We’re a tiny and independent two-person not-for-profit based in Ireland.
We are building the Small Web.
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Small Technology are everyday tools for everyday people designed to increase human welfare, not corporate profits.
Small Tech is…
- easy to use
- private by default
- share alike
- peer to peer
- zero knowledge
Learn more about Small Technology.
The Small Web is a public space comprised of places you own and control.
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What we do
Our main activity is research and development. We also spend some of our time on implementing technological regulation, advocacy, raising awareness, and education.
Research and development.
We are building the Small Web, a public space comprised of places that are owned and controlled by individuals. We’ve been working towards this for the last seven years.
Learn more about our research and development.
We reduce the harms of surveillance capitalism on the centralised web with Better Blocker, our tracker blocker and self-curated tracker database.
Learn more about Better Blocker.
Advocacy, raising awareness, and education.
We advocate for Small Tech as the antidote to Big Tech and surveillance capitalism.
We give talks, write articles and books, and give media interviews.
December 2020 - 2021: Building upon our work with Site.js, we’ve begun working on three interrelated tools:
We’re forking Site.js, cutting it down to the basics, and starting to author and implement Small Web protocols. Place is a tool for making Small Web places.
We’re building a service where you can rent space for your Small Web place at your own domain. Since the software will be freely available, we hope other organisations will host similar services in the future.
A type of Small Web place where you can post public updates and have private conversations.
All the technology we produce is released under free and open licenses (mainly, AGPLv3). Our publicly-supported projects are on our GitHub mirror and our full set of repositories are on our self-hosted source code repository.
The precursor to Place. Site.js is a personal web server for small sites. It powers this site, the Better Blocker site, and our personal sites.
A tracker-blocking privacy tool for Safari on iPhone, iPad, and Mac. Available from the App Store and the Mac App Store.
Accessibility For Everyone by Laura Kalbag
A book about building inclusive and accessible websites. Available from A Book Apart in paperback or ebook, or in audiobook on Audible.
Rather watch a video?
Here’s a talk we gave at the ThinkAbout Conference in May, 2019 that summarises the problem we’re working to solve and introduces the solution we’re exploring.
Browse more of our talks and learn about our upcoming events.