First look: Semantic Web App “Twine”

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You’ve heard the hype about Web 3.0. Er, the “Semantic Web.”

Well, here’s the first look at it with Radar Networks’ Twine, which is like a bookmarking/collecting tool on steroids.

If you only have 10 minutes, here’s a short, edited version of the interview/demo.

In the hour-long version (also embedded on this blog post) CEO Nova Spivak gives the first in-depth public demo of the technology.

Twine is darn cool, and something I’m looking forward to using. But it’s good to see this as a real-world demonstration of what the Web could look like.

59 thoughts on “First look: Semantic Web App “Twine”

  1. Hi

    Our approach at Imindi (An application built by a team of Phd computer and neuro scientists) is to take a “mind” approach to helping people to construct their own “mind maps” of connected thoughts and information on any subject. These Mind Maps are little semantic webs that work “As we think” and the “Thought Engine” (Semantic Graph) at the core of Imindi enable Like Minded people (Social Graph) to connect and combine the Thoughts, Information and even Create Knowledge. At the core, all the semantic linkages from every body`s public mind maps collape on themselves to form essentially one global mind map.

    However, the closest vision to what we have built was not that of the Semantic Web, but that of the Memex by Vanevver Bush – but as we build a layer of thought and meaning over the information on the web…I would suggest that in addition to Twine we are also very much a Semantic App worth watching.

    http://www.imindi.com/journeys/382-semantic-web/maps/3195155-semantic-web

  2. Hi

    Our approach at Imindi (An application built by a team of Phd computer and neuro scientists) is to take a “mind” approach to helping people to construct their own “mind maps” of connected thoughts and information on any subject. These Mind Maps are little semantic webs that work “As we think” and the “Thought Engine” (Semantic Graph) at the core of Imindi enable Like Minded people (Social Graph) to connect and combine the Thoughts, Information and even Create Knowledge. At the core, all the semantic linkages from every body`s public mind maps collape on themselves to form essentially one global mind map.

    However, the closest vision to what we have built was not that of the Semantic Web, but that of the Memex by Vanevver Bush – but as we build a layer of thought and meaning over the information on the web…I would suggest that in addition to Twine we are also very much a Semantic App worth watching.

    http://www.imindi.com/journeys/382-semantic-web/maps/3195155-semantic-web

  3. I just signed up so I cannot comment yet on Twine. But just one thought though, are the info & links we leave, going to or be used by a third party?
    Cheers BC

  4. I just signed up so I cannot comment yet on Twine. But just one thought though, are the info & links we leave, going to or be used by a third party?
    Cheers BC

  5. I got into the Twine beta last week and I’ve been playing around with it since then. It’s pretty neat, but so far I don’t see any functionality besides simple bookmarking and aggregating documents. Everything I hear and read about it says it should do a lot more than this. From how Nova describes it it sounds awesome.

    Maybe I’ll just keep adding data to it and see if it eventually starts organizing it or doing something useful other than scanning pages and documents for keywords.

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