thinkContext is a web browser extension which adds contextually relevant, politically progressive information to your web browsing.
Want to avoid supporting businesses that advertise on Rush Limbaugh's radio show? How about finding out if workers at that hotel you are about to book are unionized? 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.
FeaturesthinkContext 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:
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.
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- How does thinkContext work?
thinkContext is a web browser extension. As you browse the web it checks to see if any of the sites you are viewing match any of its predetermined rules. If so it consults data it has downloaded and displays anything related to what you are viewing.
The software periodically checks a central server for data updates and stores it on your computer. By storing a copy locally on your computer the software is able to respond very quickly while you are viewing your web page.
- Why isn't thinkContext available for my smartphone / tablet?
Unfortunately, neither of the default web browsers shipped with iOS or Android support extensions. Firefox for Android does support them and we will likely support this in the near future.
- Is thinkContext an app?
No, its an extension (also called an addon). An app requires you to change your behavior to make use of its information. An extension adds information into actions you already perform, so you don't have to change your behavior to get the information.
- Why isn't thinkContext available for Internet Explorer (IE)?
We'd like to support IE however don't have the time and resources to do so at the present time. Extension development for IE is significantly different from the other web browsers we do support, so much of the work we have done could not be reused.
- How do I get in touch with you?
contact .at. thinkcontext period org or on Twitter @thinkcontext
thinkContext will not collect personal information without your express permission. We may collect metrics on your use of the software to be compiled in aggregate. Routine IP address information collected by your use of our website will be removed after approximately one month.