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Web 1.0 vs. Web 2.0

Joe (one of our clients) has written a little comparative analysis of Web 1.0 vs. Web 2.0:

  • Web 1.0 was about reading, Web 2.0 is about writing
  • Web 1.0 was about companies, Web 2.0 is about communities
  • Web 1.0 was about client-server, Web 2.0 is about peer to peer
  • Web 1.0 was about HTML, Web 2.0 is about XML
  • Web 1.0 was about home pages, Web 2.0 is about blogs

He has about 15 such points. Here are a couple more, off the top of my head:

  • Web 1.0 was about lectures, Web 2.0 is about conversation
  • Web 1.0 was about advertising, Web 2.0 is about word of mouth
  • Web 1.0 was about services sold over the web, Web 2.0 is about web services

Cross-posted from Capulet’s blog.

101 Responses to “Web 1.0 vs. Web 2.0”

  1. 5473992356934923

    Web 2.0 was Firefox
    web 3.0 is Opera

  2. Seraph

    Web 1.0=Bob saget
    Web 2.0=Jeff foxworthy
    Web 3.0=Dane Cook

  3. Mandar

    I think now time has come to start defining Web 3.0. It’s about top-to-bottom and bottom-to-top simultaneously.

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  5. Vinove

    With the revolution in web culture i.e. evolution of Web 2.0, things have changed a lot . Webmasters and user interaction no longer depends on direct means of communication rather a whole new system of social interaction has evolved that includes really simple syndication (rss feeds) and also the use of social networking sites.

  6. Hussain

    Very very nice and help full stuff plus comments are very help full.

  7. Arunkumar.G

    web 1.0 is limited usage example:Company
    web 2.0 is unlimited usage example:All User

  8. D.Ramanathan

    Web1.0:Charles And Diana
    Web2.0:Ramanathan D And Trisha

  9. NoTax

    Web 1.0 was interesting
    Web 2.0 is Boring

  10. ssenono richards

    web1.0 was aleaf and web 2.0 is the entire tree

  11. IT Chimes

    web2.0 has raised the standards of web development and thus causing a lot of impact on the workability of web development companies all across the globe.
    people and clients have started to add value to the leaf (web1.0) the tree (web2.0) and the forest (still to come web3). well web2.0 has made web1.0 a little like history and old. now there are lot of free open sources to be availed by everyone in the years to come.

    hope we all make a perfect shift towards establishing this.

  12. wasak

    web 1.0 – is a web with a personality, your own rule.

    web 2.0 – a community, what were doing, posting comments, discussions etc. but design wise is boring.

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  16. anuj singh thakur

    Nice blog.this blog has provided very good information about web 1.0 and web 2.0.generally web 2.0 is base on information sharing.

  17. dd

    get a life people , web 1-0 is this , web 2-0 is that , go away and lie in your own pish

  18. Curtis

    Web 1.0 = Static
    Web 2.0 = Dynamic
    Web 3.0 = Cloud

  19. M.I.S.Guy

    how long will it take to get from

    Web 1.0 to Web ∞

    which I would want a preview of that

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