Rebutting bad info on the Internet

A great feature on Shane Greenup of RBUTR, a terrific plugin!

This is skeptical activism at its finest.

Rebuttal alive on the net | St George & Sutherland Shire Leader.

ENTREPRENEUR Shane Greenup of Engadine spent the best part of 12 months convinced his latest idea was available already.

After searching the internet and realising that no one had his idea, he dedicated his time to creating it.

That is how he came up with rbutr, a browser plugin that informs people whenever the page they are reading has been disputed elsewhere on the net.

In other words, it provides an opposing opinion to any information on the web.

I’ve contributed to Rbutr in the past. It’s fun! Install it on your Chrome or Firefox browser and get active. My favorite feature is being able to respond with the rebuttal to those who have tweeted the original story. Congrats for receiving a scholarship to Creative Innovation Asia Pacific 2013 in Melbourne. And best of luck with investors!

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  5 comments for “Rebutting bad info on the Internet

  1. Chris Howard
    December 6, 2013 at 9:29 PM

    So no Safari plug-in?

    • January 29, 2014 at 10:43 PM

      Not yet. Chroem and Firefox first. Safari would be next, but we have a couple more features to complete, a few bugs to fix and edges to round off, then we will get Safari and IE done.

  2. One Eyed Jack
    December 8, 2013 at 11:54 AM

    This is something we need? More reason for people to get dragged into life sucking internet battles?

    • January 29, 2014 at 10:42 PM

      It is the exact opposite Jack. It isn’t making more battles, it is organising what has already been said in to a format easily navigable by any internet user so they can get the best discussion the internet can provide, without needing to know where to find that discussion.

      rbutr hands them the best response to whatever they are currently reading.

  3. Cathy
    December 8, 2013 at 5:13 PM

    Brilliant!

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