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. #CSCW2019 https://mako.cc/copyrighteous/how-discord-moderators-build-innovative-solutions-to-problems-of-scale-with-the-past-as-a-guide
If you're part of a university community, how's your information ecology? Do you have a strong, independent news org? https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2019/08/death-college-newspapers/595849/
Ooh super interesting: @JSEntsminger at #icaccr on the evolution of organizational species.
"We need to become 100% political" says Felipe Duarte of @daostack at #web3summit. 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 #web3summit, @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: https://ncbaclusa.coop/blog/some-of-americas-biggest-companies-are-distancing-themselves-from-stakeholder-obligations-cooperatives-dont-need-to-doug-obrien-says/
Glory be to XFCE and its #slowcomputing: https://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2019/08/xfce-4-14-desktop
I love it when lines like this make it into the newspaper. Thank you, Sister Helen. https://nyti.ms/2KFmIe1
This is how far we've come. A company selling you a phone that you can't use with another company (and on which the seller can install stuff remotely) is cool, but a program that unlocks the phone you own so you can control it is "malware," not liberation. https://www.geekwire.com/2019/seattle-area-att-employees-bribed-install-phone-unlocking-malware-company-network-authorities-say/
The GEO newsletter is late getting out today, but it's finally done!
I love that @geosocialcoop followed the link to my essay celebrating Alphonse Desjardins (https://cmci.colorado.edu/medlab/2019/07/29/co-ops-from-lateral-to-vertical.html) with the headline "Study argues Desjardins has lost its co-op mission" (https://www.thenews.coop/139808/sector/banking-and-insurance/study-argues-desjardins-lost-co-op-mission/). I blame @GuerillaOntologist :)
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