NSF funds web annotation tool
Scrible (pronounced scribble) is positioning itself as an online research aid that will help you
- Highlight and annotate web pages
- Tag, filter and search
- Share and collaborate
The research angle is not surprising, considering that the company received a $500K Phase II grant from the NSF. For now, the service is free, but a paid edition will be offered in the future, with additional features.
I set up an account for myself, which took very little time. You install Scrible by dragging a “Scrible Toolbar” button to your bookmarks bar. The tool is activated by clicking the button. The graphic below shows the activated toolbar and a few random annotations.
I found this tool very easy to install and use during the few minutes I tried it. When I need to do web annotation I will give Scrible serious consideration.