The Internet Is Broken! A short animation about rbutr

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Donate Button Now Available

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 […]

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New Record Broken and Second Record Matched! Most Links, Most People Adding Links

We broke and matched two records yesterday for two of our most important metrics. We had a total of 45 links added in the one day, and they were all added by 7 different people, beating our past record of 35 links, and matching the 7 which we have reached twice previously. Measuring Activities Which […]

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Hypothes.is Presentation

Hypothes.is have recently released this presentation they gave at a the Coalition for Networked Information (CNI) conference: It is interesting for me to watch Hypothes.is progress while we develop rbutr alongside them. While many people will compare rbutr to Hypothes.is and other annotation services, watching videos like this really helps to show just how different our […]

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New Tweet Reply Widget Coming Soon!

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 […]

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Read Rebuttals, Get Kittens.

Yep, its true. And scientific too! (somewhat…) Prompted by scientific research, we have added a new feature which is of crucial importance to the success of rbutr: Pictures of cute baby animals. Now, whenever you click to visit a rebuttal, you will be shown a random picture of a cute baby animal, like these:   […]

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Review of The Promise and Peril of Real-Time Corrections to Political Misperceptions by Garret and Weeks

Research published in the Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW) Journal shows that apps which highlight incorrect information and provide real time corrections may actually be less effective at changing the minds of people who have a pre-disposition to agree with the incorrect information, than time-delayed correction techniques are. Here I will review the paper, and then reflect […]

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Think Again – rbutr and bursting confirmation bias bubbles talk at a Sydney Atheist meetup.

I have been trying to communicate my vision for rbutr ever since we started working on it – just with differing levels of success. I am definitely making progress in my ability to communicate it, and this talk is my first real presentation where I have tried to communicate the whole vision. It was a […]

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Rebuttals, Argument, Debate, Balance and Corrections on the Internet

I spent a whole year looking for an application which found rebuttals for me before we started working on building rbutr ourselves. I was incredibly surprised when I never found anything which did quite what I wanted, and to this day, am a little surprised that still no one else has. However, that is tempered […]

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The Great Global Discussion

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 […]

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