Some called is claiming to be the "First People-Owned Company". Which is strange, since I seem to be writing this toot on the instance, but I might be hallucinating.

If you want to help drag their @$$es on , RT this thread:

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 ?

Meanwhile, at

"data suggests that about one in five members of Twitter’s upper management are computer algorithms programmed to respond with hot links and spam based on key terms spoken in meetings"Β 

I love the absolute confusion of people on #birbsite responding to #NPR tweeting the Declaration of Independence. Not just the Trumpeters thinking it must be some kind of dis on their God-Emperor, but the randos who are just totally confused by the whole thing.

@xj9 @dtluna @amsomniac @simonv3 @weirdoslam @Cocoron @alxcndr

The main argument for conversion vs. startup has been , which has been a huge barriers to previous attempts to knock out & , though I think the affinity-based instance design of offers a pretty effective mechanism for N-E bootstrapping.

happy to share that established co-operative in the UK - the - has announced a Foundation to support co-operative innovation (including ) led by their departing CEO, Vivian Woodell

Vivian is a serious entrepreneur who is clearly innovation and future focused - and gets the importance of the movement (has supported projects already).

And show a bit of love if you are on :

@transfaerie @cnc in fact, our instance exists as something of a spin-off of the campaign for those of us interested in building it now... πŸ˜‰

Got close to 5% of the vote last month for our shareholder resolution calling on to do a feasibility study on options for converting to user ownership. @ntnsndr's article in the Guardian back in the fall really kicked the campaign into high gear.

There we go.

We now have a MastodonProject birb account, so we can help verify that you are you, and answer some questions on birbsite.

What are toots called on birbsite?

#Birdsite #Birbsite #TheBirb #Twitter #Mastodon

I think it's great that the whole fediverse seems to have spontaneously decided that birbsite shall only be referred to as and never by name