A fuzzy, amorphous term for some of the upcoming trends for the web.
As might be expected, different people have different ideas for what it is.
1 My hot takes
It should be more data ownership than self hosting. Self hosting is one route to ownership, but can be exclusionary. You shouldn't need to be a server administrator.
There is massive blockchain hype around the decentralisation piece. But this is putting the tech choice before the design choice.
There is a focus on some of the social and platform-based stuff, but what about the less social stuff? Banking, services, whatnot. (How solid is Tim’s plan to redecentralize the web? — Irina Bolychevsky)
3 Elsewhere in the garden
Notes that link to this note (AKA backlinks).
- Web 3.0 IMO: as weird as Web 1.0, as easy to do and connect as Web 2.0. Agency, privacy, and ownership.
- Read: Can the Real Web 3.0 Please Stand Up?
- Open Collective fiscal hosting.
As Vitalik Buterin once layed out, it helps to see decentralisation as having multiple dimensions, in his view these three: technical, political, and logical. A technically decentralised network with a single developer influencing its progress is politically centralised. And if all nodes have to share the same data (the modus operandi of blockchains) it is logically centralised.
- What is Web 3.0 actually.
- Peer Production License.
- And that was with the eviction ban - due to domestic abuse and loss of temporary accomodation. The eviction ban ended 1st June 2021 in the UK. There will probably be a lot more evictions.
- I could perhaps use IndieKit as a Micropub endpoint - it pushes to git repos for content storage.
- Interlinking wikis
- Reweirding the web
- WTF is Web 3.0?