I’ve played around with Twine for some time and then for some reasons that I will eventually try to summarize, I’ve stopped paying much attention to it. I still receive the daily digests from the twines that I follow and do skim over them, but in general haven’t found a real reason to do any switching over. I’m a little addicted to having the del.icio.us bookmarks on my Firefox and be able to quickly find what I’m looking for by using ctrl+b or APPLE+b and typing a keyword. Twine only offers something like that if I get to their website first.
But, anyway, as I said, I’ll get to an analysis of Twine some other day. Right now I’m going to just make this observation hoping that I’ll have somebody solve this for me. I was reading Kingsley Idehen’s blog post about Twine and OpenLink and it referenced the ability to navigate Twine through the relationships that it adds to the pages.
It sounded interesting so I downloaded OpenLink for Firefox (which required me to create an account with Firefox Add-ons) and gave it a try… And then started the head-scratching. Lots of options that don’t seem to do anything (like the relationships on the popup from the storage URI section) and things that don’t seem to work until you click twice on them. But once you got used to clicking around, there is some information there. Not organized enough, in my opinion, but it’s probably a good start. If you have some organization it will highlight better what isn’t organized correctly.
But the question that remains for me is: is this what is missing? Should this be the next browser experience? I don’t get it yet, but it might be more because of clunkiness of interface and some improvements in the data. It’s a way of looking at information, but it’s just not fluid enough. Not all interactions can have a real grouping that is not themselves. And if something is only grouped with itself, what is the use of grouping?
Anyway, it was an interesting experiment anyway. Now back to something more productive. Not mowing weeds (which was part of today’s entertainment)…