Annotating 'primary source' documents

Citizen journalism guru Dan Gillmor points to a relatively new feature in online magazine Slate, called ‘Hot Documents‘. They are posting scanned versions of ‘primary source’ documents, annotated to help you understand the significance and subtext. Dan rightly points out there’s a problem in how they have executed it… but if you want to achieve the same effect, you can do so – and avoid the tech glitch – by posting any documents to Flickr, and using the ‘add note‘ function.

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  1. I had no idea that Slate was doing this kind of thing. Some of the docs, such as Dylan Klebold’s letter, were pretty hard to read, but otherwise I have to say that I really like this new feature!

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