I think I don't know what to post on here any more 🤷
Sort of feels a bit like walking into a busy cafe and talking about some random topic to the room 📣
Who are you all? Who am I?? ⁉️
There are lots of lovely people on here, I want to inhabit physical space with you though, not typing into this little box! 🌳 🏕️
Maybe I'm losing faith in a tech-centric approach to emancipation 😖
I want to (and do) engage with my local place more now 🏘️
What do you make of this, my cafe of random people? ☕
For a start, I can send you eHugs @nicksellen
Today, too busy to reflect further on the depth of your enquiry. Typical?! Is physical-proximal space any less busy? I don't think so. This isn't a digital phenomenon?
The digital is here too
Again, just a node not a hub. The digital is 'just' an aspect of place? Weird tho 🙄
> walking into a busy cafe and talking about some random topic to the room
That's the principle of OpenSpace gatherings? Not a bad principle to adopt?
@mike_hales I don't think writing on social.coop feels like an open space gathering (e.g. this kind of methodology https://transitionnetwork.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/How-to-run-an-Open-Space-event.pdf).
there is no particular framing here (as with a random cafe down the road). so, I guess I'm wanting more intentional space.
I'm not sure I feel much part of something here. I do a bit, but I'm not sure where it goes...
@Matt_Noyes @nicksellen @mike_hales
Lately I have been posting about if and how to use fedi as an organizational medium. Don't know yet if and when and how it will work. Waiting until some new fedi apps get ready, like @bonfire
But here in social.coop we gotta a lotta people involved in co-ops. Should be able to do something...?
I think there is great potential for many more co-operative instances.
it addresses the criticism of mastodon/etc that you merely switch from having twitter/facebook as your overlord to some random person running an instance who might go away, be horrible, whatever.
I see the potential for them as spaces for deepening cross-collaboration in a particular space (geographical or interest-based).
thanks @nicksellen !
Key advantage of co-op fedi instance: "you *Do NOT* switch from having twitter/facebook as your overlord to some random person running an instance who might go away, be horrible, whatever" - instead you can be a member of the co-op that runs the instance.
I always love your questions Nick! It's like you turn on a light and hold up a mirror.
I realize how I think about social.coop is like walking in to a room with loads of graffitti on the walls. I get to read what people have written, and the bonus is, if I have questions or ideas about what I've read... I get to message them about it instead of scrawling something underneath and hoping they'll come back later and see it!
A few years ago there was a long(ish) lived thread that was a list of coop run instances. Dont know where that is now?
Of the top of my head there is sunbeam.city darkpeak.org @hostsharing & a few others I forget now that may or may not still be running
....actually just thought to have a look at the SBC wiki and found this (there isnt actually a FeDI - but its a list of such instances) https://wiki.sunbeam.city/doku.php?id=federation_of_democratic_instances @Matt_Noyes @bhaugen @mike_hales @bonfire
A Fediverse instance for people interested in cooperative and collective projects.