Angry? I sure am. Join me and fight for a better future with rbutr

In the light of the post-truth world we now seem to live in, I feel I have no option but to put every resource I have into ensuring the world gets an internet which automatically fights back against misinformation and filter bubbles, and helps promote critical thinking to future generations. I don’t think rbutr will […]

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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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Making rbutr Open Source

After no small amount of deliberation and consideration, we have decided to make rbutr’s code open source. In order for this to happen we will need one or more people willing to take on the responsibility of ensuring the quality of rbutr’s code is maintained, and new developments do not break the system. Making rbutr open […]

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Some Survey Responses Are In…

So I went away for the weekend (I got to watch the Eagles in concert) and came back to 60 responses to our survey so far. There are still some more coming in, and feel free to respond if you still haven’t, but I just wanted to thank everyone who has responded so far, and let […]

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Article: Memetic Immune System for the Internet

I just published my most thorough explanation of the rbutr concept over at my medium.com blog the other day. It already has over 16,000 views. You can see it here. I take the time to explain why we need a system like rbutr, explaining why none of the other methods used so far to fight […]

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Opening Up – rbutr needs your help.

Please fill out our short questionaire! The rbutr Beta launch happened 3 years ago on the 1st of March. Since then we have grown to a peak of roughly 20,000 plugin users, 30,000+ rebuttals mapped, and constant daily activity from committed members who want to see rbutr succeed as much as we do. All of that has […]

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rbutr is about more than rebuttals

I’ve always loved the name rbutr. It works on many levels, and is very brandable. But unfortunately it very strongly ties us to the word rebuttal – which is really just a part of what rbutr does. rbutr is about mapping contrary responses to the pages they respond to. Contrary responses may include corrections, debunkings, […]

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Net neutrality, Taylor Swift and a more inclusive KKK – The best of rbutr #12

Welcome to the 12th edition of the Best of rbutr email! Click here to subscribe to receive The best of rbutr via email. The Internet needs an immune system to stop misinformation from spreading to new minds and taking root. rbutr is a critical part of that immune system. Source Articles Response Articles Net Neutrality […]

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Shuttle explosion, vaccination, and police corruption – The best of rbutr #11

Welcome to the 11th edition of the Best of rbutr email! Click here to subscribe to receive The best of rbutr via email. rbutr is peer review for the world wide web Source Articles Response Articles Space Space Tourism, the New Frontier? SpaceSpace tourismTechnology Space Tourism Isn’t Worth Dying For – Wired.com A Rebuttal to […]

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Teach critical literacy with these real web argument pairs – Society

We’re looking for feedback from teachers who require good examples of arguments and counter arguments on various topics to use in classrooms, usually to teach critical literacy to their students. Below you will find a list of curated content where the left hand side is an article making an argument on some issue, and to […]

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