Twine — “knowledge networking”

 

Twine: The First Mainstream Semantic Web App?

 

Twine

 

Written by Richard MacManus / October 18, 2007

“Founder Nova Spivack showed me a demo today … Spivack told me that Twine aims to bring a usable and scalable interface to the long-promised dream of the Semantic Web.”

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“On Friday Radar Networks is announcing a new Semantic Web application called Twine. Founder Nova Spivack showed me a demo today of the new app, which he described as a “knowledge networking” application. It has aspects of social networking, wikis, blogging, knowledge management systems – but its defining feature is that it’s built with Semantic Web technologies. Spivack told me that Twine aims to bring a usable and scalable interface to the long-promised dream of the Semantic Web.

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“What is Twine?

“The aim of Twine is to enable people to share knowledge and information. At first glance it is very much like Wikipedia, but there is a whole lot more smarts to the system. Spivack described it to me as “knowledge networking”- i.e. it aims to connect people with each other “for a purpose”. It’s not based around socializing, but to share and organize information you’re interested in. Using Twine, you can add content via wiki functionality (there are many post types), you can email content into the system, and “collect” something (as an object, e.g. a book object). The screenshots below show of this in action — note that the product itself isn’t available just yet, as it’s in private testing.

“Other features of Twine include: RSS feeds to track all kinds of things (topics, events, search, etc); commenting and viewing related things, sharing tags, and more. Also, and Marc Canter will like this, Twine users will be able to import and export their own data. Nova said that Twine will be an open platform – there will be a SPARQL API and a REST API.” . . . (full article)

Source: Read/WriteWeb

Referenced Blogs:

Read/WriteWeb

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