Interpersonal backlinks incentivize collaborative knowledge work

Backlinks are in-bound connections to a certain node in a graph. Besides highlighting associations between notes in non-linear note-taking, backlinks could provide a means of collaborative knowledge work. By picking up on interpersonal backlinks (i.e. backlinks caused by a person linking one of their notes to a note from a different person), one can encourage a dense network of collective knowledge, which could even be derived automatically, similar to open linked data. By introducing a node ranking method (e.g. PageRank), one could incentivize knowledge workers to produce the valuable content.