Here are some of the places where the #platformcoop community meets, talks, and builds. The first place to start is the Platform Cooperativism Consortium portal at platform.coop.
- platformcoop-announce, a low-volume, moderated list for news, announcements, and requests for help
- platformcoop-discuss, a medium-volume, unmoderated discussion list, which also receives messages from platformcoop-announce
If you’re a technologist interested in worker-owned tech co-ops, you might also be interested in the International Co-operative Alliance’s Patio forum, the tech-coop list (in North America), or Cooperative Technologists (in the UK)
Share news on the Platform Cooperativism – Discussion & Linkshare Facebook group. On Twitter, follow @platformcoop and @internetowners and @BuyThisPlatform. There’s even a subreddit, but not many people bother with that.
You can also join a social-media network you own and govern! Social.coop is an instance of Mastodon, a Twitter-like federated microblogging platform. When you become a member, you can be sure that your social media provider is accountable to you.
Learn more and consider joining at social.coop.
Use the #platformcoop hashtag wherever you do your hashtags. Everywhere you go, spread the word about the growing promise of an internet of ownership!
If you’re building a platform co-op project and want to chat with others doing the same, barn-raise with others in the IRC and Slack channels to collaborate on working out the technical, legal, and cultural ins and outs of building cooperative platforms.
Note: These are currently not in active use.
IRC: #platformcoop on Freenode.net.
Slack: Invite yourself to the channel here: