We have known for a long time that getting rebuttal authors and debunkers on board with rbutr is an important way forward for the rbutr project. The faster we can get rebuttals into rbutr, the better chance we have of stopping the spread of misinformation. Therefore, having the authors submit their work as soon as […]
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People have been asking us whether they can donate to rbutr ever since we started working on it – and the whole time the answer has been no. We hadn’t set anything up, and didn’t think there would be enough interest in donating to rbutr to take the time to set something up. But several […]
Edit: We have just released a proto-version of this feature. We will update its look and add a couple more functions to it tomorrow. To see it in action, visit the Browse page, and click on the Chain Image (with ‘View’ or ‘D’ next to it) in order to see the Link page. This page […]
Kylie Sturgess spent some time with me over Skype a short while ago for her podcast Token Skeptic. The interview just came out the other day. An edited version of the interview also came out on the UK based ‘The Pod Delusion’ podcast back at the end of September. I’m really happy with the way […]
Originally published in The Skeptic, Volume 32 Number 3, September 2012 As a repository of all human knowledge, the internet is an absolutely amazing thing, but as a platform for a global discussion of that knowledge it leaves a lot to be desired. In spite of all of the discussion capability which has been built […]
Adopt-A-Blogger is a rbutr initiative to identify bloggers, columnists and other content creators who regularly write quality rebuttals and contrarian pieces, and organise a group of volunteers to add the rebuttals created by those individuals to rbutr as soon as possible after publishing. The goal is to get the rebuttals in front of the readers […]
Dave Copeland´s review of rbutr in the ReadWriteWeb website concluded that rbutr doesn’t measure up to Blog Comments as a means for discussion, or conveying dissent to an expressed opinion. Happy as I ever am to engage in a debate, it is probably of no surprise that I am going to have to disagree with Dave’s […]
Update: The article is now fully visible online, and can be seen here. I just wanted to post a scanned version of the article featured in The Australian, since most visitors are unable to see the article behind it’s paywall.
rbutr has been selected to proceed to the next round of reviews in the Knight Foundation News Challenge. Out of a field of 1078 applications, only 52 were selected to proceed to this round. From here, a panel of industry experts will review each of the 52 and cull that list down to about 15 […]