i am on the social.coop instance specifically b/c it seems to present a novel way of running a social network democratically along co-operative principles which seems worth exploring and might be a way to solve some of the 'new' problems people have pointed out that come with migrating to mastodon
social.coop is a cooperatively-run corner of the Fediverse. The instance is democratically governed by its members, who generally share an interest in the co-op model, but topics of discussion range widely.
Our instance is supported by sliding scale contributions of $1-10/mo made via Open Collective. You must have an active Open Collective account to apply for membership; you may set one up here