Doug Belshaw πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Ίβ˜ οΈβœŠ is a user on social.coop. You can follow them or interact with them if you have an account anywhere in the fediverse.

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

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

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. ;)

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!

' 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-

Someone recorded my 'elevator pitch' for Open Badges today at the SQA Expert Assessment Group meeting: youtube.com/watch?v=HiNtVWFcI7