what is twine and how does it contribute to free full text databases?

If you’re not familiar with Twine – it is web 2.5 (towards web 3.0) tool that keeps track of your interests by collecting online content, brings it all together by the topic of your interest, so you can have it all in one place and share it with anyone you want. Even more, beside personalized or collaborative  way of collecting content, sharing interests in communities, learning about new things, getting personalized recommendations.

Before I invite you to join and share with you an interesting Twine I found out recently, I’d like you to know that Twine is powered by semantic Web [one of my fav. anticipated topics since 2002]. This means the system automatically learns about your interests, groups, then makes connections and recommendations tailored to you by using RDF standards (Resource Description Framework language), URI (universal resource identifier) and OWL (Web Ontology Language). For more information how these three main components work in Twine check this page.

You can join Twine anytime and find interesting content – depending from your interests. I use Twine since May 2008, when it was ‘invite-only’ – this is me on Twine , and recently I found out great new resources on Full text. And it is free! Full text is the name of this Twine and it’s enriched with free databases and scholarly search tools, open access journals, which is opposite of locked academic online full text databases, archives or libraries that you have to pay for (or your University/ institution at least). As a preacher of the open access – if you are researcher, student, involved in academia or maybe professional interested in specific area,  this is place with great resources. Please give me a feedback on Twine or meet me there.

Twine Official on Vimeo.


  1. For teaching and learning purposes, Twine seems to offer several classic levels:
    -curricular materials (we find good Twines to follow)
    -constructivist pedagogy (students build Twines to learn from)

    It also reminds me of the ways we use del.icio.us, Furl, etc.

    See you in the Twine-o-sphere.

  2. Lina says:

    if you like italy, come and we will show you it !

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