also be called “The Smart Web.”
The Web 3.0 term, attributed to New York Times journalist John Markoff, is an evolution of the term Web 2.0 that was coined by Tim O’Reilly during the 2004 O’Reilly Media Web conference.
The Evolution of the Web
Web 1.0: Sites with static content, mostly produced by companies and institutions, with little interactivity among Internet users. Altavista, Geocities, Yahoo, Where, Hotmail, DMOZ were the big stars of the internet.
Web 2.0: Content produced by Internet users, greater online interactivity through blogs and websites such as Youtube, Flick, etc.