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INSTALLATION

Note: Filter Bubble Chrome extension (i.e., Bobble) is only compatible with Google Chrome web browser.
Step 1. Download Filter Bubble Chrome extension HERE(version 0.7.0 updated 4/02/2013)
Step 2. Click Install button

USAGE

Step 1. Go to www.google.com and type your search term in Google search field
Step 2. A Filter Bubble icon flashes on the right of your Chrome address bar
Step 3. When the Filter Bubble icon turns blue (after 5 seconds), click on the Filter Bubble icon to see the search difference

SOFTWARE

Bobble is a chrome extension that uses hundreds of nodes to distribute a user's Google search queries world wide each time the user performs a Google search. Using Filter Bubble, a user can easily see differences between his and others' Google search returns.

For example, when a user perfroms a Google search with keyword Mitt Romney, this search keyword is distributed to 40+ world-wide Bobble clients which perform same Google search and return corresponding search returns. (The following graphs show Google search returns from 40+ Bobble clients.)

A light-yellow highlighted search return is one of the top 10 search return that appears on others' web browsers but not on yours; A light-green highlighted search return is one of the top 3 search returns that appears on others' web browsers but not on yours;


A light-red highlighted search return is one of the top 10 search returns that appears on your web browsers but not on others.

A map button tells which geographic region a specific Google search return actually comes from.

UPDATE

[16/11/2013] Release Bobble version 0.7.3.
[04/02/2013] Release Bobble version 0.7.0.
[09/24/2012] Release Bobble version 0.6.2.
[09/24/2012] Bobble has been available on Chrome store.
[05/18/2012] Bobble resumes.
[05/13/2012] Bobble server is updating and software service remains off until 05/18/2012.
[04/04/2012] Release Bobble version 0.5.6.
[04/04/2012] Fix bugs and add two functions.
[03/29/2012] Release Bobble version 0.5.5.
[03/06/2012] Release Bobble version 0.5.4.