Advertising became the default business model on the web, its entire economic foundation, because it was the easiest model for a web startup to implement, and the easiest to market to investors.

Very few sites make any real money from advertising. Most startups use advertising in a different way. Their revenue source is "investor storytime".

Most online ads aren’t worth very much. Of course, that's a feature not a bug...


For capital campaigns (member loans, etc.), what are good rules of thumb for interest-rate setting?

I think setting the rate floor at what your local loan-fund CDFI (like the Fund of New England) is paying on their social investment notes (currently 2%) is one thing that makes sense.

@J12t collectively emergent from the campaign and the larger milieu, I'd say.

"? Doing It For Ourselves on !"

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Congratulations, , we have bylaws!
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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:

First (un?)official meetup in ! Grabbed burgers and 🍻 w/ @datatitian and got some good scheming in...

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Hey - what do people think about 'corporate' (co-ops of course) accounts on (@resonatesupport for instance)

It is normally something I had very mixed views of on

Curious to know people's thoughts.

@datatitian glad to have you with us! :)

Let me know if you encounter issues (I am going to have to set up a support account - so I can get some others to man it with me :P )

Pretty neat that the new @Mastodon version asks you if you wish to create an app icon on your mobile home screen

Idea: replace the default icon for with socialcoop's logo cc @mayel @mattcropp

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Three cheers for @Gargron , @maloki and the rest of the @Mastodon team, for the latest release. It shows when it's a work of love.

Three cheers for @mayel et al for the Mastodon upgrade on .

I really like it.

Since changed their front page in 1.5, I re-did our custom homepage as well

see here:

compared to the old one:

any feedback/suggestions?

And we're updated! You can read about changes here:

Only 1 min of downtime for a change :)

Looking into upgrading to v1.5 – hopefully without (too much) downtime this time around!

Okay, , the draft bylaws are now ready for consideration by the full community in Loomio:

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