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Digital Backyards

WHAT ARE EUROPEAN ALTERNATIVES TO GOOGLE AND FACEBOOK?

 

Digital Backyards | International Conference

October 18th-20th at Kunstquartier Bethanien | Berlin

 

berlinergazette.de/digital-backyards/

 

Are there any alternatives to an increasingly centralized internet landscape as cultivated by Google and Facebook? It is hard to imagine, but there are. The resources for such alternatives lie dormant in Europe’s diversity itself: tinker garages, corporate hotbeds, grassroots hubs, institutional labs, hacker bedrooms, editorial outposts etc. In those digital backyards innovators have been silently pursuing their work. Now they come together from all over Europe to explore synergies and common interests.

 

The conference is partitioned into a semi-open „Networking Lounge“ and „Public Talks“ that are accessible to a broad audience.

 

Credit: Andi Weiland / berlinergazette.de

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Taken on October 18, 2012