Wednesday, April 18, 2007

What To Expect From Web 3.0

With web 3.0 content is truly separated from application and presentation.

I can bring my content with me, or rather access my - one and only - content repository from any one location.

I can access and manipulate my content with the web based application of choice using any device.

I can easily share my own content with others and get access to content someone wants to share with me - through any application or device.

I do not have to spend time organizing files in a file system. Instead, I organize the content in my repository with smart tagging tools that are so easy and natural to use that I don't let any new content pass without being tagged. My content never gets disorganized. I do some fine tuning with the help of artificial intelligence that learns how I want to organize the content to find it easier, but otherwise I do not care too much about organizing things.

The applications I use are seamlessly integrated with each other and I can put together my own portfolio of (free) applications. I easily swap between different apps. Instead of jumping between tabs or browser windows or relying on the order in which the application provider presents navigation options, I can quickly put together my on apps portal interface and define in which order and where I want the navigation options to appear on the screen.

I sign in once when I sign in on the device, and then access content and all applications that I am authorized to access without having to sign in again.

When I start producing new content, the application I use automatically searches my own repository and the web for similar and related content from trusthworthy sources. It helps me produce what I need faster and with better quality, or helps me avoid producing the same content over again just because I am not aware that it has already been produced by me or someone else on the web.

I pay for the apps that I use and the content repository by either accepting advertising or by paying a monthly subscription fee. If I change from one app to a another, that application provider will get its share of my subscription fee instead.


  1. Just a riff re: the ad-payment.

    Is there a 2.0 on that, too? A more personal, more bang-for-the-buck than "just a shot at" the attention of the right person?

    (Wait, the true attention of the right person is exactly the goal of this activity. I'm thinking of a sponsored-by corporate logo on some event website; it's their shot at "Olle Jonsson having a glimpse of their idea of good-things-to-help" i.e. my attention. I might not at all be the right person. That's what I try to enunciate with "a shot at" -- paraphrasing that bald marketer guy. Seth Godin at Google.)

    Anyhow, Oscar, good to see you blogging about... stuff. I'll be here on the sidelines, in my feedreader. (Should one outsource that activity to Google? Do I actually need my read feeds when offline?)

    Olle Jonsson

  2. Interesting reflection. But I remember you as a very philosophical guy, so I am not surprised at all.

    Aren't you always online? Is there even such a thing as offline today? When I come to think about it, I look for an Internet connection or ask about if there is a wireless connection before I even look for a power outlet or turn my laptop on. Without Internet connection, it is only a DVD player.