Newsflanks.com asks you what you think, and then provides links to news stories, videos and articles that both support and refute your views. If you
provide us with an email address (so we can uniquely identify you), newsflanks.com tracks your answers and provides feedback to you (on the website itself when you are logged on, not via email). You can change
your vote on any question at any time.
Other than your email address and answers, newsflanks.com collects no personal information.
So what's a "flank"? A flank is a collection of users who responded to some number of binary questions in the same way (a binary question is defined as consisting of two possible answer choices, not including "no opinion"). A counterflank is the converse of a flank—i.e., a collection of users with exactly the opposite answers as those of the corresponding flank. The flank (vs. the counterflank) includes the user for whom the flank and counterflank are being generated. The wonderful thing about binary questions is that you can easily and effectively look to see where intersections of responses
occur: If 100 people vote one way on a series of binary questions (a flank) and 100 people vote the other way (a counterflank), but all 200 people vote the same on just one other binary question, then you definitely have consensus on the one binary question.