I thought members of the free culture crowd might be interested in
this -- there's a new social network that's run as a not-for-profit
co-op. It uses the popular Mastodon software, which also means that
it's part of the federated GNU Social / Mastodon universe (i.e.
there's not just one big uber-service like Facebook).
The OpenCollective folks wrote up a nice case study here:
I just signed up - the signal/noise ratio is pretty high so far, and
it's nice to see that they're using Loomio for democratic
decision-making as well.
Not quite a Facebook/Twitter killer yet but if you're not on a
Mastodon/GNU Social instance yet, I encourage you to check it out:
PS: Yes, the freeculture.org mailing lists are back up and running,
now w/ mailman3! If you're getting this mail you must have subscribed
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