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@aaron where are you based?
@mattcropp I'm working on a outline proposal for a financially self sustaining social network node. Might you have a look at it and make any comments that come to mind?
@jbcarroll nice article btw: A quick guide to The Free Network https://medium.com/we-distribute/a-quick-guide-to-the-free-network-c069309f334
The site shows users how Facebook categorizes them. It doesn’t reveal the data it is buying about their offline lives.
'The categories from commercial data brokers were largely financial, such as “total liquid investible assets $1-$24,999,” “People in households that have an estimated household income of between $100K and $125K,” or even “Individuals that are frequent transactor at lower cost department or dollar stores.” '
This approach of feasibility studies etc might be over the top but it is the only way I currently know how to go about this.
It would be very helpful to talk with you about the process that you have been through to get this co-op node up and running?
Anyway...hello, I hope things are going well in your lives :)
My aim is to get a first draft document of a feasibility study proposal put together - something that concisely outlines the idea and identifies, as much as possible, the different factors that would need to be researched. Basically a document that I can circulate round some people locally who might be interested in forming a steering group with me to continue developing the proposal and locate funding for a feasibility study, as well as, manage the feasibility study process.
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.
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