- A URL that allows iframes or announces other means of embedding or composing, ideally with a default intent of cooperation.
- A place to meet others with the intent of cooperating.
- A covered spot, usually a porch, within an agora.
- In the historical agora of Athens:
In this agora:
- A stoa is a group of people in an agora with compatible worldviews and tools and interests conducive to cooperation.
I would like to propose a number of Stoas. Each one depends in some way on the output of the formers.
- The first stoa focuses on building and running an agora.
The second stoa focuses on freeing, opening up and otherwise improving the internet using open source and open ethics.
- See fedstoa if you'd like to participate.
- The third stoa focuses on general world improvement. It uses state of the art knowledge tools to model the world and its problems as seen and evaluated by all people and then tries to execute incremental improvements.
- pull stoas
I am starting a social network of sorts and I want to invite you to it. It is called Stoa.
It is a social network for expression and thought -- like every social network, of course.
Here's how it works: people with similar interests and values agree on objectives. Then they work together towards them. In particular, groups can agree on problems that they think need solving, and they agree to work towards a solution.
The values part is important. People collaborate when they share values. Here, they can make them explicit. To be part of a group, you accept rules. Like in Reddit. People that break this set of values lose the right to participate in the group.
When I say values, I really mean values. Think gender equality. Equality in all shape of forms. Those are my particular values, and I want to invite people that share them to collaborate.
I am donating $500 a month to two people for a year. People that receive this grant are free to do whatever they want with it. Think about it as non-universal very humble basic income.
And here's the first objective: UBI.