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The next web transition is coming
The next web transition is coming.
Old and new generations have seen the net evolve, continuing to be a challenge for today's and tomorrow's users.
We tend to think that it is difficult to do better than what we already know, but the world of the web has not finished surprising us.
Memories in black and white
The story begins in 1962, it's in the middle of the Cold War that the concept of the internet first appeared. Indeed, it was after being asked by the US Air Force that Paul Baran, an engineer, created a communication network in order to establish a link between the different military bases.
This tool was obviously developed to become ARPAnet in 1969, becoming an academic exchange, and was then made public, marking the official beginning of the Internet. 22 years passed and the launch of the web became a reality.
A clear zoom
It was thanks to the British researcher Tim Berners-Lee that the web was born in 1991. He was the first to introduce the concept of the “web page”.
Equipped with hypertext links, navigation from one page to another becomes a child's play. He is also at the origin of the HTLM language that we use today to create our websites. As you can see, he is the initiator of what is known as web1.0. A question may then arise – What is web1.0 ?
Web 1.0 is a content delivery network (CDN) that allows information to be displayed on websites. It can be used as a personal website. It charges the user for the number of pages viewed. It has folders that allow users to find a particular piece of information.
How do we use the net today ?
Since 2004 the web 2.0 also called “participative social web” has become part of our lives. Today more than ever, we can confirm that we are all internet consumers, part of our daily lives.
Our era has brought changes in the way we use these tools. We are a “connected” generation thanks to the various social networks we know today.
Websites have also evolved from being a place to present a product or inform users, to interacting with companies directly through their platform, giving feedback, and even creating discussion forums.
Companies can also run advertisements, which has become the essential way to increase their brand awareness. The net evolution is spreading on a grand scale.
What can we expect ?
The world of the web is still in a period of transition, and will essentially be user-driven. Several web giants such as Meta (parent company of Facebook), Google and Apple have appropriated all the personal data of consumers, without letting the consumer have any power over it.
The goal of Web 3.0 would be to decentralize data and give power back to the consumer, so they can transport their data themselves from one service to another.
Moreover, Web 3.0 will be built on the principle of a blockchain, which would allow the creation of financial assets in the form of tokens, for example, that would ensure the internal functioning of each service.
The platforms will be managed exclusively by communities of users. Each user would have their own personal account, where they would be able to create their own blockchain to record their activity. It will also be possible to participate in these new platforms and benefit from them.
As you can imagine, new changes are underway that will further revolutionize the way we communicate. At Episode Software, we are already ready!