Tech Talk: Web 3.0 Quiz

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Where did the idea to number the different generations of the Web come from?

Dale Dougherty, a vice president at O'Reilly Media, came up with the idea for Web 2.0 in a brainstorming session in preparation for a conference. The conference focused on the state of the World Wide Web after the collapse of several Internet companies in 2001.

What's another name some people use for Web 3.0?

The Semantic Web is another term some people use for Web 3.0. Ideally, the Semantic Web will be able to interpret user input and tailor the Web surfing experience to make it more relevant and personal.

What does API stand for?

An API is an application programming interface. Many Web 2.0 sites provide an API so that third-party developers can create applications using the respective site as a platform. Facebook is a good example of a site that developers use as an application platform.

The Internet has been around for a few decades, but when was the Web invented?

Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web in 1989. The first Web site was for the CERN nuclear research institute.

In respect to the Web, what is an ontology?

In the world of the Internet, an ontology is a collection of information that defines the relationships between different terms. A comprehensive Web ontology is necessary for accurate, relevant Web surfing experiences.

What is metadata?

Metadata is information within a Web page's code that's invisible to humans but visible to computers. Web page designers can use metadata to help computers understand the content found inside a Web page.

What is the term for large groups of computers working together to solve problems?

With distributed computing, computer scientists create a network of machines that work together to solve large computational problems. Each computer works on a small part of the problem.

What does it mean when we say that Web 3.0 will be contextual?

A contextual Web search engine is able to not only search for Web pages that use certain key words, but also understand what those key words mean.

If the Web 1.0 experience is like going to a library and the Web 2.0 experience is like talking with a group of friends, what will the Web 3.0 experience be like?

The Web 3.0 browser will act like a personal assistant, retrieving information for you and even offering suggestions you may not have thought about while searching for information.

How will Web 3.0 profiles affect the browsing experience for users?

Every Web 3.0 user will have a personal browsing profile. The Web browser will learn about the user during each browsing session. As the browser gets to know the user, it will return personalized results. That means even if two people search for the exact same term, they may see totally different search results based on their respective Web 3.0 profiles.

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