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Saving, Noting and Scrapbooking Webpages and/or Any Objects Embedded in Them

From: Adam Sobieski <adamsobieski@hotmail.com>
Date: Fri, 4 Sep 2020 10:02:32 +0000
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Introduction

Users could save, note or scrapbook webpages and/or any objects embedded in them, storing these contents for later use. Objects can be embedded in webpages in a number of ways: via semantic annotation, Web Schema annotation, or Web Components custom elements.

Resembling the buttons for backward navigation, forward navigation and reloading, a button could be added to Web browser user interfaces for saving, noting or scrapbooking webpages and/or any objects embedded in them. Similarly, a context menu item could be added for users to easily access such Web browser functionality. Similarly, a keyboard shortcut could be made available for these functionalities.

Local Storage

Users could choose to store webpages and/or any objects embedded in them locally. Object-based storage could be organized into folders. For instance, objects annotated by a Recipe<https://schema.org/Recipe> schema could go into a “Recipes” folder while objects annotated by NewsArticle<https://schema.org/NewsArticle> schema could go into a “News Articles” folder.

Features available from the extensibility of operating systems’ shells or explorer folders could be utilized to provide user experiences for object-based storage.

Cloud-based Storage

Users could choose to store webpages and/or any objects embedded in them on cloud-based storage such as Microsoft OneDrive, Google Drive, or Apple iCloud.

There are a set of interesting and worthwhile services that software developers, including third-party developers, could provide for users should they choose to save, note or scrapbook webpages and/or any objects embedded in them to their cloud-based storage. Apps, plugins and services could be developed to analyze the contents of collections of stored webpages and/or objects to provide features for users.

Services for News Articles Stored on the Cloud

Should users choose to save, note or scrapbook news articles that they encounter to their cloud-based storage, a number of advanced services could be provided. Examples of such services include, but are not limited to: (1) notifying users of the distribution of the sources of their collected articles, (2) notifying users whether their collected articles contain any misinformation or disinformation, (3) indicating to users the distribution of topics in their collected articles, (4) indicating to users the results of processing sentiment analysis tools upon their collected articles, (5) indicating to users any spin or persuasion in their collected articles, (6) indicating to users the comprehensiveness of their news search and gathering processes for given topics, and (7) providing other features made possible by other AI and natural language processing tools.

Conclusion

Users could save, note or scrapbook webpages and/or any objects embedded in them, storing these contents for later use. Objects can be embedded in webpages in a number of ways: via semantic annotation, Web Schema annotation, or Web Components custom elements.

Resembling the buttons for backward navigation, forward navigation and reloading, a button could be added to Web browser user interfaces for saving, noting or scrapbooking webpages and/or any objects embedded in them. Similarly, a context menu item could be added for users to easily access such Web browser functionality. Similarly, a keyboard shortcut could be made available for these functionalities.
See also: https://github.com/WICG/proposals/issues/5
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