At the Web 2.0 Summit, Radar Networks introduced Twine, an application for knowledge management over the Web. The application is tailored to the Semantic Web standards and adds a whole new dimension to the concept of networking.
Twine is a Web site where people can dump information that's important to them, from strings of e-mails to YouTube videos. Or, if a user prefers, Twine can automatically collect all the Web pages she visited, e-mails she sent and received, and so on. Once Twine has some information, it starts to analyze it and automatically sort it into categories that include the people involved, concepts discussed, and places, organizations, and companies. This way, when a user is searching for something, she can have quick access to related information about it.
Nova Spivack, CEO and founder of Radar Networks, describes Twine as a Google equivalent for your personal information (Wired). The project has been under wraps for several years. Backed by technologies that include Machine learning, natural language processing (ZDNet), and social graph analysis, Spivack believes that the application will emerge as a collaboration tool that connects people and knowledge such as never before.
Twine is open for beta testing on invitation only. This is the first application for the masses, based on the standards of the Semantic Web.