Twine

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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About Steve Yuen

I am a Professor Emeritus of Instructional Technology and Design at The University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, United States.
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4 Responses to Twine

  1. 鴻如 says:

    Twine可結合相同類型之相關資訊,但使用者似乎需註明summary和tag,如一些時間、地點、時間等關鍵字,就會去分析項目並且自動算出他們的標籤,Twine就會去找出相關的標籤與書籤,但是我困惑的是,此tag匯入是否可自動化呢?如為人為需鍵入,則使用者是否會因使用較為耗時而減少使用,畢竟現在很多搜尋式的資料庫與WIKI等可運用!

  2. 鴻如 says:

    Twine可結合相同類型之相關資訊,但使用者似乎需註明summary和tag,如一些時間、地點、時間等關鍵字,就會去分析項目並且自動算出他們的標籤,Twine就會去找出相關的標籤與書籤,但是我困惑的是,此tag匯入是否可自動化呢?如為人為需鍵入,則使用者是否會因使用較為耗時而減少使用,畢竟現在很多搜尋式的資料庫與WIKI等可運用!

  3. hsiuminlu says:

    Web3.0是一個語意性的網路!是吧!先前WEB2.0出現許多利益弊病,認為有些網站藉由網友的使用壯大了
    就將該網站轉賣給予其他財團,因此該網站的擁有者大賺一筆!這樣許多在上面使用該網站的網友大為不快
    認為經營壯大的是我們。為什麼沒有將利益回饋~這似乎有道理!因此有人大喊web3.0認為要將利益還民,概念是,以後會友很容易及可以架構起來的網站的軟體,每一個人將來都是架網王,你也一網我也一網,網網想連到天邊!但就秀敏看來,將來會是一盤散沙,一網一主機,太誇張!所以需要可以提出好一點的WEB3.0構想
    符合真實情況的概念!如何與那些網站、主機擁有者共榮共存!購物網站即是一例!您認為呢?

  4. hsiuminlu says:

    Web3.0是一個語意性的網路!是吧!先前WEB2.0出現許多利益弊病,認為有些網站藉由網友的使用壯大了
    就將該網站轉賣給予其他財團,因此該網站的擁有者大賺一筆!這樣許多在上面使用該網站的網友大為不快
    認為經營壯大的是我們。為什麼沒有將利益回饋~這似乎有道理!因此有人大喊web3.0認為要將利益還民,概念是,以後會友很容易及可以架構起來的網站的軟體,每一個人將來都是架網王,你也一網我也一網,網網想連到天邊!但就秀敏看來,將來會是一盤散沙,一網一主機,太誇張!所以需要可以提出好一點的WEB3.0構想
    符合真實情況的概念!如何與那些網站、主機擁有者共榮共存!購物網站即是一例!您認為呢?

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