Radar Networks has announced their “first mainstream semantic web application”, called Twine. It looks to be an intriguing blend of some of the elements of wikipedia, facebook, and a sprinkle of digg and del.icio.us thrown in for good measure. You can see some screenshots, and get a better overview over on readwriteweb. (Twine is currently pre-beta)
It’s a hosted service, that allows for people to create semantic structured web content around themes and topics, called twines. (In some ways, it reminds me of squidoo, too.)
I’m not going to stick my head in the flamebox that is “the semantic web”(because I know Dean is working on that post), but I will say that I really like the way that twine is shaping up to manage relationships with entities other than people. If the semantic web can deliver this in a meaningful way, I think we’ll all be a bit happier.
(But the “Web 3.0” moniker makes me cringe. I can’t help it. And I’m all about the buzzwords, too…)