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Re: Annotations + awareness?

From: Asim Qayyum <asim.qayyum@utoronto.ca>
Date: Thu, 22 Mar 2001 16:07:32 -0500
Message-ID: <3ABA6994.C6056E2D@utoronto.ca>
To: Annotations Group <www-annotation@w3.org>
Interesting concept...as a doctoral student interested in exploring the
value addedness of annotations to electronic document, I have looked at
quite a few research articles but have not come across such a tool. I
was thinking that a group specific proxy server could easily provide
such an option i.e. if the group size is big enough otherwise it
probably would not be feasible.


Mikhail Yakoubov wrote:
> Consider a (small) group of co-workers busy with a task. They monitor
> several (web) newssources related to the task on daily basis. Old-way
> they have a newsgroup or mailing list there each can post a brief note
> with URL of what s/he has found interesting. A problem with it is that
> the url-ed page may be already visited by others (and presumably
> considered not interesting enough to be shared or annotated). New-way,
> there should be an awareness-spreading mechanism that will simply tell a
> group member who of the group have already visited the page. Looks like
> the long-time-here mechanism of marking visited links in any browser but
> extended group-wide (and, as mentioned, telling a user namely who have
> alreaday visited the link). At a glance, this could provide substantial
> time savings allowing to avoid duplicated efforts. Annotation feature
> should integrate with this quite naturally, though such coupling is not
> absolutely mandatory.
> Has anyone heard of tools enabling this?
> Regards,
> Mike Yakoubov.
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