Do you want to know when someone annotates your webpages? Do you want to follow somebody's annotations? You have come to the right place.
One could easily wire up the output from this through a service like IFTTT, Zapier, Integromat, etc. to push the notifications to email, or other modalities as desired.
It doesn’t give anything over and above what a Hypothes.is addict with some programming skills could already produce, but for those who are code averse, or just too busy with building other pieces of the Domain of One’s Own this could allow some simpler outputs.
If you are a tinkerer, there is a GitHub repo for the project.
While you’re at it, why not throw in the usernames of some of your favorite annotators and subscribe away in your favorite feed reader? Some of the best things I discover online are through colleagues’ annotations, I think, in part, because it’s a much higher level of engagement with the material than the pablum found in many Twitter feeds.
It could also be a good means of following annotations on some of your favorite hashtags in the system as well. Want to learn some new words? Follow wordnik in your feed reader. Want to know the state of the art in Open Education Resources? There’s a tag serious people are annotating with that you could follow in your reader.
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I remember back in early web days, maybe late 90s, there were a number of companies pushing browser plug-ins for this sort of thing. I thought it was a wonderful idea and installed most of them but none seem to takeoff. Wonder why. I think even @Google tried this at some point
There were several dozen most of which are either small, tiny, or in the graveyard. Here’s a pretty comprehensive list of some of the efforts: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1f86L7vgHUW9wSLNNSunhjmtxtg6KlCOVpHGKbqUzW-Y/edit#gid=0
I love the Hypothes.is UI and they give me my data which is a plus. If you can’t potentially own the data, it’s a losing proposition (literally).
thinking of using the plugin as the default comments system for a blogging platform im building
There were several dozen most of which are either small, tiny, or in the graveyard. Here’s a pretty comprehensive list of some of the efforts: docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d…
I love the Hypothesis UI and they give me my data which is a + [more…]
I’ve wanted @mention/Webmention support on Hypothes.is for a long time. I had URL hacked my way into a solution a while back but never wrote about it.
I was reminded today that one can subscribe to an RSS/ATOM feed of annotations on their site (or any site for that matter) using the feed format
https://hypothes.is/stream.rss?wildcard_uri=https://www.example.org/*and replacing the example.org URL with the desired one. Nota bene: the /* at the end makes the query a wildcard to find anything on your site. If you leave it off you’ll only get the annotations on your homepage.
If you’re using Hypothes.is in an off-label use case as a commenting system on your website, this can be invaluable. I recall Tom Critchlow and CJ Eller trying this out in the past.
To go a step further, one can also use this scheme to get a feed of @mentions of their Hypothes.is username too. If I’m not mistaken, based on some preliminary tests, this method should work for finding
usernameboth with and without the
These are a few interesting tidbits for those who are using Hypothes.is not only for the social annotation functionality, but as a social media site or dovetailing it with their own websites and related workflows.