I had a brief look at the newly launched Twine site last night, the much-ballyhooed new search-semantic-web3 thingie launched by the folks at Radar Networks. I was earnestly trying to figure out what the heck it was good for — collaborate, semantic, tagging, sharing, data, etc. — and I never did quite figure it out.
As near as I can tell, now that I’ve now read TechCrunch’s coverage and elsewhere, it’s a smarter web-based information organizer. While the idea of searching stuff that people declare important sounds fine, I’m not sure I buy it. It certainly seems like it violates my “people are lazy” dictum, asking me to adopt a new tool and become more organized about my information collections, mostly so that I can one day benefit from better organization.
Feel free to convince me otherwise, because it’s possible that with a missed flight and ATC delays this morning I’m just being particularly curmudgeonly.