Hypothes.is Historical Survey of Annotation Efforts
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NCSA MosaicBRIEFLY IMPLEMENTEDncsa.uiuc.edu1993?Just found out the mosaic browser had annotation built in originally!Marc AndreessenNCSA / UIUCShut it down before deployed, didn't want to deploy and operate the required internet-scale servers.
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InsightLIMITED USEhttp://www.lunaimaging.com/index.html1995digital image collectionDavid RumseyLuna Imaging
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PanoramaLIMITED USEhttp://xml.coverpages.org/panofeat.html1995SGML browser plugin for NCSA MosaicSoftQuad
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iMarkupDISCONTINUEDhttp://www.bplogix.com/support/imarkup-client.aspx1998stand-alone desktop application, database serverBP Logix, Inc.discontinued
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ThirdVoiceDEFUNCT19992001sticky notes browswer plug-inEng-Sion Tan discontinued--not enough ad revenue. threatened with lawsuit by sites that considered it grafitti
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uTOKDEFUNCThttp://web.media.mit.edu/~orit/utok.html19992001MIT projectOrit ZuckermanAcquired for $150M in 2000, shut down
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CritlinkDEFUNCThttp://zesty.ca/crit/2000Public Web AnnotationsKa-Ping Yee
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The AnnoteaDEFUNCThttp://annotea.org/2001annotation project to enhance W3C collaborative environmentW3C
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NewsTrustDEFUNCThttp://newstrust.net/2005journalism annotator--tools to rate stories accuracy, fairness, sourcing, context Fabrice FlorinNewsTrust
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HP TrailblazerDEFUNCThttp://ceur-ws.org/Vol-175/19_croke_jack_final.pdf2005working paperPat Croke, Ann Johnston, Kim TigheHP
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A.nnotateLIMITED USEhttp://a.nnotate.com/2005Multi-format support, connect to Moodle/VLE's, comprehensive document storage and management, enterprise & extensive APIRobert Cannon, Fred HowellTextensor
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StickisDEFUNCThttp://www.stickis.com/2006social bookmarking, annotation, social networking Jean Sini and Marc A. MeyerActiveweave, Inc.reboot as BlogRovr and sold to BuzzLogic.
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FleckDEFUNCThttps://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/fleck-save-the-best-of-the-web/20062008save bookmarks and stickies on topBoris Veldhuijzen van Zanten and Patrick de Laive
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My WOTLIMITED USEhttp://www.mywot.com/2006website reputation toolSami Tolvanen and Timo Ala-KleemolaWOT Services, Ltd
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ShiftSpaceLIVING DEADhttp://sharedcopy.com/20062011Last software update 2009Dan Phiffer
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DiigoWIDE USAGEwww.diigo.com/2006Top ten research tools by CNET acquired Furl and LooksmartundisclosedDiigo
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SharedCopyDEFUNCThttp://www.shiftspace.org/2007blog tools, comment on attachmentsChew Choon Keat
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DotspotsDEFUNCT20072012Annotating news with "dots" (distributed objects of thought), crowdsourcing multiple perspectives; “spot the truth, connect the dots!” Farhad Mohit (Founder and CEO), Matt Mastracci (CTO), Naval Ravikant (Advisor)
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FinalsClubLIMITED USEhttp://finalsclub.org/2007non-profit, open access to academic course material annotations of elite universitiesAndrew Magliozzi
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Awesome HighlighterDEFUNCThttp://www.awesomehighlighter.com/2008no browser extensionthree guys from Florida.
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Reframe ItDEFUNCThttp://reframeit.com/2008deliberative polling, community annotation engagementBob Fishkin
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SpinspotterDEFUNCThttp://spinspotter.com/20082009"Seven Deadly Spins" annotation toolTodd HermanSpin Spotter Inc.
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MendeleyWIDE USAGEhttp://www.mendeley.com/2008comprehensive research management, document storageVictor Henning
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SideWikiDEFUNCThttp://www.google.com/sidewiki/2009googlescrapped
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KutanoDEFUNCThttp://www.kutano.com/20092010Assaf Koren
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GoozyLIMITED USEhttp://goozy.com/2009ICQ-like chat for websitesEran KaritiHypermix
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Markup.ioLIMITED USEhttp://markup.io/2009drawing tools for annotationsJosiah RoeMediumDiscontinued as of August 13th, 2014.
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ShareflowLIMITED USEhttp://zenbe.com/2009Real-time group collaboration on workflow items, email, messaging, document sharingAlan ChungZenbe Inc
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Yousticker / StickrLIVING DEADhttp://yousticker.com/ http://stickr.com/2009Sticky notesEvgeny Palchevskyneglected
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NewsCubeNEVER IMPLEMENTEDhttp://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=15187722009article Souneil Park et al
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LEMORELEASEDhttp://www.slideshare.net/bhaslhofer/the-lemo-annotation-framework2009support embedded content itemsBernard HaslhoferSlideShare
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AnnozillaRELEASEDhttp://annozilla.mozdev.org/2009annotea on Mozillamozdev.org
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NBRELEASEDhttp://nb.mit.edu/about/2009nb is an annotation taking tool developed by the Haystack Group at CSAIL.
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MarginizeSTRUGGLINGhttp://www.marginize.com/2009makes use of twitter content about given pageZiad SultanMarginize
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DocumentCloudWIDE USAGEhttp://www.documentcloud.org/2009Catalogues primary source documents for journalists, researchers and activistsEric Umansky and Scott KleinIRE (Investigative Reporters and Editors)
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RapGeniusWIDE USAGEhttp://rapgenius.com2009Annotate rap lyrics!Mahbod Moghadam, Tom Lehman, and Ilan ZechoryRap Genius10M monthly hits as of 10/2012. Just got $15M in funding from Andreessen Horowitz!
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HowTruDEFUNCThttp://howtru.com/2010content veracity model Tom BedollaVoracious Entropy
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AnnotateItLIMITED USEhttp://annotateit.org/2010annotator tool and browser extensionRufus PollockOpen Knowledge Foundation
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WebKlipperLIMITED USEhttp://webklipper.com/webklipper2010document storage/managementinteractive link sharingAvlesh SinghWebklipper Technologies
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JournalTalkLIMITED USEhttp://journaltalk.net2010Academic journal focusGeorge Mason
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CritiqueItLIMITED USEhttps://edu.critiqueit.com/2010secure storage, (corporate) document collaboration, and group annotationAlexandra Fleur, Ashley BradfordCritiqueit Inc.
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CrocodocLIMITED USEhttp://crocodoc.com/2010collaborative review of word, powerpoint, pdf docsRyan DamicoNow part of Box https://www.box.com/notes.
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Highlighter.comRELEASEDhttp://highlighter.com2010cloud based storage, education toolsMullineaux, Matt Blancarte and Nate WhitehillHighlighternow part of PanOpen? https://panopen.panopen.com
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Alipi - Renarration WebALPHAhttp://alipi.janastu.org2011Web content accessibilty project for diversity in literacy needsDinesh, ...Janastu and ServlotsRe architected and deployed using SWeeT Web now.
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dbunkrANNOUNCEDhttp://dbunkr.com2011"deeper than fact-checking"undiscloseddBunkr
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Substance.ioLIMITED USEhttp://substance.io/2011publishing and authoring engine for writers, journalists, scientistsMichael Aufreiter
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BounceAppLIMITED USEbounceapp.com2011site screengrab annotation, shareable with NotableappBryan ZmijewskiZurbRelated to Notable.
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iCorrectLIMITED USEhttps://www.icorrect.com/2011celebs pay $1000 to correct rumors David Tang
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Digress.itLIMITED USEhttp://digress.it/2011Wordpress Annotation pluginEddie Tejada
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ConveratiLIVING DEADhttp://converati.com/2011social bookmarking/annotatingSeth Samuels
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NotableAppRELEASEDnoteableapp.com2011collaborative sets/workspacesBryan ZmijewskiZurb
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FindingsRELEASEDhttp://findings.com/2011enabled excerpting from Amazon kindle, social clipping streamJohn BorthwickbetaworksNow leads to Instapaper https://www.instapaper.com
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Hypothes.isRELEASEDhttp://hypothes.is2011General purpose web annotation applicationDan WhaleyHypothes.isIn progress
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LiquidTextALPHAhttp://liquidtext.net/2012GUI document viewer and annotation tool, can link different passages together, tablet or touch tableCraig TashmanLiquidText, inc.
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SweeT WebALPHAhttp://wiki.janastu.org/Sweet_Web2012Used to implement ReNarration Web, ReStory, anthill.janastu.org and other projectsDinesh, ..Janastu and ServelotsIn progress
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AnnotaryLIMITED USEhttps://annotary.com2012General personal annotation tool and highlighter
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Lacuna StoriesRELEASEDhttp://www.lacunastories.com/about/2013Lacuna is an open-source, online learning tool designed to create new possibilities for reading and learning collaboratively.Brian Johnsrud, Michael WidnerStandord: Poetic Media Lab
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AnnopadALPHAhttp://www.annopad.com/2014Simple page-level comments as an extensionMichael SantibanesAnnopad
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Livefyre SidenotesRELEASEDhttp://web.livefyre.com/apps/sidenotes/2014 (?)LivefyreAcquired by Adobe
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Orseis ALPHAhttp://en.doc.fidesfit.org/wiki/Main_PageWeb of Trust frameworkFidesfit
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FilesquareBETAhttp://filesq.comannotation for design work
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CliqueMeDEFUNCThttp://cliqueme.proboards.com/index.cgiscrapped
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DisputeFinderDEFUNCThttp://confront.intel-research.net/Dispute_Finder.html#Usage_Scenariosintellabs Rob Ennalsproject ended
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CitabilityLIVING DEADhttp://citability.orgAnnotation of government documents
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PunditRELEASEDhttp://thepund.it/Research / Semantic Web focused annotation system.Net7
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AnnotumRELEASEDhttp://annotum.org/" A scholarly authoring and publishing platform based on WordPress"Final release 22 Nov 2016.
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GoodreaderWIDE USAGEhttp://www.goodiware.com/goodreader.htmlbig file support, drop box enabled, text search, annotation toolsApple
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Notable PDFWIDE USAGEhttps://www.kamihq.com
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Annote.in
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Ouija.iohttp://ouija.io/demo
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Poeticahttp://poetica.com/
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AmayaBETA
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