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About

thinkContext is a web browser extension which adds contextually relevant, politically progressive information to your web browsing.

Want to support companies that support LGBT rights? How about finding out if workers at that hotel you are about to book are unionized? Does that restaurant pay a living wage? thinkContext puts this information at your finger tips into the web browsing you already do empowering you to live your progressive values.

Interested? Read on for features and screenshots or go ahead and install it by clicking the link for your web browser on the left.

Screenshots

Slide 1

A Google search for "glasses" displays a icon next to a business listed in the B Corporation directory.

Slide 2

Hovering the mouse over the icon causes a dialog box to open with more information.

Slide 3

On Facebook a appears next to an ad of a company that advertises on Rush Limbaugh's radio show.

Slide 4

Visiting a movie's page on Netflix, IMDB, and Rotten Tomatoes that passes the Bechdel Test displays a in the address bar.

Features

thinkContext inserts information about progressive campaigns that are related to a particular thing. A thing is usually a company but it does not have to be, it could be a movie or a place, for example. We're able to associate campaign information with things in the following contexts:

  • Next to search engine results on Google, Google Maps, Bing, Yahoo and DuckDuckGo
  • In the browser address bar when you visit a thing's website.
  • Next to text ads that reference a thing's web address. Currently we do this for ads on search engines, Facebook, Gmail, and several third party ad networks (ie Google's Adsense)
  • On social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and Google+
  • For members of US Congress in any text when their name is mentioned with their title (ie a news article mentioned "Sen. Elizabeth Warren")
  • Hotels, restaurants and movies when they appear on topical websites (ie Yelp, TripAdvisor, IMDB)

Data Sources

We pull information from the following progressive campaigns. When you are browsing look for the icons next to each source, they indicate there's available information.

ALEC Exposed
ALEC Exposed seeks to shine a light on the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), a secretive collaboration between Big Business and conservative politicians. More info
B Corporations
are companies certified to meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency. More info
Bechdel Movie Test
Indicates whether a movie passes the Bechdel Test, that is, if a movie contains two women that at some point speak to each other about something besides a man. More info
Boycott Koch Industries on Buycott
In rare 60 minutes interview Bill Koch, one of the two Koch brothers who own a combined 84% of Koch Industries, enthusiastically notes that their company's mantra is "profits above everything." (source). And they've proved their devotion to the idea. More info
Boycott MCX
A consumer effort to boycott merchants that are implementing the insecure CurrentC payment system. More info
Climate Counts Company Scorecard
See how serious companies are about stopping climate change - and how they compare to their sector competitors. The annually updated scorecard reflects the self-reported efforts of companies to address climate change - or avoid it altogether. More info
Congressional Influence Explorer
See major donors to members of Congress. More info
Cotton Sourcing Snapshot
Scores apparel companies on how well they avoid labor abuse in the cotton they use in their products. More info
Demand GMO Labeling on Buycott
We deserve to know what's in our food. More info
Disrupt Denial
America's biggest brands say they want action on global warming, but spend millions to keep climate change deniers in Congres. More info
Fair Food Program
The Fair Food Program, created by the Coalition of Immokalee Workers, is a farmworker and consumer-driven initiative improving wages and conditions. It ensures farmworkers are paid and treated fairly with large food buyers committing to a code of conduct. More info
Free2Work
Free2Work provides consumers with information on how products relate to modern-day slavery. More info
Green Pages
highlights companies committed to using business as a platform for social change More info
Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index
rates companies on corporate policies and practices pertinent to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees. More info
Long live Palestine boycott Israel on Buycott
This campaign is about ordinary people around the world using their right to choose what they buy in order to help bring about an end to oppression in Palestine. It's a peaceful means of putting international pressure on the state of Israel and follows in ... More info
NAACP Civil Rights Legislative Reportcard
Scores Congress on key civil rights legslative votes. More info
PETA Beauty Without Bunnies
Informs on which companies do and do not test their products on animals More info
Petitions from Coworker.org
Labor Petitions from Coworker.org, a global platform for engaging in workplace advocacy. More info
Political Fact Checker
PolitiFact is a project of the Tampa Bay Times and its partners to help you find the truth in politics. More info
Restaurant Oportunites Center Ethical Diner's Guide
a list of restaurants which provide decent working conditions for their employees. See which eateries pay their workers a living wage, provide sick days and offer opportunities for advancement. More info
Stop Rush Limbaugh
tracks companies that advertise on Rush Limbaugh's radio show More info
Unite Here Union Hotel Guide
Lists which hotels have unionized workers and which are involved in a labor dispute. More info
Who Has Your Back?
Ratings from the Electronic Frontier Foundation of how Internet companies do in protecting their users' data from government requests More info
Who Profits
Tracks companies which are involved in Israeli settlements in the Palestinian Territories More info

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