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.