I’m a technologist and writer who believes that we need more interoperability to create tools that give people control back over Big Tech platforms — and that we’d better do this fast, because AI is only increasing Big Tech’s power over its users.
🤔 8 years ago, I started worrying about Big Tech’s power over our lives.
👨‍💻 So I quit my job, taught myself to code and began working on tools like Nudge to help people use the internet in ways that work for them.
🏢 In July 2021, Facebook banned me for life for creating Unfollow Everything. 12,500 people used the tool to manage their Facebook usage before I had to take it down.
⚖️ In May 2024, Ethan Zuckerman launched a suit against Facebook for the right to create Unfollow Everything 2.0
📝 I’m now working on various bits and pieces: advising philanthropic organizations on tech strategy, writing and research at 12 Challenges
Last updated 10-May-2024