How about a Twitter "Union" ?
Sorry for starting a new thread, but I’ve joined the group late and have found it quite hard to navigate all the threads.
I have looked at the thread “https://www.loomio.org/d/KI6Z5P2a/discussion-points-forming"
and I would be interested in focusing on:
Buy Twitter - organise, incorporate, fundraising, politicise, buy twitter. The original vision.
I have a slightly different strategy to offer and would be interested in people’s thoughts on it.
What I would like to suggest is that instead of setting up a coop to buy up twitter shares in one go, we set up a “union” with a co-op structure that shareholders can join.
The union does not itself buy shares in twitter, but any individual with shares can join the union which has a governance structure with “one person, one vote” (rather then number of shares=number of votes).
We then build a campaign where we ask twitter users to autonomously buy (at least 1) share of twitter and join the union.
In this way we:
- crowdsource the buying of twitter and can grow the shares over time.
- form a body that is stakeholder in twitter and can have some “bargaining” power.
Something similar has been done in the UK with the Co-op bank https://saveourbank.coop/
(but it is not exactly the same as it is not a union of shareholders but of customers).
Curious to hear what people think....