How to Report Crazy / Bad / Stupid Responses in rbutr

I received an email yesterday asking this question, and I am sure many more people have had the same question, so I am going to take this opportunity to address it here. How do you report Crazy Rebuttals in rbutr? The email specifically referred to the General rbutl on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chemtrail_conspiracy_theory, which links to a patent for […]

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rbutr connects rbutls to rbutd pages…

In an effort to make rbutr more inclusive of all opinions, we are going to revise some of our language. I have noticed, particularly when using the Tweet Reply Widget, that the phrase “has been rebutted” tends to be a little more confronting than we really want it to be. Even though ‘rebutted’ is technically […]

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Responding to “The Problems With rbutr”

I was very excited to see that someone had taken the time to write a blog post explaining everything that is wrong with rbutr. It means we are starting to get enough attention for people to care enough to dislike us! I was however sad to see that every concern and criticism laid at our […]

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The Internet Is Broken! A short animation about rbutr

I just finished making this! Please share it!

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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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