Platform Cooperativism Resource Library


This WIRED article suggests that platforms like Twitter should become user-owned rather than placing a critical part of democratic infrastructure in the hands of a small, powerful group. The “Buy Twitter” campaign put forth the concept in 2016, and it has since picked up steam. It implies that user juries may research, draft, and vote on rules that would help prioritize creating healthy public spaces over propping up share price.   Additionally, initiatives like Jack Dorsey’s decentralized social media standard Bluesky have shown promise for democratically owned tech. In order to give entrepreneurs better exit options than seeking investor profits at all costs, the article references a playbook for  “exit to community.”
Added January 31, 2023