Web 4.0

As much as I like Web 2.0 I am realizing how much noise exist. I mean twitter, Google Reader (so many feeds), all the blogs, podcast, software to try and download, etc. etc. etc.

I wonder about how all of this noise will be filtered, what will result? I think with social networks and so many micro-communities, instead of having a society more connected, you actually have one that’s more segmented, i.e. MySpace people don’t talk to Facebook people, or Twitter people only talk to those on Twitter and no one else. I was thinking about this while listening to the TWIT (This Week In Tech) PodCast and they were talking about this in reference to journalism and news, but I think it will expand into other areas.

In the end there will have to be a new type of tool required to sift and filter through the information overload. It will be a tool that not only filters your news and post that you read though syndication (RSS) or your news aggregators, but it also is aware of your computer problems, and actively searches for information or software to fix those problems. The same thing also recommends what kinds of services exist for people like you with similar interest and communication preferences… My thought is this will be close to what Web 4.0 looks like…