I've been very critical of "web3" over on 🐦 recently: https://twitter.com/ilikebeans.
On @email@example.com, I wrote about how the #fediverse, if anything, seems like the closest thing we have to a true "web3" (without blockchaining all the things): https://write.as/matt/what-would-a-real-web3-look-like
@matt web3 is basically being used as a drop-in replacement for “blockchain-based”. It would be better if it was used for “decentralized technology” instead, but there’s too much momentum behind its use for blockchain — I don’t think the fediverse is influential enough to co-opt it beyond folks in the fediverse itself.
That’s not to say we shouldn’t do it anyway.
@mike Very true that it doesn't stand for what we want today. But I think just throwing another definition out there, and backing it up with a "web3" that people can actually experience today, can help. I think it's still early enough for that.
(Also needs to be done in the right place -- where all the web3 people hang out)
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