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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?

cnet.com/news/whatsapp-cofound

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.

Next weekly update entry :)

I decided not to strictly compare what I wanted to do last week with what I actually did.

nicksellen.co.uk/2018/09/16/up

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I have a feeling the social.coop regeneration proposals/voting would have come to a better outcome by using the ideas outlined by @douginamug in douginamug.gitlab.io/slides/po (summary page)

There seemed to be many good intentions and ideas, but not the right structure to turn them into an acceptable proposal.

Trying to get a little more structure in my life and wrote a few thoughts down.

Going for the "What I did last week" / "What I want to do next week" format initially. I like the idea to be part of a peer-supported community for this kind of thing.

nicksellen.co.uk/2018/09/09/mo

I don't understand the enthusiasm for Open Collective, they are a for-profit, VC-backed, private company that take 10% of your money (+ 2.9% + 0.30c fee from stripe).

liberapay.com/ (specifically the "Teams" bit), seems like a great alternative to this - and fees can be as low as 0.6% / €0.59.

Liberapay is just missing the startup-style hubris :/ (and the sexy website)

Oh, I just realized my wording maybe sound like I wrote the article :) Bruno from Solikyl did.

Just published a nice article from Solikyl in Sweden about organising foodsaving groups (mostly) without facebook: foodsaving.today/en/blog/2018/

Hello! Next week I will be talking in #Edinburgh (and the week after in #Glasgow) about post-consensus, cooperative decision-making πŸ˜€

I will explore why #scoreVoting is a cooperative practice when #consensus can't be reached

Please come if you can or forward to anyone in central #Scotland you think might be interested πŸ˜—

douginamug.gitlab.io/posts/201

I just published a writeup of our Summer Hackweek working on foodsharing.de code :)

devblog.foodsharing.de/2018/07

Can someone recommend an approach to make a simple/lightweight/unincorporated co-op to turn our hosted foodsaving software (karrot.world/) into something like a platform co-op?

At the moment we administrate the server/instance without any clear structure... would like something more like social.coop.

A short constitution + a loomio group?

At least when one company screws up, capitalism ensures that customers can just switch to a competing service... oh, hang on...

... theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/j

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social.coop

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]