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@gargron @shel have you thought about adding that kind of thing as part of the instance info API, like the instance icon? rather than having it be centralized in instances.social

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Mastodonians—tell me about your current project!

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what are the costs associated with setting up a mastodon instance?

going down for a few minutes for a server upgrade

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"The Co-Op Group", a UK consumer co-operative, advertises in the Daily Mail, which is notorious for its anti-migrant and anti-gay rhetoric.

Lots of angry responses over on birdsite about this. Their social media manager just keeps pointing to a blog post from last year that characterizes it as a "proactive relationship". Very disappointing; conventional for-profits have been far quicker at severing ties with Daily Mail and other hate rags.

You may want to join Manna, a distributed as

$250,000 "worth" of the previous iteration which was called Grantcoin was already given out (to 3,000 individuals in over 100 countries). They've undergone many updates lately, including the name change.

Weekly automated distributions due to start again March 1.

My referral link:
mannabase.com/?ref=dtx87wbzqn

Non-referral link:
mannabase.com

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Money & Society MOOC, starts Sunday 4 hours a week for 4 weeks. Aims to help understand how money works, has worked in history, its impacts on individuals & society, what alternatives look like, & helps asses all the ideas floating around today
ho.io/mooc 

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Disappointing how much center-left media discourse of big tech focuses on antitrust / "break them up" fantasies and how little is about promoting alternatives like co-operative ownership and open source. Neoliberal "thought leaders" cannot seem to conceive of approaches other than "greed is good but let's add a layer of government regulation".

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fsfe.org/campaigns/ilovefs/

I use Linux Mint everyday, and I love free software. Show your love!

We put Oppen the dog's bed in the sun, but Molo the cat is the one who really knows how to chill. social.coop/media/hdxkPVicOtiB

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There needs to be a word like "leader" without implying hierarchy. A word for someone who is proactively collaborative.

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Tired: we're all inside a massive simulation
Wired: we're all inside an Electron app

The US has been at 93% of the time – 222 out of 239 years – and at for less than 20 years total since its birth

freakonometrics.hypotheses.org

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"Exposure to economic words might be enough to inhibit compassion and concern for others, even among experienced executives. (...) Executives who unscrambled sentences with economic words expressed significantly less compassion. (...) After thinking about economics, executives felt less empathy"

evonomics.com/more-evidence-th

Just imagine what a 5yrs long economics couse does to a 20 something learning that stuff for the first time... Universities worldwide are basically sociopath factories.

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Hello world!

I joined Mastodon a while back as @michel_slm - and decided to join as the logical follow-up to having a decentralized, federated platform.

I've been involved in open source, especially for a while, and have been passive members of co-op businesses before but would like to be more active this time round.

Thanks to @vmatekole for fixing the technical issues that were causing a backlog for new accounts!

Keeping the other account for general toots.

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#socialcoop - governance stuff (avoid if you aren't interested :P) Show more

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#socialcoop - governance stuff (avoid if you aren't interested :P) Show more