In this episode of Web3 Innovators: Insights, we take a deep dive into the transformation of the internet from its decentralized origins to the centralized behemoth it became during the Web2 era.
1. The Rise of Web2
- Explore how the Web2 era brought about the emergence of tech giants like Google, Facebook, and Instagram.
- Discover how these companies abstracted essential application protocols, fundamentally altering the internet's structure.
- Learn how the initial principles of decentralization gave way to centralized services.
2. The Promise of Web3
- Delve into the world of Web3, where decentralization and open-source development are making a comeback.
- Explore key standards like ERC-20 and ERC-721 for tokens and non-fungible tokens (NFTs).
- Understand the significance of Web3 protocols like the Interplanetary File System (IPFS) and Web3 naming services like Ethereum Name Service (ENS).
3. Impact of the Smartphone Revolution
- Trace the evolution from desktop-centric web usage to the dominance of smartphones.
- Learn how the app-first approach of smartphones challenged open web standards like HTML5.
- Understand the role of dedicated apps in transforming the user experience and reshaping the web landscape.
4. Lessons for Web3
- Reflect on the past as we contemplate the future of Web3 and its open protocols.
- Discuss the potential disruptive forces that might redefine the Web3 experience.
- Consider the importance of learning from history to ensure a thriving, open Web3 ecosystem.
Join us as we unravel the intriguing journey from Web2 centralization to the promise of Web3 decentralization.
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