Hypothes.is Notebook

As I use my domain here as a commonplace book of sorts, below is a list of my highlights and comments across the web using the Hypothes.is annotation tool. It’s made possible by a plugin made by Kris Shaffer and discussed at Hypothes.is Aggregator ― a WordPress plugin and Hypothes.is as a public research notebook.

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Small Pieces, Loosely Joined

A subtle reference to http://www.smallpieces.com/

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Introducing HuffPost Opinion And HuffPost Personal

we are ending the HuffPost contributor platform

Just another site-death…

[Ben Walsh]([http://palewi.re/who-is-ben-welsh/ ) of the LA Times Data Desk has created a simple web interface at [www.SaveMy.News](http://www.savemy.news/) that journalists can use to archive their stories to The Internet Archive and [WebCite](http://webcitation.org/). One can log into the service via Twitter and later download a .csv file with a running list of all their works with links to the archived copies.

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Introducing HuffPost Opinion And HuffPost Personal

Perhaps a few too many: One of the biggest challenges we all face, in an era where everyone has a platform, is figuring out whom to listen to. Open platforms that once seemed radically democratizing now threaten, with the tsunami of false information we all face daily, to undermine democracy. When everyone has a megaphone, no one can be heard.

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Introducing HuffPost Opinion And HuffPost Personal

Now, there are many places where people can share and exchange ideas.

Notably on their own websites!

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Creating simple bookmarklets on your Android phone with URL Forwarder

Creating simple bookmarklets on your Android phone with URL Forwarder

I’d run across this wonder of an app a couple of years back too. I’ve been using it for a while, but to post to my WordPress and WithKnown based websites. WordPress and some of it’s subsidiary plugins utilize URL parameters in such a way that URL Forwarder can be easily configured for them as well. 
Details can be found at http://boffosocko.com/2017/01/10/browser-bookmarklets-and-mobile-sharing-with-post-kinds-plugin-for-wordpress/#A%20Post%20Kinds%20%E2%80%9CBookmarklet%E2%80%9D%20for%20Mobile

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Breaking down silos by sharing more on the web

small niche sites that only a handful of users might use can also be part of the
same ecosystem.

Perhaps this is something that David Shanske could leverage for adding IndieWeb functionality within WordPress?

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Why Microformats? Owning My Reviews

Over the years, Google has gone from recommending uploading a text file, to parsing RDFa with a slightly modified Microformats vocabulary, to going all-in on Microdata, to then replacing Microdata with JSON-LD and the new Schema.org vocabulary. In the mean time, the Microformats hReview vocabulary hasn’t changed, and has continued to be parsed by Google since it is so widely deployed. It would seem there is some advantage to using a format that was developed externally from Google, since they are unable to simply turn their backs on it and replace it with a new format whenever they want.

For this reason, I’m sticking with publishing the Microformats 1 hReview markup for my reviews.

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Un-Annotated by Audrey Watters

merely stops you from writing in the margins here on this website.

Does the script Audrey Watters is using really stop people from annotating her site directly?

Based on my quick test, one can still (carefully) use Hypothes.is to highlight and annotate her site, but the script at least prevents Hypothes.is from showing that annotation. When visiting her site with Hypothes.is’ Chrome browser extension on, it does show that there is one annotation on the page. It then requires some hunting to find this comment.

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Un-Annotated by Audrey Watters

shifting it to another company which then gets to control (and even monetize) the conversation.

As I’ve heard in the Indieweb chat: “Silos gonna silo.”

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Un-Annotated by Audrey Watters

write your own blog post on your own damn site

And isn’t this what everyone should really be doing anyway so that they own their own work and words?

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Un-Annotated by Audrey Watters

My blog. My rules.

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Un-Annotated by Audrey Watters

I have added a script to my websites today that will block annotations

I’ve spent some time thinking about this type of blocking in the past and [written about a potential solution](http://boffosocko.com/2016/04/07/webmentions-for-improving-annotation-and-preventing-bullying-on-the-web/). Kevin Marks had created a script to help prevent this type of abuse as well; [his solution and some additional variants are freely available](http://indieweb.org/News_Genius). — {cja}

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Reclaiming My Bookmarks – Read Write Respond

With Radio3, the publicised links connect to the corresponding site, whereas when I bookmark using my site, it shares the link to my post rather than the original site. This has me rethinking why I bookmark and POSSE. Maybe I do not need to share links to the original source, especially when my bookmarks have secondary information.

I wonder about this sometimes as well and have even contemplated crazy machinations for changing the canonical URL of my own posts to point to the originals.

I’m still a long way from figuring this out completely.

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The human solution to Facebook’s machine-produced problems also won’t work

You know Goethe’s (or hell, Disney’s) story of The Sorceror’s Apprentice? Look it up. It’ll help. Because Mark Zuckerberg is both the the sorcerer and the apprentice. The difference with Zuck is that he doesn’t have all the mastery that’s in the sorcerer’s job description. He can’t control the spirits released by machines designed to violate personal privacy, produce echo chambers, and to rationalize both by pointing at how popular it all is with the billions who serve as human targets for messages (while saying as little as possible about the $billions that bad acting makes for the company).

This is something I worry about with the IndieWeb movement sometimes. What will be the ultimate effect of everyone having their own site instead of relying on social media? In some sense it may have a one-to-one map to personal people (presuming there aren’t armies of bot-sites) interacting. The other big portion of the puzzle that I often leave out is the black box algorithms that social silos run which have a significant influence on their users. Foreseeably one wouldn’t choose to run such a black box algorithm on their own site and by doing so they take a much more measured and human approach to what they consume and spread out, in part because I hope they’ll take more ownership of their own site.

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Reply to Annotating Web Audio by Jon Udell

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I don’t often use Edge, but found the same result on an older version. I’ve had mixed results with FF: no issues with audio, but it doesn’t seem to respect the stop time on my desktop or mobile. I have a web standards friend at Mozilla, so I’ll see what I can do to have that tweaked for everyone.

While it’s very nice to have both stop and start, I more often find that start is typically enough in most of my personal use cases. I suspect that Hypothesis would prefer the stop too though!

P.S. I’d manually sent my reply to your site, but it may have been caught in your spam filter (for all the links, WordPress doesn’t like more than 2 as a default)
http://boffosocko.com/2018/01/07/reply-to-annotating-web-audio-by-jon-udell/#Syndicated+copies+to

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Annotating Web Audio

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Jon, this is certainly an awesome and interesting way to target audio on the web, which can be tremendously useful.

Given what you’ve got here, I suspect that you may be unaware of the W3C spec for media fragments which may make portions of what you’re attempting to do a bit easier (and also much more standardized). The spec is relatively broadly supported by most browsers, so it immediately makes things a tad easier from a plumbing perspective.

Some people will be somewhat familiar with the targeting technique as it’s similar to the one used by YouTube which lets users hot link to specific portions of video on their platform.

To summarize the concept, on most audio and video files one can add a #t=XXX the the end of a URL where XXX is the number in seconds into the file where one wants to start. One can target stretches of audio similarly with the pattern #t=XXX,YYY where XXX is the start and YYY is the stop time for the fragment, again in seconds.

As an example I can use it to specifically target the audio  on a particular standalone audio file like so:

https://media.martymcgui.re/70/d5/f1/77/975194c74454dc7a3ef71586bf98612a94bcb5685f7e7d3ca60dc183.mp3#t=269

With some clever JavaScript, one can go a step further and implement this at the level of targeting audio/video as embedded on a particular page which may contain a wealth of additional (potentially necessary) context. As an example of this, we can look at the audio above in its original context as part of a podcast using the same type of time fragment notation:

https://martymcgui.re/2017/10/29/163907/#t=269

As an added bonus, on this particular page with audio, you’ll notice that you can play the audio and if you pause it, the page URL in your browser should automatically refresh to indicate the particular audio timestamp for that particular position! Thus in your particular early example it makes things far easier to bookmark, save, or even share!

For use within Hypothesis, I suspect that one could use this same type of system to directly annotate the original audio file on the original page by using this scheme, potentially by using such JavaScript within the browser plugin for Hypothesis.

It would be nice if the user could queue up the particular audio segment and press pause, and then annotate the audio portion of the page using such a targeting segment. Then one could potentially share a specific URL for their annotation (in typical Hypothesis fashion) that not only targets the original page with the embedded audio, but it could also have that audio queued up to the correct portion (potentially with a page refresh to reset the audio depending on the annotation.)

The nice part is that the audio can be annotated within the page on which it originally lived rather than on some alternate page on the web that requires removing the context and causing potential context collapse. It also means one doesn’t have to host an intermediate page to have the whole thing work.

For more information on the idea, take a peek at the IndieWeb’s page on audio fragments which includes a few examples of people using it in the wild as well as a link to the JavaScript sample for doing the targeting within the page itself.

I’m curious if the scheme may make putting all the smaller loose pieces together even easier, particularly for use within Hypothesis? and while keeping more of the original context in which the audio was found?

I also suspect that these types of standards could be used to annotate audio in much the same way that the SoundCloud service handles their audio annotations, though in a much more open way. One would simply need to add on some additional UI to make the annotations on such audio present differently.

Just for fun, this type of sub-targeting on web pages also works visually for text as well with the concept of fragmention. As an example of this, I can target this specific paragraph with this link http://boffosocko.com/2018/01/07/reply-to-annotating-web-audio-by-jon-udell/#Just+for+fun, and a snippet of JavaScript on the page creates a yellow highlighting effect as well.

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Here’s the real beginning of the weekly update at timestamp t=269 seconds
or [here](https://media.martymcgui.re/70/d5/f1/77/975194c74454dc7a3ef71586bf98612a94bcb5685f7e7d3ca60dc183.mp3#t=269)

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Understanding Trump

Private enterprise and private life utterly depend on public resources. Have you ever said this?

This argument is well laid out in American Amnesia by Hacker and Pierson.

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Understanding Trump

The public resources used by businesses were not only roads and bridges, but public education, a national bank, a patent office, courts for business cases, interstate commerce support, and of course the criminal justice system. From the beginning, the Private Depended on Public Resources, both private lives and private enterprise.

This is also why public health is so valuable. It’s not only a public resource, but a private resource for companies who employ health workers. Not to mention the far higher costs of treating the sick and indigent after-the-fact.

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Podcasting models mature and diversify

Of course, I’m talking about Racquet magazine — a print-only product we ship four times a year — filled with stories that we deem interesting, that have underappreciated subject matters, headlines that you’d never click on, and images you can’t encounter in a Google search.

She’s now touting a second project of her own in this piece?!

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Hypothes.is Notebook was originally published on Chris Aldrich

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