I love highlighting and making notes in nonfiction books I read for fun. I have not completely transitioned to reading ebooks in lieu of paper books, but for the books I am reading electronically the option to digitally highlight is great.
One of the exciting things I learned yesterday from Will Richardson is how to view highlights made in the Amazon Kindle iOS app (or an actual Kindle) on a webpage.
To do this, login with your Amazon account on kindle.amazon.com and click the breadcrumb link at the top for “My Highlights.” This will show your highlights and notes with most recent entries shown first. Alternatively, after you click the “My Books” link you can choose to view highlights from a particular book you own by clicking the highlight/ annotation link to the right of the book entry.
You can view your own highlights as well as popular highlights made by others in the same book.
At some point it would be great if Amazon would let users create groups for highlights and annotations. This would enable book clubs or classes of students to collaboratively annotate a text.
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