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Last week, Mastodon adopted a beginner-friendly default interface 👍

So, maybe this would be a good time to spread the word about Mastodon to a wider audience?

If you're on Facebook/Twitter, you could do a little post about Masto with a link to joinmastodon.org ? And a link to a good instance running 2.9 or above?

(Also, I think some people were doing Mastodon posters?)

If people hear about Mastodon from many different sources, they are more likely to try it.

#Mastodon #Fediverse

Hello, fediverse! Thought I'd make my . I'm a software developer in the inland northwest US. Last year I co-founded the Seattle Developers Cooperative with three other members to provide web development for clients and to support open source projects that empower individuals and communities.

The lack of revolutionary potential in most existing co-ops is one of the many reasons why cooperative/collective economic projects should already incorporate an inherently anarchist approach at the founding level, and options for long-term horizontal scalability via federation with politically & structurally compatible projects shouldn't be an afterthought.
Worker co-ops shouldn't be isolated. Instead, they should have the clear potential to be integral parts of a bottom-up needs-based economy.

When corporate tech has so many resources behind it, it does give designers and others the space to do some really interesting things, but if the end goal is promoting transactional relationships to encourage more consumption then we hit a limit quickly on how much we can really learn from them.

We nonprofit and movement techies are influenced by (and even take inspiration from) corporate technology.

Especially in and circles. After reading No Shortcuts: Organizing in the New Guilded Age I've been thinking about how we should be drawing lessons from organizers more than marketers when it comes to design goals, principles, patterns, etc.

promoting men like myself need to check how much of the emotional labor we're doing in our social circles before soapboxing about leaving Facebook and other tools that our community members are using to maintain bonds.

The members of my democratic cloud org, @mayfirst, just voted to reorganize as a co-op. MF already operates more cooperatively than many co-ops, but now it's official, complete with a new domain name: mayfirst.coop

:TwinPines: ya soy integrante de la cooperativa May First Movement Technology. :TwinPines:

"Establezca una relación especial con la Cooperativa Primero de Mayo en México (como se define en nuestros nuevos estatutos)
para continuar con nuestro liderazgo y estrategia binacionales."

mayfirst.coop/es/post/2019/-q-

@luisrazeto

When your word play joke about a CCR song results in a bit of good luck, that’s a fortunate pun

"We've moved beyond the idea that women wearing pants is a problem. Women wearing pants is powerful, it's strong, everybody accepts it, and it's associated with the patriarchy, it's associated with being male. The minute a man puts on a dress it's disgusting, so what are you saying? Men are strong, women are disgusting? I'm not doing that anymore. I'm done with that. I'm a man in a dress and if I feel like wearing a dress I'm gonna wear one." - Billy Porter

youtu.be/fY058WwzR7s

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