Small Technology Foundation

Hello!

We’re a tiny and independent two-person not-for-profit based in Ireland.

We are building the Small Web.

Learn more about us.

Small Technology

Small Technology are everyday tools for everyday people designed to increase human welfare, not corporate profits.

Small Tech is…

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Small Web

The Small Web logo: Multi-coloured circles, arranged around the circumference of a circle, connected to one another by dashed lines.

The Small Web is a public space comprised of places you own and control.

Learn more about the Small Web.

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.

  1. 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.

  2. Technological regulation.

    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.

  3. 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.

Ongoing research

Building on our work with Site.js, we’ve begun working on two interrelated tools:

Find out more in the Research & Development section.

Published work

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.

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.