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
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 ?
Meanwhile, at #birbsite
"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"
The main argument for conversion vs. startup has been #networkeffect, which has been a huge barriers to previous attempts to knock out #facebook & #birbsite, though I think the affinity-based instance design of #mastodon offers a pretty effective mechanism for N-E bootstrapping.
#socialcoop happy to share that established co-operative in the UK - the #phonecoop - has announced a Foundation to support co-operative innovation (including #platformcoops) led by their departing CEO, Vivian Woodell
And show a bit of love if you are on #birbsite: https://twitter.com/Cooperator1/status/876739596096331776
This article misses the connection around the emergence of the #socialcoop #instance out of the #buytwitter campaign, but is otherwise a solid look into the rise of user-owned #socialmedia: http://www.sfchronicle.com/business/article/Done-with-Facebook-Twitter-User-owned-social-11226613.php
Got close to 5% of the vote last month for our shareholder resolution calling on #twitter 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. #birbsite #platformcoop