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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Not Another Web Annotation Service

If you found this post from the Knight Foundation News Challenge, then you may want to start at our Home Page in order to get a better introduction to rbutr! A tweet yesterday flippantly dismissed rbutr as just another Third Voice destined to also fail. I immediately followed up with a list of other web annotation […]

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So You Want To Be A Good rbutr?

In order for rbutr to be succesful, we need the best community on earth – so we are going to do our best to make sure we give you everything you could possibly need to be just that. First thing first, what does ‘success’ mean for rbutr? Well we are still in the process of […]

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Why Should I Use rbutr?

Well the most obvious benefit of installing and using rbutr is the simplicity of finally being able to get ‘more information’ whenever you are unsure about a piece of information. Not only will it save you time when you really do want to see an alternative perspective, but it could also save you from being […]

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Promoting Agendas With rbutr

I have been contacting people about rbutr over the past few weeks in an attempt to gauge community interest in the app and to see if anyone will actually use it (probably just about the most important thing when building a new application…) and one particular concern has already been brought to my attention at […]

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What rbutr Could Do For Online Discourse…

So there is this really strong visual in my head about what rbutr could achieve, and I want to render it in to some sort of beautiful 3d flying websites animation – only I can’t animate. So I have used what tools are available to me and created a mock-up version of it so that […]

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The Ultimate Objective of rbutr

Not sure what rbutr is? Watch this video… The ultimate objective of rbutr, is to help bring online discussions to the best possible conclusion available with the known information. The method used to achieve this could be called “Forced Principle of Charity” whereby the Principle of Charity is manufactured by finding and presenting the best […]

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