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Networked Individualism - P2P Foundation

Networked Individualism - P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

"‘networked individualism’ = approach led by the Toronto network analyst Barry Wellman. Wellman has denounced the smuggling of obsolete notions of community from an earlier period of North American community studies into Internet localisation studies. Where the old communities had ‘streets and alleys’, Internet researchers are now imagining communities bound ‘by bits and bytes’ (Hampton and Wellman 2003). For Wellman this is an analytical cul-de-sac, for the crucible of North American sociality has long ceased to be the local neighbourhood (Wellman and Leighton 1979). This does not mean, Wellman insists, that communities have disappeared. Rather they have survived in the form of geographically dispersed personal communities, i.e. personal networks (Pahl 2005). The Internet merely reinforces a global trend towards networked individualism that was already well under way (Wellman et al 2003, Castells 2001)." (http://johnpostill.co.uk/articles/postill_localising_net.pdf)

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Exclusive: TransCanada Keystone 1 Pipeline Suffered Major Corrosion Only Two Years In Operation, 95% Worn In One Spot

Exclusive: TransCanada Keystone 1 Pipeline Suffered Major Corrosion Only Two Years In Operation, 95% Worn In One Spot | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Documents obtained by DeSmogBlog reveal an alarming rate of corrosion to parts of TransCanada's Keystone 1 pipeline. A mandatory inspection test revealed a section of the pipeline's wall had corroded 95%, leaving it paper-thin in one area (one-third the thickness of a dime) and dangerously thin in
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It was only a matter of time before Wall Street turned peer to peer loans into a huge money maker

It was only a matter of time before Wall Street turned peer to peer loans into a huge money maker | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
It was only a matter of time.
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Twitter’s multi-billion dollar mistake happened five years ago — Medium

Twitter’s multi-billion dollar mistake happened five years ago — Medium | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

There’s been a lot of attention paid to Twitter recently, thanks in part to a disappointing earnings report that caused the stock to fall by more than 20 percent, wiping about $8 billion from the company’s market value. But this is about more than just a quarter that failed to meet the market’s expectations for profit or revenue growth — it’s about whether Twitter can ever meet those expectations, given the way the service is constructed and the strategy that it has chosen to follow.

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Law of Requisite Variety - P2P Foundation

Law of Requisite Variety - P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

"Specialization is an inescapable consequence of the Law of Requisite Variety (Ashby's Law). Although "variety" can be defined precisely in theory, in practice it's more useful to think of it as a rather fuzzy "measure of what we can each cope with" (the word "requisite" helping to define the context in which the "coping" must take place).

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Russell Brand ditches his anti-voting stance to officially endorse this party

Russell Brand ditches his anti-voting stance to officially endorse this party | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Russell Brand has revised his anti-voting stance and called for people living in Brighton vote for Caroline Lucas of the Green Party.
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UNITED KINGDOM: National Union of Students Women's Campaign adopts Universal Basic Income calling it 'an extremely important feminist issue' | BIEN

UNITED KINGDOM: National Union of Students Women's Campaign adopts Universal Basic Income calling it 'an extremely important feminist issue' | BIEN | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The Women’s Campaign of the UK’s National Union of Students has adopted Universal Basic Income, resolving to ‘widely publicise the societal need for a Universal Basic Income’ and make it ‘a priority in 2015-2016 for NUS Women’s Campaign’, calling it ‘a very important feminist issue’. The policy was adopted as Motion 302 at the 2015 NUS Women Conference which took
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Click here to support Open Source Patient Network by Benjamin Diedrichsen

Click here to support Open Source Patient Network by Benjamin Diedrichsen | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Dear people, my name is Benjamin and I want to gather a community to build a global, open source patient network to help patients find the medical information and support they need. No financial interests involved! The project is designed as a community platform - driven by patient's unique exp...
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Conference: Open data world info. game-changer - St. Catharines Standard

Conference: Open data world info. game-changer - St. Catharines Standard | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Open data will pave the way to more informed
decisions, and a better society.
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Crowdsourcing the next open Summer of code speakers | Open Knowledge Belgium

Crowdsourcing the next open Summer of code speakers | Open Knowledge Belgium | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Crowdsourcing the next open Summer of code speakers - Open Knowledge Belgium http://t.co/teX504O5Ce via @villum
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Open Hardware: The Deindustrailsing Revolution? | Andrew Katz Part 1

Open hardward promises to decentralise manufacturing and blur the distinction between consumer and producer. Andrew Katz will explain how open licensing ...
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Open Hardware: The Deindustrailsing Revolution? | Andrew Katz Part 2

Andrew holds a law degree from Cambridge University, and qualified as a barrister. He subsequently requalified, and now practises, as a solicitor. He has ...
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Michigan Tech course to build your own 3D printer ~ Opensource.com ~ by Joshua Pearce

Michigan Tech course to build your own 3D printer ~ Opensource.com ~ by Joshua Pearce | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The open hardware community is steadily building on the foundation laid by the free and open source (FOSS) community. Open hardware really took off with the low-cost, easy-to-learn Arduino microcontroller.

Via Jim Lerman
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Why Henry George had a point

Why Henry George had a point | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

IN THIS week's print edition, we take look at land and its importance as a factor of production. In particular, we argue that poor land use in the world's biggest cities carries a huge cost. Many economists have argued for a land-value tax, which could be used to make the property market more efficient.


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Collaboretariat.Wiki | Networked Labour

‘P2P and Commons Critique of Great Transformation: From Industrial Disciplinary Global Capitalism to Trans-Human Zombie Informationalism’

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Bukittinggi Paradigm on Agrarian Reform and Revolution - P2P Foundation

Bukittinggi Paradigm on Agrarian Reform and Revolution - P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

" The international meeting “Agrarian Reform and the Defense of Land and Territory in the 21st Century, the Challenge and Future” was organized by La Via Campesina and the Global Campaign on Agrarian Reform (GCAR) to discuss the global conjuncture and identify key elements of a common strategy for agrarian reform, food sovereignty and the defense of land and territories. Over 150 representatives from peasants, fisher folk, indigenous peoples, youth, workers, women, landless workers, human rights and research organizations participated in the meeting, which was held in Bukit Tinggi, West Sumatera, Indonesia from July 10th-13th 2012."

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California sets tough new targets to cut emissions - BBC News

California sets tough new targets to cut emissions - BBC News | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The US state of California has stepped up its attempts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by setting tough new targets for 2030.
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NextBillion.net | 100 Million+ People Use Mobile Money Each Month

NextBillion.net | 100 Million+ People Use Mobile Money Each Month | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Explore the connection between development and enterprise, seeking to raise the next billion people into the middle class from the base of the economic pyramid (BoP) by bringing together the community of business leaders, social entrepreneurs, NGOs, policy makers and academics.
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Collective Action After Networks - P2P Foundation

Collective Action After Networks - P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Peter Waterman: "It runs to only some 50-60 pages on my ebook reader, costs 5 Euros, and is written in a language more or less comprehensible to me, even if I have to struggle to make it so."

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NextBillion.net | 100 Million+ People Use Mobile Money Each Month

NextBillion.net | 100 Million+ People Use Mobile Money Each Month | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Explore the connection between development and enterprise, seeking to raise the next billion people into the middle class from the base of the economic pyramid (BoP) by bringing together the community of business leaders, social entrepreneurs, NGOs, policy makers and academics.
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Get ready for Uber working - Brisbane Times

Get ready for Uber working - Brisbane Times | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The traditional workplace, and the traditional single employer, is going the way of the dodo due to huge technological changes.
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A new economy struggles to be born | P2P Foundation

A new economy struggles to be born | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
We reject soulless, mindless globalization, but can we picture a more just and humane order? If so, we can start to frame policies to support it. I’ve only a few fragments of a vision, but hoping to extend the conversation, I’ll describe them. Excerpted from Bill Curry, former White House counselor to President Clinton: “Right …
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The On-Demand Diaries: Micro-tasking and the Future of Work

The On-Demand Diaries: Micro-tasking and the Future of Work | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
For those unfamiliar with it, Microtasking could be the future of work. As well as digitised tasks that can literally be minutes long (see Amazon Mechanical Turk) companies like TaskRabbit unbundle...
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Iceland Pirate Party popularity doubles over 2 months, rivals to ruling parties combined

The Pirate Party of Iceland, which has the smallest faction in the national parliament after the 2013 election, is now almost as popular as the two ruling coalition parties combined, the latest opinion poll showed.
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David Graeber on Usury and the Psychology of the Conquistadors

David Graeber on Usury and the Psychology of the Conquistadors | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The ostensible reason for the Spanish conquests in the New World was the bringing of Christ to the natives. But the extraordinary rapacity and cruelty shown by many of the Spanish soldiers often ma...
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