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Is Web 3.0 Really Here?

3.0 Era?

The folks over at TechCrunch have a really interesting video set featuring Reid Hoffman, co-founder of LinkedIn and Tim O’Reilly, founder of O’Reilly Media where they discuss the evolution of the web 3.0 era we are all feeling and seeing in todays web space. It is interesting to see the progression between the three stages of the web. Web 1.0 according to Reid was a very raw internet where files are retrieved and some entertainment was being applied. Web 2.0 was this explosion of online community and participation and web 3.0 revolves around immense amounts of data.

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2 responses to “Is Web 3.0 Really Here?”

  1. Elias Shams says:

    yes it is and it is my new gig 🙂

    It’s no brainer to see that social media is here to stay for good. Given vast variety of the existing channels to choose and stick with, it’s time for such a hot space to enter into a new category. There is a need for a portal to provide a quick and intelligent decision for both the consumer and the enterprise about their online connections.

    A Platform to Help us to Distinguish Our Quality vs. Quantity Friends, Fans, Followers, and Companies

    Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Youtube, Flickr and others have been doing a decent job of providing additional marketing exposure and even in some cases, additional revenue. However, as more and more social networking sites pop up, how do you manage your brand across all these channels? Maybe more importantly, which one of these sites should you select as the one that will help you best reach your target audience? The proliferation of the social media avenues is becoming overwhelming.

    This glut of information reminds me of the early 90’s when WWW was adopted broadly by the general public. Every company rushed to have a presence, to the point it became literally impossible to find the right information on the Web. That’s when a better generation of search engines – at first the Yahoo! and then Google – entered the market and helped us find the most relevant information by just typing simple keywords in their search box. If you had asked before Google launched, if there was a need for another search engine – most would have said no, we already have those….

    Then came Web 1.0 & 2.0 – Youtube, Flickr, myspace, Facebook, Twitter and countless others have turned everyday people into content producers, influencers and experts. We basically tripled down on the information overload How do you know which channels to select for deploying your social media strategy? How do you know which one is the right channel to let your fans and followers to find you, your products, and services? Most importantly, who is Joe Smith that is recommending that person, that company, that product?

    I hope my awesomize.me can accomplish such a mission. The site is not another social networking platform. Yet the portal to all your existing social media channels. The platform helps you, your fans, your potential clients to make an intelligent decision as to which company to connect to or follow via which social media channels and why? It’s free!

    Elias
    CEO & Founder
    http://awesomize.me

    • Brandignity says:

      Hey Elias!, thanks for commenting. I agree at some point things will get out of control and everyone is going to have to really pick and chose their social media battles.

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