Its basic stuff... and ones you digitize culture and community the only question that is important is who controls the data. The ones that do have the power to reshape us. And the only answer is #4opens simple basic stuff.
On that subject please start to use #hashtags as tags are created and held in common. In this we hold the power, please do not use the #dotcons algorithms as then the hold the power, the is the start of a revolution in this action #OMN
I will be happy when the #encryponists apps cross standards with the #activertypub apps and bridge the human nature "feeling" that feeds this "gap". The are a lot of unspoken issues and the is a "unspoken" push not to address them. Just about all I do nowadays is #4opens addressing the unspoken issues ;)
I use the word "blinded" to describe meany of the people I meet in tech and grassroots movements. They are blinded for differing surface reasons, on the hippy side it is conspiracy dressed as empty spiritualism. On the liberal progressive side it is internalized neo-liberalism feeding fear, cowardice and greed. Best not to mention the process geeks...
Back to all the projects full time over the winter @openworlds @visionontv #4opens
For both the decision making is #4opens based with passive consensus thus for core members to make small decision the can just do it and post in the process flow. For decisions which affect the organising group these should be announced in the public process with time for people to engaged in discussion if no core crew directly BLOCKS it can be implemented. A decision is only as valid as far as it has spread, thus if nobody has the chance to see it or debate it is not a valid decision.
"We can't engage as communities, unless we have money. I can't even express how angry this makes me."
- an activist group using Facebook. People and organisations who feel this way are our initial targets.
We are launching two new Mastodon instances for activists and campaigners to aid communication of grassroot groups; putting social media back in our hands by providing a free, unfettered home for campaigners, NGO’s and activists to communicate among their peers and beyond.
This project is a way out of the restricted, algorithmic, for-profit mediation and commercialisation of communication we increasingly experience. If you do not pay to "boost" each post, a Facebook page will only reach 3-6% of members. This soon becomes an expensive drain on limited NGO and activist budgets.
Activists and campaigners alike are ready to shift their outreach away from the corporate social networks paid-per-view “walled gardens”.
Mastodon is the worlds largest free open source decentralised microblogging network; it’s thousands of unique, interconnected communities, filled with different people, interests, languages, and needs.
You’re free to join any community you like, or better yet, host your own, on your own terms. It remains possible for members of each to instance to interact with others.
There is no monopoly by a single commercial company, no ads, and no tracking.
We aim to help activism/campaigning groups to make this step now.
A note on Security and Privacy - these take a somewhat different shape within the #openweb. Have a read about our thoughts on the matter.