- Read: Building an open infrastructure for civic participation
- I get disappointed these days when I read a really interesting article by someone, but find I can only follow them on Twitter.
Some things I could do:
- follow their Twitter feed via a bridge of some kind
- message them and ask if they would consider using something else
- not worry about it, and assume anything else interesting they write will filter through to me somehow anyway, like the first article did
- A participatory culture requires a participatory infrastructure
- Read: How a local government migrated to open source
- Bit bummed out that where I currently am, Freegle/Freecycle have almost zero traction, and Facebook groups doing the same thing has all the action.
I hate that Facebook is coopting so much of community activity.
Some might say that the ends justify the means, but when the means are so problematic in so many other ways, it's disappointing.
- Bookmark: Using Emergence to Take Social Innovation to Scale
- Working in public.
- Governing the Commons.
The Two Loop Model fits on to the history of the Paris Commune, I think. The Commune was seeded in advance by a wide network, by communities of practice, and it emerged out of those communities when the spark came.
For it was the reunions and the clubs that created and instilled the idea—well before the fact—of a social commune.
Mind you, it got crushed to fuck by the vested interests. I'm not sure if the Two Loop Model covers that.
- Lindenmeyer systems