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date: 2018-01-18T16:52:40+01:00
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# Hello!

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

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We are building the [Small Web](/research-and-development).<!--more-->
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[Learn more about us](/about#the-foundation).

## 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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  <li><a href='/about#easy-to-use'>easy to use</a></li>
  <li><a href='/about#personal'>personal</a></li>
  <li><a href='/about#private-by-default'>private by default</a></li>
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  <li><a href='/about#share-alike'>share alike</a></li>
  <li><a href='/about#peer-to-peer'>peer to peer</a></li>
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  <li><a href='/about#interoperable'>interoperable</a></li>
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  <li><a href='/about#zero-knowledge'>zero knowledge</a></li>
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  <li><a href='/about#non-commercial'>non-commercial</a></li>
  <li><a href='/about#non-colonial'>non-colonial</a></li>
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  <li><a href='/about#inclusive'>inclusive</a></li>
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[Learn more about Small Technology.](/about#small-technology)

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## Small Web

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<img src='/research-and-development' alt='The Small Web logo: Multi-coloured circles, arranged around the circumference of a circle, connected to one another by dashed lines.'>
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The Small Web is a public space comprised of places you own and control.

[Learn more about the Small Web.](/research-and-development)

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## What we do

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Our main activity is [research and development](/research-and-development). We also spend some of our time on implementing technological regulation, advocacy, raising awareness, and education.
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<ol class='emphasised-numbers'>
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    <h3>Research and development.</h3>
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    <p>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.</p>
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    <p><a href='/research-and-development'>Learn more about our research and development.</a></p>
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    <h3>Technological regulation.</h3>
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    <p>We reduce the harms of surveillance capitalism on the centralised web with Better Blocker, our tracker blocker and self-curated tracker database.</p>
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    <p><a href='https://better.fyi'>Learn more about Better Blocker.</a></p>
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    <h3>Advocacy, raising awareness, and education.</h3>
    <p>We advocate for Small Tech as the antidote to Big Tech and surveillance capitalism.</p>
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    <p>We give <a href='/events'>talks</a>, write <a href='/news'>articles</a> and <a href='https://abookapart.com/products/accessibility-for-everyone'>books</a>, and give <a href='/videos'>media interviews</a>.</p>
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## Ongoing research
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__December 2020 - 2021__: Building on our work with [Site.js](#site-js), we’ve begun working on two interrelated tools:
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<ul class='blobs'>
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  <li id='domain'>
    <h3>Domain</h3>
    <p>A tool to enable people and organisations to run Small Web domains where people can have their Small Web places.</p>
    <p><a href='https://github.com/small-tech/domain'>View the source code</a> and <a href='https://small-tech.org/videos/small-is-beautiful-11/'>watch a video demonstration of Domain. </a></p>
    <p>Status: <strong>alpha</strong></p>
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  <li id='place'>
    <h3>Place</h3>
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    <p>Based on a fork of <a href='https://sitejs.org'>Site.js</a>, the goal of Place is to be a reference personal Small Web place where people can express themselves and communicate both privately and publicly.</p>
    <p>Status: <strong>pre-alpha</strong></p>
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Find out more in the [Research & Development section](/research-and-development).

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## Published work

All the technology we produce is released under free and open licenses (mainly, [AGPLv3](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GNU_Affero_General_Public_License)). Our publicly-supported projects are on [our GitHub mirror](https://github.com/small-tech) and our full set of repositories are on [our self-hosted source code repository](https://source.small-tech.org/explore/projects).

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    <h3>Site.js</h3>
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    <p>The precursor to <a href='#place'>Place</a>. Site.js is a personal web server for small sites. It powers this site, the Better Blocker site, and our personal sites.</p>
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    <p><a href='https://sitejs.org'>Visit SiteJS.org.</a></p>
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    <h3>Better Blocker</h3>
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    <p>A tracker-blocking privacy tool for Safari on iPhone, iPad, and Mac. Available from the App Store and the Mac App Store.</p><p><a href='https://better.fyi'>Visit Better.fyi.</a></p>
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  <li id='accessibility'>
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    <h3>Accessibility For Everyone by Laura Kalbag</h3>
    <p>A book about building inclusive and accessible websites. Available from A Book Apart in paperback or ebook, or in audiobook on Audible.<p><a href='https://abookapart.com/products/accessibility-for-everyone'>Visit the publisher’s site.</a></p>
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## Rather watch a video?
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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.

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<a href='/videos'>Browse more of our talks</a> and learn about <a href='/events'>our upcoming events</a>.
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