My lone voice at the Misinformation Workshop

Last monday, the 15th of May 2017, I was fortunate enough to attend a Workshop on Digital Misinformation organised as part of the The 11th International Conference on Web and Social Media. The workshop was a huge success, and incredibly valuable to myself, and as far as I can tell, everyone who attended. I’m still […]

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The Walkley Media Incubator and Innovation Fund

Here is my application to the Walkley Media Incubator and Innovation Fund. Project title: Critical thinking for everyone! A systematic global approach to fixing fake news and misinformation. Your project summarised in one sentence: We promote critical thinking and skepticism globally by building a centralised open system which makes it easy for people and organisations […]

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Applying for the Knight Foundation Prototype Fund

We’ve never had any real funding for the rbutr project. We kept this whole thing limping along under our own efforts and through our own financial support. That has caused problems for us, and resulted in multi-year breaks of productivity while Craig and I attempted to make ends meet and take care of our own […]

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What We have Achieved So Far

As we approach three and a half years since beta launch, I just wanted to take a moment to put together a post outlining some of our achievements. The biggest of which is the fact that rbutr is still the most widely used web annotation plugin online, and has been for a while. You can see […]

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rbutr takes second runner up at SydStart’s pitching competition

A little over two weeks ago rbutr was revealed to have made it into the top 10 pitches for SydStart’s pitching tournament. We were very excited to be given the opportunity to pitch on the main stage of SydStart, Sydney’s largest and most important startup conference and expo. That pitch took place on Tuesday the 2nd of […]

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SydStart Pitch Slides

I didn’t get to film my actual pitch on the SydStart second qualifying day, so decided to do a quick version of it on my computer. I think my live version was a bit smoother and came across better, since I had an actual audience to talk to (talking to a computer feels weird). But […]

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Sex, revolution and warp drive technology. It’s been a crazy week at rbutr. The best of rbutr #5

Welcome to our fifth instalment of The Best of rbutr. Click here to subscribe to receive The best of rbutr via email. It is always better to be unsure, than to be sure but wrong.Why rbutr must share misinformation Source Articles Response Articles Politics What did the Las Vegas shooters believe in? Whose revolution were […]

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Nanoparticles in your food, the Turing test, a Sydney shark attack and more – The best of rbutr #4

Welcome to our 4th issue of the best of rbutr. Click here to subscribe to receive The best of rbutr via email. rbutr maps inter-website discussions and makes it super easy for you to follow them. Remember: Anyone can submit claim-rebuttal connections, and rbutr doesn’t discriminate or take any position on the issues being discussed. […]

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The Right to Know…

One of the basic premises which lies behind the rbutr project is the belief that if you are accessing information, then you have the right to know if someone has critiqued that information. If someone else has taken the time to respond, criticise or argue against the content you are accessing, then that response is potentially […]

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rbutr’s Purpose, and Communicating That to a Wider Audience.

Language and marketing drives me crazy. I speak to one person (someone providing feedback and advice) and they criticise the language I use and make some suggestions and improvements. I think about it for a while, come up with something which I really like which works with that advice, take it to our community, and […]

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