So I went away for the weekend (I got to watch the Eagles in concert) and came back to 60 responses to our survey so far. There are still some more coming in, and feel free to respond if you still haven’t, but I just wanted to thank everyone who has responded so far, and let those who have offered to help that I will be getting emails to you all over the next week or two.
Happiest result of the Survey:
No one has said that they hate rbutr and they want it to die.
Saddest result of the survey:
No one has a spare million dollars to give us.
Not Done the Survey Yet?
If you haven’t filled it out yet, go do it now!
Help rbutr Immunise the Web Against Misinformation
I just published my most thorough explanation of the rbutr concept over at my medium.com blog the other day. It already has over 16,000 views. You can see it here.
I take the time to explain why we need a system like rbutr, explaining why none of the other methods used so far to fight misinformation have had any noticeable effect on its existence or prevalence. rbutr itself is only mentioned briefly at the end because my goal in this article is to convince people that the concept itself is important, and that the web *needs* it. The web doesn’t need rbutr. But it does *need* this system. And if need be, I’d be happy to throw rbutr under the bus in order to see that happen.
If you are unaware of the existence of the Medium.com blog, it is probably because I haven’t actively talked about it much yet. Nor done too much with it. Yet. But the idea is that I will be publishing all of my philosophical conceptual articles there. Detached from rbutr itself, I think I will be able to reach a larger audience as people are more inclined to share cool ideas than they are willing to share promotional blog posts of a ‘company’ or whatever they may perceive rbutr as, with its logo, and domain and potential agenda etc.
So this blog stays here for all of the procedural posts – community updates, plugin updates, general information posts etc. But any writing I do on the conceptual aspects of the rbutr project and the consequences of widespread adoption or anything along those lines – it will go into the Medium.com blog.
Speaking of which, the next post I publish over there will be about how it is that rbutr will change the world. It’s a complicated one to write, so it might take me some time. Again.
For now, go read this article:
PS: If anyone wants to submit it to any other subreddits on reddit, that would be fine with us…. 😉