I’m wondering if I missed any official news bulletins around the specifics of what would entail a Web 3.0 world? I know there were a lot of prognostications on this topic but don’t recall seeing anything formally declared.
I’d like to pile on this discussion with my own idea.
Everything around Web 2.0 was about expanding your world and all the shiny new social tools.
What if for Web 3.0 we start looking more closely at our immediate community? With the evolution from Facebook, where you just friend people you know (or don’t know very well at all in many cases), to the new community of Pinterest, where you are connecting and sharing content around common interests… maybe that’s the key.
Let’s consider new offerings such as nextdoor.com where it’s all about setting up your immediate neighborhood allowing you to create a local group of neighbors based on how you define the clustering of homes?
Even our local Seattle TV station KOMO setup various suburban communities.
One of the best examples of how effective a community voice can be is the B-Town Blog from Burien, WA. I could always depend on this site to have THE latest community news, important police reports, and other general timely updates. I don’t mean next day news timely, I mean immediately. Here’s a great example through a post based on some police activity at a local pawn shop (the key to this story is to read through the comments because people who passed by or lived near the activity reported what they saw).
Now that sure sounds like a move from 2.0 to 3.0 to me…