Looking for tool ideas: System to review articles


(Rubén Martín) #1

Hey all,

We plan to run a small pilot with Pocket team to get a group of people to read 10-20 articles and reply some simple questions about them in order to understand if we should or shouldn’t recommend them.

We haven’t started the tooling discussion, but I was wondering if you know existing tools that we could reuse or quickly adapt for this purpose, instead of trying to build something hacky (static page + google form or similar).

The questions we want to ask will be article-specific, we want to understand if we should or shouldn’t recommend the article, so we will ask about quality, tone and others.

Thanks for your input!


(Emma Irwin) #2

The only thing that comes to mind is https://web.hypothes.is/. bookrmarklet but that’s more about annotation .

Random, and 4 years old, but interesting: https://techcrunch.com/2014/06/26/daily-a-new-app-from-buffer-uses-tinder-gestures-for-finding-and-sharing-content/


(Henrik Mitsch) #3

How about using Github issues and the “reactions emoji” to express sentiment:

-Henrik


(Rubén Martín) #4

Thanks for the suggestions, I’ll check them out.

In general the action from participants is a bit more complex than a “yes or no”, because we are we want to ask about different dimensions of the article in a very concrete way: tone, grammar, relevance, political biases…


(Leo McArdle) #5

Could Discourse work?

Is there a need to hide the group’s responses from each other? If there isn’t, a private category could work (with a topic template containing the questions to be answered).


(Rubén Martín) #6

Yes, we want to avoid people being influenced by others and we want to identify who’s making each review. Also, ideally we’ll design a set of questions that don’t require any writing.