Web 3.0 Definition
We are all doomed, Jason calacanis has come out with his definition of web 3.0, and for everyone who is not gifted, then well, and maybe we are not web 3.0 worthy. There is a lot of user developed content out there, some good, some bad, most down the middle of the road.
There are 75 million blogs for a reason, not because spam blogs are cool, but that people are busy finding their voice, sharing information with their friends and family. Or part of a professional blogging system that seeks to help out people. The definition Jason provides disrespects everyone who is not at the top of the bell curve. While Jason is smart, and has been a successful business person, by offering the definition that he has given, undermines those people who are not at the top of the food chain.
Web 3.0 is defined as the creation of high-quality content and services produced by gifted individuals using Web 2.0 technology as an enabling platform. Source; Calacanis.com
The problem with the definition is the difficulty in defining what is high quality content and services in a world of mashup’s, open API’s, blogging software, and the average person who is out there working very hard to share what they know. While some blogs are trivial, the explosion of good blogs that offer sound advice like Ask the Admin, or ITToolbox or Techwag, and others who are not in the Top 100 Technorati blogs, or part of the Techmeme leader board experience.
What Jason forgets is that these systems are biased, you can easily spend money to get in the top 100 blogs on Technorati, you can get on techmeme by being a sponsor, and anyone can get more people to your web site by using on line advertising. The foolishness of the definition does not define what quality is, or what a gifted individual is.
In that mind a better definition of Web 3.0 is:
Web 3.0 is a free system that provides people a platform to discover their voice, to be heard free of censorship, where people can discover the multitude opinions, thoughts, and actions across the internet, freely, openly, and without bias. Make decisions based on that information, and participate in the cultures that they identify with best.