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If you rummage through weblogs, you will always find things that you didn't know yourself, but which could be very interesting for you. And that's how I got through the other day Chris Aldrich on an open software initiative by hypothesis which has set itself the goal of better networking the Internet with each other.

"Hypothesis is a new effort to implement an old idea: A conversation layer over the entire web that works everywhere, without needing implementation by any underlying site."

Hypothesis site (3.9.2022)

The idea behind this initiative is very simple. You install a corresponding extension in your browser (it worked for me right away with Chrome and Safari) and also register on the Hypothesis website. With that everything is done and you will then find the necessary functions on the right side of the screen to highlight text in yellow like with a highlighter or to be able to add comments to it. It is possible to make these comments public, to share them in self-chosen groups or to use them for yourself.

Now I'm curious to see whether this gadget can be integrated into my existing work environment and whether I can find other users with whom I can then work together using this tool. I'll try to put Hypothesis in front of my own Zettelkasten and then later, if it makes sense for me to add it, to it Detlef Stern to ask whether and how the two could best be combined.

Addendum (5.9.2022/XNUMX/XNUMX)

Detlef Stern got me on the post linked here Chris Shaffer made aware. Now I'm curious to see if Hypothesis will also be integrated into my weblog.

Addendum (11.9.2022/XNUMX/XNUMX)

With a little help from Detlef Stern I can at least embed individual pages and posts - which is not really what the inventor intended.

Addendum (24.1.2023/XNUMX/XNUMX)

Although I was still able to embed Hypothesis throughout the weblog in September 2022, that didn't stop me from turning it off again today. The reason for this was that it was probably only used by me on my blog — and only for gaming.