Diffen

Compare any two things with Diffen. This site can be useful for debate preparation, starting on a research project, or just to help you start brainstorming about a topic.

All you need to do is type in the two words or things you want to compare and the site will do the rest:

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First, you’ll usually get some pictures to help you start¬†imagining the similarities and differences:

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Then you’ll usually get an introductory section:

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Next comes the comparison chart:

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After that, you’ll usually see some other information, including relevant videos, other details, related searches. There’s also a comment section which, as with all online comment sections, may be useful or may be full of trolls.

Here’s another example, comparing two words we’ve talked about in at least a couple of classes this semester:

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You can compare companies, too:

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This Seattle-based website is a wiki, able to be edited by anyone, although the site says that it tries to remain fact-based and unbiased. So, like Wikipedia, this should not be your only research source, but it may help you to gather information.

You can also request new comparisons. To do so, you need to give them your name, e-mail address and the two things you want them to compare.

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