I've got mine - thanks, @NewEconomics. Just requires a big bumper!

How do co-op startups justify trying to go against the monopolies in their fields?

And more importantly, if you have the money and time for a co-op, what would be a better way to invest that? Donating to unions?

Call for papers for Workshop on Platform Co-ops from the Future of Citizen-based Initiatives (FOCI) hub @ Utrecht University

Workshop Date: Dec 9th 2019

Submission Due Date: Oct. 25th 2019

Theme: “Governing the platform: Self-help, mutual aid, and cooperativism"

Looking for more info?

I hope you might consider applying for our @CUBoulderCMCI MA program in Media and Public Engagement (or suggest it to a friend), but I'm super biased, so you should just take it from our awesome students: youtube.com/watch?v=3fIcMGCzvn

I think I've achieved something close to a timeless desktop setup. It is minimal, boring, and possible to imagine having been developed anytime in the last 15 years or so (although the fonts are relatively new). It is hard, but I am trying to un-addict myself from shiny new things.

A new paper I worked on describes how Discord moderators build innovative solutions to scaling problems with tools from their past experience w/ Reddit as guides & templates. The work was led by Charlie Kiene w/ Aaron Jiang. mako.cc/copyrighteous/how-disc

programming is not a fun career, it has its moments but honestly it is hard to recommend on any basis except the pay

I've been seeing some new paying members joining up. If you're one, welcome! Introduce yourself if you like!

If you're part of a university community, how's your information ecology? Do you have a strong, independent news org? theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/

No laptop should have an expiration date. For the sake of your freedom and to guard against needless electronic waste, avoid Google Chromebooks: https://u.fsf.org/2wb

Ooh super interesting: @JSEntsminger at on the evolution of organizational species.

Today in Berlin: shuttling between the hackers at and the cooperators at . Quite a chasm between them, but my goodness they need each other.

"We need to become 100% political" says Felipe Duarte of @daostack at . Oh, and there is no such thing as full decentralization, autonomy, or automation.

Bringing the gospel of feminist economics to the @dgovearth node at the , @staccop2p talks DisCOs and carework.

All those companies saying they actually do have social obligations beyond profit? Welcome to the party, says @NCBACLUSA president @dobrien_coop. That's what co-ops have been doing all along: ncbaclusa.coop/blog/some-of-am

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