Old Pluto started as a pet project that I created for fun. I'm a software developer and a news junkie, so originally, I wanted to build a simple RSS aggregator for helping me find interesting news. As I used the website, I kept adding features anytime I needed something, and eventually with change after change, Old Pluto evolved into something more.
Now, I like to think of Old Pluto more as a news search engine. Rather than offering you recommendations of what to read like other websites, Old Pluto aims to give you tools to find what you think is important for yourself. My hope is that by keeping control in the hands of the users, Old Pluto can avoid some of the pitfalls that many other news services on the web have fallen into.
Specifically, I believe most news services today have bad habits of insulating you from reality within a bubble, censoring unpopular opinions, and serving you paid propaganda disguised as the truth. If possible, I want to keep these sorts of deceptive and damaging patterns out of Old Pluto.