Before the internet was around, libraries were the go-to source for information. You had to physically visit the library, browse through shelves, and often read through pages until you found what you needed.
Maybe you still do this to this day, and that’s okay. But the internet has changed the way we access information, and we see this today. For example, you can easily find information through a simple Google search or a Youtube video.
However, the internet wasn’t always so convenient. In 1989, Tim Berners-Lee mapped out a version of what we know as the web today for researchers around the world to share their findings.
What started off as a project to connect researchers is now a global communication tool.
Since then, the web has evolved quite a bit. Looking back, we can identify different versions of the internet – web 1.0, web 2.0, and now web3.
To understand what has changed and why web3 will change the way we connect with each other, we need to understand how we got here.
Let’s dive into each phase of the web, shall we?