#btconf Düsseldorf, Germany 19 - 21 May 2014

Maciej Cegłowski

Maciej Ceglowski is the founder and sole employee of Pinboard, a personal web archive and bookmarking site with an emphasis on user privacy. He's been an outspoken advocate of small pay-for-service websites as an alternative to the hype and impermanance of Silicon Valley startup culture.

Before founding Pinboard in 2009, he worked as an engineer at a variety of tech companies, most notably Yahoo. He lives and works in San Francisco.

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The Internet With a Human Face

The Internet as we've built it is getting boring and creepy. Everything is tracked forever, not just by sneaky governments, but by advertisers who see any human relationship as a sales opportunity. We're told to confess our interests, our activities, and our physical location to a small group of centralized companies, or risk being forever left behind. But being left behind is starting to sound more appealing.

What would it mean to have a more human Internet? How can we keep the convenience and fun without sacrificing so much of our dignity? How can we fix the online world so we'll be proud to pass to our children? And where do we begin?

We begin at beyond tellerrand! ¡Viva la revolución!