WorldBrain Memex, a Privacy Focused, Local First Bookmarking Tool, with founder Oliver Sauter

Oliver Sauter is the founder of WorldBrain @WorldBrain, the creators of Memex, which is a browser extension and native mobile app for bookmarking for power users that lets users annotate, search and organize what you’ve seen online. Very cool app! I (@boris) subscribed and am just starting to learn all of its features.

You can read more about it from their mid-February Memex 2 launch post:

We’ve been building Memex and Memex Go with a vision of knowledge products where users are in full control of their data and attention, while still generating sustainable and rewarding profits for those who invest time or money in building valuable services.

It’s offline first, end-to-end encrypted, and open source, all of which align with what we’re doing with what we’re doing with Fission.

Their Vision, Mission, and Values are worth a read as well:

Our mission is to make it faster for people to organise, share and discover trustworthy and perspective-rich content on the web & support an internet where individuals enjoy data ownership, privacy & freedom to choose software providers without lock-ins.

Their model focuses on a non-venture-investment model, with user funding and support of their open source code.


You can also watch the World Brain live stream happening Tuesday, April 14, 2020 4:00 PM. Details on the World Brain OpenCollective Updates.

Join us Thursday, April 23, 2020 4:00 PM

Zoom link: (visit our Discord chat for password).

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Great to see Vannevar Bush reference:


The memex, which he began developing in the 1930s, was a hypothetical adjustable microfilm viewer with a structure analogous to that of hypertext. The memex and Bush’s 1945 essay “As We May Think” influenced generations of computer scientists, who drew inspiration from his vision of the future.[3]