Humane Tech

Center for Humane Technology - "Our mission is to reverse human downgrading by inspiring a new race to the top and realigning technology with humanity."

Digital Minimalism - with Dr. Cal Newport #podcast - "Cal Newport created a philosophy called digital minimalism, which is idea of reducing your digital life down to only the most important core essentials. Remove the apps from your phone, then slowly re-introduce only the ones that are the most useful and beneficial. Take control of your smartphone, rather than letting it control you."

Experiments with Google: Digital Wellbeing - "A collection of ideas and tools that help people find a better balance with technology. We hope these experiments inspire developers and designers to consider digital wellbeing in everything they design and make. All the code is open sourced and helpful guides and tips are available to kick start new ideas. Try the experiments and create new ones. The more people that get involved the more we can all learn about building better technology for everyone."

f.lux #software - "f.lux ... makes the color of your computer's display adapt to the time of day, warm at night and like sunlight during the day."

HOW I REPLACED FACEBOOK WITH "NICEBOOK" #article - "I’m replacing Facebook with a single shared folder in Google Photos I’m calling “Nicebook” — it’s all the nice features of Facebook, without the exploitative, racist, disinformation, censoring, advertising and other not-so-nice features of Facebook."

Humane Tech Community - "We are building the Pyramids of Humane Technology. We envision a future where we have unobtrusive technology that is empowering us and that allows humans to flourish and humanity to thrive. Where the digital world is a natural extension of the real one and a reflection of ourselves."

iDramaLab - "The iDRAMA Lab is an international group of researchers interested in a variety of modern computing and socio-technical concerns. Collectively, we have published work ranging from genomic privacy, to cryptography and Web security, to distributed systems, and even video games. More recently, we have worked on understanding and mitigating modern socio-technological issues such as online harassment campaigns, hate speech and political radicalization, and understanding the subtle ways in which web communities influence each other."

Intention #extension - Chrome & Firefox. "Build the habit of focus. Intention pauses distractions so you can scroll less and do more."

IRL Glasses - "Glasses that Block Screens." Made by IRL Labs. - "This page intentionally left blank."

Mighty #hardware - "Mighty plays music from Spotify and Amazon Music without a phone, screen, or connection."

Pi-hole - "A black hole for Internet advertisements"

Pomy #software - "Focus timer app for your eye health." Mac and Windows.

Spend More Time Alone #article - by Cal Newport. "The right way to define “solitude” is as a subjective state in which you’re isolated from input from other minds. ... Regular doses of solitude are crucial for the effective and resilient functioning of your brain."

Why The Web Is Such A Mess #video - "Tim Berners-Lee envisioned a "universal information system". What went wrong?"


Beaker - "A browser for the next-generation Web . Beaker is an experimental browser for exploring and building the peer-to-peer Web."

Dat Protocol - "Dat is a new p2p hypermedia protocol. It provides public-key-addressed file archives which can be synced securely and browsed on-demand."

Dat Protocol Foundation - "Supporting the adoption and development of The Dat Protocol."

Decentralised system - Wikipedia #article - "A decentralised system in systems theory is a system in which lower level components operate on local information to accomplish global goals. The global pattern of behaviour is an emergent property of dynamical mechanisms that act upon local components, such as indirect communication, rather than the result of a central ordering influence of a centralised system."

Imagine This: A Web Without Servers - Tara Vancil - JSConf EU 2018 - YouTube #video - "The Web was envisioned as an open platform for publishing and sharing information, but that vision has been lost: most people will never publish independently on the Web. What went wrong?"

Internet Surfing

How to Prevent the Internet From Taking Over Your Life: Digital Minimalism 06 #video - "It's way too easy now to let the internet be a part of every aspect of our lives. This was starting to have a really negative effect on me, so I decided to do something about it."

r/nosurf - "NoSurf is a community of people who are focused on becoming more productive and wasting less time mindlessly surfing the internet." Wiki. Website.

Online Video

DF Tube (Distraction Free for YouTube™) - Chrome Web Store - "Allow yourself to focus while using YouTube™ for work, recreation or education."

FreeTube #software - YouTube client that lets you turn off recommended videos, comments. GitHub

Invidious - Alternative portal to YouTube

NewPipe #app - "the lightweight YouTube experience for Android"

PeerTube #webapp

SkyTube #app - "An open-source YouTube™ app for Android™."


The Privacy Project #blog - The New York Times. - "An open source checklist of resources designed to improve your online privacy and security. Check things off to keep track as you go."


LastPass - "The best way to manage passwords. Just remember your master password and LastPass remembers the rest. See for yourself how easy password management can be." - "An open source checklist of resources designed to improve your online privacy and security. Check things off to keep track as you go."

Social Networking

Calm Twitter #extension - Chrome. "This extension hides trending information from twitter timelines to make your mind calm."

Fabriq #app - "Get Intentional About Your Relationships"

Houseparty - "Houseparty is a face to face social network."

Marco Polo #app - "Unlike social media, there is no wasted time, no social comparisons and no likes! Connect with the most important people in your life, not the entire world."

SLOWLY #app - "SLOWLY lets you meet pen pals from your smartphone! Match with someone that shares your passion, write a letter and collect stamps from around the world. Speak your mind – one letter at a time!"

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