First off: Great initiative! I’m really excited to see what it leads to.
I have two projects that could relate to this forum & the grant:
ActivityWatch (https://activitywatch.net/), an open-source, privacy-first, cross-platform, automated time tracker. It can be used to help you understand how much you work (and on what), help you with bad screen habits (such as certain social media sites feasting on your attention), or just to feed your curiosity about what you really do all day. We built it with privacy in mind so you own all your data, meaning it doesn’t leave your device.
Thankful (https://getthankful.io/), a browser extension that tracks creators from your browsing history and lets you semi-automatically donate cryptocurrency directly to them. There are no platform fees only transaction fees, and we have a way to reduce them to practically zero. Development has stalled, but we have an MVP available that works yet leaves much to be desired.
We started building Thankful after asking what could be a good use of the data you get with ActivityWatch. So they are both naturally privacy-first (although Thankful uses Ether as a cryptocurrency, so transactions are public on the chain).
I’m curious about the WebDonations API, and want to experiment further with the ideas we were planning for Thankful: crypto-rewards, “crowd/micro/supporter-equity”, fully automatic donations (with EIP1337), onboarding of creators and supporters without crypto addresses, private transactions.
Anyway, happy to be here! Would love to chat more with people that I share these interests with