Table Of Content
- Vision & Mission
- Memex Features
- Project Status
Vision & Mission
Our vision is a well informed, less polarised society that can make complex decisions effectively, sustainably and compassionately.
Our mission is to help battle information overload by making it effortless for you and your peers to organise, share and discover the most useful and perspective rich content online.
Our first product: Memex
A fully private memory-boosting extension to eliminate time spent bookmarking, retracing steps to recall an old webpage, or copy-pasting notes into scattered documents. Its name and functionalities are heavily inspired by Vannevar Bush's vision of a Memex.
Full-Text Search in Web History & Bookmarks:
Blazing fast and flexible organisation
Full Data Ownership
⭗ Google & DuckDuckGo integration: See Memex results while searching with your favorite search engine.
⛅Backup and restore your data to any of your favorite cloud providers
⌨ Keyboard Shortcuts to toggle and create highlights
Memex is available for Chrome and Firefox and under active development by our wonderful team. Memex is currently in beta status and serves almost 10,000 users. We still have some non-critical bugs, but all in all Memex runs smoothly. (Found another bug? Please do tell)
Changelog and Roadmap:
Let us know what you want to see in Memex. We plan to release these new features in 2019: Full Changelog Roadmap: worldbrain.io/roadmap
Your data is none of our business
With most free software tools you and your data are the product. Not with us. Our practical approach to decentralisation and our economic model allow us to offer most of Memex services without causing costs on our side.
Interoperability, freedom of choice and less monopolisation
In 10 years time we envision 100s of Memex-y tools that are all adapted to the individual workflows different professions and people have. To get there, it is necessary to remove the incentives for Memex providers to lock-in their users and monopolise. The question for us was: How can we create an ecosystem, in which it is more profitable to collaborate than to compete, and where monopolisation is by an order of magnitudes harder. To get there we combine data interoperability with our financial model called Steward Ownership. While interoperability will make it harder for providers to monopolise, because users have less lock-ins, Steward Ownership provides a company with the intrinsic motivations to stay profitable and be OK not to grow as much. Instead they are able to focus on providing profit generating service to less users, and reduce costs by collaborating with other Memex providers on core infrastructure. More details on this you find on our manifesto.
Thanks a lot for your interest to contribute to Memex in one way or another.
Just open an issue here on GitHub.
Head over to our community board, so that other people can vote on them too.
Wanna help in the development to make Memex better? Great! That's the spirit :)
How to get started:
- Head over to the our Notion roadmap document and grab one of the "Newcomer Tasks".
- Once you found one please get in touch with the team via Slack. Just leave a message in #dev about the project you're most interested in.
- We'll try to sync up on project definitions and then you can get started :)
Getting started as a developer
- Click here for all instructions on how to build Memex so you can hack on it.
- Click here to get an overview of Memex code anatomy.
We truly care about your privacy. We will never retain or sell your personal data. It is actually not possible for us to get your personal data because Memex runs locally. When you create Memex.Links we store the highlighted text and the url, so we can deliver it to recipients. However we do not store any IP of people creating, nor requesting them.
Apart from that, the only data we obtain are some anonymous analytics on how people use the features of Memex, this data will never be attributable to you or contain any personal data like URLs you visit, terms you search or annotations you made. Also you can completely opt out from that and become a ghost for us. We then have no indication that you even exist.
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