I highly suggest that this Follower Suggestion design be peer-reviewed.
Content recommendation systems have a huge effect on how communities grow and evolve. One thing I like about Mastodon is that user recommendations are done by humans, not machines. This go-slow approach is more resilient to algorithms (even the simple one presented here..)
Here's a recent paper that discusses how recommendation systems can reinforce bias.
So before this gets unleashed on the world please do your research and study the available literature. Get experts to review it and listen to the people that have been doing this for a long time. You can then avoid repeating the mistakes of the past.
I don't know much about co-ops and education. But this is an interesting development:
@csageland I'll reach out; but just wanted to say that I'm looking forward to seeing your map with the edges populated between them.
Wired UK with some good coverage of the #platformcoop movement including @resonatecoop
Hi German folks! Please vote out racists like @c_lindner. I'd rather be mistaken in my mentions for singer @patricklindner_.
Thought provoking presentation on how Information Architecture impacts user behavior. Also a great anecdote about how Open Plan offices were intended to "give the company’s clerical workers a sense of community and nobility."
Strong finish with this call to action:
"Are the things that I’m designing creating conceptual structures, distinctions in the world, that are viable? Are the systems that I’m working with respectful of the broader context that they’re in? And are they sustainable, economically, socially, and ecologically?"
Fantastic performance tonight in San Francisco by @firstname.lastname@example.org She's a fabulous performer and member of Doomtree Collective. Here's a thoughtful interview from 2015 about Doomtree's unique path to success: