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💥 Introducing koodos labs
A product and research company focused on the next generation of the Internet
We’re excited to share koodos labs. We’re a product and research company focused on the next generation of the Internet.
To invert the internet's data model and put individuals in control of their digital identities, we must start with user needs and build for the masses.
Your data is created by your life experiences, interests and interactions. You deserve primary ownership and authority over how it's accessed and used.
We believe in you. Behind the data that feeds AI agents are real people with agency, autonomy, creativity, experiences, and purpose. We build technology meant to empower you — not exploit or manipulate you. Your data, privacy and freedoms drive the purpose of koodos labs.
A shared repository of digital culture should be a public good and a treasure we owe to future generations. The challenge of our generation is to keep the pathways to digital culture open.
We build places for the things that you love
Think of when you walk into your bedroom and see all the things that you’ve collected, from your posters to your collection of vinyl or books — and that feeling that it’s your sanctuary, with all your favorite things. Or when you walk into another person's room and their artifacts resonate with you or spark a shared memory, there’s an instant feeling of belonging. We’re encouraged that hundreds of thousands have already benefited from our services.
As we wander through the digital world, we’re constantly seeking our place within it. It’s human nature to search for a spark 💥 — that koodos moment — when we feel grateful, amazed, intrigued, excited — even just a little. Our apps center on these meaningful moments, and the many other moments that help us connect more deeply with ourselves and others. Since you own your data across koodos labs’ products — your tastes, interests and context — you’ll be able to take that context with you to other services and, in a privacy-preserving way, get a personalized experience from day one.
Our ambition is to see people all over the world constructing their identity, card by card on koodos and beyond, with hundreds of millions of people collecting billions of things they’re drawn to — moving us towards an internet that centers on what you love.
Stewarding privacy-preserving infrastructure
Our research efforts into user-centered privacy-preserving personalization fall under project Mediagraph.
Our method is to build out into cyberspace for the masses; but also record data as we go, self-study, and develop the underlying tooling. Mediagraph was born out of necessity while building koodos. We were initially inspired by the prospect of culture that is readily available for anyone to annotate, remix or link together in archives and an alternative future where people have control over their interest graphs, instead of being exploited for their data. Part of the challenge was that there was no user-friendly way to do this.
We build our products to protect people’s rights and give them more control over their digital life. We’re encouraged by the progress in data regulation, the top-down enforcement of tracking cookies and the movement towards infrastructure for user-provisioned portable interest and taste graphs. We think this is going to be increasingly important with personalized AI agents and we intend to accelerate a future with user-provisioned portable interest and taste graphs.
From the very start, we’ve been maniacal about building based on human needs and have never seen technology as the goal. Technology is simply a tool to help people grow, discover themselves, and live a more fulfilling life.
Interested in joining our team? Reach out to us email@example.com or apply here:
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