Genius Wants to Annotate the Entire Internet

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Genius first started out as Rap Genius, a humble attempt to annotate rap music online.  In July of last year, the company expanded to annotate all kinds of text: rock music, poetry, literature, speeches, etc.

That was nothing. Genius is now trying to annotate the entire Internet.

Genius says annotation is a feature that was going to be included in early versions of the Internet, but the feature was scrapped.

Well, now any webpage can be annotated by entering “” before the URL. For example, here’s the annotated version of Genius’ Wikipedia page.

There’s also a new Genius Chrome extension and bookmarklet.

These new features are currently in beta. You can sign up to become a Genius Beta tester here.



Nina Ulloa covers breaking news, tech, and more: @nine_u

6 Responses

  1. qm

    I really don’t know what are you talking about, advertisement for web apps. It’s nothing about Digital Music News.


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