Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Political Tip: Extension Helps You Figure Out Which Blogs Are Biased And Which Way

Source:  Dave the Mobile Sage send me the link to Wired.

I love politics.  Especially national politics where the Democrats and Republicans slug it out with their armies of special interests pumping up the races across the country with their billions.  And the world watches American races closely because the outcomes are always felt throughout every corner of the world.  And if you’re a political junkie like I am, you’re ready a lot of news from news sites and blogs.

But how do you know which one is biased and which ones aren’t?

Here’s a neat little tool that works with Chrome and Firefox for Memeorandum, a political news aggregator. 

Once you install the extensions, each link will show just how left or right leaning they are and the strength of the color (red/blue) tells you how often a site reports on a subject its peers are doing.

In the above pic, see how the left side as it appears without the helpful extensions.  Then on the right, you see the colors appear for the blog posts.

It’s a very interesting tool and I suggest you give it a try. I would have to have this tool on mobile too. 

I can tell you that 2012 will be most expensive and explosive races in history (until 2016).  And it’ll be close.  Very close.  So best you stay informed.

And oh, one more.  Make sure you vote.

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