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Backlinks can create implicit nodes in networked notes


Notes should be densely linked, but it can be a high friction activity to stop and create a proper note whenever there is a need for it. Friction reduces the likelihood of a behavior persisting

To address this, you can use empty notes to give implicit context in a linked network. That way, various non-empty notes are brought contextually “close” through the empty note that backlinks to them.

For example, Feynman Technique.


Andy Matuschak - Backlinks can be used to implicitly define nodes in knowledge management systems

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