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What is Web 4.0

Handbook of Research on Web 2.0, 3.0, and X.0: Technologies, Business, and Social Applications
Web 4.0 services will be autonomous, proactive, content-exploring, self-learning, collaborative, and content-generating agents based on fully matured semantic and reasoning technologies as well as AI. They will support adaptive content presentation that will use the Web database via an intelligent agent. Examples might be services interacting with sensors and implants, natural-language services, or virtual reality services.
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An Overview and Differentiation of the Evolutionary Steps of the Web X.Y Movement: The Web Before and Beyond 2.0
Sebastian Weber (Fraunhofer Institute for Experimental Software Engineering (IESE), Germany) and Jörg Rech (Fraunhofer Institute for Experimental Software Engineering (IESE), Germany)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60566-384-5.ch002
Web 2.0 is a popular term used to describe a class of Web applications that offers mostly free services to its users. However, an exact definition of the concepts, features, and technologies that argue for a Web 2.0 service is still missing. Similarly, terms such as Web 3.0, Web 4.0, or Web 2.5 also have no clear and unambiguous definitions. This chapter reports the results of a Web and literature survey about Web X.Y concepts. Based on several definitions, we synthesized new definitions for Web X.Y, which provide an overview and can be used for differentiation, and we classified contemporary Web services (e.g., Flickr) according to these definitions.
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Gamification Strategies for Social Media
Known as the symbiotic web, it aims at the interaction between humans and machines in symbiosis.
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Web X.0: A Road Map
This represents the forth phase in Web’s evolution. The objective of Web 4.0 is to add it further sophistication and higher levels of intelligence. Your software agent(s) roaming on the Internet or simply residing on your computer could reason and communicate with other such agents and systems and work collaboratively to accomplish things on your behalf. It is also known as “intelligent Web” or “smart Web.” Web Squared: It refers to the notion of using Web to address real-world problems. In 2009, Tim O’Reilly and John Battelle, coined this term in order to promote the idea that if we are going to solve the world’s most pressing problems, we must put the power of the Web to work—its technologies, its business models, and perhaps most importantly, its philosophies of openness, collective intelligence, and transparency. They said,” It’s time for the Web to engage the real world. Web meets World—that’s Web Squared.”
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