Build better habits online! Tell HabitLab your goals, and it will determine the appropriate interventions via experimentation.
HabitLab is an open-source research project from Stanford on helping users reduce their time online. It includes various tools like news feed blockers, comment hiders, and more. HabitLab will try out different tools and figure out what is most effective for you. Data on effectiveness will be recorded for research purposes.
HOW IT WORKS
Tell HabitLab which sites you want to spend less time on. We support most popular sites like Facebook, Youtube, Reddit, Buzzfeed, Netflix, etc - you can also add any site you want.
Each time you visit those sites, we will intelligently choose an intervention (which use techniques such as hiding your news feed, hiding comments, pausing videos) to help you reduce your time on the site. If you don’t like an intervention, you can choose to disable it.
HabitLab learns which interventions work best for you, and uses this to more effectively help you reduce your time online.
HabitLab is an open-source project developed by the Stanford HCI Group. You can find source code at https://github.com/habitlab/habitlab
Chrome will ask you for the following permissions when you install. Here’s how we use them:
* “Read and Write Data on All Websites”: We need this permission to change the appearance of pages deploy interventions on the sites you choose to reduce your time spent on.
* “Show Notifications”: We use notifications to show you a daily progress summary on how you have been achieving your goals.
* “Browsing History”: We use your browsing history to determine how much time you’ve spent on sites in the past, so we can measure how much time you’ve been saving.