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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

And more here on class war among the old and new bankers
Slugging it out soon with China?

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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"
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?


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 happy hour ๐Ÿ’” ๐Ÿ™„

@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
The author explores the topic via a forked-Mastodon example, used by a group of friends: he says 'Keep it small'. is way bigger, but maybe there are still things to pick up on?

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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.

@dilgreen How are you getting on with Tusky on your mobile? I haven't been impressed by iPad apps for accessing Mastodon. But the Pinafore interface in the web browser is at least typographically clean
And you can run Pinafore in the Firefox sidebar on your desktop too

UK Ways Forward radical cooperatorsโ€™ meeting 2020 is July 4-5th @ Hebden Bridge. 150th anniversary, Nutclough Mill co-operative, trailblazing producer coops. Keynote by Andrew Bibby

Some introductory notes here on commoning
Includes a note on fedwiki - the link opens at that page. To go back to the welcome page, click coloured square, top left.
Do let me know if you get into a tangle in fedwiki? I'm experimenting with its hypertext capacity. Navigation is pretty unlike ordinary web pages - more powerful (?) but more opaque.


FYI, Google is trying to kill web URLs

Google wants users to use Google search as the access point for all content on the web. They are doing this by:
1. Removing visible URLs in Chrome
2. Penalizing sites for not using Google AMP
3. Removing URLs from search results

@johnkuti Was good to see you yesterday in the Zoom strategy call. Did anything in particular seem significant for you, I wonder? Best wishes

What kind of coop is I begin to wonder whether it's most like a housing coop.
โ€ข We co-own some web infrastructure, and have a management organisation (of sorts) to deal with operational matters. But owning the infrastructure is not the main reason we're here.
โ€ข The main day-to-day reason for being in a housing coop, is the LIVES people can lead there? Not the owning or the property-manegement?

Likewise, is it the lives we mean to lead here as co-residents that are our core concern?

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Just found my way into Federated Wiki - hadn't realised that it was what I've been looking for, for a couple of years, to handle and share evolving knowledges. Indeed, I've been looking for it since I first fell in love - with Hypercard, 30 years ago. Writing and sharing WYSIWYG hypertext, in Markdown - yay!

Anyone here seriously into (using) ? I'm on a learning curve and need to discover where geeks hang out. I hope it's not github. Or google hangouts

We see cyberpunk as humans having augmentations - but really cyberpunk would be *not* having augmentations in a world where most people do.

Because cyberpunk is rejecting the norm of letting big corps and the powerful few control your life.

Just like today where the _most_ cyberpunk people are those using Tor, coreboot, turning off the TPM, disabling WiFi and blowing open closed source firmware.
Not people with Google Glass & and an Internet connected toaster/car/watch.

@mako @oli @bhaugen @richdecibels @Graham_Mitchell @dajbelshaw @mayel
Is the rationalist ideology of free choice so embedded that we canโ€™t acknowledge emergent properties of large aggregates of ppl?

Pls tell me these P2P self-reflecting data-analytic protocols and tools are actually out there, and Iโ€™m just listening to the wrong conversations!

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