Don’t Feed the Trolls: How to Encourage Good Behaviour Online

Guardian journalist Max Opray got in touch with us last week, while researching his article Could Online Democracy Lead To Governance By Trumps and Trolls?

Online interactions are notorious for being hijacked by trolls, so he wanted to hear how we handle trolls at Loomio.

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Loomio at the White House, Democracy at Work, Collaboration Stories, and Our Dynamic Org Chart

We got a shout out at the White House! Loomio has been picked as part of a suite of tools promoted by Together We Work, a campaign to empower young workers to take collective action. Together We Work was launched at the White House event in an inspiring and optimistic message of change from Carmen Rojas, CEO of The Workers Lab. Democracy at Work is a non-profit that works to democratize the workplace, as a viable solution for a new and better economic system.

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How the FairShares Association Makes Better Decisions with Inclusive, Democratic Processes

Rory Ridley-Duff is a reader in cooperatives and social enterprise at Sheffield Business School, director of Social Enterprise Europe, and founder of the FairShares Association. They use Loomio to model their governance structure online, for effective, equitable stakeholding.

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Loomio Co-op Handbook, New Plan Upgrades, & Media Stories

Launched: Loomio Co-op Handbook We open source not only our software code, but our organisation too. Our impact mission is about democratic engagement, inclusive participation, and equitable collaboration, so that’s how we work as a company internally. See our handbook: http://loomio.coop VIDEO: Co-founder Alanna launches the co-op handbook and talks about “Open Source Organisational Development” at the Open Source // Open Society Conference Upgraded plans! The free version of Loomio offers unlimited users and decisions.

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"We're Allergic to Meetings" — How New England Tech Brings Out Great Ideas from Smart People

MJ from Loomio caught up with DJ Johnson, professor of game development at the New England Institute of Technology, about how they’re bringing out the best in their faculty through more online collaboration, and fewer meetings. Many of the games they designed are meant to be play only with a mouse and a mouse pad, and some of them got some brilliant review.

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Bilingual Collaboration at Trusty Amigos Dog Walking Co-op

Brendan Tronconi of Trusty Amigos, a Dog Walking and Pet Care co-op in New York with 9 members, shares his experience starting a worker-owned business, collaborating with people who speak different languages, and working together effectively online and offline.

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SolidFund: Growing the UK Cooperative Economy

SolidFund is a grassroots commonwealth fund for worker co-op members. John Atherton talks about their aspirations and operations, and how using Loomio is helping them build the worker cooperative econoomy in the UK.

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Exciting Events, Simplified Navigation, & Handy Loomio Workflows

The latest news from Loomio… Join us at conferences in New Zealand and Indonesia, celebrating our upgraded navigation in the app, and a range of useful how-to’s.

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OS//OS is going to be awesome! 🍌

We’re super excited about contributing to the upcoming OS//OS open source, open society conference. OS//OS is in its second year and a big gathering of people from across business, technology and government sectors to collaborate, learn from each other and extend the impact of open technology in our workplaces, our organisations and our society. Some of our maximum favourite humans are going to be there, including these three: Check out the conference and grab your ticket here.

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Simplified New Navigation Experience

There have been some exciting new UX developments at Loomio HQ! We’ve listened to our user feedback, and added a Loomio sidebar to make the most important parts of the app easier to find.

You’ll notice some changes to the user interface:

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