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web web2 web3
Feature Web (1.0) Web2 (2.0) Web3 (3.0)
Content Read-only Read-write, user-generated Read-write, interactive, decentralized
Data Ownership Platforms or organizations Users Users
Control & Access Centralized, limited access Centralized, platform-dependent access Decentralized, open access
Technologies Static HTML, basic internet protocols Dynamic websites, social media platforms, APIs Blockchain, tokenization, smart contracts
User Interaction Limited, passive consumption High, participatory, content creation Semantic web, personalized experiences, AI-powered interactions
Privacy & Security Low, data easily accessible Moderate, privacy concerns due to centralized data storage High, data control and encryption through blockchain
Examples Static websites, early email, online directories Social media platforms, blogs, video-sharing websites, e-commerce Decentralized applications (dApps), DAOs, NFT marketplaces, semantic web
Current State Legacy, mostly surpassed by Web 2.0 Dominant, present in most online experiences Early stages, evolving rapidly, many concepts still theoretical
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