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 “genius.it/” 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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