Platform Co-ops and Platform Cooperativism are complex and wide-ranging subjects.
Platform Co-ops have been defined in many places, on Shareable, Co-operative News twice and on The Open Co-op blog...
But it still takes a while for anyone who is new to the subject to get their head around all the intricacies and overlapping objectives of the movement as a whole. So, in an attempt to try and summarise, distill and explain both the 'top down' and 'bottom' up aspects of the platform co-ops movement I created the attached. It's far from perfect. The colours suck, and the three "strategies" / "perspectives" I have used in an attempt to categorise the objectives are also a bit clunky / possibly inappropriate... but hopefully you will get the idea.
The attached is V1 - a straw man to be picked at, pulled apart and generally burnt in favour of v2, so don't be shy... what do you think?
- Does my diagram help at all?
- What's wrong with it?
- What could be better?
- How would you categories the "strategies" / "perspectives"?
I'm really hoping the wisdom of the crowd can help here 'cause I'm not making much progress on my own!
platform-coops-diagram-v1.pdf (64.5 KB)