Developing solutions to improve your digital life

The business model of social media companies is to capture as much of their users’ attention as possible.

Their platforms and services are designed to exploit brain physiology and human psychology. These design choices interfere with the free choice of users.

We are Offgridme, a non profit organization based in Geneva and Paris working on raising awareness about Problematic Internet Use, promoting Digital wellbeing and advocating for legislations to require social media companies to take measures to mitigate the risks of internet addiction and psychological exploitation.

EVENTS

Digital Technology, a blessing or a curse?

Digital Technology, a blessing or a curse?

This is  part of a series of interviews we will conduct to get to know the board members of OffGridme.life. Hani Dabbagh is the marketing strategic advisor of our non-profit. He was also one of the panelists in our last event  about the potentially addictive features...

YouTube addictive model

YouTube addictive model

In this video,Paul-Olivier Dehaye of personaldata.io, and board member of Mydata Global (Mydata.org), explaines the complexities behind YouTube. He will show how YouTube creates more interactions in order to extract more user's data that allows the video streaming...

Event about Addiction and technology: Understanding the links

Event about Addiction and technology: Understanding the links

Are addictive features inside digital products causing a public health problem? Is the attention economy’s model threatening our democracies and individuals’ freedom of choice? How can we measure, map and analyze the consequences of the attention economy on our...

ACTIVITIES

EDUCATION

  • Offering training to companies
  • Planning prevention campaigns in collaboration with governmental institutions
  • Organizing  workshops for teenagers and families

 

RESEARCH

  • Promoting medical reseach
  • Conducting surveys
  • Working on human social behavior analysis

Contribute to this project as volunteer.

SELF-MONITORING TOOL

  • Creating a methodology to help analyze user’s behavior on a specific app by only making a Subject Access Request (SAR).
  • Our work is the result of a collaboration between tech specialists, addictologists and social scientists.

Contribute to this project as volunteer.

PARTNERS