Hi Fediverse, Happy to have joined. Long overdue!
@urbanohumano Glad you asked! Biggest grocery store chain and private employer is a cooperative. Biggest financial group is a cooperative bank&mutual insurance company (OP-Group).
Planning to stand as a candidate in the OP group elections later this year. I have more enthusiasm than knowledge.
Especially interested in how old and big cooperatives could support radical democratization of economy.
No one should never hesitate to message me about anything, I am more than happy to help coops.
Hello everyone from Helsinki, Finland, one of the world capitals of cooperativism!
Some #startup called #Rumor is claiming to be the "First People-Owned #SocialMedia Company". Which is strange, since I seem to be writing this toot on the #socialcoop #mastodon instance, but I might be hallucinating.
If you want to help drag their #ownershipwashing @$$es on #birbsite, RT this thread: https://twitter.com/coopwatercooler/status/895708027537342465
@samtoland It doesn't feel a bad thing. It should be something that can be transparently regulated by users, so, for example they need to be advertised as corporate accounts or if they do ads they need to be advertised clearly as ads with hashtags so the user can avoid it.
New start-up to support Ethical shopping - supported by all the best organisations (include a some co-ops) in the UK. But no info on actual ownership.
I'm trying to get an answer - if you're interested, maybe retweet this on #birbsite ?
There is no social freedom without economic freedom.
Real tired of hearing nazi = nationalsozialism = hitler was a socialist = hitler was a communist
As if knowing the name of the party is elite knowledge and nobody ever claims they're something they're not 🤔
@samtoland I like the idea, especially for coop businesses, but I do have concerns:
* Ownership/voting rights would create a conflict of interests, as they they would stand to benefit from the misuse of our data, so I'd want some sort of non-owner account type for them
* Obviously we don't want to get spammed, so maybe consider a posting rate limit or a self-promotion ratio (like Reddit)
As the community we are creating gains value, we could also consider charging for this sort of access
@Gargron any plan to make mastodon live a month like April again? I read all the article about Mastodon social I find on google news and the majority of them are from April. Maybe there's a correlation and you could make mastodon grow fast again just by having some media attention again, things like interviews, declarations... and maybe you could incite some journalists and celebrities here.
Just some ideas...
However thank you for the hard work!
Feels so good to be canvasing again! Out talking to my neighbors about how we can work together to make life in IL better for everybody.
* Medicare for all
* Publicly funded elections
* Green energy infrastructure
* Tuition-free public college
* Fair funding for public schools
* Progressive income tax