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Web 2.0 Vs. Web 3.0: How Do They Compare?
Whatis.com, September 14th, 2022
Review how Web 2.0 and Web 3.0 compare, including their key differences and effects on the World Wide Web.

With the emergence of new technologies -- such as Web 3.0 and the metaverse -- it's important to understand how they work and their origins.

The World Wide Web has gone through many transitions since its inception -- beginning with Web 1.0, which Tim Berners-Lee created in 1989. Web 1.0 focused on basic connectivity and hyperlinks, serving as an information portal rather than an interactive technology.

Web3, ambient computing and the Metaverse all sound exciting, but they will be matched by changes to what developers do, too.

Many people ridiculed the idea of a World Wide Web back in the early days of its evolution, with naysayers firmly believing that it was no more than a geeky fad. Almost 30 years on, it's impossible to imagine an existence without it.

Equally hard to imagine is where the internet is headed next, although there are already a few clues. What is certain is that while there is a lot of noise about the hottest programming languages and the evolution of Web3, blockchain and the metaverse, none of this will matter if the industry doesn't have highly skilled software developers to build them.

These five organizations are using natural language processing to better serve their customers, automate repetitive tasks, and streamline operations.

Data is now one of the most valuable enterprise commodities. According to CIO.com's State of the CIO 2022 report, 35% of IT leaders say that data and business analytics will drive the most IT investment at their organization this year, and 58% say their involvement with data analysis will increase over the next year.

While data comes in many forms, perhaps the largest pool of untapped data consists of text. Patents, product specifications, academic publications, market research, news, not to mention social feeds, all have text as a primary component and the volume of text is constantly growing.

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