1000 Cities of the World
If you care about global news, international coverage and media bias, this one's for you.
We're looking for users to help pilot Terra Incognita: 1000 Cities of the World for a research study about news and geographic diversity.
Participating in the user study means installing a Chrome browser extension and using the Chrome browser for at least 30 days.
A global news game and recommendation system
Terra Incognita helps you discover interesting news and personal connections to cities that you haven't read about. Whereas many recommendation systems connect you on the basis of "similarity", Terra Incognita connects you to global news on the basis of serendipity. Each time you open the application, Terra Incognita shows you a city that you have not yet read about and gives you options for reading about it. Chelyabinsk (Russia), Hiroshima (Japan), Hagåtña (Guam) and Dhaka (Bangladesh) are a few of the places where you might end up.
When you open a new tab, you'll be invited to explore a new city. When you read news about any of the 1,000 Terra Incognita cities, you'll be credited for exploring that place.
Want to see the underlying code? Want to help develop this global news game?