On 4 May we gathered to develop rules for the David Graeber Institute’s Mastodon server at graeber.social. Since this was our first meeting, we spent half the time discussing why we use social media in the first place, what scares us, what interests us about it, and how we would like to change it. Many mentioned that they were looking for access to authentic news on social media, which is more often spread by specific people than by professional media. All participants agreed on the potential of Mastodon and the political significance of this project.
Below is a recap of how our first meeting went as well as some additional readings to start the discussion: