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I talked about Web 3.0, the “semantic Web” in my blog last June.  The concept of a semantic Web is based on the idea that machines can be taught to understand language more like the way people understand it. To get a first taste of a semantic Web, let’s take a look of Twine, the most hyped Web 3.0 application developed by Radar Networks a year ago.  Twine is a Web application that helps you organize, share, and discover information around your interests with your friends, family, or the public.

According to the Twine’s Web site, Twine is smart and it automatically organizes information, learns about interests and makes recommendations. Twine enables you to organize information you find or create on the Web including bookmarks, text, images, and videos. As you add information to Twine, it is automatically tagged so that you and others can find it more easily.  Twine looks at content and parses it automatically for the names of people, places, organizations and other subject tags. You are then able to navigate between related content, view recommended content and connect with recommended people around your interests.

I think Twine is a cool application and it is a smart way to keep track of your interests. Twine organizes your content, learns as you use it and recommends new things to check out.  Twine is no longer in private beta.  You can join Twine anytime and check the service out.  To get a good started with Twine, I suggest that you visit the Raven’s Twine Tutorials site that provides a collection of Twine tutorials, tips and tricks.  Also, you may want to view the How to use Twin Screencast tutorial before starting your Twine.

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Web Timeline

While many of us are excited about the recent Web 2.0 development and find ways to integrate some of these Web 2.0 tools in teaching and learning, many Web entrepreneurs and developers already designed and created the next generation of Web applications that some people have dubbed Web 3.0.

So, what is Web 3.0? Web 3.0 is generally agreed to be the semantic Web. According to Nova Spivack, the CEO of Radar Networks who launched its first Web 3.0 product called Twine, Web 3.0 is a Web 2.0 with a brain. He further indicates that Web 3.0 will not replace the ideas from Web 2.0. It’s just building on the techniques and making them smarter. Web 3.0 is about data and making them smarter. Web 3.0 is statistics, linguistics, open data, computer intelligence, the wisdom of crowds and user-generated content all coming together. So, Web 3.0 is not a specific technology. It is convergence of Web technologies that will take place in the next decade.

To get a feel of a Web 3.0 application, you may want to check out the Twine. Twine is a first Web 3.0 tool that intelligently collects, organizes, and shares information such as documents or Web pages for professionals.

If are interested in Web 3.0 or the trends of Web technology, you may want to view the following two presentations from Slideshare. Meanwhile, get yourself ready. Web 3.0 is already here and more Web 3.0 applications will emerge soon.

The Evolution of Web 3.0

Web Technology Trends for 2008 and Beyond, May 2008 Update

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