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Finally added to the! Sorry it took so long. Thanks, whoever suggested it.

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I've been trying to plan a little UK co-op hitchhiking tour, better start this week!

Will start in Glasgow and slowly make my way down south. Looking for sofas/floors to sleep on and co-ops to visit of any kind, but especially digital-y/software ones...

Would like to talk about saving food (esp. with, web hosting, platform co-ops, volunteers, grassroots, open source, CoTech,, etc...

Should start in the next couple of days. Lemme know if I should swing by!

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Dear users ,

We are now about to switch our media object storage provider over.

So the site will be offline for a very short time. We hope you won't notice any missing images when we come back, but if you do, this is why. Note: we've made sure all the images are safe, it should only be cached remote media which may required restoring.

If you have problems please contact us on our chat channel


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is a Reddit with:
- Polls
- Better categorization (on Reddit physics and science are separate subreddits, on WeCo physics is a childbranch of science).

We'll be a legal coop soon, allowing equal co-ownership to all.

We got a 680£ grant to to recruit users and want to fund individuals and groups that share our values and want to grow WeCo. We're open to all ideas.

If you're interested, toot me or join our discord:

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Who is a member of on here, that would be interested in being more involved in the .

Let me know if you are an artist or a listen (or both).

Let me know what kind of involvement you would be interested in (policy, governance, testing, feedback, co-op development etc.) and whether you'd be interested in forums, working groups / committee or full-on volunteer roles.

Just an informal scoping exercise :)

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My simple "echo-chamber silencer" idea for , a replacement for Reddit.

In a nutshell:

1. There's a poll on whether you support or oppose nuclear energy.

2. You vote in opposition to it.

3. The top comment shown to you is from a person who voted in support of nuclear energy, but was most upvoted by people who voted in opposition to it.

This could encourage comments that seek to appeal to those who disagree with the comment.

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Hanging out at . Met @mattcropp in the flesh. Took eight pages of notes in two days, with one day left. All in all, an excellent conference.

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Connected IRL with the Mighty Mighty @clayton himself at the today...

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ICYMI, the eBook storage site Libreture now has free basic accounts (with paid accounts for extra storage space):

You can follow them at:


The site also has a constantly maintained list of DRM-free eBook publishers/bookshops:

#eBooks #eBook #Books #DRM #DrmFree

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🎶 Every toot is public…* 🎶

* sung to the tune of Every Sperm Is Sacred.

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If you haven't called your MEPs about article 13 you should do so.

For the socially anxious, remember that these people work and take calls every day from people from all over your society. Furthermore is highly unlikely you'll ever meet. It's simple and helps us all.

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Google wants websites to adopt AMP as the default approach to building webpages. Tell them no. Make your site lightweight on your own. No reason to help centralize the web under Google's control even further

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As part of the on going experiment to create a p2p economic network,
I'll start using a personal instance for my fediverse presence... you will find me at
Thanks a lot, for the awesome people and the warm environment...
Ill continue keeping this account live, at least for a while, just more silent

Show more 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]