Comment aggregator was inspired by gab's dissenter. I liked the idea of being able to engage in discussion even if the news site has blocked comments.
But I found that I didn't like having to open the dissenter popup. It took me away from the experience. I'd rather have the comment section in its natural place.
I also discovered that dissenter attracts people who think alike. I'd rather be able to see comments from across the whole political spectrum.
How it works
1) Comment aggregator recognises the natural place for comments in the 23 biggest US & UK news websites. Comment section blocked? You won't even notice. Comment aggregator will create a comment section for you - and exactly where it belongs.
2) Comment aggregator connects with gab's dissenter, BBC, the Guardian, the Daily Mail, the Independent and Yahoo News. It looks for related articles covering your story. Then it pulls the top comments and displays them in your browser.
3) I think that a lot of problems in today's politics stem from the fact that people simply don't listen to each other. They remain locked in their echo chambers and don't ever listen to the other side.
That's why I organise my sources by how left-wing/right-wing they are - and start my search at the opposite end of your political spectrum. If you're reading an article in the Guardian, expect comments from the Daily Mail. And vice versa. Break out of your bubble and start listening to the other side!
Feel free to drop me a line at: firstname.lastname@example.org