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I've had an awareness for a couple of years, of Zuckerberg's intention to steal banking from the bankers, and pull the world's poorest smartphone users into a sticky platform-banking web. On cue, here comes !
See @matslats of the , on Libracoin
opencredit.network/2019/07/24/

And more here on class war among the old and new bankers
noncorporate.org/build-global-
Slugging it out soon with China?

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@switchingsoftware
What platforms would you suggest for wiki hosting? Including system admin service. And a solid, easy to use wiki content admin interface?

Also for website writing (and hosting), with tools as good as, say, Wix? And a reasonable though not extravagant selection of templates.

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Puzzled . . @mako makes a clear pitch on "Free software production needs free tools" youtube.com/watch?v=U_nK6nP_RC
And is very clear on and (though says most code comes from solo not collaboration!). Yet not a hint of coop ownership of to keep tools honest & open (GitHub!). Surely tools today become platforms? And platforms require collaboration even if code doesn't? So why doesn't follow automatically, as we talk tools? How does libre not equal coop in FLOSS world?

I can't adequately express how much I enjoy having messy and complicated discussions.

Discussions where we're both a bit outside of our comfort zones and trying to not fall back into the vortex of our own subjectivity and biases.

I love it when we *try*. That's the whole thing for me.

There has never been a space that let me stretch into uncomfortable places that held the key to real understanding.

Being on the fedi allowed me to create it.

That is a significant shift in social media.

I don't know whats going on but it looks like the word #fediverse is taking off on twitter rn. lots of new posts.

A draft handbook on designing participatory design processes for 'collective intelligence'
nesta.org.uk/toolkit/collectiv
It's called 'social innovation', used to be called 'organising' and facilitating. The kind of thing you expect from Nesta, over-egged, super-systematised, glossy, researched by bright young members of the professional-managerial class. But there's something to check out here, in the basic notion and the design gambits. All cats are black in the dark.

@yala
Seems to be OK today Jon - I logged in on another browser and was able to edit as normal. Perhaps the problem was my end - maybe my login had expired or something.

@nicksellen Fabulous rapid fix for the instance outage Nick. Kudos 😋

@yala
Is the federated.wiki server OK Jon? When I edit my wikis on that server, the pages get a yellow border which I can’t remove by forking, which is what normally works. Is there a location where server availability/stats are displayed? Or a direct msg channel to the sys admin?

Regarding that last boost: "But it’s clear that confronting the climate crisis will require something more radical than just making data greener. That’s why we should put another tactic on the table: making less data. We should reject the assumption that our built environment must become one big computer. We should erect barriers against the spread of “smartness” into all of the spaces of our lives."

#Google Has Quietly Dropped Ban on Personally Identifiable Web Tracking - ProPublica

propublica.org/article/google-

"The practical result of the change is that the DoubleClick ads that follow people around on the web may now be customized to them based on your name and other information Google knows about you. It also means that Google could now, if it wished to, build a complete portrait of a user by name, based on everything they write in email, every website they visit and the searches they conduct."

#FuckGoogle #DropGoogle #infosec #surveillance #SurveillanceCapitalism

@switchingsoftware
I sense ppl may be favouring Miraheze for wiki hosting.
Myself I want to exploit fedwiki every way I can. My way of progress calls for 'a chorus of voices' fedwiki-style, rather than a wiki-style consensus. @switchingsoftware maybe add fedwiki to your tools list?
The main thing I might want to collectively author would be pattern language. I doubt Mediawiki is the best medium for that, and I wait in hope that a specialised pattern language platform will emerge @dilgreen

@strypey

The difficulty with is that we're a bit small, and/or the amount people are prepared to pay is typically small. The money raised, whilst significant, isn't really enough to meet even one person's cost of living (at least in the UK).

Which means either we need many more users, to charge more, or to run more than one site or service. (We can barely run one sustainably.)

Or resign ourselves to being mainly voluntary.

@bhaugen @richdecibels @nicksellen @mike_hales @protean

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Don't you just hate it when the Zoom call ends, and the chat window disappears before you have time to clip its contents to some other app!! Just happened with social.coop happy hour 💔 🙄

@wu_lee sounds like the classic dilemma I've been seeing since my #Indymedia days. If we want highly skilled geeks to give our needs their full attention, we need to be able to give them secure, ongoing paid hours to do it in. Even paying for hours on a bounty basis doesn't liberate people enough from the struggle to pay rent to get reliable tech support.
@mike_hales @nicksellen @protean @bhaugen

How to run your own social media site
runyourown.social/
The author explores the topic via a forked-Mastodon example, used by a group of friends: he says 'Keep it small'. social.coop is way bigger, but maybe there are still things to pick up on?

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