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No One Tweets Like the Japanese, and That Was a Huge Problem for Twitter | Enterprise | WIRED

No One Tweets Like the Japanese, and That Was a Huge Problem for Twitter | Enterprise | WIRED | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

When the New Year arrives or even as they watch certain moments in shows and movies broadcast on national television, tens of thousands of Japanese will tweet at practically the same instant. “Everyone tweets at the New Year, but the Japanese are more in-sync,” says Hashemi, who, as Twitter’s director of site reliability engineering, works to make sure its mini-messaging service stays in good working order. “They do it at exactly midnight.”

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6 Stunning Open Source House Designs from Paperhouses

6 Stunning Open Source House Designs from Paperhouses | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Top image: The Module House by Tatiana Bilbao Architects.
Ever wanted an über-groovy and sustainable home designed by a world-class architect but didn't think you could afford it? Well, Paperhouses has you covered. An open source platform that offers free downloadable blueprints, Paperhouses brings together a collective of top-tier architects from around the world who are giving away the designs to some of their most stunning projects.
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Japan & Seikatsu Cooperatives - P2P Foundation

Japan & Seikatsu Cooperatives - P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

"There are approximately 600 consumer co-operatives with 22,000,000 members in Japan (out of a total population of 127,000,000). From the Hokkaido in the north to Osaka in the south, the Seikatsu Club Consumers' Co-operative Union, (hereafter SC or SCCU) which consists of an association of 29 consumer co-operatives active in 19 administrative divisions (prefectures) of Japan, has altogether about 307,000 members, most of whom are women. In addition, there are 9 associated companies such as a milk factory.

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Volunteers Crowdsource Radiation Monitoring to Map Potential Risk on Every Street in Japan - YouTube

http://www.democracynow.org - Safecast is a network of volunteers who came together to map radiation levels throughout Japan after the Fukushima Daiichi nucl...
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3D printer boom lures new wave of Japanese entrepreneurs - Edmonton Sun

3D printer boom lures new wave of Japanese entrepreneurs - Edmonton Sun | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

TOKYO - Junichiro Asami gave up a stable job to join a group of Japanese entrepreneurs building businesses based on 3D printing, showing the sort of pioneering spirit Prime Minister Shinzo Abe hopes can revitalize a calcified economy.

 
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Japan going off the grid, post-nuclear future one town at a time - Off-Grid

Japan going off the grid, post-nuclear future one town at a time - Off-Grid | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

As the impact of Fukishima continues to terrify the Japanese people, a remote Toyota plant in northeastern Japan is poinitng the way forward after the devastating quake-tsunami more than two years after it was completely shut it down.

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Economist, specialized in political economy and peer-to-peer dynamics; core member of the P2P Foundation