[open-science] hypothes.is

Andrés Delgado andres at delgado.ec
Tue Oct 28 13:53:15 UTC 2014

  As of today, Hypothes.is is making its general purpose annotator
available from

The application has a variety of features. These include:

Easily annotate and highlight web pages and online PDFs. Annotations
will be saved and re-attached whenever you return to the document.

Hold conversations directly on the web by replying to others.

Tags allow you to structure and organize your annotations across
multiple documents. Click on a tag or use “tag:<term>” in the search bar
to find all annotations with a specific tag.

Every annotation has its own URL so you can easily share them with others.

*Privacy Controls*
Annotations can be marked as public or “Only Me” giving you control over
who can see what you say.

The stream is a great way to see what people are reading and annotating
all over the web.

We have a lot more in mind. Our roadmap
<https://hypothes.is/roadmap> will give you an idea of what lies in our

    The long view

Our mission is to bring a conversation layer to the world’s knowledge,
but we won’t be doing that alone. We participate in a vibrant community
of scholars, scientists, technologists and others that share our vision.

We think an annotated future is best achieved through open standards,
like the Web Annotation Working Group
<http://www.w3.org/annotation/> recently chartered at the W3C.

Those standards should inform an open source software ecosystem that
others can use to build and host their own applications. The Hypothes.is
application is built on Annotator <http://annotatorjs.org/>, which is an
annotation framework in use by a community of other like-minded projects
<http://annotatorjs.org/showcase.html>. Much of our energy is devoted to
making sure that Annotator incorporates the advances we’ve developed,
and best reflects our thinking about how to bring Annotation to the
widest audience possible.


Andrés Delgado
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