Love it: you interview me, I will interview you.
This time it's Stacco Troncoso interviewing @ntnsndr
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i recall for a while there was an effort for the community ops team to give a weekly stats recap for the instance; have i just not noticed or did this fall off?
i'd love to get a bit better picture of our active numbers vs paper members, particularly in context of the proposals currently up on loomio.
Upcoming: Internet of Ownership NYC Meetup 02/04 https://ioo.coop/2020/01/upcoming-internet-of-ownership-nyc-meetup-02-04/
Two proposals now up in our interesting #SocialCoop thread on researcher scraping: https://www.loomio.org/d/qbZTgtjs/mastodon-scraping-incident
There is a discussion over on loomio about the mastodon scraping incident and some actions we could choose to take at social.coop ---> https://www.loomio.org/d/qbZTgtjs/mastodon-scraping-incident
Yay #SocialCoop tech team—loving the new version.
So, there's this concept of "implicit feudalism" in online communities. Essentially, the vast majority of online communities - from old-school forums, to facebook groups, to large platforms like Twitter and Facebook themselves, even to fediverse instances - they're all run as dictatorships by default. It's built into the software - you'll have a top admin who has full, unconstrained power, they might delegate mods who have some limited powers, and anyone else has to listen to what these dictators and lords tell them. We talk about "federating" here in the fediverse, but each individual community - as far as I'm aware of - is a little dictatorship. A federation of dictatorships is not a free society, anymore than the UN, an international body composed of "liberal democracies" and authoritarian regimes is truly democratic. We need a way to start governing online communities through actual forms of democracy.
New draft now online for comment: "Modular Politics: Toward a Governance Layer for Online Communities" https://ntnsndr.in/modular-politics
How about this: inequality (which is the core of autocracy but also underlies many democratic forms) is an artifact, something that is imposed, contrived, created, requiring terrific effort and labor on the part of the oppressors and the oppressed, on our relations. It is inequality that we are never ready for, hence the terrific effort required to (re)produce it.
Fonterra, a 10,000 member dairy co-op in NZ, found that it was their younger members that were demonstrating a stronger commitment to the co-operative than the older farmers.
Contrary to a lot of the research which usually states that older members are more loyal.
The #DemocracyCollaborative organized a forum of the sale of #ESOP #NewBelgiumBrewing and its implications for the #EmployeeOwnership movement, featuring contributions from 14 folks, including @ntnsndr and myself.
Or just chat on the #platformcoop hashtag
Anyone interested in reflecting on the #platformcoop conference (even if you weren't there!), join the conversation starting now here: zoom.us/j/252469434
social.coop is a cooperatively-run corner of the Fediverse. The instance is democratically governed by its members, who generally share an interest in the co-op model, but topics of discussion range widely.
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