Anyone working on or with educational technology should take the work of Audrey Watters—widely known as the "Cassandra" of #edtech—very seriously. If your work withers under Audrey's critical gaze, you've got more work to do. In that spirit, I wanted to hold Hypothesis up to the kind of scrutiny that Audrey might provide. Back in 2012, Audrey posted "The Audrey Test": Or, What Should Every Techie Know About Education? on her must-read Hack Education blog. The Audrey Test includes a short list of questions that she suggests every #edtech project, product, or company should answer in order to meet the high expectations we should all hold when we are working on educational tools that engage in what we should think of as "high stakes environments with other people's children." How does Hypothesis fare in The Audrey Test?
Up until now, Hypothesis users have been able to annotate, reply to, and read through annotations. These basic capabilities have generated an explosion of activity: as of yesterday, our community has created a total of 882,053 annotations! With this release we're introducing two key features to help you navigate this new layer of information spreading across the web: Search now makes it easy to filter all annotations by keyword, tag, group, or linked page. Profiles finally provide a true home for users and groups—both for themselves, and for others that want to explore their annotations.