Rosieland Roundup 233 β€” Community as the new SEO

Rosieland Roundup 233 β€” Community as the new SEO

πŸ‘‹ Welcome to another week in Rosieland!

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Community without the name

How do we, and how should we think about structuring community in the context of the businesses we are a part of? I reflect on where my thinking is currently on this.

Enshittifying Slack

Slack today sent an announcement email indicating they will delete free workspace content older than a year, and that β€œFree workspaces will continue to have full access to the past 90 days of message history and file storage.”

Just another reason to always be a step ahead and anticipate startups and companies like Slack, GitHub, and Discord will eventually enshittify your usage of their products. Hopefully one day FOSS can actually compete with these services’ UX.

Community as the new SEO


Open source is neither a community nor a democracy


But the reason this doesn't resolve the tension is that it still relies on showing up and doing the work. And there just so happens to be far fewer individuals willing and capable of doing that than there are individuals who wish they had a say on the direction of their favorite software.

The stars we are given. The constellations we make.

Dr Jane Shore dives shares ideas on why it is so important for us to gather in real life.

The work of bringing people together, no matter how or why you do it, can be a tiny, invisible, but powerful rebellion against the systems that work everyday to silo or divide us. And there are a lot of them.

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