Social.coop is an experiment in user-controlled social media. It is a community hub for people interested in co-ops and development of free/libre social media - these define the common core field of discussion, though they are far from the only things discussed. We currently run and maintain a Mastodon instance that is funded by user contributions via OpenCollective. Social.coop is governed by its users on Loomio, a governance platform developed by a worker co-op.
In up to 500 characters (the maximum length of a toot on Mastodon), can you tell us a bit about why you wish to join social.coop, and what hopes or aspirations you have for the site and/or your participation? We’d like to build a picture of how our members want to use the site.
Current co-op connections
Do you have any role(s) in the coop movement? Please check all that apply.
Co-op Board Member
Co-op Executive Staff
Co-op Non-Executive Staff
Non-Profit Co-op Developer
For-Profit Co-op Developer
General Interest in Co-ops
If you are a co-op member, what type(s) of co-op? Check all that apply.
Credit union/co-op bank
Social service co-op
Co-op investment club
Do you have any particular skill(s) or experiences that you think might be useful to the co-op now or in the future? (optional)
In addition to being added to the co-op’s general membership working group, would you like to be added to any of the sub-groups?
Community Working Group (moderation policies, etc.)
Tech Working Group (keeping the infrastructure running)
Financial Working Group (keeping track of co-op funds)
OpenCollective user name
Intended Mastodon Instance Username
Date of Birth
(must be 18+ to join)
Diversity Questions [Optional]: Please feel free to omit this information if you do not feel comfortable answering. Having this data is helpful for informing co-op efforts around diversity and inclusion. Please use the terms that best describe you:
Code of Conduct:
The Code of Conduct is a living document that outlines acceptable behaviour when members use social.coop Mastodon, Loomio, the Wiki, the Riot chat room, and all other spaces governed by the co-op. Social.coop adopts the “coop values”: self-responsibility, democracy, equality, equity, and solidarity. Our members believe in the ethical values of honesty, openness, social responsibility, and caring for others. We also follow the rest of the ICA co-op principles.
We welcome anyone able to use our services and willing to accept the responsibilities of membership, regardless of qualities such as gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, mental illness, neuro(a)typicality, physical appearance, body size, age, race, nationality, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, family structure, spirituality, religion (or lack thereof), education, or other personal traits.
We particularly celebrate diversity and do not tolerate bigotry, prejudice or supremacy of any kind. Diverse opinions on politics, religion, and other matters are welcome as long as they align with our core values. Let there be no confusion, Social.Coop is anti-racist, anti-fascist, and anti-transphobic. Moderators will take action on posts that contravene this Code of Conduct.