Louis Barclay


I’m a technologist and writer who believes that we need to build a layer of software and research specific features to counter the harms of big tech
🤔 Six years ago, I started worrying about how much time we’d all started spending online.
👨‍💻 So I quit my job, taught myself to code and began working on tools like Nudge to help people reduce their addiction to the internet.
🏢 In July 2021, Facebook banned me for life for creating Unfollow Everything. 12,500 people used the tool to get rid of their Facebook addiction before I had to take it down.
📝 I’m now working on turning Nudge into a research tool to understand how specific addictive features, such as infinite scroll and recommendations, make us act and feel.
Last updated 26-February-2024