Difference between Web2 vs Web 3 and how it matters?

The second generation of the Web, widely dubbed as “Web2,” evolved to help users with the surge of user-generated content, social media and easy peer-to-peer communication and collaboration.

It allows businesses to reach and engage with new audiences globally and store, access and manage important data in the cloud.

Also, this web phase gave birth to Wiki, Youtube,instagram and Facebook and other video streaming applications, blog posting, podcasts, and social bookmarking as well! It witnessed the emergence of APIs (Application Programming Interface), integrating and simplifying access to different apps and interfaces.

Following 2.0, the third iteration, based on sophisticated software programs such as artificial intelligence and Machine learning Web 3.0 is becoming the internet’s buzzword.

  • Trustworthy
  • Data-Driven
  • UI that caters to every user
  • Blockchains,
  • Metaverse,
  • and Semantic Web

are all to be leveraged through Web3.

However most of the capabilities of Web3 are already present in Web 2.0, so what’s new in it, then?

Content Ownership

In Web 2.0, computers use HTTP as a unique web address to find information, which is generally stored in a single server.

While the striking difference with respect to Web 3.0 is, information can be found based on its content, and thus can be decentralized.


Payments on Web 2 are made through Government-issued money, such as the US dollar, which is used during transactions. Web3, on the other hand, uses encrypted digital currencies such as Ethereum or Bitcoin, which are assuring secured fund transactions.


Although Web2 technologies include – AJAX and JavaScript, HTML5, and CSS3 has helped users to comment and interact with one another in real-time; While ML, deep learning, semantic web, and decentralized technologies powered by Web3, gives personalized search results in accordance to user interest, and delivers predictive analytics improving the user experience, making the search faster and smarter.


Web2 includes podcasts, social bookmarking, blogs, RSS feeds, and video sites that allow two-way communication between a server and a client browser.

While Web3 uses AI and machine learning-powered Apps, dApps. For a better experience, and consistency across channels, it considers context for communication that are tailored according to individual preferences based on their past search history within an application.

Security and Privacy

Web2 applications rely on centralized servers and systems to store data, and the security protocols of the data are defined by the owners.

Whereas in the web3 applications, users will have complete control over their data. They have the freedom of sharing or keeping the information private.

Whether you are new to blockchain and web3 technologies or are already living with your blockchain initiatives, Evvo Technology products and services will assist in the delivery of your business goals using Web3 technologies.