Hi friends, sorry for the nuisance, but I'm moving to @awe. Hopefully it'll be my last move, and I hope to see you all on the sunny side. 😊
@eibhear Good question: I think the concept is still young, variable, wide in scope. But there are a few influences for me, one is "Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom", and the presumed-prelude "Walkaway", by Cory Doctorow. A more recent nonfiction book I enjoyed is "Utopia for Realists". Generally, the idea that between reducing our lifestyles a little and better distributing resources, we might eliminate poverty for all, and stop focusing our lives on working to survive.
@dajbelshaw agreed, we can work towards a better definition (alt-right, neo-fascists, white supremacists etc...) but the essence stays the same: they are violent, despicable people who don't deserve a place on any self-respecting social platform.
You want a diverse community? You want to be inclusive? Then you have to stand up for people that are the targets of hate and harassment. And you have to be decisive.
People aren't going to trust you just because you say you want it. You have to show people you are willing to mix it up for their safety. You have to show you are willing pull the trigger and simply not allow the people in your community to be subject to endless harassment.
You have to _prove you're worth their trust_
I have personally promised people that social.coop will never tolerate Nazis and TERFs, that we will sort this immediately, and we will get on with longer term problems afterwards. Hope I'm not disappointed too.
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Co-ops are meant to be a means for working class people to regain some common space/resources in the face of a brutal capitalist system that disposes us.
I'm not here to endlessly debate menial technocratic details. A co-op is about standing in solidarity with your fellow community members. I want to know comrades have my back.
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When I was working on stuff that people in my area didn’t really think about, it was fun, but I felt unmotivated because it didn’t matter.
Now working on stuff that people are really excited about, I feel stressed because what if it’s too hard for me and everyone notices.
Grass is always greener or something? 🙃
me 1 year ago: "a better world is possible! All we have to do is join together, form autonomous collectives, and eventually violently overthrow the bourgeoisie!"
me now: "a better world is possible! All we have to do is kill every single human being on this godforsaken planet!"
as you can see I've gotten a lot better at setting achievable goals
Google Chrome is a badly designed, dangerous and buggy operating system that pushes software developers further a way from their own hardware and up into the application-layer walled garden that Google has created with its languages, libraries, and services. it ignores decades of best practices derived from solid research and development efforts, and, via Google's strong influence over the IETF and w3c, it threatens to gut the internet at its base level.
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