I'm taking part in an innovation workshop aimed at general business and the lack of co-op representation on that platform is stark.
Is having an active profile a necessary evil?
Will posting and engaging with the LinkedIn community help further the cooperative movement?
Attn: UK cooperators
There appears to be a sketchy "cooperative" social network being set up in your country. blossom.social. It appears to be the work of one guy looking to profit off the movement.
This bit in the Terms and Conditions is a big red flag (and not the good kind of red flag):
"The Co-Operative Social Network and all affiliated branding, logos and other related materials are the intellectual property of Tadgh Quill-Manley..."
Reclaim work from the gig economy masters.
Peer tube copy:
Let's make it viral within the fediverse, instead of the birdsite...
We've got the ball rolling on the first on-demand Library of Things (in York, UK). Delivered by bike. A world first? facebook.com/lotyork
However, now stuck on how to cover the cost of incorporating the cooperative (~£400) to then put together a Community Share Offer. Hesitant to use the typical crowd funding platforms. Thoughts anyone?
40 years ago a small band of cab drivers, dispatchers, and mechanics set out to prove that the workers could run a taxicab company better than the bosses with a focus on living wages, a human and safe workplace, and a democratic environment. I spent almost 26 years there. Congratulations to all of the members of Union Cab past and present!
What I really have in mind is finding some way into the field. Although unsure of the current demand for indoor positioning.
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