Sunday, April 1, 2007
Sparkmeter: Evaluating Bias in the Media.
Sparkmeter is a politically focused social news website that allows its member community to evaluate the relative bias of news.
Sparkmeter is a site that brings together the entire spectrum of political thought and ideology. It provides a platform for users to react to political punditry and identify news as leaning-left, leaning-right, and objective. Rather than simply reading the same like-minded websites/blogs everyday, it gives users the opportunity to easily explore other viewpoints. User's comments are also rated by other users as leaning-left, leaning-right, and objective and aggregated into each user's overall profile statistics.