What is it?
We think simple tools can help us all improve the quality of information on the Internet and in the greater world around us.
Hypothes.is will be an open platform for the collaborative evaluation of knowledge. It will combine sentence-level critique with community peer-review to provide commentary, references, and insight on top of news, blogs, scientific articles, books, terms of service, ballot initiatives, legislation and regulations, software code and more.
We are a non-profit organization, funded through the generosity of the Sloan, Shuttleworth and Mellon Foundations– and through the support of hundreds of individuals like yourself that want to see this idea come to fruition.
Register below to be notified when we are ready for the general public to participate. Until then you can follow along here or via Twitter.
Our efforts are based on new standards for annotating digital documents being developed through the participation of the Open Annotation Collaboration in the Web community. We collaborate with the Internet Archive, NISO (National Information Standards Organization), publishers, academic institutions, and researchers, and welcome others to contribute to developing the platform.
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Here’s a recent presentation at the 2013 Personal Democracy Forum conference at NYU.