With #XR opening up the possibility of positive environmental and social change. The big challange is to get individuals to move past the eco feel good and into the hard social issues were the real power for destruction/creativity lies.
History tells us that we need our own distribution and this core to real outreach and effectiveness will not find at this event.
The are some good content being produced by alt media groups, but the tech focus is little more than wonabe mainstream.
Both sad and bad.
I like this one #gentrification
Look at the logo behind them "don't drink from the mainstream" #OMN
Lots of new content for patrons at https://www.patreon.com/boatingeurope circa navagation of europe on a lifeboat
Founded on #4opens and moderated by an ethical code of conduct. Its a safe space for Campaigning and NGO groups to access their members via #openweb projects.
"We can't engage as communities, unless we have money. I can't even express how angry this makes me."
- an activist group using Facebook. People and organisations who feel this way are our initial targets.
We are launching two new Mastodon instances for activists and campaigners to aid communication of grassroot groups; putting social media back in our hands by providing a free, unfettered home for campaigners, NGO’s and activists to communicate among their peers and beyond.
This project is a way out of the restricted, algorithmic, for-profit mediation and commercialisation of communication we increasingly experience. If you do not pay to "boost" each post, a Facebook page will only reach 3-6% of members. This soon becomes an expensive drain on limited NGO and activist budgets.
Activists and campaigners alike are ready to shift their outreach away from the corporate social networks paid-per-view “walled gardens”.
Mastodon is the worlds largest free open source decentralised microblogging network; it’s thousands of unique, interconnected communities, filled with different people, interests, languages, and needs.
You’re free to join any community you like, or better yet, host your own, on your own terms. It remains possible for members of each to instance to interact with others.
There is no monopoly by a single commercial company, no ads, and no tracking.
We aim to help activism/campaigning groups to make this step now.