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Subject: The eras of the Internet

Written By: Zelek3 on 03/31/17 at 3:23 pm

1983-1995 = Prototype Web
1995-2004 = Web 1.0
2004-2011 = Web 2.0
2011-present = Web 3.0

Is this roughly correct?

Subject: Re: The eras of the Internet

Written By: mxcrashxm on 03/31/17 at 3:24 pm

I would say so. Windows 95 was released that year which popularized the internet,  thus entering Web 1.0

Subject: Re: The eras of the Internet

Written By: 2001 on 03/31/17 at 3:29 pm

We're still in Web 2.0. We're slowly entering Web 3.0 though with services like Amazon Echo, Google Now and Internet of Things/IFTTT.

Subject: Re: The eras of the Internet

Written By: Zelek3 on 03/31/17 at 3:32 pm

But social media really boomed around 2011, and to me it felt like we were in a new era from that point on.

Subject: Re: The eras of the Internet

Written By: Looney Toon on 03/31/17 at 3:34 pm

Sounds about right to me.


We're still in Web 2.0. We're slowly entering Web 3.0 though with services like Amazon Echo, Google Now and Internet of Things/IFTTT.


I figured we were already in 3.0. Hard to believe that the internet is the same that it was as far back to 2004.

Subject: Re: The eras of the Internet

Written By: Zelek3 on 03/31/17 at 3:36 pm


Sounds about right to me.

I figured we were already in 3.0. Hard to believe that the internet is the same that it was as far back to 2004.

Heck, even Internet of 2010 seems very dated compared to 2017 Internet.

Subject: Re: The eras of the Internet

Written By: Looney Toon on 03/31/17 at 3:43 pm


Heck, even Internet of 2010 seems very dated compared to 2017 Internet.


I wonder if we'll move into Web 4.0 soon. Assuming a 4.0 Web exists as I highly doubt we'll be in 3.0 for the rest of the 21st century. I have to keep reminding myself that what we have now seems modern/cutting edge, but we're only in the early 21st century. Internet will be passed our imaginations by the late 21st century.

Subject: Re: The eras of the Internet

Written By: JordanK1982 on 03/31/17 at 3:50 pm

Why did you start at 1989 when the Internet's official start date is January 1983? Even if including the WWW, it wasn't a full-fledged thing until 1991. Prototype internet era should start at 1983.

Subject: Re: The eras of the Internet

Written By: 80sfan on 03/31/17 at 3:53 pm

I don't even believe most people have heard of the word 'internet' until like 1995/1996. Nice timeline, though.

Subject: Re: The eras of the Internet

Written By: Zelek3 on 03/31/17 at 3:54 pm


Why did you start at 1989 when the Internet's official start date is January 1983? Even if including the WWW, it wasn't a full-fledged thing until 1991. Prototype internet era should start at 1983.

Crap you're right.

I'm one of those fools who sometimes uses "World Wide Web" interchangeably with "Internet". It's a bad habit.

Subject: Re: The eras of the Internet

Written By: JordanK1982 on 03/31/17 at 3:56 pm


Crap you're right.

I'm one of those fools who sometimes uses "World Wide Web" interchangeably with "Internet". It's a bad habit.


;) :P

Subject: Re: The eras of the Internet

Written By: 2001 on 03/31/17 at 4:40 pm


Sounds about right to me.

I figured we were already in 3.0. Hard to believe that the internet is the same that it was as far back to 2004.


It's pretty much the same. There are more feature-rich websites, but, conceivably, almost anything you can do on most websites right now was also available in 2004. Web 1.0 is static webpages. Web 2.0 is the ability for the user to interact with the webpage (social features). Web 3.0, logically following, would be the ability for websites to interact with each other. Automatically posting YouTube comments to your Google+ is one example. Another example would be me writing a script where if someone posts a new song here, it automatically gets added to a Spotify playlist that I can listen to. Things like that.

Subject: Re: The eras of the Internet

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 03/31/17 at 5:17 pm

Just for your knowledge:

The World Wide Web (WWW or the Web) was invented in 1989 by Brit Tim Berners-Lee. However, the Web wasn't made public until August 6, 1991.

The Internet dates back to the late 1960s and wasn't make public until 1990. By 1995, the Internet was fully commercialized in the U.S. when the NSFNet was decommissioned, removing the last restrictions on use of the Internet to carry commercial traffic. Interestingly enough, Windows 95 was released in 1995 and it's release started the eventual widespread adoption/usage of the Internet.

Subject: Re: The eras of the Internet

Written By: Looney Toon on 03/31/17 at 6:09 pm


It's pretty much the same. There are more feature-rich websites, but, conceivably, almost anything you can do on most websites right now was also available in 2004. Web 1.0 is static webpages. Web 2.0 is the ability for the user to interact with the webpage (social features). Web 3.0, logically following, would be the ability for websites to interact with each other. Automatically posting YouTube comments to your Google+ is one example. Another example would be me writing a script where if someone posts a new song here, it automatically gets added to a Spotify playlist that I can listen to. Things like that.


So Web 1.0 is just seeing webpages. 2.0 is interacting with the webpages. 3.0 is when the internet webpages truly feels connected.

Subject: Re: The eras of the Internet

Written By: #Infinity on 03/31/17 at 6:28 pm

1995-2000: Dot Com Era. Most people do not own the Internet, and while it comes in handy in numerous situations, it is still mostly seen as a hip novelty rather than the foundation of civilization. It keeps the world up to date on world events and provides convenient access to porn, but most forms of entertainment are still consumed through other means, even for those who do surf the web.

2001-2006: Classic Era. By this point, Internet use is more or less standard. Those who aren't connected at home are nonetheless likely to visit Internet cafes. Google and other search engines have now fully established themselves, revolutionizing the art of research and guiding users towards more paths than they'd ever traveled before. Online forums, Internet stores, .gif's, and personalized accounts provide web surfers with even more recreational activity to indulge in, though online videos are still laggy and of poor quality. Dial-up is gradually overtaken by broadband.

2007-2013: Independent Media Era. With the takeoff of Wikipedia, fact-finding becomes an even more convenient a process than it had been upon the breakthrough of search engines at the turn of the millennium. Social media is now extremely popular, albeit not ubiquitous. With broadband now standard, online web series emerge as primary sources of entertainment. YouTube is in its golden age. Instant messengers decline with the advent of Facebook chat and Blackberry phones.

2014-present: Hashtag Era. With smartphones and tablets now standard, several major websites suddenly redesign their layouts to primarily cater to portable Internet rather than desktop Internet. Single-page newsfeeds, large buttons, and retractable sidebars are now a constant sight. Hashtags or equivalents are now friggin everywhere, not just on Twitter, but also blogs, articles, shopping sites, and even television programs. YouTube has passed its golden era due to stricter copyright regulations and competition against Neflix, ,Hulu, and Amazon Video, which now dominate web surfers' pasttime. Intelligent exchanges, once popular throughout the 2000s, are now eschewed in favor of brief exclamations. Star-ratings, once iconic to Internet reviews, are now overtaken by like/heart/dislike tallies.

Subject: Re: The eras of the Internet

Written By: 80sfan on 03/31/17 at 7:39 pm

1996 to 2002: Primitive/old.
2003 to 2010: Wireless/Rise of social media/Youtube
2011- ??: It's part of our culture now

Subject: Re: The eras of the Internet

Written By: Zelek3 on 03/31/17 at 7:49 pm


2014-present: Hashtag Era. With smartphones and tablets now standard, several major websites suddenly redesign their layouts to primarily cater to portable Internet rather than desktop Internet. Single-page newsfeeds, large buttons, and retractable sidebars are now a constant sight. Hashtags or equivalents are now friggin everywhere, not just on Twitter, but also blogs, articles, shopping sites, and even television programs. YouTube has passed its golden era due to stricter copyright regulations and competition against Neflix, ,Hulu, and Amazon Video, which now dominate web surfers' pasttime. Intelligent exchanges, once popular throughout the 2000s, are now eschewed in favor of brief exclamations. Star-ratings, once iconic to Internet reviews, are now overtaken by like/heart/dislike tallies.

One characteristic of the Hashtag Era you forgot: Internet humor seems to be much more "ironic" and "self-aware" nowadays. Examples include any TV show being called a "best anime"; Filthy Frank; memes being "dank"; more jokes centered around drinking bleach, "triggering" liberals, killing oneself, or the Holocaust; and that Harambe sh*t. It actually annoys me a lot; I miss the days when Internet humor was stupid, but it didn't care it was stupid.

Subject: Re: The eras of the Internet

Written By: 80sfan on 03/31/17 at 8:08 pm


One characteristic of the Hashtag Era you forgot: Internet humor seems to be much more "ironic" and "self-aware" nowadays. Examples include any TV show being called a "best anime"; Filthy Frank; memes being "dank"; more jokes centered around drinking bleach, "triggering" liberals, killing oneself, or the Holocaust; and that Harambe sh*t. It actually annoys me a lot; I miss the days when Internet humor was stupid, but it didn't care it was stupid.


Isn't that considered being 'meta'? Do they use the word 'meta' anymore for 'self-aware' statements, or humor?

Subject: Re: The eras of the Internet

Written By: Baltimoreian on 03/31/17 at 8:21 pm


One characteristic of the Hashtag Era you forgot: Internet humor seems to be much more "ironic" and "self-aware" nowadays. Examples include any TV show being called a "best anime"; Filthy Frank; memes being "dank"; more jokes centered around drinking bleach, "triggering" liberals, killing oneself, or the Holocaust; and that Harambe sh*t. It actually annoys me a lot; I miss the days when Internet humor was stupid, but it didn't care it was stupid.


It's mostly just on Cory in the House, Seinfeld, The Nutshack, and other sh*tty shows. Honestly, I wish people weren't so repetitive and just made their own original-ass jokes.

Subject: Re: The eras of the Internet

Written By: Tyrannosaurus Rex on 03/31/17 at 8:49 pm

1950's-1989: Formation stage
1989-1995: The very early Web
1995-2005: Web 1.0
2005-2013: Web 2.0
2013+: Smartphone age (where smartphones started to become more popular than ever before)

Subject: Re: The eras of the Internet

Written By: Zelek3 on 03/31/17 at 10:12 pm


It's mostly just on Cory in the House, Seinfeld, The Nutshack, and other sh*tty shows. Honestly, I wish people weren't so repetitive and just made their own original-ass jokes.

Don't lump Seinfeld in with those pieces of trash!

Subject: Re: The eras of the Internet

Written By: JordanK1982 on 03/31/17 at 11:34 pm


Just for your knowledge:

The World Wide Web (WWW or the Web) was invented in 1989 by Brit Tim Berners-Lee. However, the Web wasn't made public until August 6, 1991.

The Internet dates back to the late 1960s and wasn't make public until 1990. By 1995, the Internet was fully commercialized in the U.S. when the NSFNet was decommissioned, removing the last restrictions on use of the Internet to carry commercial traffic. Interestingly enough, Windows 95 was released in 1995 and it's release started the eventual widespread adoption/usage of the Internet.


Prototypes may have existed in the very late 60's (1969) but the official start of the internet is January 1st, 1983 when they turned off the NCP and replaced it with the TCP/IP which is a protocol still being used today. The internet before TCP was a totally different and very outdated system which is why 1983 is seen as the official starting point.

And the WWW was nothing more than writing on a page until the end of 1990 when development of the first websites and browsers really begun.

Subject: Re: The eras of the Internet

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/01/17 at 12:31 am


Prototypes may have existed in the very late 60's (1969) but the official start of the internet is January 1st, 1983 when they turned off the NCP and replaced it with the TCP/IP which is a protocol still being used today. The internet before TCP was a totally different and very outdated system which is why 1983 is seen as the official starting point.

And the WWW was nothing more than writing on a page until the end of 1990 when development of the first websites and browsers really begun.

Nothing you said refuted what I said. We're both correct. So.........

Subject: Re: The eras of the Internet

Written By: Zelek3 on 04/01/17 at 4:49 am

If anyone's interested, here is a video on Newgrounds, a staple of Web 1.0. It also had some spillover into Web 2.0 as well, reaching a peak of popularity around 2006-2008 before a massive transition and exodus to YouTube around 2008-2009.

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I remember it having cool games as a kid, though certain parts of the site weren't for the faint of heart.

The video notes that YouTube began shifting from its original "underground" feel to a more commercialized one around 2012 (well, the transition to the commercial feel really began around 2009 when they launched that crappy new look), which rather eerily mirrors what most of us in this thread are saying about the Internet in general since 2011/2012.

Subject: Re: The eras of the Internet

Written By: Howard on 04/01/17 at 4:52 am


I don't even believe most people have heard of the word 'internet' until like 1995/1996. Nice timeline, though.


I would say around those years.

Subject: Re: The eras of the Internet

Written By: Baltimoreian on 04/01/17 at 9:01 am

1995-1999: Dot-Com bubble era
2000-2003: AOL Time Warner era
2004-2012: Broadband era
2013-present: Smart-mobile era

Subject: Re: The eras of the Internet

Written By: JordanK1982 on 04/01/17 at 3:32 pm


Nothing you said refuted what I said. We're both correct. So.........


8)

Subject: Re: The eras of the Internet

Written By: Ripley on 04/01/17 at 10:41 pm

Soon it will all be holographics though 😁

Subject: Re: The eras of the Internet

Written By: mxcrashxm on 04/03/17 at 1:08 pm


Soon it will all be holographics though 😁
I agree this could happen since there is VR and AR at the moment, and could change the landscape.

Subject: Re: The eras of the Internet

Written By: Baltimoreian on 04/03/17 at 1:12 pm


I agree this could happen since there is VR and AR at the moment, and could change the landscape.


I would feel like somebody would make a retro VR setting, especially where your computer is set in the mid 90s.

Subject: Re: The eras of the Internet

Written By: bchris02 on 04/06/17 at 4:32 pm


1983-1995 = Prototype Web
1995-2004 = Web 1.0
2004-2011 = Web 2.0
2011-present = Web 3.0

Is this roughly correct?


This is incorrect.

We are currently in the Web 2.0 era.  Web 3.0 will be the "Internet of things" which isn't here yet but one day will be.

Web 1.0 - Static web pages with very little interactive content (1991-2006)
Web 2.0 - Fully interactive, social media (2006-Present)
Web 3.0 - Internet of things (202?-)

Subject: Re: The eras of the Internet

Written By: Baltimoreian on 04/06/17 at 4:46 pm


This is incorrect.

We are currently in the Web 2.0 era.  Web 3.0 will be the "Internet of things" which isn't here yet but one day will be.

Web 1.0 - Static web pages with very little interactive content (1991-2006)
Web 2.0 - Fully interactive, social media (2006-Present)
Web 3.0 - Internet of things (202?-)


But the Internet wasn't really compatible with smartphones up until the early 2010s. By that time, the majority of people around the world used smartphones to where its a cultural and necessary icon. Before 2011ish, most websites were towards desktop computers. So I would say that Web 3.0 happened around 2011.

Subject: Re: The eras of the Internet

Written By: bchris02 on 04/06/17 at 7:29 pm


But the Internet wasn't really compatible with smartphones up until the early 2010s. By that time, the majority of people around the world used smartphones to where its a cultural and necessary icon. Before 2011ish, most websites were towards desktop computers. So I would say that Web 3.0 happened around 2011.


I disagree.  Being in the tech field, I can say with complete confidence that we are still in Web 2.0.  While devices and ease of access to the Internet changed around 2011...the Internet itself did not.  There are some early signs of Web 3.0 emerging but we aren't there yet.

https://www.lifewire.com/what-is-web-3-0-3486623

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