I like to keep my eyes open around community oriented tech, a lot of talk of interesting potentials at various stages of concept.
Very common that after writing about the cool new decentralized community tech coming, it says (real examples):
"We use Slack, Zoom, Miro, Asana, and Google Docs to collaborate."
"You can also read our updates on Twitter, Telegram, and Discord"
This community-way isn't quite there yet I think...
One thing I've been thinking about is in-person events with local groups/projects that are probably more-or-less aligned/supportive, but don't know much about these other tools, and/or don't have any practical help.
To do such events though I think I need support myself from a wider network of people, so I don't seem like a lone individual spouting some incomprehensible dogmatic nonsense.
Without material support it's maybe "Nice idea but..."
@nicksellen @Matt_Noyes @emi @clayton
That's where I'm at as well. Every new tech tool comes w/ a learning curve, & without a good deal of on-going support/hand-holding its often difficult to prevent backsliding 2 the corporate product that everyone already knows how 2 use. Just hectoring people to use the tools because they exist is an inadequate approach, imo, which is why I like the idea of looking at orgs that have been successful & those that haven't & seeing what the successful ones did.
yes! sounds great :) I don't think I know any... well, actually we have some examples with @karrot - one aspect there is having something on the new platform that people actually want to be part of (that's once it's set up though, and a core team into it).
I also don't want to force tools on people, but given free choice, people often want familiar tech (understandable), narrative might be helpful there (community tech for community projects).
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