@strypey WordPress is completely different to Medium. Following the enclosure of the Medium commons the suggestion was an open source open coop distributed alternative that offered the same functionality as Medium.
@strypey Both could go that way, burn the Vulture Capitalists.
@strypey Only works if as good as or better than what it replaces. Mastodon is a sad example of a niche going nowhere because design ill thought out. Even using the pig's ear interface a pain. https://medium.com/dark-mountain/elephants-in-the-mastodon-room-8ca245fdcb97
@strypey I have no desire to get involved, even though I am an experienced software designer. I have analysed what is wrong, suggested possible solutions. It is for others to listen and act. https://medium.com/dark-mountain/elephants-in-the-mastodon-room-8ca245fdcb97 #Mastodon #twitter
@strypey @keithpp I see a #dualpower strategy: campaign in good faith for a #platformcoop conversion to spread the vision of a participant-controlled platform. When the logic of #capital prevails, channel disappointment to migration to democratic #opensource alternatives.
It's a conceptually shorter 1st step 4 most folks to imagine ownership reform of a familiar platform, while the energy generated by the frustration of that dream might spur radical action. #buytwitter
@strypey maybe. Or maybe FOSS would come on every new machine by default? Counterfactuals are tricky... :P
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