Hypothesis just reached its 10 millionth annotation. Half of those have happened in the last year.
Hypothesis records 8 million annotations after widespread use of our LMS app in higher education.
Recording a million annotations every quarter, Hypothesis is now seeing exponential growth year over year, powered by educational use.
Continuing our remarkable growth, Hypothesis recorded its five millionth annotation in March 2019.
Hypothesis users have created over two million annotations, taking personal notes and collaborating in research and scholarship, teaching and learning, and journalism and fact-checking.
On 14 September, for the first time ever, Hypothesis users created over 10,000 annotations in a single day, as our growth in annotations continued to accelerate.
It was getting close to midnight and the Hypothesis team was watching the counter of total annotations tick up: 999,646...999,752...999,845...by 10:37pm Pacific Time it was 999,959 and we knew we’d reach one million annotations that night. People all over the world were busy taking notes using Hypothesis—students, journalists, researchers, scientists, scholars—most without knowing that our team and the annotation community on social media were rooting for their work. Countdown tweets for a #millionannotations were starting to gather an audience. Who would add the millionth annotation?
By the end of today, someone will make the one-millionth Hypothesis annotation. Who will it be? Will they be factchecking a news article? Linking crucial information to a scientific study? Unpacking a short story with other students? Collecting data for new research? We are about to find out!