Web Annotation

A web annotation is an online annotation associated with a web resource, typically a web page. With a Web annotation system, a user can add, modify or remove information from a Web resource without modifying the resource itself. The annotations can be thought of as a layer on top of the existing resource, and this annotation layer is usually visible to other users who share the same annotation system. In such cases, the web annotation tool is a type of social software tool. For Web-based text annotation systems, see Text annotation.Web annotation can be used for the following purposes: to rate a Web resource, such as by its usefulness, user-friendliness, suitability for viewing by minors.
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  • The Next Web joins startup database fray

    … had previously run a Dutch Web annotation startup called Fleck. It’s this technical background that leads de Laive to believe that TNW has a shot at making the marriage of media and tech work where others have failed. “Our background in products means we don’t think of ourselves as a publisher,” said . “Our company DNA is very different,” said…

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