Ok, let’s do this! Help us spread the word on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, in your blogs: wearetwitter.global Please use the hashtags #WeAreTwitter and/or #BuyTwitter. Thank you!
I’m gonna keep this in English since the whole thing is pretty international by now.
I will use this article (instead of this one) to keep you posted on developments as good as I can. Latest news will be at the bottom of this text.
Several people are playing with the idea of buying Twitter. Not as a corporation, but as a group of private citizens. Talk about platform cooperativism. Nathan Schneider wrote about it for The Guardian here and gathered info and links here.
If you are serious about taking part, you should join the international group that Nathan and others have going strong:
Where the action is
Loomio Group – This is where discussions have started to form around certain action items, and where decisions are being made about the initial directions of the effort. It’s an open group that anyone can sign up for.
“If we owned Twitter” (Google Doc) is where we are gathering ideas on how Twitter could be organized once under the control of its participants. It’s still fresh and full of questions. Once we have some better written out ideas we should try to move things over to Loomio to stay focused.
UPDATE OCT 11
re:publica Dublin discussing #BuyTwitter
UPDATE OCT 17
UPDATE OCT 19: wearetwitter.global
UPDATE NOV 1: We have started to port the petition to change.org, mainly for their further outreach and better international standing. You can sign (again) right here: