why I joined social.coop Show more
Like, OK, with Facebook check-ins and news livetweeting, we've seen how social media has become a kind of public utility. Except it's not public. And what with many countries' governments and police, it probably *shouldn't* be publicly owned. But it should be *controlled by the people who use it*. Hence the co-op model.
Obviously the co-op model is just one of many possible ways of running your own social media, but it's one I personally like~
social.coop is a coop-run corner of the fediverse, a cooperative and transparent approach to operating a social platform. We are currently closed to new memberships while we improve our internal processes and policies, and plan to re-open to new folks when that work is complete. [9/2/2018]