Loomio
Thu 25 Jul 2019

Social.coop Status Check!

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emi do Public Seen by 278

What is social.coop? Who are it's members? How do members contribute?

In this thread we will post one question every two weeks that will help us to get to know each other as members, with the objective of using this understanding of each other, our motivations and expectations to launch the next phase of social.coop.

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emi do started a poll Thu 25 Jul 2019

How do you use/participate in social.coop? Closed Thu 8 Aug 2019

Social.coop is an experiment in user-controlled social media. It is a community hub for people interested in co-ops and development of free/libre social media - these define the common core field of discussion, though they are far from the only things discussed. We currently run and maintain a Mastodon instance that is funded by user contributions via OpenCollective. Social.coop is governed by its users on Loomio, a governance platform developed by a worker co-op. Contributing through OpenCollective is a condition of membership.

23 - post and read toots about co-operatives
16 - post and read toots about free/libre software development
10 - engage in discussions on loomio
3 - participate in reading group discussions
17 - connect with other Mastadon instance users
11 - practice running a democratic organization online
6 - participate in a working group
16 - contribute to git
2 - explore solidarity economy & P2P-commons
14 - Contribute financially to social.coop
13 - Post and read toots in the Mastodon federated community.
5 - post about daily life and respond to such toots
DM

David Mynors Thu 25 Jul 2019

post and read toots about free/libre software development
NS

Nathan Schneider Thu 25 Jul 2019

connect with other Mastadon instance users
engage in discussions on loomio
post and read toots about free/libre software development
post and read toots about co-operatives
NS

Nathan Schneider Thu 25 Jul 2019

practice running a democratic organization online
connect with other Mastadon instance users
engage in discussions on loomio
post and read toots about free/libre software development
post and read toots about co-operatives
K

Kevin Fri 26 Jul 2019

post and read toots about co-operatives
AU
connect with other Mastadon instance users
J

John Fri 26 Jul 2019

engage in discussions on loomio
post and read toots about co-operatives
LS

Leo Sammallahti Fri 26 Jul 2019

post and read toots about co-operatives
AW

Aaron Wolf Sat 27 Jul 2019

connect with other Mastadon instance users
engage in discussions on loomio
post and read toots about free/libre software development
post and read toots about co-operatives
M

mike_hales Sat 27 Jul 2019

explore solidarity economy & P2P-commons
participate in a working group
connect with other Mastadon instance users
engage in discussions on loomio
post and read toots about free/libre software development
post and read toots about co-operatives
K

kekorraelagua Mon 29 Jul 2019

practice running a democratic organization online
explore solidarity economy & P2P-commons
post and read toots about free/libre software development
post and read toots about co-operatives
MC

Matthew Cropp Mon 29 Jul 2019

participate in reading group discussions
connect with other Mastadon instance users
explore solidarity economy & P2P-commons
practice running a democratic organization online
participate in a working group
engage in discussions on loomio
post and read toots about co-operatives
BH

Bob Haugen Wed 31 Jul 2019

explore solidarity economy & P2P-commons
connect with other Mastadon instance users
post and read toots about free/libre software development
post and read toots about co-operatives
TB

Thomas Beckett Wed 31 Jul 2019

Post and read toots in the Mastodon federated community.
Contribute financially to social.coop
post and read toots about co-operatives
MC

Matthew Cropp Wed 31 Jul 2019

Post and read toots in the Mastodon federated community.
Contribute financially to social.coop
participate in reading group discussions
connect with other Mastadon instance users
explore solidarity economy & P2P-commons
practice running a democratic organization online
participate in a working group
engage in discussions on loomio
post and read toots about co-operatives
MN

Matt Noyes Wed 31 Jul 2019

post about daily life and respond to such toots
Post and read toots in the Mastodon federated community.
Contribute financially to social.coop
explore solidarity economy & P2P-commons
contribute to git
practice running a democratic organization online
participate in a working group
connect with other Mastadon instance users
participate in reading group discussions
engage in discussions on loomio
post and read toots about free/libre software development
post and read toots about co-operatives
BH

Ben Harris-Roxas Wed 31 Jul 2019

Post and read toots in the Mastodon federated community.
Contribute financially to social.coop
explore solidarity economy & P2P-commons
connect with other Mastadon instance users
post and read toots about co-operatives
AW

Adrian Webb Wed 31 Jul 2019

Contribute financially to social.coop
explore solidarity economy & P2P-commons
engage in discussions on loomio
post and read toots about free/libre software development
practice running a democratic organization online
post and read toots about co-operatives
J

joice Wed 31 Jul 2019

engage in discussions on loomio
C

carlosm2 Wed 31 Jul 2019

connect with other Mastadon instance users
Post and read toots in the Mastodon federated community.
explore solidarity economy & P2P-commons
practice running a democratic organization online
post and read toots about free/libre software development
post and read toots about co-operatives
KT

KC Terry Wed 31 Jul 2019

practice running a democratic organization online
post about daily life and respond to such toots
Post and read toots in the Mastodon federated community.
Contribute financially to social.coop
explore solidarity economy & P2P-commons
connect with other Mastadon instance users
post and read toots about free/libre software development
post and read toots about co-operatives
N

Neil Wed 31 Jul 2019

Post and read toots in the Mastodon federated community.
connect with other Mastadon instance users
Contribute financially to social.coop
explore solidarity economy & P2P-commons
participate in reading group discussions
post and read toots about co-operatives
post and read toots about free/libre software development
NS

Nick S Thu 1 Aug 2019

Post and read toots in the Mastodon federated community.
Contribute financially to social.coop
explore solidarity economy & P2P-commons
contribute to git
practice running a democratic organization online
participate in a working group
connect with other Mastadon instance users
engage in discussions on loomio
post and read toots about free/libre software development
post and read toots about co-operatives
DVN

Dave V. ND9JR Sat 3 Aug 2019

post and read toots about free/libre software development
post and read toots about co-operatives
post about daily life and respond to such toots
Post and read toots in the Mastodon federated community.
Contribute financially to social.coop
connect with other Mastadon instance users
practice running a democratic organization online
MB

Manuela Bosch Tue 6 Aug 2019

Contribute financially to social.coop
explore solidarity economy & P2P-commons
practice running a democratic organization online
participate in a working group
connect with other Mastadon instance users
engage in discussions on loomio
post and read toots about co-operatives
D

Django Tue 6 Aug 2019

Post and read toots in the Mastodon federated community.
Contribute financially to social.coop
explore solidarity economy & P2P-commons
participate in a working group
connect with other Mastadon instance users
post and read toots about free/libre software development
post and read toots about co-operatives
WM

William Murphy Wed 7 Aug 2019

post about daily life and respond to such toots
Post and read toots in the Mastodon federated community.
Contribute financially to social.coop
explore solidarity economy & P2P-commons
connect with other Mastadon instance users
post and read toots about free/libre software development
post and read toots about co-operatives
GA

Gabriela Avram Wed 7 Aug 2019

Post and read toots in the Mastodon federated community.
Contribute financially to social.coop
explore solidarity economy & P2P-commons
post and read toots about co-operatives
M

Michael Wed 7 Aug 2019

post and read toots about free/libre software development
post and read toots about co-operatives
practice running a democratic organization online
explore solidarity economy & P2P-commons
Contribute financially to social.coop
post about daily life and respond to such toots
connect with other Mastadon instance users
Post and read toots in the Mastodon federated community.
ED

emi do started a poll Sun 15 Sep 2019

Do you have any role(s) in the co-op movement? (all that apply) Closed Mon 30 Sep 2019

Our second question in our series to help us to understand who we are at social.coop. What kinds of co-op enthusiasts/practitioners/scholars reside among us?

25 - Co-op Member
10 - Co-op Board Member
5 - Co-op Non-Executive Staff
7 - Non-Profit Co-op Developer
3 - For-Profit Co-op Developer
7 - Academic
4 - Student
25 - General Co-op Fan
2 - Co-op Executive Staff
4 - Co-op Union Member
2 - Lawyer
3 - P2P organiser, no special coop orientation
1 - P2P Co-op Developer
ID

Iwan Doherty Mon 16 Sep 2019

Co-op Member
Academic
MC

Matthew Cropp Mon 16 Sep 2019

General Co-op Fan
Non-Profit Co-op Developer
Co-op Board Member
Co-op Member
CL

Carey Lin Mon 16 Sep 2019

General Co-op Fan
Student
Co-op Member
DVN

Dave V. ND9JR Mon 16 Sep 2019

General Co-op Fan
Co-op Member
GIM

G I McGrew Mon 16 Sep 2019

General Co-op Fan
Co-op Member
MSC
Co-op Union Member
Co-op Executive Staff
Student
For-Profit Co-op Developer
Non-Profit Co-op Developer
Co-op Board Member
Co-op Member
M

mike_hales Mon 16 Sep 2019

P2P organiser, no special coop orientation
LS

Leo Sammallahti Mon 16 Sep 2019

Co-op Board Member
Co-op Non-Executive Staff
Co-op Member
J

JohnKuti Mon 16 Sep 2019

General Co-op Fan

mastodon user at social.coop

ED

emi do Mon 16 Sep 2019

Student
Academic
Co-op Board Member
Co-op Member
NZ

Ned Zimmerman Mon 16 Sep 2019

General Co-op Fan
Co-op Member
Co-op Board Member
N

Noah ( @redoak ) Mon 16 Sep 2019

General Co-op Fan
Co-op Member
TB

Thomas Beckett Mon 16 Sep 2019

Lawyer
General Co-op Fan
Non-Profit Co-op Developer
Co-op Member
JW

Jason Wiener Mon 16 Sep 2019

General Co-op Fan
For-Profit Co-op Developer
Lawyer
Co-op Board Member
Co-op Member
J

John Mon 16 Sep 2019

General Co-op Fan
Academic
Non-Profit Co-op Developer
Co-op Member

co-op movement activist (federation or council member)

W

Wooster Tue 17 Sep 2019

General Co-op Fan
DM

David Mynors Tue 17 Sep 2019

General Co-op Fan
N

Nikita Tue 17 Sep 2019

General Co-op Fan
D

Django Tue 17 Sep 2019

General Co-op Fan
Co-op Member
SH

Steve Herrick Tue 17 Sep 2019

Co-op Union Member
Co-op Executive Staff
General Co-op Fan
Non-Profit Co-op Developer
Co-op Non-Executive Staff
Co-op Board Member
Co-op Member

I'm a lot of these at the same time. I included unionized co-op member even though that's still in process, and not yet official.

M

Michael Tue 17 Sep 2019

Co-op Member
Academic
General Co-op Fan
S

sbeebe Wed 18 Sep 2019

General Co-op Fan
MB

Manuela Bosch Wed 18 Sep 2019

P2P organiser, no special coop orientation
General Co-op Fan
Non-Profit Co-op Developer
Co-op Member
R(U

Rory (as User) Wed 18 Sep 2019

Co-op Union Member
Academic
For-Profit Co-op Developer
Non-Profit Co-op Developer
Co-op Non-Executive Staff
Co-op Board Member
Co-op Member
LX&

L. X. & R. Wed 18 Sep 2019

General Co-op Fan
KT

KC Terry Fri 20 Sep 2019

General Co-op Fan
Co-op Member
MN

Matt Noyes Tue 24 Sep 2019

Co-op Non-Executive Staff
Co-op Board Member
General Co-op Fan
Co-op Member
C(

Clayton (clayton@social.coop) Tue 24 Sep 2019

P2P Co-op Developer
Co-op Union Member
Co-op Member
NS

Nathan Schneider Wed 25 Sep 2019

General Co-op Fan
Academic
Co-op Member
NS

Nick S Fri 27 Sep 2019

Co-op Member
General Co-op Fan

I'm only a member of consumer coops, really, unless you include social.coop

M

Miloš Sat 28 Sep 2019

General Co-op Fan
AG

Andrew Gansenberg Sat 28 Sep 2019

P2P organiser, no special coop orientation
General Co-op Fan
Student
Co-op Non-Executive Staff
Co-op Board Member
Co-op Member
GA

Gabriela Avram Sun 29 Sep 2019

Co-op Member
Academic
C

carlosm2 Sun 29 Sep 2019

G

Graham Tue 1 Oct 2019

Sorry, missed the deadline for this poll. Not sure what some of the options presented actually mean, so maybe not such a bad thing.

ED

emi do started a check Wed 16 Oct 2019

"I would be a bigger social.coop fan if..." (in 500 characters or less) Closed Sat 26 Oct 2019

What would make social.coop work better for you? Or are you already a social.coop evangelist? Why? (Please write responses as a comment on your 'check')

18 - Yes
1 - No
ED

emi do
Yes
Wed 16 Oct 2019

There was more co-op content from co-op practitioners doing awesome co-op stuff around the world!

CL

Carey Lin
Yes
Wed 16 Oct 2019

the co-operative identity and the co-operative spirit of co-operation are stronger. There was more sharing of ideas that can solve current social issues.

WB

William B.
Yes
Wed 16 Oct 2019

I'm still very new here, but so far I've gotten connected to people who live near me, and had good answers to questions. I would recommend social.coop to anyone who wants to learn more about co-ops.

BH

Bob Haugen
Yes
Wed 16 Oct 2019

Similar to some of the other answers. More co-op, (maybe) less social. Maybe add some co-op specific features, eg voting in social.coop instead here in Loomio. Or features for cooperation between cooperatives. A little bit of that has happened with appeals to help from particular co-ops, but maybe more directly, mediated via social.coop. And ongoing resource sharing and trades between co-ops. I'm not pushing any particular features, and I know it's just work to add anything, but it's possible.

CW

Caitlin Waddick
Yes
Wed 16 Oct 2019

I feel that I don't really know people at S.C. I would appreciate either stream... ways to meet people (who are into cooperatives) and ways to dialogue about cooperatives (with people who are into cooperatives).

LS

Leo Sammallahti
Yes
Wed 16 Oct 2019

If there would be more people asking and sharing advice about coops. Hope this could become a "24/7" stream that any coop person who has an idea, needs help, wants to make an announcement, etc. could jump in quickly and get responses quickly. We are not far from that! Could reach out more to coops and make membership more quick to get (perhaps move to a system where every new member is approved automatically, and removing requires decision, instead of approving requiring decision).

DVN

Dave V. ND9JR
No
Thu 17 Oct 2019

Social.coop seems to have gone to the extreme of not being so democratic after what happened in the summer of 2018, after being extremely democratic before. Needs to get out of its stasis before I can recommend it to people again.

Also the version of Mastodon its running is still too old to support even polls. It needs to be upgraded.

MN

Matt Noyes
Yes
Fri 18 Oct 2019

I would be more excited if social.coop offered more of an alternative to the dominant platforms. Could we somehow incorporate "Mobilizons" the forthcoming Framasoft answer to FB events and MeetUp? I would also like to see us experiment with various forms of interaction: online gatherings, workshops, interviews... I think we could also benefit from becoming a formal cooperative with a flat structure, with aspirations to become something like a spokescouncil.

K

kekorraelagua
Yes
Fri 18 Oct 2019

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Darren
Yes
Fri 18 Oct 2019

We continue to try to encourage greater participation and engagement of and between the folks of social coop.

Initiatives like this, with a low barrier to participation feel likes good way to begin to increase member participation

M

Michael
Yes
Sat 19 Oct 2019

Although three generations of my family have been involved in the co-op movement, I don't see social.coop as somewhere only to discuss co-ops but rather as a co-operatively owned and run social network which gives control back to the users. That was certainly the spirit I understood when I joined and I'd like to think we can continue to develop along these lines.

TB

Thomas Beckett
Yes
Sun 20 Oct 2019

I’d be happy to see social.coop continue to grow and demonstrate the validity of the co-op model in the Fediverse. I’d be super-delighted it we were more diverse and inclusive

MF

Mica Fisher
Yes
Mon 21 Oct 2019

I do already love social.coop, but I would be a bigger fan if it were a place to learn about all coop happenings across the world, whether it be platform coop or otherwise. I think there's (understandably) more content/users engaged with the platform coop movement, so it would be great to do some active recruitment in other coop scenes.

N

Noah ( @redoak )
Yes
Tue 22 Oct 2019

I'd like it if we could get our software up to date, and generally up our game on the tech side, e.g. posting automated toots about new Loomio threads - pie in the sky I'd like us to get onto a masto fork with local-only posts. I'm curious about trying to run more group events? Whether it's collaborative on the timeline, in matrix, or a video chat. Either skillshare/learning things or more casual/social things. And I'd like to see us share some of our funds to co-op causes in need.

AU

I would love to see us experimenting with more ways of building out this community -- different kinds of gatherings, events, interactions.

I also dream of a way in which we can build out social.coop to be a true alternative to the dominant corporate social media platforms; something that a mainstream social media user would seriously consider using.

WM

William Murphy
Yes
Fri 25 Oct 2019

I wish it was easier to invite people. Trying to convince someone to try out this crazy thing called Mastodon but first they have to fill out an application and wait for review seems like a lot

EM

Erik Moeller
Yes
Fri 25 Oct 2019

It would be lovely to see another Mastodon version upgrade soon; the latest release is 3.0.1. The version we're running is from 2018.

G

Graham
Yes
Fri 25 Oct 2019

I'd use social.coop a lot more if I could easily post to social.coop and Twitter simultaneously or choose where to post using a single app.

JF

Jake Franklin
Yes
Sat 26 Oct 2019

I’m new and just learning how everything works, but the community has been awesome so far.