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6:16 pm on Oct 19, 2007 (gmt 0)

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At the Web 2.0 conference on Friday Radar Networks will show off Twine, a service that uses semantic Web technology to improve sharing information with friends and coworkers.

Twine will be available in a limited test version on Oct. 29 and open to the public next spring. The idea is to create a web, not of your friends as on a social network, but instead of all of your information. Twine is intended to let you suck in email, bookmarks, RSS news feeds, websites, photos, videos, database and any other digital information. Then it tries to make sense of it.

Semantic Web App, Twine, Goes Beta [bits.blogs.nytimes.com]

7:56 pm on Oct 19, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Oh great - another social networking website :¦
8:05 pm on Oct 19, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Oh great - another social networking website

...we used to call them BBS's before they were TCP/IP based.

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From the NYT article.
“If you’re looking to make a quick buck you wouldn’t do this,” he said .

Uh, yeah.

But, I agree that the world is getting just too "connected."

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Twine is not a social networking site , nor a BBS. You might want to take a look at the article or website. If it lives up to its billing you may all be using this service by next Spring.
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I agree that the world is getting just too "connected."

It really scares me. I don't even have a Facebook page yet - and yet we're already onto something else that can "improve sharing information with friends and coworkers".

According to Bill...

Twine is not a social networking site , nor a BBS. You might want to take a look at the article or website. If it lives up to its billing you may all be using this service by next Spring.

Yet, it's a...
service that uses semantic Web technology to improve sharing information with friends and coworkers
(is that not socialistic networking?)

Well... now I'm just confused more than anything!

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If it lives up to its billing you may all be using this service by next Spring.

I wholeheartedly agree. Personally the most important aspect of Twine will be that the data can be made open and accessible. Why have all you friend connections stored behind Facebook's walls when you can generate a FOAF file from your Twine friend connections that you can then use around the Web.

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Remember back when you wanted to "share information" with someone, you mailed them a letter? And if they were close personal friends, you called them on the phone -- or actually dropped by their house?

I want to coin a phrase:

anti-social networking; the combined and ongoing acts of disseminating or perusing information online in a non-personal way so as to have no actual social contact.

Yeah, I read the article... so many point bother me.


from the article:

Share information with friends and co-workers?

Friends are people you see outside of work and complain about your co-workers to. Co-workers are people you work with and, pretty much don't want to share your personal life with.


from the article:

"So you will be able to find your stuff by typing in a category–job applications, Cape Cod beaches, and so on."

So many people fluff their applications and resumes to gear it to a particular job -- Do you really want the next job you're applying for to find the app you filled out 3 years earlier? People need to learn how to put less personal information online.

Cape Code beaches? I've been going to them all my life --- there is nothing on the web that I could spend 1000 hours doing related to any beach that sitting on the dunes in Wellfleet or body surfing at Nauset for a 1/2 hour could match... Social? Networking?

When I hear the words "semantics" in regard to web search I think: S.E.M. antics

Read the comments after the article -- the 15 or so people who have posted on the NYT site says about the same thing -- the one or two who think "it's great" either expect to profit from it somehow, or have not actually been outside or have socialized with anyone other than in a chat room for 10 years.

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Remember back when you wanted to "share information" with someone, you mailed them a letter?

Yea, those were the good times. People had something to say back then. People share information quick nowadays, but the content?!?

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I just don't want to share my life online with some guy from Usbekistan. Never understood what the sense of all this social crap is beside the developers making $$ from it. People put more time into their Myspace and Socialcrap.com than their family and friends. A weird world...

[edited by: Killah at 11:56 pm (utc) on Oct. 22, 2007]

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twine is a local word here meaning to whinge/whine/complain - Great idea! - a social network called twine for people to spend all their time complaining! It's never been done before!
 

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