A Hypothesis-powered toolkit for fact checkers

Overview In Annotating the wild west of information flow we sketched one of the ways annotation can help combat the plague of fake news. The approach we imagine there — an annotation-powered toolkit that supports an emerging standard for fact checking — remains a thought experiment. But journalists aren’t the only ones who need to … Continued

Annotating the wild west of information flow

At the White House Frontiers Conference last week, President Obama made this appeal for online fact-checking. We’re going to have to rebuild, within this wild west of information flow, some sort of curating function that people agree to. … There has to be a way we can sort through information that passes some basic “truthiness” … Continued

Viewing and exporting Hypothesis annotations

We’re delighted to see Roderic Page and Kris Shaffer putting the Hypothesis API to work. For us, the API isn’t just a great way to integrate Hypothesis with other systems. It’s also a way to try out ideas that inform the development of Hypothesis. Today I’ll share two of those ideas. One is a faceted … Continued

I Annotate 2016

Our I Annotate conference has, since 2013, brought together users, developers, and standards-makers who share a common vision of an annotation-enabled web. In 2013, 2014, and 2015 we held the conference at the Fort Mason Center in San Francisco. This year we moved the venue to the Microsoft Atrium in Berlin. Why the change? Partly … Continued

Science in the Classroom

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), publisher of Science, provides an educational resource called Science in the Classroom (SitC) that “helps students understand the structure and workings of professional scientific research.” It looks like this: Graduate students provide annotations that are categorized as shown in the Learning Lens widget. Readers select one … Continued

A coalition for scholarly annotation

On April 17th, the Annotating all Knowledge coalition gathered in Portland to begin the work of defining, designing, and implementing a common framework for scholarly collaboration. Members of the coalition include publishers, platform providers, librarians, standards makers, and technologists who share a common interest in annotation of all scholarly content for the benefit of scientists, … Continued

Direct Linking

If you click here, one of two things will happen. With the Hypothesis extension installed, you’ll open a page at dougengelbart.org where the Hypothesis sidebar will open and focus on one annotation. The annotation highlights this sentence in an email written by Eugene Eric Kim: Over the past several months, I have found the granular … Continued

Introducing developer API tokens

Last April, at I Annotate Hack Days, several of the developers who showed up wanted to use the Hypothesis API not only to read annotations but also to create them. With help from Randall Leeds, Raymond Yee built an API wrapper that included a way to make authenticated calls to the Hypothesis API. Since then, … Continued

DIY @mentions

A posse of Hypothesis users got together for delightful exploration that started with Playful Annotation in the Open and continued in the Hypothesis annotation layer for that blog post. (And then in an annotation layer on that annotation layer!) One of the questions that came up was about @mentions:   Until @mentions are an in-app feature … Continued

The annotated FAQ

A few weeks ago we published a frequently-asked questions page at https://hypothes.is/faq. In the time-honored tradition of the internet FAQ, we want ours to be a living document that evolves as we add features and interact with users. That tradition is often more honored in the breach than the observance, but we have an ace … Continued