I just watched a documentary about the M11 link road protests in London in the mid 90s near to where I was born, was very good!

Even though the road was built in the end the protest seemed to have wider impact on road building.


I'm tired of talking about ethics in tech without talking about the inherently unethical economic framework that tech shapes and participates in.

the trap of the large tech company;
it attracts otherwise smart and ethical people,
who want to help the *huge number of users*
have a slightly better experience.
nevermind the richest getting richer

#Bitcoin must die


If Bitcoin were to cease trading tomorrow, 0.5% of the world’s electricity demand would simply disappear. This is roughly equivalent to the output of ten coal-fired power plants, emitting 50 million tonnes of CO2 per year – which would cover one year’s worth of the carbon emission cuts required to limit temperature rises this century to 2C.



#ClimateChange #CryptoCurrency

We're putting together a 35c3 talk submission about Karrot (github.com/yunity/karrot-front) and our more grassroots/democratic/co-operative/solidarity based approach (compared with top down startup/charity).

We currently have a bit of a mishmash of ideas and words in an etherpad doc, would anybody be up for giving some input/editing to make it into something clear and compelling?

That voice that's telling you that you didn't do enough today is capitalism and it's lying.

Thanks so much for all the responses so far, I wrote a list of possible stops on the CoTech thread community.coops.tech/t/a-littl

I'll reply individually/privately to co-ordinate visits, thanks!

Hola users,

We did it! The server migration was a success!

We're now running on a fresh and shiny new server and with a new object storage service.

You might still see something wonky here and there - perhaps a missing images here and there - do let us know and we'll try and put it right.

If you have queries or problems please contact us on our chat channel riot.im/app/#/room/#SocialCoop.


@kawaiipunk are you planning on going to ? A repeat of wiki.coops.tech/wiki/Tech_Co-o ?

I'm submitting a talk (about karrot), but would also be interested helping out with a co-op assembly (well, karrot might be a co-op by then too)

I've been trying to plan a little UK co-op hitchhiking tour, better start this week!

Will start in Glasgow and slowly make my way down south. Looking for sofas/floors to sleep on and co-ops to visit of any kind, but especially digital-y/software ones...

Would like to talk about saving food (esp. with karrot.world), web hosting, platform co-ops, volunteers, grassroots, open source, CoTech, social.coop, etc...

Should start in the next couple of days. Lemme know if I should swing by!

...but Hardin & co. made a big mistake: commoners are *not* prisoners! They can move, communicate and organize. Thousands of successful #commons have been recorded.

The false idea that "commons can't work", backed up by inaccurate #gameTheory fed into the creeping #neoliberalism of the late 60's and was snapped up by policy makers world-wide, accelerating the eviction of indigenous people and more.

In response, Elinor #Ostrom and others began to more closely inspect the commons...


What are #commons ?

Commons are shared resources; things which groups of people use and care for together.

A classic example is a sheep field which multiple farmers use—without fencing it into sections.

A lot of the academic work on commons focuses on natural resources like fields, forests and rivers, although recently people have been using to describe other things, like digital resources or physical spaces.

We're not used to commons! I'll post every day for #wcw2018 about why we should be.

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While most startups are focused on finding ever new "whats" and "for whos" (i.e. staking out as-yet unexploited niches), social innovation can involve rebuilding alternative versions of existing things from the ground up while rethinking their "ifs", "hows" and "whys" (eg. the fediverse).

So while "move fast and break things" may be the most "efficient" approach for capitalist projects to find what they call "product/market fit", what would be the most "effective" approach for those who put humans above profit?

"I sold my users' privacy to a larger benefit," Acton told Forbes. "I made a choice and a compromise. And I live with that every day."

Isn't it a bit late to be sorry, dear mr. Acton?


Type of conversation that happens after moving into a slightly too big house ...

Any idea what kind of pot this is for? Has a concave lid... Found it this morning.

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social.coop is a 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]