"This is a huge move by Google, and will have major implications..." ~ Sarah Sikowitz
Back in 2007, Cade Metz wrote on PCMag.com "...Web 3.0 is something called the Semantic Web, a term coined by Tim Berners-Lee, the man who invented the (first) World Wide Web. In essence, the Semantic Web is a place where machines can read Web pages much as we humans read them, a place where search engines and software agents can better troll the Net and find what we're looking for." [Complete Article]
The Google +1 button is quickly pervading the web, allowing users to explicitly endorse brands on their natural search results and even on Google paid search and display ads. With this week's launch of Google Brand Pages, these endorsements now feed into a brand's Google+ profile and contribute to ad targeting algorithms.[+LinK:]
Are you ready for 3.0? It was precisely defined in 2007 as "A Web that's everywhere. On your PC. On your cell phone." We are there now!Certainly it can be argued that the recent changes pressed into service by Google, like 'em or not, will have and are already redefining some of the webs "critical elements." For now, Web 2.0 is certainly still with us, but I now wonder are we in it's tail-end?
"A Web where you can find media using other media—not just keywords. You supply, say, a photo of your favorite painting and your search engines turn up hundreds of similar paintings." We are definitely on this path.
"On your clothes and jewelry. Spread throughout your home and office. Even your bedroom windows are online, checking the weather, so they know when to open and close." That's at least 10 years off, wouldn't you agree?
What are YOUR thoughts?
Tags: Google Brand Pages, Google+, Google+,Web 3.0, Web 2.0, Google Brand Pages, Web 3.0
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