re-posting an older thread on loomio about potential future directions of social.coop from @nicksellen
"I have a feeling there is a possible fork in the approach here:
1) work with the small seed that I hope is still growing in our tech team, we can work to build up a bit more communication between people, and find out how to motivate people more... step by step
2) re-imagine social.coop as a cloudron/yunohost/sandstorm/collective-tools/fairapps instance"
social.coop tech/community bridging call
The idea is to have a tech working group + community working group bridging call (but you can join if you're not in either still, just be prepared to join one after!).
It's this coming Wednesday!
- 2020-06-03 19:30 UTC (various timezones listed in the poll itself)
Please mark if you can join in this loomio poll https://www.loomio.org/d/WwRkLCro/bridging-tech-and-community-working-groups/9
If there are not enough people for this one, we can do a poll to find a better time...
I particularly love the concept of 'centerwoman' vs. 'spokesman' with regards to organizing/leading.
"Yuri Kochiyama’s life is so important because, with extraordinary consistency, she practiced the kinds of skills that empower ordinary people, nurture activists, and ultimately sustain social movements. While we re-member the magnificent marches, fiery speeches, and provocative images, we often forget the undramatic, everyday work involved in creating social change."
From Grassroots Leadership and Afro-Asian Solidarities, Diane Fujino
On Fri May 22 there will be an online training that uplifts "harm reduction and safety, care without cops, psychological first aid, de-escalation and stabilization, needs assessments, maximizing autonomy, and setting boundaries. The... resources presented during this training have been developed by folks who have lived experience of mental illness/madness, trauma, neurodivergence, and psychiatric hospitalization/incarceration."
I contribute to https://www.trustroots.org and the existing social media accounts are twitter/facebook, which I neither like or use, so I'm looking for a mastodon instance to bring it to the fediverse. I'm a bit stuck.
it's most popular with hitchhikers, dumpster divers, nomads, vegans/vegeterians, etc. ... and for the platform itself it's 100% open source and volunteer built/managed/run.
any suggestions very welcome!
Would it make sense for Social.Coop to join The Online Meeting Co-operative?
Agaric is offering free half-hour consultations for any cooperative seeking a new or improved website, more participatory internal or external communication, or online learning opportunities. Just ask: https://agaric.coop/ask
To continue our best work, we are looking for referrals or partners for setting up community resource locators based on our open source free software program and event finder: https://agaric.coop/findit
I just found a nice #wheelOfTheYear calculator for different timezones. It's the easiest way to find out the times of the solstices, equinoxes and cross-quarter days that I've come across so far!
Nice work @zlax
social.coop meta, privacy
@SocialCoop I noticed that DuckDuckGo rated our site a B+.
I was curious why it wasn't an A and it's because we have "Unknown Privacy Practices."
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This is amazing, the back story and the story itself. Another example of #RebeccaSolnit's argument (#Kropotkin's too). I was assigned Lord of the Flies in High School - what if we had been given this story, or both? So much to work with here: religion, law, slavery, cooperation, media, abuse...
I'm thrilled to announce that we have now officially transferred our fiscal host on Open Collective to Platform6.coop. #socialcoop is now legally part of a cooperative! https://www.loomio.org/d/U7uvGdqF/should-social-coop-switch-its-open-collective-host-to-platform6-/62
The real Lord of the Flies: what happened when six boys were shipwrecked for 15 months
A reader comment worth noting:
"‘Lord of flies’ has direct link w Garret Hardin’s ’Tragedy of Commons’, Ayn Rand individualism. 6 Tongan boys demonstrated Elinor Ostrom‘s ‘Management of the Commons’ in which she debunked Hardin’s malign rhetoric. Too bad Ostrom (Nobel ‘09) is not basis of Economics courses"
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