Fortune Magazine stated “financially speaking, Web 2.0 has been a total bust”. Companies like MySpace and Facebook have loyal followers, but the money is not exactly rolling in. MySpace has posted $6 million in revenue for 2008, falling far short of the $5 billion dollar Target for the site. Even Google hasn’t figured out how to make Money with YouTube after paying $1.65 billion for it two years ago.
“Web 2.0” is a term that tech publisher Tim O’Reilly coined five years ago to describe a new wave of Internet innovation that lets publishers publish and share content tech web post . Yet, 2008 was a big disappointment for social media companies, and twitter was the last company to really change the game in 2007. So even though sites have changed the way that we interact with the Web, Web 2.0 has still failed to deliver new ways to cash in over Web 1.0.
So in steps Web 3.0, what makes Web 3.0 different? One way to look at it is Web 3.0 is the box containing semantic Web, which is a box that contains linked data. You could say that Web 3.0 is like a synonym for the semantic Web.
Using the linking ability of Web 3.0 or linked data from the semantic Web is a technique that the Streamline Funnel System headed by Paul Birdsall is planning to use so that they can filter analyze and transform data in a way that’s much easier than developing an advanced algorithm like so many have done in the past.
Hoping to capitalize on the new launch of the Web 3.0, The Streamline Funnel System is hoping to use it to dig through the information overload that is propagated by the Internet, giving them the ability to break the old traditions of just linking one site to another.
They will be developing linked structured data that is more machine-readable carrying the semantic information in a much better format, paving the way for true semantic Web. So even though a linked data format doesn’t create smart data, it will enable it in a way which gives a technology that the Streamline Funnel System has developed to take this unstructured data and structure it to focus their attention on a target groups to market to.
With the Streamline Funnel System, becoming one of the first Internet applications to use web 3.0 to generate a brand-new marketing technique it should be noted, the term Web 3.0 is really an amorphous term that really shouldn’t be used to describe the system that they are using, although it is clear that it is a new way of using structured data and marketing techniques, paving the way for a new semantic Web in the future.
After you register your domain name, the next step is to arrange for some kind of Web hosting service. I’m going to assume you don’t want to run your own Web server, which is much more complex than building a Web site and not necessary for anyone who isn’t running an extremely large Web site. How do you find a Web host with all the features you need for your Web site? And, how do you even know what to ask?
The best place to look for a Web host is also the most obvious: Look online! If you search for Web hosts in a search engine, you find millions of matches to choose from. For more qualified recommendations, ask around and get references from people you trust, especially those with Web sites you admire. After you narrow your options, shop around. Running a Web server is an increasingly competitive business, and not all companies offer the same features. Before you select a Web host, consider what you want on your Web site and make sure that you find a service that meets your needs. Your goal is to find the provider with the best collection of services within your budget. The following sections highlight a few questions to ask as you explore the features that different services offer.
Choosing a Web host is a little like choosing a cell phone company or a long-distance carrier. In theory, all phone companies provide the same capability to make a phone call, but as you probably know, in practice, they offer vastly different rate plans and special services.My best advice is to get a good start on the development plan for your site before you shop around for a service provider so that you know which kinds of services you need. You might decide, for example, that you want 24-hour technical support so that you can get help at night after work, but you don’t want to pay extra for secure financial transactions because you don’t plan to sell products online.
Many Web hosting services, such as those provided by Yahoo!, provide e-commerce features in addition to hosting and domain registration all in one place. If you’re thinking of starting a business or taking your existing business online, you may want to make sure your service provider can handle e-commerce transactions. If you plan to sell a lot of products, I also recommend a shopping cart system, which is a program that enables visitors to add products to a checkout page that tracks and tallies selected items as a visitor moves through your site. You can buy shopping cart systems separately, but many service providers, such as Yahoo!, include shopping cart features as part of their online store services.