The End of the Read-Only Internet

Web 2.0 refers to a system of communication between a website and client, offering a faster experience by making webpages stateful (as opposed to stateless i.e. Web 1.0). The next step of the web stack, web 3.0, is to provide not only a stateful application, but any number of interacting stateful applications together, not unlike an operating system,  and, crucially, under the users control. This talk will cover this new concept, starting from what we've had, considering we have, and ending on what will be, in the near future.


About the speaker:

James Robey is a computer science researcher and founder of DOMAlgebra, LLC, a company founded to organize efforts into next generation Social Computing™. A lifelong programming enthusiast, he obtained a BS in CS from the University of Maryland before ten years in the industry working on everything from content management systems to iPad applications for avionics. He particularly enjoys working in Python, Javascript, and Objective-C, before finding a calling in securing social media for the world's non-technical users. When he's not coding, he's walking around aimlessly reading books on his phone,  spending time with his wife, or making new friends in Dallas over the summer, before returning to Colorado.

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  • jamesr

    The tool used in the making of TagOS - Nametag - is now available under an open-source license. You can find the repo at (documentation and exmaples will be up soon -- you can find some examples at

    I'd be happy to give a talk about how to get started with it at the next meet-up, if that's something people are interested in. Nametag -- in this form -- is meant to be used right in your HTML page along side your existing code -- not the through-the--web system that was shown previously. Enjoy, world.

    July 20, 2013

  • jamesr

    New demo up!

    run it in Chrome or Safari (it will work with artifacts in Firefox and IE9/10) and press ESC once it's loaded :-)

    (campaign is also up at but that's if you want to share with friends interested in better social media. The demo is about programming. The runtime is going out GPL - you write a program in TagOS, export it, and run it anywhere you'd like. I'll do the release work shortly - i still have to write many letters and such, so I can't quite (yet) afford to spend time on anything else)

    July 14, 2013

  • jamesr

    The crowd-funding campaign I spoke of is finally ready to be shared as of today - getting the daystream viewer proofed (it really works, not a demo) and freezing it in to a version that doesn't require a server (it appears to save, but is reset when you reset the browser) took the lions share of the extra time between the 4th and now.

    For those who asked, you can share this around (please do!). The support I got from this meetup and from everyone in general is what makes this possible - "pure research is never wasted".


    and the new demo at

    (note that it will be updated continuously with more conversations and marketing materials, more applications, etc for as long as I can.. I can't afford to continue doing this fulltime for more than the next month, but I think this ball will roll!)

    James Robey

    July 11, 2013

  • Jeff F.

    Very much enjoyed the presentation. I think that James is a mad genius (in a good way). I look forward to seeing how his passion for revolutionary ideas and his amazing technical skills impact the future of web development.

    July 4, 2013

  • jamesr

    I got great feedback from this wonderful group. Because of the work i did in considering how to present I think 3.0 is really a "thing" that deserves the title. My site is and I encourage anyone interested in learning more to contact me; I am in Texas until mid-august and would love to take advantage of what time I have here to provide insight and find places I can help/fit in.

    When I post new information (for instance, downloadable materials, videos, kickstarter) i'll post notices here, and until then, my deep thanks to Improving and esp. Mike for allowing a town-newb to take the stage. You rock!

    (Mike, twice I've learned new things from the state of JS news beforehand. Truly a service to us all)

    July 4, 2013

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