search cancel – The Semantic Web & Twitter

SemanticTweet.comThis is a new service that will let any Twitterer access a list detailing his 100 most recent followers and friends, in a setting of its own. That is, the information is presented as a FOAF RDF (“Resource Description Framework”) document – the format introduced by the “Friend Of A Friend” project.


In case you don’t know what that is, it can be generally described as a web of machine-readable pages that describes people and the links that there exist among them. That is, a semantic web representation of your list of friends, and what tools and links you all have in common.

One of the best things about this application is that it employs public Twitter data only. In practice, this means that the user does not need to disclose personally identifiable information of any kind.

Ultimately, this service aims to make it possible for people to connect more efficiently through Twitter, letting every user make sure he is following the right or in (any case) most suitable users out there. In Their Own Words

“SemanticTweet is a simple web service that generates a FOAF RDF document for you from your list of Twitter friends and followers (or more specifically, from the 100 most recent of each of your friends and followers). It does this using the Twitter REST API. This service uses public Twitter data only, and so doesn’t need your Twitter username or password.”

Why It Might Be A Killer

Such a tool places Twitter-related information in a new and more practical light.

Some Questions About

What are the ways this can be maximized? What is its ideal use?

Author : Roger Hollings

Born and bred in Maine, Roger is one of the longest-standing writers for A translator by trade, he is passionate about art in all its forms. He enjoys both classic and contemporary literature, nature photography and music from both sides of the Atlantic. Fascinated by technology from an early age, he has always explored the ways in which computers let people articulate their thoughts and communicate better with the world at large.

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