Web 1.0, 2.0, 3.0 — Where is the Web Going, and What is the Semantic Web?

Sometimes, the best way to learn about something is without using words. Here’s a creative example of a video explaining the difference between Web 1.0 and 2.0, by the clever Not in Words producers:

Now, back to words and some basic drawings, as we move on to Web 3.0 and beyond. What is the Semantic Web, and where can you find out more about it? What are its implications for Web 3.0 and our lives? Here is a basic explanation, “Semantic Web for Noobs,” by Web expert Manu Sporny, President/CEO of Digital Bazaar, Inc.:

Next, Tim Berners Lee, often called the “Father of the Internet” and Director of the World-Wide Web Consortium, explains the Semantic Web, its uses and impact, and the future of the Internet in more detail:

Got questions or comments? Please feel free to post them here, and I’ll do my best to respond or direct you to a helpful resource.

Also, I’m still looking for examples of innovative uses of social media, by companies, nonprofit or philanthropic organizations, trade associations, work teams or individuals. I’ll debut this series shortly, as described in a previous post.

Thanks for your patience—fortunately for our company, despite the current economic crisis, it has been a very busy year of rapid expansion! Our clients have been reaping the benefits of social media integrated into their public relations, marketing, branding, business development, community advocacy, membership and donor outreach programs. They’ve been spending less money using social media, which is also more effective in reaching their audiences or customers. Contact us if you want more information or to discuss how we might be able to help you.

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  1. Posted April 9, 2009 at 7:44 am | Permalink

    This is exciting stuff. I work for an energy neutraceutical company as a Marketing Director and this is the way to go! After meeting after meeting and reading the new rules of marketing and pr I’m so amped to get social media and marketing installed in my company. We are definitely on the right path and with Twitter and trends alike it takes us to the next level and beyond.

  2. Posted June 6, 2009 at 8:42 am | Permalink

    A small correction. Tim Berners-Lee can be considered the “Father of the Web”. The internet has existed since early 50. Vint Cerf (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vint_Cerf) and Bob Taylor (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Taylor_(computer_scientist)) can be considered the “Fathers of the Internet”

  3. Posted October 3, 2011 at 3:48 pm | Permalink

    I don’t suppose I’ve never learned anything like this before. So nice to see someone with some original thoughts on this subject. I really thank you for starting it. This website is one thing that is needed on the net, someone with a little bit originality.

  4. Posted October 3, 2011 at 4:14 pm | Permalink

    Can I just say what a relief to find someone who actually knows what theyre talking about on the internet.

  5. Posted October 3, 2011 at 4:32 pm | Permalink

    very nice post, i certainly love this website, keep on it

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