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The big difference is that the consumers of package managers (i.e. developers) are empowered to build a decentralized solution. We're coders. We got this. I think entropic will take off.
I'm more concerned about the state of social media. Social media isn't like CPAN or RubyGems or npm – the muggles use it! Who is out there defending the muggles?
If federated social media is really going to be "the commons," then it has to be accessible to more than just geeks. We have to democratize it.
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#noplant19 is a real thing... I only want you to know about it, because I hate it when an apocalypse sneaks up on people.
Amazon's warehouse-worker tracking system can automatically pick people to fire without a human supervisor's involvement.
Amazon employs a system that not only tracks warehouse workers' productivity but also can automatically generate the paperwork to fire them for failing to meet expectations.
They confirmed that it fired hundreds of people for productivity reasons in just one facility over one year's time.
Just heard about this Platform Coop "roadshow" by <UnFound/>, a project of Coops Uk and #StirToAction, coming to #Edinburgh to tomorrow, later #Bristol, #Brighton, #London, #Plymouth, #Newcastle, #Cambridge, #Manchester, #Swansea.
- Hear about the potential for platform co-ops
- Hear how your platform or product could benefit from the co-op model
- Learn about next steps and support available
- Meet others exploring this space for their next platform idea
Possibly something interesting for #SocialCoop people: a participatory budgeting webinar, 9 May, 9am to 10.30am UTC (10 - 11:30am UK time)
(HT Loomio Workers Coop group https://www.loomio.org/d/N9KyPgqm)
And for #FeDI people generally.
@switchingsocial - I don't see this on your Google Forms alternatives, but @mchlmc suggested this for a #SocialCoop survey, and it seems pretty good. 10k free submissions/month (and unlimited for humanitarian orgs).
And it has visualisation and mapping tools.
Can you add it?
Phil Niblock is playing a free concert in #Edinburgh on Saturday (27th April).
"Phill Niblock makes thick, loud drones of music, filled with microtones of instrumental timbres which generate many other tones in the performance space. Simultaneously, he presents films / videos which look at the movement of people working, or computer driven black and white abstract images floating through time."
#drone #experimental #concert
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There's a group (https://www.parentsforfuture.org.uk/) formed to support kids in their #ClimateStrike, I think I was waiting for this. Saw (but can't re-find) a rumour there will be a call from students for solidarity action on May 3rd.
This video is clearly doing the "think of the children!" thing but, given that it's true and I've spent a lot of time trying to visualise this recently, I'll let them off. Watch it.
Would like to carry on a conversation about this; plz boost to help me find fellow parents / tired relics of failed campaigns hoping for one last shot at redemption. (Is that the plot of The Expendables?)
Totally not an #Assange deal: https://www.enca.com/business/imf-approves-42bn-loan-ecuador
Someone asked me about this very recently so I felt it was worth writing out my thoughts in more detail. This isn’t a manifesto, or a declaration, its just an essay putting some structure on my thoughts.
This is clever*. I love Venn diagrams.
* Except it should be "The Handmaid's Tale". 😉
For a uni project, my class needs native speakers of English who spent at least their childhood (ages 4 to 13) in the UK to do a quick survey!
If this is you, please consider helping us out: http://tinyurl.com/DialectSurvey2019 People love talking about how differently they talk from how other people talk, so I hope you have fun with it!
If it's not you, feel free to boost it.
We're actually going to be doing some cool science with the results we get, which I'm happy to talk about here once it's done.
I have found technical clarity over it only recently, after a year. However, the business plan to compete with a monopoly still isn't clear.
I am now resigned to believe that creating a walled garden is the only way to survive in today's market but it is no easy task, especially for an ethical cash starved worker coop.
What's the difference between a pelican? One leg is both the same.
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.
Our instance is supported by sliding scale contributions of $1-10/mo made via Open Collective. You must have an active Open Collective account to apply for membership; you may set one up here