Before Youtube nukes annotations, take one last look at these amazing, creative projects that showed how much annotations could do


#1

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2018/11/28/endangered-genres.html


#2

Now if only they would also kill the more videos bar that appears every time you pause an embedded video, Youtube would be well on it’s way to rehabilitation.


#3

Who is the haircut song singer? he’s great!


#4

If you like Fallout: New Vegas, I recommend Choose Your Own Apocalypse - https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=W4Ll728RtlQ


#5

The first one I can recall is Kaizo Trap, which uses them for a set of secret endings. But it’s really more interesting in concept, as the path to some of those endings gets more than a little nuts.

And I recall that someone tried to provide the experience of playing Plumber’s Don’t Wear Ties, but perhaps we are not so badly off losing that one.


#6

For those who might want to record YouTube videos w/annotations, a free tool to do so is https://webrecorder.io/


#7

And of course the classic…


#8

Shoot! They’re already not working on this one, but all the video and audio is there, just not the links:

Have you ever thought “oh no! I need the Cartesian product of a set of song lyrics in ballad meter with the set of the melodies of those songs, but I don’t know what to do!”? I’m from the Internet, and I’m here to help.


#9

I’ll take your word for it. Meanwhile I’ll keep them turned off, ad-blocked and what have you. Mid jan can’t come fast enough.


#10

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