"Annotate That! is a free unique annotating service. Share web pages, images or documents with others and add your comments using annotations. Simply click on the web page or medium to make your annotation."
(We Create Digital)
"The Guide evolved from the need to have an application that could organize information and ideas in a hierarchical, tree-like structure. Tree-based structures are frequently employed to manage information through a 'divide-and-conquer' approach, wherein each level of the tree represents a further level of specialization of the parent-level topic - the best example of this being a book.
The Guide is an application that allows you create documents ('guides') which inherently have a tree (which you can modify as you please) and text associated with each node of the tree. The text itself is of the rich-text variety, and the editor allows you to modify the style and formatting of the text (fonts, bold, italics etc).
For the initiated, the Guide is a two-pane extrinsic outliner. This concept is similar to mindmapping in some ways."
[While this tool is designed for authoring help guides -it is also very useful for re-structuring large text documents. Once complete the newly re-structured document can be exported as an RDF document (which are MS-Word readable).
Note that there seems to be something wrong with the MSI version of the installer -the EXE version is OK however.]
"The Digital Preservation Coalition was established in 2001 to foster joint action to address the urgent challenges of securing the preservation of digital resources in the UK and to work with others internationally to secure our global digital memory and knowledge base. Established as a not-for-profit membership organisation the coalition provides a mechanism by which members can work together to realise the opportunities of long term access."
(Digital Preservation Coalition)
"Prezi lets you bring your ideas into one space and see how they relate, helping you and your audience connect. Zoom out to see the big picture and zoom in to see details - a bit like web-based maps that have changed how we navigate through map books."
(Prezi Inc., 2011)
[The tool provides a useful way of creating a 'presentation narrative'. In so doing it shifts the emphasis away from the 'content' of your presentation towards the sequential arrangement of ideas and their interrelationships.]
"That the powers that be - and I realise that there is no great conspiracy of authority here; the cables themselves tell us that! - appear to be playing whack-a-mole with the WikiLeaks website makes me think that they don't really understand the problem in front of them. In fact, it leads me to suspect that the portrayal of WikiLeaks as a website might have been a brilliant piece of misdirection. People in general don't tend to grasp information theory, but it's sometimes particularly easy to laugh at just how little understanding some sections of the establishment appear to have:
'The Defense Department demands that WikiLeaks return immediately to the U.S. government all versions of documents obtained directly or indirectly from the Department of Defense databases or records' (Kevin Poulsen, 5 August 2010, 8:44 pm)
There are, I think, two important things about WikiLeaks. The first is the use of technology -of the internet and cryptography - to facilitate the collection of information from anonymous sources. The second is the fact that information is available in a digitised form. This latter property means that leaking a gigabit of information is hardly more difficult than leaking a single bit. If someone has the information and the motivation to leak something, it will be leaked. All that WikiLeaks does is to solicit this information actively. It's a brand, and an organisation, and a network, but it's not really a website.
Still, something must be done! And trying to shut down websites does look like doing something."
Poulsen, K. (2010, 5 August, 8:44 pm). "Pentagon Demands WikiLeaks ‘Return’ All Classified Documents." Wired.com August 2010. from http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2010/08/pentagon-demands-wikileaks/.