Annotating the web

Ulises posts a fascinating follow up to his Distributed Textual Discourse paper: Facilitating the social annotation and commentary of web pages.

This post is all about what’s going on down in the area and, if you’re interested in Purple Text, Liquid Information, Anozilla, Wikalong, Good Notes, co-link or gibeo… then this is one you’ll want to read.

The question, of course, is whether we will annotate the web, or whether it will annotate itself, or will Google get to it first. Without enough consideration [disclaimer over] I’m of the feeling that we won’t. I can’t see a regressive reason for it, and if you don’t have a regressive reason then you don’t have a reason.

But I think that we will learn a lot about what the internet is through exploring if we can do this… which is equally valuable.

There are a few more posts in this, I can tell :O)