Co-op blogosphere Twitter chat and fund
- I made a list of 56 journalists who have written at least one article about coops like we decided to do in a Platform6 call with Dan Shipley.
I also know a bunch of amateur bloggers who write about coops that I haven't added there
Start a Twitter chat group where everyone who writes about coops can join. You can share in the chat group a tweet that includes your article about coops, others can choose to retweet it if they want. There are no rules, but we encourage a culture of reciprocity where those who retweet others are retweeted.
Start a Twitter account that retweets all of the tweets shared in the chat.
Start a Platform6 hosted Open Collective fund that anyone can donate to, that is given to a blogger that have shared their tweets in the chat. Those who have contributed to the fund can join a Loomio group that votes on how the funds are distributed between members of the co-op blogosphere chat group. They can choose to give the funds to someone who has not contributed to the fund if they want. Especially funding for people who have written their first article about coop could be encouraged. People are also free to join the fund even if they don't write blog articles about coops themselves. This could be called the Co-op Blogosphere Co-op Fund or something.
I would be willing to donate 25 pounds to the fund and hope Platform6 would match that.
We could see how much:
- Bloggers join the chat
- People contribute to the Open Collective fund
Here are two people stuff we could do with the funds:
- Already collects posts about coops across the internet in its blogs & tweets them.
- Fund it for 20$ (16.5 pounds) for retweeting tweets in the chat group.
Matt Noyes 10$ (8.2 pounds)
- Translates articles from Spanish to English.
- I already donate to him, but he could present brief of description of articles he would like to translate and put a Loomio poll which to donate to.
That would be around 25 pounds. We could then have the other 25 pounds given to the authors of articles shared in the chat group during the last month, voted by members of the Loomio group. Bloggers could set up their own Open Collective accounts where the money would be given. We could see how it works out in the first month with first 50 pounds. We can then decide if we want to stop, reduce or increase funding with membership vote in P6 Loomio group. If nothing else, 56 journalists who have written about coops would come aware of Platform6!
We could also create a protopage with all the chat group members blogs in there. I made a protopage for members of social coop with blogs some time ago, here is what it looks like.
This could be done within the first month or two and then see how it works out.
We wouldn't have to limit ourselves to Twitter either - we could start a similar chat group in Facebook with a Facebook page sharing every article shared in the chat. I just think Twitter is more suitable for the purpose and we should begin with that. It wouldn't have to be limited to articles either - it could include videos, podcasts, etc. People who write articles are just the first one we should start out with as there is much more of them.
We could expand this to many directions - we could do matched funding with Social Coop to pay for the Social Coop reading group to write book reviews. We could provide funding for those who improve Wikipedia content about coops. Etc.
Poll Created Wed 11 Sep 2019
Do you want to join a Twitter chat group for sharing coop articles? Closed Sat 30 Nov 2019
Twitter enables chat groups that include many users. We are starting a Twitter chat group where people can share their articles about coops. Users can then choose to retweet them if they want. The chat group is not for discussing the articles. Users can only share articles about coops they have written themselves. This is to reduce notification spam. There would be around 1-7 notifications per week.
If you want to join, let me know in the comments what your Twitter account is.
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3 of 102 people have voted (2%)