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http://amplify.com/ is a Social Software, built on top of ClipMarks with a more comfortable RTF editor.
We can use it to outsource the TimeStamp problem in wikis, that prefer the style of Eternal Now.
This software is currently in a very usable Beta and accessible only by invites.
If somebody here needs an invite, I have currently 5 invites left. -- FridemarPache
I have a bit of time to take a quick look at this if you'd like, so I'll be happy to accept one of your passes and make a few brief comments about what I find.
Just sent you the invite code to your email. Happy amplifying. -- FridemarPache
- Preliminary impressions are quite favourable! In fact, I've started using it in some real-use situations, just to see how it holds up.
- It will be interesting to see how this approach to collaboration compares with and contrasts to the DiiGo capabilities.
Hans, there is even an option to automatically generate DiiGo bookmarks and annotations, from where the cascade goes on and on ... -- FridemarPache
I've been working with the ClipMarks and Amplify software a bit and have managed to form a couple of initial impressions (which is about all that should be done, given AmpliFy is still "beta").
- ClipMarks seems relatively active, but I have yet to find any real "collaboration"; at least not that is of interest to me.
- I agree that Transaction Timestamps are quite important, but there are lots of ways of adding these, so I don't see the need for yet another environment, in its only incremental contribution is to add a timestamp.
- The fact that ClipMarks are intended to be a type of "short message" does reduce the time needed to read them. This can be a blessing given many of the larger text blocks that I have to wade through (including my own), but it really is not a substitute for the larger information capacity of a (well-written) page.
- Please note that I am a "luddite" in these "short" contexts since I do not use twitter and am not really fully cognizant of RssFeed? potential either (but I do use a lot of RssFeed?(s)).
- I plan to continue to post ClipMarks and to build a bit of a library, but I am inclined to do this as a by-product of using AmpliFy (in order to make use of its ability to spawn a large number of secondary updates).
- Its far too early for me to have any meaningful opinions about AmpliFy. Most because (as I said) its still in "beta" and has a very small group of "beta" users. I suspect that once a real community has a chance to form, it will be very much more interesting. For now, I'm planning to make increasing use of it as a tool, in spite of its current limitations.
Please don't lose sight to the fact that these are very preliminary impressions. In fact, I'm almost reluctant to even post them in a public environment, but, since I'm prepared to update them as I learn more, I see no harm in doing so.