Web 3.0 – A New Hope

The previous article of the series was very gloomy about the current state of the Web, but we promised that we were going to be much more optimistic about the future in this issue of the Blockchain for Books series.
In fact, a new generation of distributed P2P and blockchain-based technologies for file sharing and storage, called IPFS and Filecoin, have the potential to shake up the status quo, correct the pitfalls of Web 2.0 and let us enter into the “Web 3.0” era.
A comprehensive analysis by Stefano Tombolini, blockchain analyst and WordPress implementer at Tombolini & Ascciati.

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The Paradise Lost of Web 2.0

In the previous article of this series, we stated that the Web 2.0 revolution actually led us to the centralization of Internet services and questioned whether blockchain technology could enable a Web 3.0 evolution.
In his book Who Owns the Future?, the computer philosophy writer Jaron Lanier explains how the big tech companies that survived the dot-com bubble and consequently thrived are “stealing” and monetizing users’ data, without any respect for privacy and the economic rights of content owners.
What went wrong with the Web 2.0 movement?
A comprehensive analysis by Stefano Tombolini, blockchain analyst and WordPress implementer at Tombolini & Associati.

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ALLi foresees a more author-centered industry thanks to the blockchain

In its white paper Authors and the Blockchain, the Alliance of Independent Authors is hoping a “Self-Publishing 3.0” revolution will bring an author-centered financial model for the first time in publishing history.
Is it an informed and realistic assessment of the possible impact of 
blockchain technology?
critical review by Stefano Tombolini, blockchain analyst and WordPress implementer at Tombolini & Associati.

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