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July 25th, 2019 04:58

Social.coop Status Check!

emi do
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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.

emi do

emi do started a poll July 25th, 2019 05:09

How do you use/participate in social.coop? Closed 1:03pm - Thursday 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 about daily life and respond to such toots
16 - Post and read toots in the Mastodon federated community.
10 - Contribute financially to social.coop
3 - explore solidarity economy & P2P-commons
17 - practice running a democratic organization online
6 - contribute to git
11 - participate in a working group
2 - connect with other Mastadon instance users
16 - participate in reading group discussions
14 - engage in discussions on loomio
13 - post and read toots about free/libre software development
5 - post and read toots about co-operatives
David Mynors

David Mynors July 25th, 2019 10:39

post and read toots about free/libre software development
Nathan Schneider

Nathan Schneider July 25th, 2019 16:21

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
Nathan Schneider

Nathan Schneider July 25th, 2019 16:22

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
Kevin

Kevin July 26th, 2019 08:41

post and read toots about co-operatives
Ana Ulin

Ana Ulin July 26th, 2019 15:17

connect with other Mastadon instance users
John

John July 26th, 2019 17:01

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

Leo Sammallahti July 26th, 2019 21:52

post and read toots about co-operatives
Aaron Wolf

Aaron Wolf July 27th, 2019 05:40

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
mike_hales

mike_hales July 27th, 2019 08:30

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
kekorraelagua

kekorraelagua July 29th, 2019 12:15

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
Matthew Cropp

Matthew Cropp July 29th, 2019 17:34

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
Bob Haugen

Bob Haugen July 31st, 2019 00:06

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
Thomas Beckett

Thomas Beckett July 31st, 2019 00:52

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

Matthew Cropp July 31st, 2019 01:59

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
Matt Noyes

Matt Noyes July 31st, 2019 02:19

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
Ben Harris-Roxas

Ben Harris-Roxas July 31st, 2019 07:15

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
Adrian Webb

Adrian Webb July 31st, 2019 14:51

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
joice

joice July 31st, 2019 16:35

engage in discussions on loomio
C

carlosm2 July 31st, 2019 18:07

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
KC Terry

KC Terry July 31st, 2019 18:46

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
Neil

Neil July 31st, 2019 21:17

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
Nick S

Nick S August 1st, 2019 09:36

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
Dave V. ND9JR

Dave V. ND9JR August 3rd, 2019 00:18

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
Manuela Bosch

Manuela Bosch August 6th, 2019 08:18

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
Django

Django August 6th, 2019 13:57

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
William Murphy

William Murphy August 7th, 2019 03:11

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
Gabriela Avram

Gabriela Avram August 7th, 2019 11:14

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
Michael

Michael August 7th, 2019 19:33

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.
emi do

emi do started a poll September 15th, 2019 23:59

Do you have any role(s) in the co-op movement? (all that apply) Closed 8:02am - Monday 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 - P2P Co-op Developer
10 - P2P organiser, no special coop orientation
5 - Lawyer
7 - Co-op Union Member
3 - Co-op Executive Staff
7 - General Co-op Fan
4 - Student
25 - Academic
2 - For-Profit Co-op Developer
4 - Non-Profit Co-op Developer
2 - Co-op Non-Executive Staff
3 - Co-op Board Member
1 - Co-op Member
Iwan Doherty

Iwan Doherty September 16th, 2019 00:01

Co-op Member
Academic
Matthew Cropp

Matthew Cropp September 16th, 2019 00:19

General Co-op Fan
Non-Profit Co-op Developer
Co-op Board Member
Co-op Member
Carey Lin

Carey Lin September 16th, 2019 01:06

General Co-op Fan
Student
Co-op Member
Dave V. ND9JR

Dave V. ND9JR September 16th, 2019 02:27

General Co-op Fan
Co-op Member
G I McGrew

G I McGrew September 16th, 2019 02:35

General Co-op Fan
Co-op Member
Mark Simmonds  (Co-op Culture & Platform 6)

Mark Simmonds (Co-op Culture & Platform 6) September 16th, 2019 07:03

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
mike_hales

mike_hales September 16th, 2019 08:24

P2P organiser, no special coop orientation
Leo Sammallahti

Leo Sammallahti September 16th, 2019 08:31

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

JohnKuti September 16th, 2019 08:49

General Co-op Fan

mastodon user at social.coop

emi do

emi do September 16th, 2019 13:32

Student
Academic
Co-op Board Member
Co-op Member
Ned Zimmerman

Ned Zimmerman September 16th, 2019 14:01

General Co-op Fan
Co-op Member
Co-op Board Member
Noah Hall

Noah Hall September 16th, 2019 16:22

General Co-op Fan
Co-op Member
Thomas Beckett

Thomas Beckett September 16th, 2019 16:26

Lawyer
General Co-op Fan
Non-Profit Co-op Developer
Co-op Member
Jason Wiener

Jason Wiener September 16th, 2019 16:28

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

John September 16th, 2019 17:07

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

co-op movement activist (federation or council member)

Wooster

Wooster September 17th, 2019 06:33

General Co-op Fan
David Mynors

David Mynors September 17th, 2019 07:42

General Co-op Fan
Nikita

Nikita September 17th, 2019 14:16

General Co-op Fan
Django

Django September 17th, 2019 14:32

General Co-op Fan
Co-op Member
Steve Herrick

Steve Herrick September 17th, 2019 15:01

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.

Michael

Michael September 17th, 2019 20:42

Co-op Member
Academic
General Co-op Fan
S

sbeebe September 18th, 2019 00:30

General Co-op Fan
Manuela Bosch

Manuela Bosch September 18th, 2019 06:02

P2P organiser, no special coop orientation
General Co-op Fan
Non-Profit Co-op Developer
Co-op Member
Rory (as User)

Rory (as User) September 18th, 2019 12:34

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
L. X. & R.

L. X. & R. September 18th, 2019 19:00

General Co-op Fan
KC Terry

KC Terry September 20th, 2019 13:41

General Co-op Fan
Co-op Member
Matt Noyes

Matt Noyes September 24th, 2019 14:52

Co-op Non-Executive Staff
Co-op Board Member
General Co-op Fan
Co-op Member
Clayton

Clayton September 24th, 2019 15:44

P2P Co-op Developer
Co-op Union Member
Co-op Member
Nathan Schneider

Nathan Schneider September 25th, 2019 04:11

General Co-op Fan
Academic
Co-op Member
Nick S

Nick S September 27th, 2019 13:49

Co-op Member
General Co-op Fan

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

Miloš

Miloš September 28th, 2019 22:17

General Co-op Fan
Andrew Gansenberg

Andrew Gansenberg September 28th, 2019 23:49

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

Gabriela Avram September 29th, 2019 08:26

Co-op Member
Academic
C

carlosm2 September 29th, 2019 21:13

Graham

Graham October 1st, 2019 09:27

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

emi do

emi do is checking October 16th, 2019 01:50

"I would be a bigger social.coop fan if..." (in 500 characters or less) Closed 10:01am - Saturday 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 - No
1 - Yes
emi do

emi do
Yes
October 16th, 2019 01:51

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

Carey Lin

Carey Lin
Yes
October 16th, 2019 09:55

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.

William B.

William B.
Yes
October 16th, 2019 12:33

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.

Bob Haugen

Bob Haugen
Yes
October 16th, 2019 15:24

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.

Caitlin Waddick

Caitlin Waddick
Yes
October 16th, 2019 17:30

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).

Leo Sammallahti

Leo Sammallahti
Yes
October 16th, 2019 19:37

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).

Dave V. ND9JR

Dave V. ND9JR
No
October 17th, 2019 22:52

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.

Matt Noyes

Matt Noyes
Yes
October 18th, 2019 01:26

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.

kekorraelagua

kekorraelagua
Yes
October 18th, 2019 12:31

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Darren

Darren
Yes
October 18th, 2019 23:19

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

Michael

Michael
Yes
October 19th, 2019 12:27

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.

Thomas Beckett

Thomas Beckett
Yes
October 20th, 2019 00:23

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

Mica Fisher

Mica Fisher
Yes
October 21st, 2019 13:56

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.

Noah Hall

Noah Hall
Yes
October 22nd, 2019 16:19

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.

Ana Ulin

Ana Ulin
Yes
October 23rd, 2019 19:50

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.

William Murphy

William Murphy
Yes
October 25th, 2019 02:56

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

Erik Moeller

Erik Moeller
Yes
October 25th, 2019 07:02

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.

Graham

Graham
Yes
October 25th, 2019 12:12

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.

Jake Franklin

Jake Franklin
Yes
October 26th, 2019 00:55

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