I'm going to be writing an article on social network co-op movements for my Grassroots Magazine (you can checkout an example of it here: https://static1.squarespace.com/static/54bf27a0e4b01f6b0cb3d81c/t/59399dffebbd1a5fd4b4b5b1/1496948244689/Grassroots_Summer17.pdf). If you have thoughts or experiences with this topic I'd love to talk to you about it.
There might not be a global revolution but there be pockets of revolution.
A common thread between the existing examples of autonomous spaces is yeah they grew following a collapse, but also they grew based on knowledge built pre-collapse. Rojava was Ocalan was Bookchin. Jackson was Malcolm X, Mondragon.
Documenting and sharing knowledge is vital. Networks are vital. Samizdat in hell.
A database about people can be misused in four ways. First, the organization that collects the data can misuse the data. Second, rogue employees can misuse the data. Third, unrelated parties can steal the data and misuse it. That happens frequently, too. And fourth, the state can collect the data and do really horrible things with it, like put people in prison camps. Which is what happened famously in World War II in the United States.
All news sites should have RSS feeds. In fact, they really should only be RSS feeds.
The internet is kind of stupid.
Hubzilla seems to do so many things, I wonder why social.coop don't use it? It has forums, blogs, wikis, calendars, events, chatrooms... and it federates.
@t54r4n1 Since this is all on one network, you can go to a different place and use the same app.
The alternative would be to go to some place where cabs are available or find old-school online cab services that operate in that area, both of which won't work if you're stranded in an unknown location or have some urgency to leave.
We can argue a lot against Uber but the convenience it brings cannot be ignored. Any alternative should be designed to be just as convenient.
I'm wondering if there can be a federated version of Uber with instances owned by groups of local taxi drivers.
The customer's app can be connected to any instance but it can list one or more local instances depending on GPS location and cab availability. The customer proceeds to choose an instance and book a cab.
The drivers can decide on the rates for their instance and thus their area which they were doing informally before Uber pushed them all on the same platform and started exploiting.