“A.nnotate lets you share and store notes on documents. When you upload a document A.nnotate displays it in the browser and lets you add notes and tags to specific words, phrases and regions of the page. You can share documents so that other people can add notes and replies. All notes are added to your personal document index.”
Features are: Private storage for documents and notes, On-line annotation of the documents you upload, Shared documents and folders so you can invite others to view and add notes to your documents. Indexes of all your documents and notes with searching and sorting by tag, author, note text etc. News and notifications about changes to shared folders and documents.
A.nnotate tries to focus on “ease of use and universal availability for the core concepts of annotation and collaboration.”
a particular focus on the comments that are highlighted everywhere on the site
“Lapham’s Quarterly in association with the Institute for the Future of the Book answers the question with a new form of discussion and critique–an annotated edition of the report on a website programmed to that specific purpose, evolving on short deadline into a collaborative illumination of an otherwise black hole.
We invited a quorum of informed sources (historians, generals, politicians both foreign and domestic) to add marginal notes and brief commentaries at any point in the text seeming to require further clarification or forthright translation into plain English.”
comment sample. you can comment on every paragraph and reply.
“The ISG Report is an experiment along the way. The form in which it is presented is an early prototype of a new style of Internet document that puts the conversation of readers on equal footing with the text.”
Consider annotation (open)
“This digital edition of Utopia is open: open to read, open to copying, open to modification. On this site Utopia is presented in different formats in order to enhance this openness. If the visitor wishes to read Utopia online they can find a copy. If they want to download and copy a version, I’ve provided links to do so in different formats for different devices. In partnership with The Institute for the Future of the Book I provide an annotatable and “social” text available for visitors to comment upon what More – or I – have written, and then share their comments with others. Those who like to listen will find a reading of Utopia on audio files, and those who want to watch and look can browse the user-generated galleries of Utopia-themed art and videos. For people interested in creating their own plan of an alternative society, I’ve created Wikitopia, a wiki with which to collaborate with others in drafting a new Utopia. More versions for more platforms are likely to be introduced in the future.” —Stephen Duncombe