Buy Twitter Proposal for 2018
Last year I filed the proposal at Twitter to study cooperatives. It won 5% of the vote, so can be filed again for next year's shareholder meeting.
Danny Spitzberg started a proposal Fri 13 Oct 2017
rally around our own Twitter Terms of Service Closed Tue 17 Oct 2017
Dear friends- this is so exciting! Writing our own TOS (Terms of Service) will activate us and build power we can use in support of a shareholder resolution. Of course, our own TOS is valuable in itself, since we can use it for Twitter and repurpose it for other platforms.
Before we start that process, it's time for a call to start drafting our new shareholder resolution! Jim McRitchie presented at Twitter in May and has a proposal for a new one. Please RSVP for the call -- or sign up to join the collaborative editing that will follow -- at https://goo.gl/forms/rITt6ZK1jNlKZt632.
NOTE: if you're only interested in writing our TOS, there's a checkbox in that form for you, too!!
Today is #womenboycottTwitter, a protest against the company's continued tolerance of sexism and other forms of violence. I'm reminded of hearing a talk last year by a manager at collaborative programming platform GitHub, who said they squashed abuse and bullying because their team wrote a code of conduct based on their lived experience and insight.
So, here's a proposal: let's re-activated #BuyTwitter by re-writing Twitter’s Terms of Service, with a trustworthy facilitation team leading the effort, and then push the new TOS on Twitter HQ.
We can carry this out in parallel with the effort to draft a revised shareholder resolution, and use it as extra leverage if/when we need it.
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Ryan M Harrison
Fri 13 Oct 2017
Even if the broader buy Twitter movement should falter, incremental improvements like ToS will make the service ever so slightly better for end users (while unfortunately preserving the oppression and exploitation of capital).
Fri 13 Oct 2017
Sounds good. Time to talk again about how we would do things differently in a way that respects democracy and diversity but sets standards that could be (hopefully) widely endorsed and frequently reviewed and transparent
Sat 14 Oct 2017
Love this proposal - reminds me of the Mexico City constitution crowdsourcing project. Great call Danny.
Tue 17 Oct 2017
I think it's an interesting experiment and is definitely worth trying, especially since working on a ToS or any collaborative principles doc would help us clarify what we stand for as a community of users.