Thanks to everyone that participated in our first social.coop poll!

"How do you use/participate in social.coop?"

Looks like the most popular use of social.coop is to "post and read toots about co-operatives"

@nev

interesting! @wu_lee , what do you think? Is this something the tech team can take on?

Living in a place where a significant chunk of the economy is tourism-based, got to thinking recently about the role that can play building community wealth and minimizing extraction in tourist economies.

Anyone have a recommendation as to a good introduction to as I proceed further down this :bunny: hole?

What is social.coop? Who are it's members? How do members contribute?

We've started a thread on loomio, where we will post one question every two weeks that will help us to get to know each other as members, with the objective of using this understanding of each other, our motivations and expectations to launch the next phase of social.coop.

First question: How do you use/participate in social.coop?

loomio.org/p/r2sOJV3c/how-do-y

@ben_hr

Hey Ben! Valid question, and thanks for poking us. Our tech team is pretty small at the moment and so we can't promise a specific timeline.

Any chance you have any tech skills you could contribute to the ongoing maintenance of the instance?

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@ND3JR

Hmmm. That's good feedback.

How would you feel about doing the survey in chat form? We could arrange for direct messages where you respond to each question one by one and we will input your responses for you?

In an effort to better understand our community and strengthen ties, volunteers on the community working group are currently running a member survey. They are using a "snowballing"-type networking approach in which members reach out to other members. Please help by doing the survey and helping spread the word.

If you have strong objections to the survey, feel free to share them.

I hope we will all take the "good enough to try" approach.

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@ben_hr
THONKING! Love it. Feel like I do this often...

:thonking:

@emi is taking the helm from @alanz for moderation this week.

Please feel free to buzz with any issues, concerns, suggestions, jokes or ideas for new emojis!

Hey there social.coop folks (and hello again fediverse). I've been on mastodon.social recently but I'm excited to see what's happening here. Hoping to find and share resources on in general, but I'm particularly interested in tech co-ops, small-scale farm/garden co-ops and the role that co-ops play in social, economic and environmental justice causes. I'll probably also toot a bit about and maybe

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Social.coop stats for the week!

1221 users
126 active users
1523 interactions this week

We also have a new member! Welcome @ssvette :)

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