When I started my blogging I was not thinking about this terms but when I encountered Web 2.0 upgrade and one site claiming they are also coming up with Web 3 , I wondered what are these terms in relation to the whole internet eco-system.
From Wikipedia , Web 1.0 refers to the state of the World Wide Web, and website design style before the Web 2.0 craze, and included most websites in the period between 1994 and 2004. It is important to note that "Web 1.0" is a retronym. That is to say that it has been retroactively named only after the introduction of the term "Web 2.0", and has very loosely defined boundaries. For the most part websites were a strictly one-way published media, similar to the Gopher protocol that came before it.
Personal web pages were common in Web 1.0, consisting of mainly static pages hosted on free hosting services such as Geocities, nowadays dynamically generated blogs are more popular, often keeping real-time statistics and allowing for readers to comment on posts.
Design elements of a typical Web 1.0 website