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Ricardo Mendes

The future of Unions should be steering towards structures where workers, users, own the platform/service Infrastructures and can decide how to ethically govern themselves.

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@jack @Twitter @BuyThisPlatform Growth obsession : Well maybe @twitter should reject the "growth doctrine" and the constant needs for new metrics, new users, growth, growth growth and instead embrace Values, Cooperation and mutate towards becoming a real where People, Journalists, Organisations can create value while collectively owning Twitter, and invest more into "how to redistribute collective value", how to make twitter sustainable by making web actions you can do on the platform : sharing, replying, liking, retweeting, a monetisation that is powered by the blockchain and where People give and exchange value by their interactions on the platform.

Basically Twitter could become a large scale democratic experiment that would push the whole web into adopting more of this kind of collective ownership where the value created reinforce the whole platform instead of just a bunch of investors that have a vested interest to only focus on growth, return, profit.

Maybe I'm being idealistic, probably even, but until some big players don't switch, pivot into something that make sense instead of infinite growth race that make no sense, the whole web will keep being dragged into useless capitalistic approach that are bound to be unadapted for the future.

this post is a reaction to : https://techcrunch.com/2017/07/27/twitters-user-growth-went-nowhere-and-the-stock-is-diving/?ncid=rss

Ricardo Mendes

if you want to get into the Future of Work, you need to watch this : https://livestream.com/internetsociety/platformcoop2016/ & follow global conversations

Ricardo Mendes

Ricardo Mendes

the website could really feature a RSS feed at least for "Stories" http://platformcoop.net/stories @platformcoop

Ricardo Mendes

Live : Platform Cooperativism 2016 #platformcoop

Platform Cooperativism: Building the Cooperative Internet

Almost unnoticed, in the gaps and hollows of the digital economy, a new economy is emerging that follows a different ethical and financial logic. Platform cooperativism, as it has come to be called, is an emerging movement for democratic governance and collective ownership on the Internet and a fairer future of work. It is a concrete, near future alternative to the on-demand economy; it reclaims humane principles like mutuality, sympathy, and solidarity by bringing together the rich heritage of cooperativism with 21st-century technologies. more info : http://platformcoop.net/2016

Ricardo Mendes

Ricardo Mendes

Ricardo Mendes

"The sharing economy wasn't supposed to be this way" @trebors Platform Cooperativism. Challenging the Corporate Sharing Economy http://www.rosalux-nyc.org/wp-content/files_mf/scholz_platformcoop_5.9.2016.pdf

Ricardo Mendes

The deregulation pushed by the so called corporate sharing economy like Uber is counting on huge deregulation to impose even harsher hence by design inequality and sub-contracting issues that will occupy unions and society for a while before workers and coops can actually produce a real sharing economy that take into account human dignity and human rights.

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