Just started thinking about cooperatives I'd like to start or have already tried to start IRL and it made me very sad. I've tried…
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With 0 success. I think the problem with community run organizations is that you have to already have a community, or have some way of reaching a large audience in your local area. How do you actually find people?
It probably doesn't help that I live in a very suburban area and the only way any of my neighbors communicate is with Facebook and the very idea of signing up for any social media again fills me with anxiety.
@sam There is a reason new stuff often starts in cities. Density really helps finding a critical mass of an initially obscure idea.
Maybe that can change now with social media and the like. But if the coop idea is for a physical location, it will probably require first building a large local/regional network. Or find a digital coop idea.
Fediscience is the social network for scientists.