Twine and Web 3.0

The always interesting “Science and Reason” website by Charles Daney pointed me to Twine, a new bookmarking service, like Delicious, but with some social networking features.

A few months ago I had transferred my Delicious Bookmarks to Evernote, a great online notebook application, but now I think my precious time will have to walk a tight rope between Evernote and Twine.

Bookmarks are organizied into groups called “twines”, which can be public or private, and typically cover some recognizable topic area, or whatever people want to use them for. Each bookmark can also have a description and any number of tags, specified by the user creating the bookmark. Each bookmark also allows for comments, which anyone may add.

Introduction to Twine from Twine Official on Vimeo.

The technology behind Twine is called “Semantic Web” or “Web 3.0“. Why not? Web 2.0 is already obsolete (incidently I know people who still don’t know what RSS Feeds are).Swoogle is the Semantic Web Search Engine and may replace Google. Let’s wait and see.
But for me, always interested in new developments, and especially when it comes to collecting as much information as my brain can capture (and this largely depends on the amounts of time I have available – the only limitation to all my accomplishments), I thought it wouldn’t hurt to sign up with Twine and join some twines.

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