Gonna be (or trying to) moving my account to @powersource , see ya there

So, there's this concept of "implicit feudalism" in online communities. Essentially, the vast majority of online communities - from old-school forums, to facebook groups, to large platforms like Twitter and Facebook themselves, even to fediverse instances - they're all run as dictatorships by default. It's built into the software - you'll have a top admin who has full, unconstrained power, they might delegate mods who have some limited powers, and anyone else has to listen to what these dictators and lords tell them. We talk about "federating" here in the fediverse, but each individual community - as far as I'm aware of - is a little dictatorship. A federation of dictatorships is not a free society, anymore than the UN, an international body composed of "liberal democracies" and authoritarian regimes is truly democratic. We need a way to start governing online communities through actual forms of democracy.


if you were at #36c3 and enjoyed the origami teahouse in komona, we lost a few items over the course of the congress (mugs, half of an electric kettle (?!), teapots) you can send us teahouse organizers a donation to help cover costs:

🖤 :tealheart:

It's been announced that the police here will start using drones. What's the latest and best low-tech solution for taking them down?

Concentration camps in China 

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@darius What's up, I'm looking for a new mastodon instance (I don't know/trust the admin here). Does friend camp take applicants? :)

i'm going to help host another unconference, 23-24 Nov, here in Malmö if anyone is in the neighbourhood

the theme:
What does tech look like on a finite, post-climate change earth?

an initiative by Zenna Fiscella and Edgeryders en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edgeryde

@darius hi! Can me and 2 others fit in the restaurant tomorrow or is it too late? :)

Is this some visual bug, or is basically no one starring popular toots (compared to RTs)?

cars suck so bad that we literally planned all modern cities around them and they're still inefficient nightmare machines

Presenting Mygel, the restaurant making the food for the event!

They work with food, urban gardening and experiments for regenerative food culture where ecological and locally sourced vegetables are one of several important components.

Restaurang Mygel is run by Claudia, Lina, and Karin and they open officially May 2019.

rsvp @ p2p-oresund.org

Our second speaker is Mathias Buus a.k.a. mafintosh!

He's protocol lead at datproject.org and he's going to talk about exploring the p2p web and what exploring the p2p web is going to feel like in practice

rsvp @ p2p-oresund.org

Our first speaker on Saturday is Zenna Fiscella!

She's an anarchist maker from Malmö and she's going to talk about Scuttlebutt and how it can be transformative for society, decentralizing and enabling local community development free of big corps

rsvp @ p2p-oresund.org

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