My #socialcoop story
Joined social.coop about 7 months ago (214 days ago to be precise).
I'd heard about Mastodon before & had a profile on mastodon.social that I wasn't really using.
Think I most probably heard about social.coop from the CoTech (a forum of UK tech coops.)
Since joining I've learned a lot more about co-ops, got more political, got involved in our reading group, and got a little involved in how our instance works through our Loomio.
It's been great!
Of course I got it eventually, but I felt I could have gotten it sooner. I'm a very story/example-oriented learner. One goal in writing the ActivityPub overview was to give a story that hopefully made it easier for people to follow it: https://www.w3.org/TR/activitypub/#Overview
Interesting article on the tech choices behind CommonsCloud.
(CommonsCloud is a platform coop combining Discourse, NextCloud and Phabricator. They're trying to build an online collaboration platform for the solidarity economy.)
Have you heard of repair cafes, local meeting places where people come together to fix stuff that would otherwise end up as #waste? According to https://repaircafe.org/ there are more than 1,500 repair cafes world-wide -- a growing, noncommercial global movement.
This article in The Guardian from last month gives a good introduction: "Can we fix it? The repair cafes waging war on throwaway culture"
More remote-friendly #jobhunt tools:
https://whoishiring.me/ - an improvement to searching the monthly "Who is Hiring?" thread on HN. Yeah, it's HN, but a lot of listings from tiny companies end up there instead of elsewhere.
https://www.remotelyawesomejobs.com/ - Yet another job aggregator specializing in aggregating remote jobs. Has a large number of postings with some basic filtering.
Off-the-grid micro-blogging application for communities - org.disrupted.rumble
#Rumble is a completely off-the-grid application and delay-tolerant micro-blogging application that allows a device to connect, chat and share content (text and images) with other people around you.
(haven't tested it)
found via @nicooo
Mastodon is wonderful and the concept of #federated #socialmedia is great, but realistically the average person isn’t going to adopt the current form, it’s just too technical to set up, and they are used to polished #frontend experiences.
I have ideas for solving those problems, but I need passionate folks to #help.
Anyone out there crazy enough to work with me on this? Anyone already working on it who’d be willing to hear my ideas?
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