Fri 9 Dec 2022 2:20PM

netzpolitik.org interview

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This email was sent to [email protected] (which is used for technical purposes) but it seems relevant to any member who is interested in participating.

From: ingo.dachwitz at netzpolitik.org

Date: 2022-12-08

Dear Admins at Social.Coop,

i am a communications scholar and reporter for the german investigative tech policy news outlet netzpolitik.org. I recently asked my followers on Mastodon for examples of democratically governed instances and many pointed to Social.Coop. I’d be very interested to learn how you run things over there and about your experiences with a democratic approach to platform governance.

I’d be delighted if one or more of you folks would be available for an interview next week. I thought that a written interview via chat (for example Signal or even Mastodon DMs) would be a great format for this.

Please let me know what you think and when you are available.

All the best from Berlin, Ingo

Ingo Dachwitz (er/ihm)
Redakteur bei netzpolitik.org
Schönhauser Allee 6/7, 10119 Berlin

Andrew Shead Fri 9 Dec 2022 3:31PM

If we decide to participate then sending Ingo a copy of the revised organizational mind-map would answer most questions and serve to focus any interviews in more productive directions.

First order of business is for us to decide whether we want to interact with Ingo Dachwitz or not.

Since I am very new to this realm, I feel that I shouldn't be doing more than making suggestions until I have accumulated a few months observation of how things work.


Tod Robbins Fri 16 Dec 2022 12:12AM

Where can I find a link to the revised org mind-map?


Andrew Shead Fri 16 Dec 2022 12:31AM

While viewing the recording of the last meeting, I took the screenshot
attached to this message. Also attached is the original posted to

Good job I checked because it looks like my attachments were stripped from my emailed reply. I've attached them here:


LibreEquity Sat 10 Dec 2022 3:22AM

They look like a reputable publication -

eg (google-translated)


(I too am new here and just thought I'd share the tidbit I came across)