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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An Update On Expanding rbutr to Firefox and Other Browsers

Update: rbutr is now available on Firefox. And Opera. I received an impassioned plea from a user the other day to expand to Safari. I completely understand the frustration at not being able to use an app you love because it doesn’t work in your browser of choice, and you don’t want to change browsers. Both Craig and […]

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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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Over 2000 Rebuttals…

Another small milestone on our way to reforming the internet in to a responsible place where people can gather information without being mentally abused by clever story tellers with no substance behind their words! We just broke 2000 claim-rebuttal links in our database! Not bad at all considering that finding rebuttals is still the hardest […]

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Our First Rebuttal to Reach 100 Rebuttings!

100 pages rebutted by a single rebuttal. A small milestone, but an important point of demonstration for the power of rbutr – now can the rebutted side reply? Can they undo all of the work with one well placed argument? View the 100 sources to 1 rebuttal page Thanks to the tireless work of one […]

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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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More People Browsing, Voting and Submitting Rebuttals Than Ever Before

With just over two weeks since we launched the new website design, I am happy to report that things are looking really good. It sure seems like more people are browsing the rebuttals, voting on more of them, and submitting more than ever. Our sorting algorithm for the browse page seems to be working pretty […]

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Rebuttals of an Academic Nature – Economic Growth and Public Debt

Often when talking to people about rbutr they make the comment that it would be incredibly useful to have rebuttals easily locatable in the academic research realm. That academics and students would find it incredibly useful to help them find counter-arguments to papers they are reading. We have always agreed with this analysis and looked […]

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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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