Let’s start from the very beginning… Web 1.0 – That Geocities & Hotmail era was all about read-only content and static HTML websites. People preferred navigating the web through link directories of Yahoo! and dmoz. Web 2.0 – This is about user-generated content and the read-write web. People are consuming as well as contributing information through blogs or sites like Flickr, YouTube, Digg, etc. The line dividing a consumer and content publisher is increasingly getting blurred in the Web 2.0 era. Web 3.0 – This will be about semantic web (or the meaning of data), personalizations (e.g. iGoogle), intelligent search and behavioural advertising among other things. If that sounds confusing, check out the excellent presentation below that help you understand Web 3.0 in simple English.
Source: Digital Inspiration