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Doug Belshaw πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Ίβ˜ οΈβœŠ @dajbelshaw

@Tdorey Excellent! You'll have a great time - it's a rollercoaster!

12.

The spectacle presents itself as something enormously positive, indisputable
and inaccessible. It says nothing more than β€œthat which appears is good, that
which is good appears. The attitude which it demands in principle is passive
acceptance which in fact it already obtained by its manner of appearing without
reply, by its monopoly of appearance.

Co-tech, the co-op of tech co-ops I helped to get off the ground last year made it into Co-operatives UK's annual report... reports.uk.coop/economy2017/ ...so there's that.

Instead of using Mastodon as a place to push out 'news' and articles that I come across that I find interesting, I'm doing that in a broadcast-only space:

telegram.me/thoughtshrapnel

It's the 'live' version of my weekly newsletter - i.e. I blast out links when I come across them, and then curate a subset of them in an email that goes out every Sunday:

thoughtshrapnel.com/

@xldrkp @Downes @katebowles Yes, likewise. I think I actually follow everyone on my instance (<100)

@xldrkp @Downes Yes, that is a shame. I wonder if it's actually a design decision, or some kind of technical limitation? Doubt it's the latter.

I did an experiment a few years ago on Twitter where I only followed 150 people (after reading about Dunbar's number). More recently I've used lists for that on Twitter.

There's definitely something to be said for being intentional about who we connect and converse with, both in person and online.

Just FYI

The team are in Europe this summer - I happen to know they are in the British Isles from the 25th July (for a week I believe).

They will be doing some workshops - and are available for hire by organisations / groups of organisations to conduct workshops on a range of topics.

Reach out if you're interested - or know some organisations that would be. ;)

@xldrkp @Downes Twitter and other Silicon Valley companies have to show user acquisition and growth, hence the constant exhortation to upload your address book into their silo.

But here, of course, none of that matters.

@xldrkp @Downes Well I guess that, just as back in the day I discovered people via 'blogrolls' on various sites I visited, so we should spend time doing that kind of thing.

This doesn't just have to be an open source decentralised version of (what) Twitter (has become).

Really simple and straightforward guide meant it took less than 10 mins to change the battery in my Oneplus One: ifixit.com/Guide/OnePlus+One+B

Team Belshaw is about to list the following on eBay this weekend:
- iPad Mini 3
- iPad 3
- PS3

I prefer selling to people I know, so get in touch if you're interested!

@Downes It's a different mindset, I've found. I'm not particularly looking for divergent voices here, but to build solidarity :)

I decided to pre-record the audio of the presentation I'm giving today to share it more widely: literaci.es/WCCE2017 social.coop/media/cWrotOORNW6W

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' Bold New Strategy to Empower Its Community

Most of us here keep track of Shareable often, but this one by @maira stood out in context of social.coop/
and

"The org We Are Open Co-op led a discussion on how the commons and the cooperative movements share many overlapping values, and what could be done to link them more closely together."

shareable.net/blog/creative-co

"All of these companies have the same weakness: apps are not that hard to build. A determined group of drivers, once organized, could band together and easily program an app (or hire someone to) that would resemble Uber or outwardly, but inwardly send the fruits of their labors back to themselves β€”Β no middlemen taking a cut or to feed."

salon.com/2017/07/02/there-is-