"(...) research suggests that #inequality raises the stakes of fights for status among men. The connection is so strong that, according to the World Bank, a simple measure of inequality predicts about half of the variance in #murder rates between American states and between countries around the world."
Is Duniter energy consuming ? https://duniter.org/en/is-duniter-energy-consuming/ #duniter #ubi #cryptocurrency
These days I tried to switch from uBlock to Privacy Badger because I like the idea not to block advertisement in general but only the harmful stuff. But now it happens quite often that websites detect Privacy Badger and show a pop-up every few seconds. So I'm back from blocking some advertisement to blocking all advertisement. Don't think it is better, but it seems like this is what publishers prefer these days. #adblocker #Web #privacy
Talk to me about organizations that were born in/from the Free Software movement that, over the years, have grown to more and more distance themselves from that movement.
And go ahead and s/Free Software/Open Source/ if that applies more easily. I'm not talking about an FSF thing. I'm talking about orgs which increasingly "cut corners" to "get work done faster" by using more and more proprietary software.
I have a semi-unique perspective with my work at Create Commons, but I want yours, too.
Retour sur les RML10, le niveau technique monte ! Les RML11, RML12 et RML13 déjà bookées ! #Duniter #Ğ1 https://www.le-sou.org/2017/12/13/retour-rml10-montpellier-nov2017/ https://octodon.social/media/G9jy953taEEFreh-Vi4
Well, do want you want Patreon but I’m switching to Liberapay and probably duniter too.
Wow, looks like #Patreon is pretty responsive to it's base.
I wonder if there is a way to start a conversation now about them one day converting to a #cooperative structure, instead of waiting to be sad when they announce that they are getting bought out.
Maybe with enough planning beforehand, we could find enough #money to make it happen. Could be an interesting high-publicity "first people's buyout"
Even though it's good that patreon listened to feedback, I feel like we still need to be in the lookout for another safer space, that we know is there to support us, not to make money of of us.
Patreon to creators:
Please, please stop switching to LiberaPay!
That said, without a publicly/collectively/cooperatively-run/owned payment processor as a Paypal alternative, capriciousness is still built in to the system. Like look at the shit sex workers and pornographers have gone through with Paypal.
I suspect they won't entirely backtrack on their idea of winnowing the userbase down to "life-changing level"-funded creators.
I feel trying to make a living, or even part of one, via crowdfunding is a really precarious situation, and doing it exclusively through a private, VC-funded platform puts you at the mercy of their caprices.
The noise-to-signal ratio with #crypto is getting too damn high...
Tech revolution, fine, but without #UBI or #UD it is not an economic revolution: the rich had not been struggling to stay rich with fiat currencies! The self-perpetuation of the rich is not challenged by the majority of cryptos!
So, Patreon announced they're rolling back the fee structure changes: https://blog.patreon.com/not-rolling-out-fees-change/
Personally I'm wary, and am considering moving to Liberapay, as it fits with what I'm doing better; I don't have "tiers", all my content is freely available.
Hello social.coop people,
I'm Alfonso, connecting from the Pyrenees, the mountains in the south of France.
Here in the Pyrenees, i've co-founded Lab Place, a maker and co-working space in a little village https://lab.place
I also take part in the international network Civicwise https://civicwise.org
Check out what we did at the #Cotech #Coop Retreat last month https://blog.weareopen.coop/supporting-the-collective-a6598584dd66