Weekly Web Harvest for 2017-11-26

  • This Magical Software Makes Facebook Profile Pictures Come Alive

    “What Facebook will do with this–I don’t know.”
    It’s reasonable to imagine that Facebook would like to incorporate such a fun feature into its platform as soon as possible.

    h/t Matt

  • Syndicating annotations – Jon Udell

    Although it sprang to life to support ebooks, I think this mechanism will prove more broadly useful. Unlike PDF fingerprints and DOIs, which typically identify whole works, it can be used to name chapters and sections. At a conference last year we spoke with OER (open educational resource) publishers, including Pressbooks, about ways to coalesce annotations across their platforms. I’m not sure this approach is the final solution, but it’s usable now, and I hope pioneers like Steel Wagstaff will try it out and help us think through the implications.

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  • How Far Will Sean Hannity Go? – The New York Times

    Until a few years ago, the staff of “Hannity,” the top nightly cable show in the United States, shared news by text or email, but today, much of the collaborative work is handled via a Twitter account accessible to only the staff. “If I like something, I’ll click Like, and if other producers like something, they’ll click Like,” Berry told me. The result is a “pool of ideas” — “50, 60, 70 stories,” in addition to articles Hannity himself has flagged for inclusion. “You’ve got to pull it all together,” Berry added. “Build that argument.” Soon, a few top contenders had emerged, among them a Facebook comment from a CBS executive, Hayley Geftman-Gold, who wrote that she was “not even sympathetic” because “country-music fans often are Republican gun toters.”

  • What city is the microbrew capital of the US?

    Using scrollama (or something close to that.

    h/t Jeff