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  1. May 2023
    1. Keith Taylor is Moving to Web3

      In recent years, I've been searching for an inclusive platform on which to develop new Internet content. Because I want to form supportive, learning communities. Where I can continue to help people with problems that I've found solutions for. But in a way that encourages others to pass on what they learn.

      I was inspired by giffgaff customer support. Which puts frontline support in the hands of fellow customers. Allowing giffgaff to provide cost-effective personal support. While allowing committed customers to earn some spare cash. Ingeniously, giffgaff pays that cash twice a year. Meaning that customers can easily receive £200 in November and in May - nicely timed for winter and summer holiday seasons. Importantly, that £200 is easily achieved in a few enjoyable minutes most days. But it's also easy to put more effort in and earn significantly more.

      So for years, I tried to find or create a platform that I could use in similar ways. To provide helpful, inclusive customer support for my websites. That together, we could expand to replace first line support in most industries. Luckily, I found it.

      Unfortunately, Web3 is quite new. And its decentralized nature means that current participants are pioneers. So if you are the type of person who needs "the answer" from "the owners", you need to wait a year or three. But do you like to be at the cutting edge, making your own choices, and enjoy the benefits of early adoption? If yes, please accept my invitation to join Keith Taylor Web3.

      In future, I'll bring you step-by-step details. With onboarding and ongoing Web3 support.

  2. Sep 2022
    1. Hypothes.is & 📒ShrewdNotes Web Page Annotation

      I'm blogging about how I'm using Hypothes.is as a starting point for documentation about 📒ShrewdNotes Web Page Annotation. Because I'm learning how to organize efficient workflows with 📒ShrewdNotes. Then I can be certain that my documentation is accurate for when I get more people involved.

      So these are practical notes that guide me. In order to become reference material for anonymous learners, followers, subscribers, and members. Also, these notes can become a framework for Hypothes.is-style 📒ShrewdNotes that I can adapt for Sciwheel and other annotation services.

      Hypothes.is Groups and Tags

      I use Hypothes.is Groups as follows: * Public Group for Anonymous Learners. * 🗃ShrewdSubjects Groups. * My Private Group.

      Public Group for Anonymous Learners

      I make most of my Hypothes.is 📒ShrewdNotes in public. Mainly on my own websites. But increasingly whenever I find anything useful or interesting. Especially where I find good content relating to one of my 🗃ShrewdSubjects. So anyone can follow my Public 📒ShrewdNotes.

      To recognize 🗃ShrewdSubjects, I use Hypothes.is Tags. Currently, these are Food, Gout, and Learning. Where Learning includes any topic not covered by the other subjects. In this way, as I recognize new subjects, I will separate them from Shrewd Learning.

      Note that Public annotations for my subject tags include notes from all Hypothes.is users. So, tags are a great way to collect notes by everyone who is interested in a topic. Also, you can mix and match User, Group, and Tag searches. As well as using free-format search.

      Additionally, I've started using Hypothes.is Tags to help me organize my workflows. Currently, I use 4, but I may extend this as I incorporate annotation into my daily life. My current 4 tags are: * New - denotes new content that I'm preparing. * Change - denotes changes I plan to make. * editing - means that I've saved the note that I'm currently working on. Or that I've forgotten to delete my editing tag! I use this to avoid losing text as I'm writing it, as Hypothes.is does not have autosave. Though there are ways round that. * BuildInPublic - read more at #BuildInPublic.

      🗃ShrewdSubjects Groups

      Though I like to BuildInPublic, I also like to collaborate. Now, collaboration is possible using public annotation. But I'm trying to create services built around teams. So I've created private groups for each 🗃ShrewdSubject.

      Currently, joining these private Hypothes.is groups starts by subscribing to one or more newsletters: * Foodary Nexus Newsletter * GoutPal Links Newsletter * Shrewd Learning Newsletter

      My Private Web Annotation Group

      I try to do most of my content creation in public. Or in teams. So I only currently have one group for private notes. But Hypothes.is allows you to create as many private groups as you need. Which is useful where you want to keep notes separate. However, I recommend using tags unless you are sure you want separate groups of notes.