any cultural linguists: (specifically those who speak Japanese and English)
My prof and I just had an interesting discussion about the English sense of "self".
Specifically he thinks the idea of "I enjoyed myself" doesn't compute in Japanese. Or this idea of "it feels good", when "I feel good" should suffice.
Aside from a grammatical explanation, might this play a factor in how people relate/communicate with each other?
crisis hotlines, no voice required Show more
in the US, you can text HOME to 741741 and someone gets back to you. it’s all text so it’s easier to be private if you aren’t able to speak freely or are having trouble verbalizing. https://www.crisistextline.org
you can email the Samaritans at email@example.com. they’re in the UK & Ireland, but I’ve never had them deny me help if I emailed from the US.
On the Potential for an #IntentionalCommunity Business Network
we just published an article on the back-ground of our peer2peer-netweaving-program - Collaboration Incubators for Practicing Democracy -
hello social.cooperators of #Canada. Suggestions, offers and introductions v welcome: I'll be in #toronto #ottawa #montreal in the next 2 weeks & #novascotia in late Oct. I'd love to meet people and also wlt have a sofa to sleep on in any of those places. Here's what I'm up to: www.leedscath.wixsite.com/northamericantour Thanks all 🙂
I started a wall or "tatekan" 立て看 on Loomio: a thread where we can post things that don't belong to any of the existing subgroups or discussions. Because it is our Loomio group, the posts should probably be governance/admin related (otherwise, why not post here?).
At #Open2018 I heard a pitch from one of the folks involved in #OpenGift. This is a cool idea! They connect orgs who need software with free code developers. Depending on their needs, the orgs can be supplied with existing software as-in, or modifed for their needs, or new free code software created from scratch for them if nothing existing fits their needs. OG tries to pool orgs with similar needs to reduce costs for each, while paying devs a living wage:
I'm involved in an app called Wobbly that will help workers to mobilize according to #IWW principles.
The founder @KingMob has himself been a Deliveroo courier, and his experiences sparked the idea for the app.
We seek to make the app into a multistakeholder coop when it's launched.
Everyone is welcome to join our discord group (https://discord.gg/kZaXpu), also feel free to message me.
We're looking for a #graphicdesigner, so please retoot!
Here's an article about it:
I added Disroot Pads for each of the CoC, RG, ad CRG, so please feel free to suggest improvements. (It is easiest if people use the insert comments feature to suggest changes, rather than directly editing the docs.)
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So, if for nothing else than to help people learn from our mistakes, I'd like to start compiling accounts of the unravelling/failure of social.coop.
I will be reaching out to particular people over the next few days, but if anyone out there left/chose not to join social.coop for Reasons and would be willing to talk about it (anonymously if you want), please DM.
Please boost for visibility.
Check: Have you read the new version of the Code of Conduct, Reporting Guidelines and Conflict Resolution Guidelines?
We think version 3.1 of the CoC, RG and CRG are a positive step in the right direction, ready to be published and put into use. They include revisions based on feedback during and after Version 3 (Release Candidate) was accepted by a vote by the membership.
Did you know that https://communitywiki.org/trunk exists?
It's a new project where you can find people in the Fediverse and follow them by topic.
Also, you can request to be included. It's a really cool idea.
If you are new to Mastodon or you are looking for more interesting people to follow, you should check it out.
Fulfilled a dream today: mountain bike ride with my son in the Garden of the Gods. The best thing is I can keep on fulfilling it...
"Come meet Seikatsu—Japan's cooperative powerhouse. Oorganized by women as a buying club, the co-op now has over 320,000 members, has created worker cooperatives through their supply chain, and developed a leadership academy to train members... "
"Organizada por mujeres, la cooperativa ahora cuenta con más de 320,000 miembros... ha creado cooperativas de trabajo a través de su cadena de suministro y desarrollado una academia de liderazgo para entrenar a sus miembros..."
Salaried white-collar workers in Japan are so oppressed by capitalism that, ‘wage theft’, is referred to as, ‘service overtime’, where, ‘service’, means, to quote Patrick McKenzie (@firstname.lastname@example.org):
‘ “thrown in for free in the hopes of gaining one’s further custom”, so your favorite restaurant might throw in a “service” desert once in a while or you might do 8 hours of “service” overtime six nights a week for 15 years.’—Doing Business in Japan (https://www.kalzumeus.com/2014/11/07/doing-business-in-japan/)
Passionate about cultivating relationship centered systems. Studying governance in agricultural co-operatives. she/her
social.coop is a a coop-run corner of the fediverse, a cooperative and transparent approach to operating a social platform. We are currently closed to new memberships while we improve our internal processes and policies, and plan to re-open to new folks when that work is complete. [9/2/2018]