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After You #DeleteUber, Get a Co-op

Uber’s recent “strikebreaking” during New York protests against Trump’s anti-immigrant policies is nothing new. It’s only the latest feat of bad behavior for a company whose business model is built …

Prospectus: IoOCloud, a Cloud-Services Cooperative

Many internet users currently rely on highly centralized, corporate-controlled cloud tools for daily needs such as email, calendars, contact management, file-sharing, collaborative editing, social media, and more. These tools, provided …

Forget Twitter, Let’s Buy Medium

by Robert Benjamin (@coopkungfu) In recent months, people around the world have been calling for Twitter to sell to its users. This was sparked in large part by the reoccurring …

Reading Elinor Ostrom in Silicon Valley

by Six Slberman Originally published at wtf.tw This talk is loosely based on a paper that was published in the “design fictions” track of the proceedings of the 2016 Association …

The Limits of Idealism

Last night, at the Denver release event for Ours to Hack and to Own, an attendee asked what the biggest challenge is for platform cooperativism right now. I was tempted …