Friday, October 19, 2007


Every place I turn today there's something about Twine:

Twine is Smart

Twine is unique because it understands the meaning of information and relationships and automatically helps to organize and connect related items. Using the Semantic Web, natural language processing, and artificial intelligence, Twine automatically enriches information and finds patterns that individuals cannot easily see on their own. Twine transforms any information into Semantic Web content, a richer and ultimately more useful and portable form of knowledge. Users of Twine also can locate information using powerful new patent-pending social and semantic search capabilities so that they can find exactly what they need, from people and groups they trust.

Twine “ties it all together”

Twine pools and connects all types of information in one convenient online location, including contacts, email, bookmarks, RSS feeds, documents, photos, videos, news, products, discussions, notes, and anything else. Users can also author information directly in Twine like they do in weblogs and wikis. Twine is designed to become the center of a user’s digital life.

This is an exceptionally attractive concept, especially given its ability to parse content for meaning and identify new relationships and context with other content. You identify your "twine" content through tagging, and Twine applies your assigned semantics to other content, adding to your twine. It's also a social site where a personal network can interact with your shared twine and its content, enriching its semantic layer through that interaction. Twine is meant to learn from its folksonomies.

O'Reilly Radar reports on the demo at the Web2 Summit.
Read/Write Web has two postings here and here.

I've submitted a beta participation request. This could be an interesting tool for distributed research efforts.

No comments: