Web 3.0 is here today, not 10 or 20 years from now. These are the drivers:
- Open databases - like Google, Yahoo, Twitter, Obama, Crunchbase, and NYTimes; not closed like Facebook, Myspace, Gawker, and traditional media, business, and politics.
- Realtime integration - see http://gf.tearn.com/ or http://bf.tearn.com/ for a few examples that crowdsources photo/video search with Twitter chat by topic. This enables guided search and informed chats - what I call the right-brain search.
- Cyborgtic networks - Problem solving continues to depend on humans, but aided by the smarts of robotic software. Small groups of 5,000 inactive friends in social networks can't solve specific problems. The global network of billions CAN.
Like web 1.0, the web 2.0 bubble is a financial crisis. The web continues to grow. In fact, the data suggests increased growth as more laid-off workers turn to the Internet.
Web 3.0 business model will depend more on innovative services, commerce - and less on advertising. Purchasing of virtual/digital goods has been growing on social networks, games, and the iPhone. Web services will grow as businesses adapt their antiquated web 1.0 websites to web 2.0 and web 3.0 features. A new wave of advertising demand will follow. Let's end the 'chicken-little' comments from pundits who might suggest otherwise.
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