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Take Back The Web

Simon Willison: Jon, you need Greasemonkey ... I’m using this for my final year project, a decentralised web annotation system that lets you annotate pages, storing your annotations locally and then sharing your public annotations as a feed (similar to the way RSS aggregators work). The trick there is to run a local web server on some port, then have the Greasemonkey user script (eventually a full extension) communicate with that local server to store and retrieve data. I’m using Ruby on Rails' built in WEBrick server to prototype the service, and it’s working a treat.

I want. I want. IWantIWantIWant.


Simon on Greasmonkey

Simon Willison on Greasemonkey as a lightweight intermediary: I’m using this for my final year project, a decentralised web annotation......

Excerpt from LaughingMeme at

Any thoughts on using XLink Complex Links?  Third party annotation engines is exactly the design centre for XLink Complex.

Posted by Dave Orchard at

Could this be the start of something like a decentralized Third Voice?  Subscribe to your clique’s annotation feeds and MST3K the web?

Posted by l.m.orchard at

Sam Ruby: Take Back The Web

Jon, you need Greasemonkey ......

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