Platform cooperativism is a movement working to advance a cooperative digital economy through diverse models and strategies. Here are some ways to plug in.
Resources hosted out of the New School's Platform Cooperativism Consortium:
Platform Cooperativism Consortium | A hub that helps you start, grow, or convert to platform co-ops.
Platform cooperatives are businesses that use a website, mobile app, or protocol to sell goods or services. They rely on democratic decision-making and shared ownership of the platform by workers and users. What is a co-op?
Platform Co-op Directory
The Platform Co-op Directory is a place where you can search for and connect with co-operatives and other members of the co-operative community.
Platform Cooperativism Resource Library - A place where you can learn and share knowledge about co-ops, platform co-ops, the digital economy, and more.
A place where you can learn and share knowledge about co-ops, platform co-ops, the digital economy, and more.
The PCC folks also manage some social media:
Platform Cooperativism - Discussion & Linkshare
A discussion group about the cooperative digital economy. Feel free to post material at the convergence of cooperatives and the digital economy. To learn more, go to http://platform.coop/ This forum...
An independently organized email list offers both announcement-only and discussion options:
platformcoop-announce - Platform cooperatvism news and announcements
This is an open, moderated list on platform cooperativism for posting things like: - Project news and updates- Events- Relevant publications- Requests for help or input If you want to discuss posts, you can use the open, unmoderated platformcoop-discuss list (https://lists.riseup.net/www/info/platformcoop-discuss), which also receives messages posted here.
platformcoop-discuss - Platform Cooperativism Discussion List
This is open discussion list for the practice and theory of platform cooperativism. See platform.coop and ioo.coop for more information. If you just want want to receive announcements, you can use the open, moderated platformcoop-announce list (https://lists.riseup.net/www/info/platformcoop-announce), whose posts this list also receives.
There's also a cooperative social network called Social.coop where lots of #platformcoop people hang out:
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Several incubators have made a priority of serving platform co-op projects: