Quartz lets you add comments alongside paragraphs in story margin

Nice. Quartz launched a new take on comments, allowing readers to add ‘annotations’ in the margins of their stories – at paragraph level. Love this idea way more than comments stuck in a block way down the bottom of a story.

Quartz Margin Comments

“With annotations, you can now add to Quartz stories on the level of individual paragraphs. Just click on the quote bubble off to the right to get started. More instructions are available here.

“Think of it like the margins of a book or memo, where the best and most insightful ideas are often found. In the 17th and 18th centuries, it was traditional for newspapers to include space for readers to jot down thoughts, gossip, and observations before passing along their copy to others.

“Some papers kept their margins wide for such notes; others, like the very first American newspaper, Publick Occurrences, included an entire blank page. Annotations are an extension of that tradition. The margins of Quartz now belong to you.”