Google signaled the end of Web 1.0 Infrastructure and the beginning of Web 2.0 Information.
Is WolframAlpha signaling the end of Web 2.0 Information and the beginning of Web 3.0 Knowledge?
I have been thinking about the recent comments of Seth Godin about Social Networks on TED.com. Personally, I believe Seth is behind the curve and that Social Networking is becoming a bubble as platforms are becoming commoditized and Social Network companies are springing up everywhere without properly thought out business models. Eventually, venture capitalists will get wise, pull their money out and the bubble will burst. Web 2.0 is dead. Long live Web 3.o.
WolframAlpha.com is probably the Web 3.0 shot that is being heard around the world. A new generation of search engine for a new generation of knowledge-based internet technologies.
Social Networks will continue to exist. All of the small Social Networks will be gobbled up by the biggies. However, the center is shifting from the profiling of Web 2.0 focusing on the needs of the business to gather customer information back to the needs of the customer to gather product knowledge.
Relational databases focused on the values, information. Associational databases will focus on the connections, knowledge.
Look forward to a new economy and a new plethora of business models.
Web 3.0 is here. Knowledge is Power. Power is Leadership. Knowledge is Leadership.