The one thing that is a road to failure is rigid thinking, there is little room for hard rules in this social media world.
On the political side the is arrogance and ignorance, the geek side naivety and over complexity.
I have little idea what most people are doing with online activism, to me it all looks like gassing on failbook and twitter. Gas has little im[pact on real world campininging, I ask them to do small basic things that are needed and will have an affect and they ignore them then get sherty before disappearing into a cloud of gas. #dotcons the lot of um sadly.
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The neo-liberals like puting on fresh faces "He also proposed a tax amnesty and a 5% flat tax for big business which could be increased "in dialogue with them and if everyone agrees"" #dotcons the lot of um. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Volodymyr_Zelensky?fbclid=IwAR1dZNQw-JHOXGUEN6JGG_WMoS1ER1jq2hHxWRh60PZHIOlktedKy6V2QD8
Think its to direct and clear my self, if i pandered closer to the #fashernistas limits on "culture" yes would go further, but would go shallower. While our culture is dieing, which it actually is... makes you look agen at all the stupid reasons people have put to me over the last 10 years not to move away from the #dotcons into a sad and bad light. Simple and TRUE.
Put out the same true message for the last 10 years on the #dotcons #failbook and twitter mostly. Put the message out on the #openweb #mastadon and #OMN mostly. The dotcons this has been blocked by the #algorithms as the message not sell advertising makes #fashernistas uncomfortable with limits of there lives
On the #dotcons the is a stale shouting growing between diffrent groups of activists in the #extinctionRebellion spread. Its both sad and bad to see "hate" being spread by both sides... i mean both sides, so dont think am not pointing my finger at YOU. The are problems with #er as the are problems in other actavist groups. Lets point to truths and not #BLOCK with noise please, #failbook and the #dotcons are not a easy place for this. More people should move here :)
Nice to see a corporation take a step too jump ship from the #dotcons https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/fashion/lush-quit-close-social-why-accounts-gone-twitter-instagram-a8861836.html #lush have been talking to them about this for the last few years. Always nice to see this haveing some affect.
Find out why try this link #OMN and read back.
Outreach #openweb projects to your friends. Get actavist/political organizing off #failbook and the #dotcons is a good first step. Nothing real at a grassroots level is happening until this mediation is mediated #OMN lots of other options but they are all built from stepping over this first stumbling #BLOCK
#labourparty government. With the progressive left-reboot in the uk the will be negative left flows joining this river of change.
* Left authoritarian - are a strong hidden flow in this progressive river.
* Blinded liberal's joining the #fashernista wave will dilute and pollute the river with there intolerance.
* "Hippy capitalists" will turn "change" into a marketing tool for there profit
Speaking truthiness in the #dotcons #echochamber worth a read. What strategy do you have to bridge the invisible ideologies?
I have had one for the last 20 years, its not worked yet ;)
"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.