Web2 vs Web3 — What’s the difference?

The Web Evolution

Since the creation of the internet, it has developed in numerous stages over the century. The first phase of the internet, Web 1.0, existed between 1989–2005. Web 1.0 is also called the read-only web.

The Web 2.0 Phase of The Internet

Web 2.0 is our present internet and an upgrade to Web 1.0. It is characterized mainly by upgrading from static to dynamic or contents generated by users. Users can both read and write on the internet.

Web 3.0 Phase of The Internet

Web 3.0 is the third generation of the internet. It represents a successive and advanced iteration of both web 1.0 and 2.0.

What Are The Differences Between Web 2.0 and Web 3.0?

The key differences between web 2.0 and web 3.0 are highlighted below:


While the second generation of the internet focused on interaction, the third generation focused on decentralization and semantic learning. Web 3.0 is built on the concept of decentralization and openness. This means users’ data are not controlled or governed by any central authority.


Web 3.0 network is decentralized, which means there’s no sole authority. It frees users from the shackles of tech companies that control how they use and post on the internet. No one can block or deny you access to the internet.No more censorship and surveillance.

Digital Identity

Web 3.0 users will have their own digital identity, which means more control over their privacy. You can control everything, decide who and under what conditions you want to reveal your digital identity.

Final Words

Web 3.0 is an upgrade to Web 2.0 and an essential step towards progress. The clear observation of differences between the two stages of technology shows web 3.0 offers better advantages than web 2.0.



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