"One question that I was interested in unpacking [in Carceral Capitalism] is what it means to cage people. What does it mean to have a world where if there’s some kind of social rupture that needs to be repaired, prisons are offered as the social solution? If we agree that people have certain basic needs—the need for meaningful activity, time in nature, the ability to socialize with people, the ability to work towards something in their lives—to me then, prisons seem anti-life." -- Jackie Wang
Hi fellows, is this the #book of the month for the reading group?
Jackson Rising: The Struggle for Economic Democracy and Black Self-Determination in Jackson, Mississippi
“‘Cambridge Analytica and Facebook have the same business model,’ says Balkan. ‘If Cambridge Analytica can sway elections and referenda with a relatively small subset of Facebook’s data, imagine what Facebook can and does do with the full set.’”
WhatsApp co-founder tells everyone to delete Facebook https://www.theverge.com/2018/3/20/17145200/brian-acton-delete-facebook-whatsapp
Job opening at Fairphone:
# Business Application Analyst #
As our new Business Application Analyst you will be working together with Fairphone’s IT team, Product Owner and external partners to deliver applications, integrations and solutions to make the operations of Fairphone more efficient. You will report to our IT manager, but will work closely with our Customer Support and After Sales team.
Apply here: https://frphn.co/baa_mstdn
Uber’s Secret Tool for Keeping the Cops in the Dark
(submitted by angpappas)
The #socialmedia narrative has definitely changed during last year
Got the Mad Max Fury Road soundtrack on loop. Brothers in Arms is an amazing track that gets me every time.
Who can You trust?
Good morning from Dublin, Ireland
Why we are so hairy?
Related on Medium and platform cooperativism: https://medium.com/@rmharrison/medium-as-a-platform-cooperative-b09afac4dcaa
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]