Web 2.0 describes the Internet today where we have a participatory social web with user-generated content. In addition to the social web, Web 2.0 includes rich internet application (RIA) and web-oriented architecture (WOA). RIA is a web-based application with the same features and characteristics as a desktop application. While WOA is a software architecture style designed and intended for use in web applications. So what are some advantages with Web 2.0? First, information is available at any place at any time. It’s user-friendly and provides real time discussion. In addition, there’s a variety of media such as images, videos, web pages, text/pdf, etc.
Web 3.0 empowers users individually with machine learning, artificial intelligence, NFTs, VR and AR, and much more. Web 3.0 is a semantic web which processes web content by machines rather than humans. A major advantage with Web 3.0 is that is decentralized meaning that it’s not controlled by a single entity. Instead the individual has sole ownership over the content and assets they create. Additionally, there is better privacy and security when compared with Web 2.0. Distributed ledger technology and encryption ensures trust, transparency, and security in different types of digital asset transactions.