We live inside highly urban complex society. Lifestyle is a way of forming a tribe inside this mainstream flow. The problem for activism is that this old school tribalism is a BLOCK on social change as looking and talking right are obviously MORE important than being right. Being right would be "resistance" and lifestyle is about going with the counter flow. Good not to mix this shit up #OMN
Take a moment to think about basics: activism/campaigning is about building resistance to the mainstream to change its flow in progressive directions. Were #mainstreaming is about shifting activism to reduce these resistances to the mainstream flow. Thus, it's good to understand that #mainstreming is a #NGO agender to build the jobs of the people involved and is in turn funded to this end. Good not to get the shit mixed up #OMN
We have strong flows of academic and lifestyle anarchism and less strong flows of on the ground anarchism in action. The theory and play dominate/push the lack of social impact. This is a problem that we need to balance for a positive/practical social outcome #OMN
To highlight the #OMN instances are about activism and campaign for progressive/radical social change. Chit-chat as a part of this is fine, But if you only personally post you will likely be more at home on another instance. Thanks.
We will be expanding with the test federating indymedia roll out sites over the next few days so don't be shy if you have some skills get in touch.
The #openweb was ripped apart by meany forces.
#geekproblem narrowed this into an irrelevant subculture.
#fashernistas in braced the bad in both sides for self-interest, greed and fame.
#dotcons privatized data and metadata to the service of profit and social control. All the above groups played their role in this.
The #openweb is a hollow shell for most people
You are into early computer metaphors with the buttons - think mainframes. We are a "newspaper" so the tabs and table and paper sheets make a feeling for the project. Always echo back if you can for a project that is based on a solid past.
For new stuff "invention" is good and the will be lots of space and growth for this when the #OMN is up and running...
One thing the fediverse tought us is that copying existing successfully projects is a root out of the #geekproblem that #fashernistas embrace. So this up to a point is the right thing to do for social change. We for the first time put a spin on it by rebooting a radical grassroots social tech project. But behind this is something much more radical. The #OMN lets see if we can plant and nurture a seed. Think the soil is a little dry past time for some compost, get your spades out.
To move away from the current mess we have to look at (and rethink) this https://www.w3.org/standards/semanticweb/ the problem with the current aproch is #geekproblem and top down. This obvusly will not work,as it has always failed in the past.
So learn from the mess and stepway to a bottom up grassroots approach which is the only way of doing these things. This is what we are trying to build with the #OMN project.
It's all about who you empower.
The idea of the #OMN is similar to how the #dotcons grow. it's a openmarket of ideas. The difference is the ground that these each build on. The dotcons build on capital agenders. The OMN builders on human commerty agenders. What's the outcome? We hoped shaped by the agrenders they are built on top of.
https://realize.be/blog/activitypub-drupal#comment-5048 the #openweb is being rebooted, intresting this could be a good #OMN news codebase?
Interesting thinking about the map of the#fedivers when you look at the #OMN part of it it will look a bit screwy. But will still fully connect.
To support this server and the OMN project https://opencollective.com/open-media-network