Web 3.0 – the Internet changes so fast

The author at the web journalism workshop. With me are the delegates from Vietnam (left) and the Maldives (center)
The author at the web journalism workshop. With him are the delegates from Vietnam (left) and the Maldives (center)

I’ve just attended a three-week workshop on web journalism and Web 2.0 in Macau, China. 

Last night, I came across a CNN blog about Web 3.0. I hardly have time to digest things that I learned about Web 2.0, and here comes Web 3.0.

Whew! The Internet changes, and it changes really fast!

Aside from the May 4 to 22 web journalism workshop, I also attended a one-day web journalism seminar, one of the events leading to the 6th Asia Media Summit, also held in Macau.

In that seminar, I heard for the first time the term “visual radio.” I asked myself: what the heck? Visual radio? Duh, then it’s no longer radio!

But lo! There is indeed a “visual radio,” and there’s also a “Visual Radio,” a product of Nokia. These changes in technology never cease to amaze me.

Web 3.0

The author at the one-day web journalism seminar, which was organized by Germany's DW-Akademie and the Asia-Pacific Institute for Broadcasting Development
The author at the web journalism seminar, which was organized by Germany's DW-AKADEMIE and the Asia-Pacific Institute for Broadcasting Development

On CNN’s SciTechBlog, CNN.com writer/producer John D. Sutter enumerated some interesting tidbits about Web 3.0. 

He said the flow of information is becoming quicker online. You said it Sutter! Right on the money!

In the web journalism seminar, one of the speakers said there is a tendency now to move towards the use of smaller gadgets. Meaning, even laptops may become a thing of the past in the future.

Based on these trends, I think anything “micro” may become a prominent feature of Web 3.0. Just look at the popularity of Twitter, a microblogging site.

Size does matter.

 

Web 3.0

CNN blog about Web 3.0

 

Asia-Pacific Institute for Broadcasting Development

Information about the web journalism workshop held in Macau, China

 

6th Asia Media Summit

News item about the 6th Asia Media Summit, from http://www.china.org.cn

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