Webbed Footnotes is a new, unique tool that enhances the web browsing experience.
With Webbed Footnotes, you can annotate web pages with comments and can read and reply to the annotations left by others. Your comments will be placed on top of the page and will be visible to subsequent readers.
You have the additional ability to "approve" of others' comments that you like. This promotes high-quality contributions.
Webbed Footnotes is a project of the Sociable Media Group at the MIT Media Laboratory. It is also Scott Golder's M.S. thesis project.
You may read the thesis here.
There is also a CHI 2005 workshop position paper from the Beyond Threaded Conversation workshop.
Soon, a public version of Webbed Footnotes will be available.
For more information, contact us via email at golder ("at") media.mit.edu.