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An Introduction to Wobbly

August 16, 2018
Wobbly is a workplace organising platform being designed and prototyped by a small voluntary team of developers. It’s a communication and coordination tool with structures and processes modelled on the IWW’s organising style (hence the name, coming from the IWW nickname). We’re creating a space for energetic, powerful, and democratic unions to win struggles and grow. The Problem The gig economy has brought a host of new challenges for workers with it. Low wages, lack...
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Convocational Development

May 27, 2018
It takes a village to make an app. Large software platforms like Twitter, Facebook and YouTube are more than just code and data: to a human being they feel like worlds. The way worlds are created and governed determines the kind of worlds they can be. Using worlds created for value-extraction for democratic purposes is not impossible, but it is difficult. If you want a world that makes democratic and open behaviour easy, you need...
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