Web2 < Web3 - The Difference
Well, hello there fellow internet enthusiasts! Today, we're going to dive into the world of Web2 and Web3, and what makes them oh-so-different. So go grab yourself a cup of tea ☕ while I break it down for you.
First things first, let's talk about the web we all know and love, Web2. This is the type of internet that we use daily and have been for many years now.
Are you ready to immerse yourself in the exciting world of a digital music festival? Then pack your bags, grab your tents, and let's dive right in!
Imagine you are at a music festival. The sun is shining, and the air is filled with good music and positive vibes. Web 2.0 is like the lively and dynamic friend who keeps the party going. 🎉
Whether you're catching up with friends on Facebook, streaming your favourite shows on Netflix, or shopping on your favourite online store, Web2 is there to make sure you have a good time. It is the internet we know and cherish, where we can connect with others through social media, stream music and videos, purchase products and services online, and enjoy humorous memes.
Now, let's explore Web3 and see how it brings a whole new vibe to the internet world.
Web3 is like a headlining DJ at the festival, spinning the latest and greatest tracks that take the crowd on a wild ride. It is the next generation of the internet that promises to revolutionise the way we interact, transact, and create value online. Web3 is all about decentralisation, putting power back into the hands of the people and enabling them to take ownership of their data and assets.
Just like a skilled DJ who mixes different beats and melodies, Web3 combines various technologies such as blockchain, smart contracts, and decentralised apps (dApps) to create a seamless and secure online experience. It empowers users to connect directly with each other, without the need for intermediaries or centralised authorities.
In the same way that music festivals bring people together creating a sense of community, Web3 fosters collaboration and cooperation among its users. It enables us to participate in new forms of digital economies, where we can earn, trade, and invest in digital assets, such as cryptocurrencies and NFTs.
So, what does that mean for us internet users? Well, for starters, it means we can say goodbye to annoying ads and data breaches. With Web3, we can take control of our own data and decide who gets to access it. Plus, we can participate in things like decentralised finance and even own our own digital assets (yes, you heard that right - you can own a digital cat!).
If you're a marketer or business owner, embracing Web3 can open up new opportunities for growth and innovation. From decentralised marketplaces to tokenization of assets, there are many exciting possibilities to explore. If you’re interested, please read our blog post on our Flywheel Approach, where I explain how we at Ag3ncy use Web3 marketing techniques to promote your projects.
So get ready to join the Web3 revolution, and let's raise our glasses high as we dance to a new beat of the internet. 💃🕺
Kimberley Rylance, Cohort 38, Content Creator Apprentice at Ag3ncy