- Jun 2022
Chrome extension that adds to your browsing experience by showing you relevant discussions about your current web page from Hacker News and Reddit.
Similar to the browser extension / "bug" that shows other Hypothes.is conversations and annotations.
This would be cool if it could be expanded to personal search to show you blog conversations or Twitter conversations of people you follow.
- Apr 2022
We have to endlessly scroll and parse a ton of images and headlines before we can find something interesting to read.
The randomness of interesting tidbits in a social media scroll help to put us in a state of flow. We get small hits of dopamine from finding interesting posts to fill in the gaps of the boring bits in between and suddenly find we've lost the day. As a result an endless scroll of varying quality might have the effect of making one feel productive when in fact a reasonably large proportion of your time is spent on useless and uninteresting content.
This effect may be put even further out when it's done algorithmically and the dopamine hits become more frequent. Potentially worse than this, the depth of the insight found in most social feeds is very shallow and rarely ever deep. One is almost never invited to delve further to find new insights.
How might a social media stream of content be leveraged to help people read more interesting and complex content? Could putting Jacques Derrida's texts into a social media-like framing create this? Then one could reply to the text by sentence or paragraph with their own notes. This is similar to the user interface of Hypothes.is, but Hypothes.is has a more traditional reading interface compared to the social media space. What if one interspersed multiple authors in short threads? What other methods might work to "trick" the human mind into having more fun and finding flow in their deeper and more engaged reading states?
Link this to the idea of fun in Sönke Ahrens' How to Take Smart Notes.
- social annotation
- algorithmic feeds
- Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
- user interfaces
- deep reading
- digital social reading
- Sönke Ahrens
- social media
- Jacques Derrida
- active reading
- Nov 2021
article explores how annotation with digital, social tools can address digital reading challenges while also supporting writing skill development for novices in college literature classrooms. The author analyzes student work and survey responses and shows that social annotation can facilitate closer digital reading and scaffold text-anchored argumentation practices.
Writing to understand what I read is critical to my practice. Doing so socially is particularly helpful when I don't understand something or am lacking the motivation to keep reading.
- Jun 2021
Digital Social Reading · Works in Progress by [[Federico Pianzola]] (2021)
Federico mentioned this in the group chat at I Annotate 2021.