Twine has launched. The new site, which has been in private beta testing for a year or so, is a super-ambitious service for sharing not just plain old bookmarks but Web information of many kinds. And so far, I’m finding it intriguing and potentially useful–but also kind of frustrating.
First the good news: Twine is a much more powerful take on social bookmarking than Delicious and its rivals. A Twine is a collection of links and other Web information, and you can create them on any topic you like and either make them public or keep them private. Other Twine members share their Twines, too, so you can browse through ones on an array of subjects, or peruse the Twines that a particular member has created.