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Hey @conservancy,

Nothing says “freedom” like having a trillion-dollar surveillance capitalist as your main sponsor.

sfconservancy.org/sponsors/

(CC Mozilla)

#SurveillanceCapitalism

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How dumb do you have to be to think that Google are the good guys?

#SurveillanceCapitalism

On the other hand the are advantages to "modern" tribal and lifestyle activism - it functions as social glue to hold campaigns together and provides a “uniform” flag to rally round. You notice I do not use words like anarchist, socialist, liberalism here as these have a different role in social change thinking – they are the ideas – the clothing is what I am taking about is the hastag.

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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

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Revolution is about blowing up the flow of the mainstream so it floods into a different path with much "calcollateral" damage in the process if we live inside a highly urban complex area. Both paths can be useful, both have costs.

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Take a moment to think about basics: activism/campaigning is about building resistance to the mainstream to change its flow in progressive directions. Were is about shifting activism to reduce these resistances to the mainstream flow. Thus, it's good to understand that is a 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

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When I think of a future with Open Social Media, I imagine three pillars.

1) Microblogging (ActivityPub), for sharing thoughts with strangers, ephemeral community building, and broad+global reach.

2) Forum / Stable Community (no good solution yet, AFAIK), for discussing, planning, buying/selling locally. All within a distinct group of people, membership of which can be managed.

3) Peer2Peer (Scuttlebutt?), for talking directly to friends, family, nearby people, and easily sharing files.

@zatnosk should be back online in a few min. Its taken to crashing everytime the is a traffic spike, needs some tender sysadmin care if anyone would like to make it stay online :)

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Looks like the Wayback Machine is in a bit of financial trouble...

Support if you can

archive.org/

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We hung posters on many bicycle routes into the city centre.
People who rode by really did not care. We even hung at a bus stop where there was a guy who looked at us.

All part of the campaign to spread awareness of the impending climate disasters.

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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

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@bob the feeds are the pipes that join the data cauldrons. The site/apps are ladles that scoop out data, we are the hands that hold the ladle. The coding is basic iron work.

* Cauldron - syncing database
* Pipe - #4opens standard to transport flows of data
* Ladle a website/app that trough and displays this data.

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

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A thought about the #hashtag swarm. There could be a meta level where tags are organised under ontological categories. There could be a default ontology which is then user modifiable. Ontologies could have feeds that you can subscribe to. #Epicyon

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@bob then the ontological categories can be can be subscred to by instances to enrich the metadata flow :) we build a network a #OMN

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@bob we need to build stuff like this as a "public standerd" so we can get interop rather than silos #OMN

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