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The world’s first bill of internet rights | UNCUT

The world’s first bill of internet rights | UNCUT | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Brazil is close to passing the world’s first internet bill of rights. The Marco Civil da Internet aims to guarantee basic protections for internet users. In development since 2009, the civil regulatory framework was created through public consultation and has undergone many changes, eventually reaching the Brazilian Chamber this year. The bill has catapulted Brazil to a progressive position in digital policymaking, potentially serving as a model for other countries trying to balance user rights against interests of online companies and law enforcement. The crucial vote will take place in Brazil’s Congress on 19 September.

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Restaurants and the sharing economy | Government content from Nation's Restaurant News

Restaurants and the sharing economy | Government content from Nation's Restaurant News | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Joe Kefauver is managing partner of Parquet Public Affairs, an issue management, communications, government relations and reputation assurance firm that specializes in service sector industries. This article does not necessarily reflect the opinions of the editors or management of Nation’s Restaurant News.


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Political (Act)ivism and the (New) Avant-garde | HowlRound

Political (Act)ivism and the (New) Avant-garde | HowlRound | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
We are a Center for the Theater Commons. ... For those who believe that activism is most central to the avant-garde, the focus is on the margins, on the task of bringing new voices into the conversational center.
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Revolution | Investing in People and Ideas that Can Change the World

Revolution | Investing in People and Ideas that Can Change the World | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Revolution invests in people and ideas that can change the world. Our mission is to build disruptive, innovative companies that offer consumers more choice, convenience, and control in their lives. We bring a unique strategy and approach to investing in and building significant companies.

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Ecuador: The First Nation to Create its own Digital Currency

Ecuador: The First Nation to Create its own Digital Currency | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Over the weekend, CCN reported on the government of Ecuador’s decision to ban Bitcoin, along with all other cryptocurrencies, via a National Assembly majority vote on July 23rd. An outright ban placed on Bitcoin by one nation, or another, has always been inevitable. 

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David Bowie Featured On Local London Currency - PSFK

David Bowie Featured On Local London Currency - PSFK | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The singer's image now adorns the Brixton pound, which is used by independent stores and shoppers in south London.
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New York Opens Data on Thousands of Solar Projects

New York Opens Data on Thousands of Solar Projects | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Solar companies and prospective commercial and residential customers can now view details of nearly 10,000 solar projects that have participated in New York’s open enrollment solar incentive programs over the past 10 years, including the ramp up of installations under the state’s NY-Sun initiative.

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The Really Scary Thing About Those Jaw-Dropping Siberian Craters

The Really Scary Thing About Those Jaw-Dropping Siberian Craters | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
While staring down into the abyss of these craters is a scary thought, the release of large quantities of greenhouse gases from melting permafrost is similarly existentially daunting.
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How Android Open Source Makes Money?

Join Jayce as he talks about how exactly Google makes money when Android is free. What Open Source actually means? Should you get a Phablet or a Phone/Tablet? 

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Find out who doesn't follow you anymore and the most interesting facts about your Twitter friends - Tuit Útil

Find out who doesn't follow you anymore and the most interesting facts about your Twitter friends - Tuit Útil | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Minidata: Small statistics shown as tweets that contain your friends' most interesting data and information about the activity of your Twitter account.
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Scientists Closing in on Theory of Consciousness - LiveScience.com

Scientists Closing in on Theory of Consciousness - LiveScience.com | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it


Several studies have shown that you can measure the extent of integration using brain stimulation and recording techniques.

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▶ Bitcoin vs. War: Can Bitcoin End War? - YouTube

Without government run central banks and inflationary currencies, engaging in war is much more difficult. Stefan Molyneux speaks about the potential of bitcoin and cryptocurrencies to end war and brainstorms on how it would be possible start a war in a bitcoin economy. Speech recorded on April 12th at the Toronto Bitcoin Expo 2014.

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Dispatch From A Post-Carbon World: Planting The Seeds For A More Resilient Future

Dispatch From A Post-Carbon World: Planting The Seeds For A More Resilient Future | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Transition Towns empower residents to produce and consume more of life's essentials where they live, all while minimizing their reliance on fossil fuels.
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Bitcoin Raises Its Washington Profile to Silicon Valley's Dismay - Bloomberg

Bitcoin Raises Its Washington Profile to Silicon Valley's Dismay - Bloomberg | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it


The Bitcoin Foundation's executive director, Jon Matonis, travels the world to promote the virtual currency as a replacement for traditional money.

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New crypto-currency can help with medical research - Charity Digital News

New crypto-currency can help with medical research - Charity Digital News | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it


Developers at the CureCoin Forum said “It is not just Bitcoin that has gained traction amongst the online community, many other alternative currencies exist.

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Wikipedia Begins Taking Donations in Bitcoin

Wikipedia Begins Taking Donations in Bitcoin | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The nonprofit organization that operates Wikipedia said that it had been asked to accept Bitcoin and that those requests, as well as recent guidelines from the I.R.S., persuaded it to accept the virtual currency.
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Sharing Economy in Cities: Moving Towards a More Inclusive Urban Future - Techonomy

Sharing Economy in Cities: Moving Towards a More Inclusive Urban Future - Techonomy | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The sharing economy makes headlines daily: from anti-Uber protests across Europe to Airbnb's recent $10 billion valuation.
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Ushahidi Platform - Ushahidi

Ushahidi Platform - Ushahidi | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The Ushahidi Platform is an open source tool for collecting, visualizing, and mapping information sent by anyone, anywhere via text message, email or web.
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Presentation in Fablab10

Presentation in Fablab10 | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it


Our Fab Lab is intertwined with our startup, and the two have helped each other move forward.

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The Historical Consciousness of the Academic Literature on Commons-based Peer Production

The Historical Consciousness of the Academic Literature on Commons-based Peer Production | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

As readers of this blog will know, I’m interested in constitutive historicism(i.e., the ways in competing perceptions of history structure decision-making in the present). There is a large body of literature that examines how historical facts, historical factoids, historical analogies, and historical meta-narratives shape the thinking of people in different domains, such as the making of US foreign policy (see book cover below).

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3D printing not unlike Napster in challenging intellectual property laws - Financial Post

3D printing not unlike Napster in challenging intellectual property laws - Financial Post | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it


Understandably, the price of personal printing units has come down even as the quality of their production improves.

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Amsterdam Smart Cities Supports 'Model Me'

Amsterdam Smart Cities Supports 'Model Me' | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Amsterdam Smart City supports the development of an online interactive application in Zuidoost in which users of the area can post their development ideas.
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Collective Intelligence: We Are The Cloud - Cloud Sherpas

Collective Intelligence: We Are The Cloud - Cloud Sherpas | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Using demographic and behavioural data to find, target and acquire customers is becoming increasingly important to businesses of all kinds. (Collective intelligence is why businesses collecting more and more behavioural data.
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Big data needs a human touch - The Networked Society Blog

Big data needs a human touch - The Networked Society Blog | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Turning data into insight calls for a balance of analytics and a human touch. In business, the full potential of big data can only be unlocked when bridged with intuition.

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Evolution of the Networked Society: Try to run Twitter on this! - The Networked Society Blog

Evolution of the Networked Society: Try to run Twitter on this! - The Networked Society Blog | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Is this the start of the Networked Society? Let us go back some years in Core Network history and we will find a very old network solution. It was called the switchboard operator.

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Competing with 'sharing economy' - Travel & Tourism News Middle East

Competing with 'sharing economy' - Travel & Tourism News Middle East | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

HAVE you heard of the ‘sharing economy’ yet? The word has been flying around the internet for a while now, but many industry professionals I speak to seem still hard-pressed to define what exactly it is, how it is impacting the hospitality, leisure, and tourism industries, and what future threats and opportunities it holds.

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