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What is meant by this term and what does it mean to us as users and why are many attacking it?
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Mar 19, 2023 / By Ayat Diab / in Blogs

As we all know, the internet is a place teeming with countless amounts of information. And if you want to attribute the credit for his invention to one person, it is impossible to be able to do so.  The Internet is nothing but the product of the cumulative technological experiences of dozens of scientists, programmers, and engineers over hundreds of years. And what we see now, would not have happened without the experiences and mistakes that we saw in the past. Also read: Stories of the emergence of the first programs on the computer, without which you would not have been able to read this article now! If you are interested in technology or digital currencies and their platforms, you have probably heard of the term Web3, even if you are not interested. 

One of the most famous businessmen, Elon Musk, spoke about it and expressed his displeasure and strong rejection of what is called Web3. What is meant by this term and what does it mean to us? As users and why are so many attacking him? The beginnings of the Internet At the beginning of the Internet and its development, the World Wide Web (WWW) was then called the first Web or Web 1.0 (the first generation of the Internet). That primitive stage of the Internet was characterized by solidity and lacked the spirit of multiple options and flexibility that we see now. The Internet was not dynamic and the goal of that stage was to simply communicate information and make it available to the public only. Web 1.0 was known as read-only, much like the enclosed Microsoft word files we've seen and still see a lot.

 Imagine the whole Internet like this! With the passage of time, the servers (servers) began to improve, and the Internet speeds became constantly increasing, and this moved us to the second generation of the Internet, or what is known as Web 2.0. The second generation allowed us to interact with the data and content we see on the web. Content diversity is becoming ubiquitous. Web designs themselves have become incalculable. The term Web 2.0 dates back to "Tim O'Reilly", computer scientist and founder of O'Reilly Media, who said: "Web 2.0 is the revolutionary invention in the computer world that could only happen thanks to the adoption of on the Internet as a platform, and even trying to understand success on it.” Perhaps the most famous Web 2.0 applications are: Facebook, Google Maps, Twitter, YouTube, and many others. Beyond Web3, we have reached the revolutionary stage of the Internet or the "decentralized Internet" if you will. 

All platforms that we use today are only central platforms controlled by some companies such as Facebook, Apple, Amazon and other giant companies. They win the big pie and leave users with nothing more than crumbs. The idea of Web3 completely decentralizes this; By making decentralized applications, or as they are known as "DApps", they are installed on other decentralized intermediary networks such as "Ethereum".