The co-operative values of self-help, self-responsibility, democracy, equality, equity, and solidarity could easily have been used to write the #introduction to the future many envisioned when the World Wide Web went live. Although today we are far removed from this vision, projects like #SocialCoop and the #IndieWeb offer us a way back to an open, people-focused web. I am pleased to be involved.
Happy one year anniversary to #socialcoop! Big thanks to all those who made the original Medium article happen (https://medium.com/open-collective/social-coop-a-cooperative-decentralized-social-network-c10980c9ed91) that brought a lot of people to this instance. Proud of what we're building together. :)
If you want to see the Facebook thread that most directly (there were schemes and ideas beforehand) resulted in #SocialCoop, check this #PrimarySource: https://www.facebook.com/groups/p2p.open/permalink/1448639075180267/
It's interesting to see what concerns at the time (2017) are still discussed, and what seems to have faded from consciousness since then (in particular, concerns about the same handle on multiple instances).
Also, #DmytriKeleiner has popped onto the zombie thread for some light trolling... :P
To anyone at #socialcoop who has yet to join and engage in a Loomio working group come on down!
You are wanted and you are welcome.
Discussions around finance and governance aren't always the sexiest on the surface but are very much the bedrock a happy healthy community is built on.
Here is an official account for our instance to communicate as a collective, for announcements, etc.
social.coop is a cooperatively-run corner of the Fediverse. The instance is democratically governed by its members, who generally share an interest in the co-op model, but topics of discussion range widely.
Our instance is supported by sliding scale contributions of $1-10/mo made via Open Collective. You must have an active Open Collective account to apply for membership; you may set one up here