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March 6th, 2017 22:55

BuyTwitter/IoO

Nathan Schneider
Nathan Schneider Public Seen by 485

This is a discussion about the relationship between Buy Twitter and The Internet of Ownership.

Nathan Schneider

Nathan Schneider started a proposal March 6th, 2017 23:00

Make the Buy Twitter campaign a project of the IoO Closed 3:01pm - Thursday 9 Mar 2017

Outcome
by Nathan Schneider April 25th, 2017 05:50

Agreed!

In The Internet of Ownership, we have a new structure called the IoO Project Council. It's designed to support informal projects (like this one) and create a web of support, including financial support, for platform co-op efforts. Already, it's through IoO that our Loomio subscription is being paid. As BuyTwitter evolves from a spontaneous outburst to a more patient organizing effort, I propose that the project formalizes its relationship with the Project Council.

In addition, I nominate @dannyspitzberg to be the initial representative for the group, since he is arguably the most active organizer in the campaigning to actually "Buy Twitter," through his shareholder activism efforts. Since the PC operates as a horizontal spokescouncil, he is responsible for ensuring that he checks in with the BuyTwitter community here on Loomio before taking any actions that affect us.

Read details about the Project Council here.

Results
Agree - 26
Abstain - 1
Disagree - 0
Block - 0
27 people have voted (0%)
Nathan Schneider

Nathan Schneider
Agree
March 6th, 2017 23:00

William Cerf

William Cerf March 6th, 2017 23:10

It seems that this merger will add energy and gravitas to our collaborative efforts. I'm in favor.

William Cerf

William Cerf
Agree
March 6th, 2017 23:10

Brendan Denovan

Brendan Denovan
Agree
March 6th, 2017 23:32

Hailey Cooperrider

Hailey Cooperrider
Agree
March 7th, 2017 02:06

Eric Doriean

Eric Doriean
Agree
March 7th, 2017 02:53

John Richmond

John Richmond
Agree
March 7th, 2017 03:09

sensible idea for moving forward

CF

Caroline Fitzgerald
Agree
March 7th, 2017 04:50

Bjarne Nordbeck

Bjarne Nordbeck
Agree
March 7th, 2017 09:42

Daniel Brandes

Daniel Brandes
Agree
March 7th, 2017 09:56

Since the "spontaneous outburst" stagnates...

JA

Jon Alexander
Agree
March 7th, 2017 10:14

Samuele Bozzoni

Samuele Bozzoni
Agree
March 7th, 2017 10:41

CP

Cristóbal Palmer
Agree
March 7th, 2017 13:47

John Gieryn

John Gieryn
Agree
March 7th, 2017 14:42

Mark Latham

Mark Latham
Agree
March 7th, 2017 16:11

Danny Spitzberg

Danny Spitzberg
Abstain
March 8th, 2017 02:29

I support the IoO alliance – and although I would be honored to serve in that role as representative, am recusing myself from taking a position on the part of the proposal.

Danny Spitzberg

Danny Spitzberg March 8th, 2017 02:35

Dear Friends, I just received sad news about a member of this campaign, @sureshf -- a former financial advisor who joined the revolution many years ago. May our efforts to tackle the financialization of life with better alternatives be in his memory. Here is the email:

Dear Danny,

I learned recently that a friend, Suresh Fernando, has died. He had been struggling for weeks after an emergency heart operation, slipping in and out of a coma, until the decision was finally made to remove him from life support.

That morning, his friend posted on social media: "At 4:45 am this morning, Suresh passed away. Fortunately he was comfortable and there was no struggle - his great heart simply slowed down and eventually stopped.”

I first met Suresh back in 2011 during Occupy Vancouver, where he lent his passion and heart toward kindling the movement into life. He was quick to support where needed, driven by a love of humanity and the belief that a more beautiful world is possible.

From there, as the protest morphed into Casseroles and beyond, Suresh always seemed to be there. When the front moved off the street, he dove into creating connection between affinity groups, ultimately coalescing in a platform built for systemic change: commUNITY (http://dotcommunity.ca/the-ekosystem-approach).

In our final email communication we traded back in November, he was gearing up for the Kinder Morgan pipeline battle, recognizing this would be our own "Standing Rock" front line. He wrote:

"For me Standing Rock is exactly what I believe is the path to victory since it is both a powerful political statement as well as a beautiful community. It is through the simultaneous deconstruction of the existent and the building of the future communities that we will be build the new world.”

It’s hard not to feel that his life has been cut short. I wonder about how many of his initiatives will be left unfinished. How many of his relationships have been left frayed and torn. And yet, somehow there seems to be mercy in that too.

I believe Suresh knew he would not be the recipient of the revolution. In an interview for The Tyee (https://thetyee.ca/Life/2012/05/26/Suresh-Fernando/) during Occupy Vancouver, he shared his story, along with his understanding of change:

"When Occupy came along, it was no big shock. I knew and continue to know that this is not some short-term phenomenon. It's a reflection of something much, much deeper, and if you think it's going to reveal itself in six months, then you're a little naïve about social transformation. It doesn't necessarily happen quite that quickly."...

Thank you Suresh, for being an activist of the future.

May you be well gathered in by your people on the other side. May those you inspired and touched continue to speak your praise for a long while.

And may your acts spark the flames of courage in those yet to come, recognizing we are all part of a grand unfolding, each playing our necessary part.

Ian MacKenzie
Salish Sea, Canada

Michael Siepmann

Michael Siepmann
Agree
March 8th, 2017 03:50

Matthew Cropp

Matthew Cropp
Agree
March 8th, 2017 05:18

Strongly agree, and think that the project is lucky to have Danny willing to take on this role!

Rebecca Garnett

Rebecca Garnett
Agree
March 8th, 2017 06:46

Rebecca Garnett

Rebecca Garnett March 8th, 2017 06:47

What sad news. Sending comfort to his close ones.

Eugenia Siapera

Eugenia Siapera
Agree
March 8th, 2017 07:50

Sam Toland

Sam Toland
Agree
March 8th, 2017 10:39

If Danny is willing and able, I think it is a great development.

Sam Toland

Sam Toland March 8th, 2017 10:40

So sorry to hear about Suresh, only knew him online but seemed a very decent and committed guy.

Stacco Troncoso

Stacco Troncoso
Agree
March 8th, 2017 21:29

Yes to formalization w project council, yes to Danny being initial representative.

Vica

Vica
Agree
March 8th, 2017 21:36

So happy there are people able to take this project forward. Wish I had more time to support. Keep up the great work!

Ian Hewitt

Ian Hewitt
Agree
March 9th, 2017 09:23

Not clear but having read and been inspired by 'What kind of creatures are We?' am ready to accept the mystery and offer my support.

VZ

Vanderlei Zacchi
Agree
March 9th, 2017 11:27

CD

Catherine Dibble
Agree
March 9th, 2017 12:28

I heartily second @daspitzberg (note corrected Twitter handle) to serve as initial representative, and yes to formalizing BuyTwitter with the IoO Project Council.

Tristan Copley Smith

Tristan Copley Smith
Agree
March 9th, 2017 15:30

Joshua Vial

Joshua Vial
Agree
March 9th, 2017 21:05

Danny Spitzberg

Danny Spitzberg March 21st, 2017 19:59

Look at this energy in 26 people!

Thank you, @joshuavial @trizcs @catherinedibble @vanderleizacchi @ianhewitt @vica @staccotroncoso @samtoland @eugeniasiapera @rebeccagarnett @matthewcropp @marklatham @coopchange @cristobalpalmer @samuelebozzoni @jonalexander @danielbrandes @bjarnenordbeck @carolinefitzgerald1 @johnrichmond @haileycooperrider @eric13 @williamcerf @brendandenovan and @ntnsndr ..! If you have thoughts/questions to share, add them here!

Also, stay tuned for an announcement with ridiculously good news about the home stretch for #BuyTwitter!

Matthew Cropp

Matthew Cropp March 24th, 2017 15:56

The suspense is killin' me, @dannyspitzberg!