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geekery, and so forth w/ @alsmo

Brave browser continues to grow

For the fifth year in a row, we’ve doubled the number of our monthly active users, going from 24 million MAU on December 31st, 2020, to over 50 million by the end of 2021.

Brave Passes 50 Million Monthly Active Users, Growing 2x for the Fifth Year in a Row | Brave Browser

Count me as one of those users.

I’ve been meaning to write about this, but I’m still formulating the full 2022 plan. Essentially, I’m in search of alternatives for some of the major things I do on the web. I want to better safeguard my privacy, support good companies and contribute more to the open web.

Up first was browsing. I have already been using Brave as my main browser, but I’ve now uninstalled Chrome and am trying out the customizations found within Vivaldi.

Currently installed on my MacBoook:

  • Brave
  • Vivaldi
  • Firefox
  • Safari

At the end of the month, I’ll check back in and tee up February’s activity.