Musings on Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Saturday, October 02, 2004
Annotate, Share & Comment Upon Web Pages
My Venture Dynamics Group colleague Laura Black defines collaboration as the co-creation of knowledge. A longstanding interest of mine is how technology might be used to facilitate effective collaboration among entrepreneurs and entrepreneurial support organizations. Consequently, I constantly experiment with tools such as this weblog.
Although virtual office tools such as Groove can be immensely useful, the learning curve can be too steep for many, which limits the range of situations in which the tools are useful. Consequently, my toolbox is full of lighter weight, easier to use, specialty tools such as Glance.net. Over the last few months, I've been using shared Web link services such as del.icio.us and Onfolio, which I've found very useful. After reading a Kolabora posting this morning, I've started to play around with Gibeo, which incorporates some of the easy-to-publish and RSS syndication features of del.icio.us and adds some more powerful annotation and commenting features.
For example, after highlighting a passage as "important" and publishing the page using my Gibeo account, other viewers can click the passage and add their own comments:
Similarly, passages can be highlighted for inclusion in my personal RSS feed that, in turn, are available for comment by others: