The best of rbutr…. 26th of May 2014

We’ve been very greedy here at rbutr… Ever since the beginning of this project, Craig and I have received an email for every single rbutr connection submitted to the system. This was set up so we could keep an eye on the quality and number of submissions coming through, but it has had an unintended […]

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Web Of Trust, Developing Partnerships and Other Progress

Craig and I had a great conversation yesterday afternoon with the new CEO of Web of Trust to discuss potential partnerships between our two businesses. From our perspective, and from the several chats we’ve had with them now, WOT seems to agree, WOT and rbutr provide a brilliant complimentarity to one another. WOT is a […]

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The State of “Journalism”

One of the most frustrating things I have had to deal with while working on rbutr, is being neck deep in the sort of articles which attract rebuttals. A lot of the time they are junk websites, fringe blogs, or just crazy theories, but way too often, they are articles on ‘respectable’ websites. Media outlets, […]

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rbutr in the Knight News Challenge Again!

Two years ago, very shortly after rbutr was launched, we stumbled upon and entered the Knight News Challenge. The competition was for a grant from the Knight Foundation, a share of $2.5 million. There were over 1,000 applicants and still, rbutr, despite being so incredibly new and beta, made it in to the top 50. […]

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rbutr is Now Available on Firefox

You can now download rbutr for Firefox from our homepage. Thank you for your patience waiting for this expansion to be released, it was important that we got some core steps right before expanding to other browsers. We are now well positioned to continue expanding to Safari and Internet Explorer. This expansion to Firefox was […]

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Why Does rbutr Need to Access All My Data on All Websites?

A user recently asked why they should allow rbutr to: Access your data on all websites Access your tabs and browsing activity And I fully admit, when I saw those two phrases for the first time, my reaction was the same as yours probably was, “Woaahhh… access MY data? on ALL websites??” The phrase is […]

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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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Our First Ever rebuttal…

During the Q&A section at the end of my Reason4Reason talk in San Francisco back in July, someone asked what our first rebuttal was. I actually didn’t know at the time. So I went and found it! This is it:¬†http://rbutr.com/rbutr/WebsiteServlet?requestType=showLink&linkId=3 A Potholer54 video responding to Christopher Monkton responding to a blog commenter paraphrasing one of […]

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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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