Alex Fink is a Tech Executive, Silicon Valley Expat, and the Founder and CEO of the Otherweb, a Public Benefit Corporation that (among other things) generates a “nutrition label” for media content so people can be more informed about the content they consume online.The Otherweb is also available as an app, a website, a newsletter, or a standalone browser extension.
After a long career in Silicon Valley as a tech executive in a variety of startups, Alex decided that instead of contributing to the “Social Dilemma” (a problem created by Silicon Valley with the advent of social media in which clickbait is incentivized), he would rather build the solution using their own methods. He moved to Austin, rolled up his sleeves, and a few years later the Otherweb was born.
“A new platform for people who care about what they put into their brain. A smarter way to be informed.”
The Otherweb is a free (& ad free) news aggregator app for android and IOS that uses artificial intelligence to analyze online content, sort items by topic, separate news vs opinion, summarize news stories, and filter out junk (like ads, propaganda, and clickbait).
Otherweb then creates a “nutrition label” for content, just as the FDA requires a nutrition label for packaged food products. Readers can use these scores to customize their feeds, which results in higher-quality articles (that match the users’ stated preferences.) Users are left with a customizable feed of pure, pristine information.
OtherWeb’s mission is to improve the quality of information at every stage of its lifecycle – creation, distribution, consumption and monetization. It views the quality of information that people consume as the most important input to people’s ability to make good decisions and act rationally.
For more information visit: Otherweb.com.
Why is it so important to have a balanced digital diet?
Why is fake news so prevalent? (Why are we Constantly Bombarded by Noise, Junk, Spam & Propaganda Online?)
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How can people use a “Nutrition Label” for news content?
Can a computer tell the difference between truth and fiction?
What will happen if we don’t repair the information ecosystem?
Alex Fink is available for interviews and commentary on any related subject.
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