Highlighter is a feed of a new kind of Nostr event:
Think of it as a way of keeping the words you find valuable running on Nostr.
This might seem trivial at first; what's special about keeping this on Nostr?
It's just a synonym of unleashing the value behind those words by making them organically interoperable with the rest of the information you, and your network, have access to.
I started working on Highlighter basically immediately after reading @dergigi's excellent Purple Text. Orange Highlights, and was fascinated by the idea of using Nostr to create a new method to improve the current tooling around reading and discovering new valuable content.
Oh. Wait. What's special about this quote?
Well, the quote itself, the highlight, it's a nostr event itself.
That means you can interact with it, just like with any other nostr event; you can reference it. You can repost it. You can like it.
You can even ⚡️ zap it.
Zapping highlights. Or like Gigi calls them, orange highlights.
When you zap a highlight, the whole chain of events, nostr and life events, are rewarded for bringing the valuable words you are zapping, to you.
Author, publisher, curator, broadcaster. Everyone that contributed to you reading these words, receives a share of the splits.