A Guide to #BuyTwitter

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BuyTwitterTwitter is up for sale. Big companies are circling around looking to buy. But what about us, Twitter users? This proposal to turn one of the world’s most important platform utilities into a platform co-op has started spreading from a mere idea to an organizing campaign. Read, spread, and organize!

Read + Spread

Organize

  • Loomio group – Loomio is an open-source decision-making platform created by a New Zealand-based worker cooperative. Since the Guardian article, this is where discussions have started to form around certain action items, and where decisions are being made about the initial directions of the effort. It’s an open group that anyone can sign up for.
  • Slack team – We’re using this for some more in-depth discussions and projects. Invite yourself here:
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One of the most hopeful things about this campaign, in my view, is that it’s a chance to flex our thinking and organizing around the ambitious idea of co-owning a major platform utility. Whatever becomes of Twitter, I hope we can work in a way so that we’re better equipped for this kind of possibility in the future.

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