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Shareable: Ann Arbor: A Sharing Town

Shareable: Ann Arbor: A Sharing Town | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

I was on assignment for Shareable in Ann Arbor, Detroit and Chicago to help students organize sharing economy projects. I had a hunch that you can find sharing anywhere. Maybe it looks different in the Midwest than the Bay Area where I'm from, which is a kind of charismatic poster child of sharing economy. I gathered from living in Kansas this past year that Midwesterners do more informal types of sharing based on existing relationships. This may be less visible to the outsider than sharing that's facilitated by the Internet. There are agricultural, energy, and telecommunications cooperatives (the ultimate shared enterprise) throughout the Midwest which serve millions of people, but they don't necessarily identify as part of the sharing economy.

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Ethics of social networking in social work - OUPblog (blog)

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The context of Facebook, for instance, includes a culture where sharing seems to be valued much more than privacy.

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The Networked Economy promises to transform just about every aspect of how people live and work. | MIT Technology Review

The Networked Economy promises to transform just about every aspect of how people live and work. | MIT Technology Review | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

No question about it: The Networked Economy is the next economic revolution. In the coming years, it will offer unprecedented opportunities for businesses and improve the lives of billions worldwide.

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Fab new 3D printer at Mott Community College will turn more dreams into reality - Bay City Times

Fab new 3D printer at Mott Community College will turn more dreams into reality - Bay City Times | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

"(Fabrication labs are) places for people with creative ideas to get the idea off of the napkin and out of your head and get a working model in your hand," said Tom Crampton, executive dean for Mott's regional technology initiatives.

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Independent contractor ruling on FedEx drivers could affect "Sharing Economy" - San Francisco Business Times (blog)

Independent contractor ruling on FedEx drivers could affect "Sharing Economy" - San Francisco Business Times (blog) | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

A federal court panel ruling this week holding that FedEx drivers were misclassified as independent contractors could have major implications for "sharing economy" companies — firms that provide services ranging from on-demand transportation to food delivery, maid service, grocery shopping and errand running.

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Trust Is Essential for a Sustainable Future - Huffington Post

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Trust Is Essential for a Sustainable Future Huffington Post Political, religious, and ideological factions seem to be multiplying and intensifying, particularly as people are increasingly confronted with moral, ethical, and spiritual obligations...
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Is Modern Life Making Us Dumber? - Center for Research on Globalization

Is Modern Life Making Us Dumber? - Center for Research on Globalization | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

As for Dr. te Nijenhuis and colleagues, they analyzed the results of 14 intelligence studies conducted between 1884 to 2004, including one by Sir Francis Galton, an English anthropologist and a cousin of Charles Darwin. Each study gauged participants’ so-called visual reaction times — how long it took them to press a button in response to seeing a stimulus. Reaction time reflects a person’s mental processing speed, and so is considered an indication of general intelligence.

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Artificial Intelligence: Can Science Truly Recreate You? - Daily Nexus

Artificial Intelligence: Can Science Truly Recreate You? - Daily Nexus | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
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Is Owning Overrated? The Rental Economy Rises

Is Owning Overrated? The Rental Economy Rises | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Entrepreneurs say the new way of consuming is part of a growing, post-recession movement to value experiences over possessions. (Sharing Everything: Is Owning Overrated?
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Can Machines Teach Us About the Next ‘Sharing Economy?’ | Jump Associates Blog | Jump Associates

Can Machines Teach Us About the Next ‘Sharing Economy?’ | Jump Associates Blog | Jump Associates | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Every day, we put technologies like Google Glass, online ads, fitness trackers, and more to use in an attempt to learn more about ourselves through technology.
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Is Your Software Good Enough To Be Free? - Forbes

Is Your Software Good Enough To Be Free? - Forbes | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it


This means you have to be prepared to support users across the globe, from Day One.

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Biogen: Moving From Collaboration To Innovation - Investor's Business Daily

Biogen: Moving From Collaboration To Innovation - Investor's Business Daily | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

In an industry as risky as biotechnology, it's easy to stick with a proven formula. But sometimes, managing for success means changing your strategic direction to avoid falling into a rut.

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Mediatwits #128: How Blended Learning Fits into the Future of Education - PBS MediaShift


This method encourages collaboration, discussion and in-person learning in lieu of the traditional lecture format.

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Co-operative conference in Cloughjordan - Nenagh Guardian

Co-operative conference in Cloughjordan - Nenagh Guardian | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

A cooperative approach to nurturing sustainable livelihoods and facilitating new enterprises at local, regional and national level will be the subject of a conference taking place in the Cloughjordan Ecovillage  from September 10-14th.


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Uber, Lyft and cutting corners: The true face of the Sharing Economy - Register

Uber, Lyft and cutting corners: The true face of the Sharing Economy - Register | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Glossy gadget blog The Verge obtained and published the handbook Uber contractors allegedly follow to woo Lyft drivers, under something called Operation SLOG. Whether this is legal or not – it surely is – it’s quite revealing. Before we get to the reveal, though, let’s take a step back for a moment and have a look at what each business really is about.

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Independent contractor ruling on FedEx drivers could affect 'sharing economy' - Sacramento Business Journal (blog)

Independent contractor ruling on FedEx drivers could affect 'sharing economy' - Sacramento Business Journal (blog) | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

A federal court panel ruling this week holding that FedEx drivers were misclassified as independent contractors could have major implications for "sharing economy" companies — firms that provide services ranging from on-demand transportation to food delivery, maid service, grocery shopping and errand running.

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From Empire to Earth Community: 10 Principles of the More Beautiful World We Know Is Possible

From Empire to Earth Community: 10 Principles of the More Beautiful World We Know Is Possible | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
If the aim of human society is happiness, freedom, and prosperity, there are indeed many alternative ways to achieve this without endangering the earth and ourselves, and without leaving behind half or more of humanity.
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Transforming Digital Business in 'Real-Time' - Forbes

Transforming Digital Business in 'Real-Time' - Forbes | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

A central challenge for any digital transformation initiative is dealing with the ever-increasing pace of change – in the marketplace, in the technology environment, and in the world at large. Clearly, as customer expectations accelerate, our technology must keep up. Squeezing every last millisecond of performance leads to the demand for real-time – technology with no delays whatsoever, moving at the speed of thought itself.

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The Daily Startup: Will the Internet of Things Fit Ifttt, Or Go Pffft? - Wall Street Journal (blog)

The Daily Startup: Will the Internet of Things Fit Ifttt, Or Go Pffft? - Wall Street Journal (blog) | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The Internet of Things–the idea of a vast, connected network of devices that can communicate with each other and with us–is a new high-tech buzzword, and some companies are starting to shift their strategies in that direction. Norwest Venture Partners has led a $30 million round for Ifttt (“If This, Then That”), maker of a tool that enables software to take actions when certain conditions are met, Lizette Chapman reports for VentureWire. Now the company is moving beyond Web and mobile applications and focusing more on devices in preparation for a growing uptake of the Internet of Things. Meanwhile, privately held security company AGT International, which had $1.3 billion in revenue last year, last week announced a $120 million corporate venture fund that will back startups primarily in the Internet of Things sector.

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The inside story of Google's secret quest to deliver products with drones - Quartz

The inside story of Google's secret quest to deliver products with drones - Quartz | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

A man named Neil Parfitt is standing in a field on a cattle ranch outside Warwick, Australia. A white vehicle appears above the trees, a tiny plane a bit bigger than a seagull. It glides towards Parfitt, pitches upwards to a vertical position, and hovers near him, a couple hundred feet in the air. From its belly, a package comes tumbling downward, connected by a thin line to the vehicle itself. Right before the delivery hits the ground, it slows, hitting the earth with atap. The delivery slows, almost imperceptibly, just before it hits the ground, hardly kicking up any dust. A small rectangular module on the end of the line detaches the payload, and ascends back up the vehicle, locking into place beneath the nose. As the wing returns to flying posture and zips back to its launch point half a mile away, Parfitt walks over to the package, opens it up, and extracts some treats for his dogs.


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Facing Climate Change, Cities Embrace Resiliency - Governing

Facing Climate Change, Cities Embrace Resiliency - Governing | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it


The list goes on: a statewide fuel depot for emergency responders, wetlands creation and restoration, bridge replacements, and money for municipalities to do their own resiliency planning.

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This Sleek App Could Be Your New Favorite Tool For Collaboration - Businessinsider India

This Sleek App Could Be Your New Favorite Tool For Collaboration - Businessinsider India | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Quip's productivity suite for iPhone, iPad, Android, and the desktop seeks to solve the messy problem of collaboration.



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Can Your Social Platform Be Your Intranet? - CMSWire

Can Your Social Platform Be Your Intranet? - CMSWire | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

I made the point back in July that good old fashioned intranet content publishing was not dead, and that enterprise social collaboration platforms really weren't very good for one to many publishing. A separate web publishing platform would probably still be needed — use the right tool for the right job. As a result of that article, Jive Software asked to have a chat about my theory, to refresh my knowledge of its platform and demo some of the latest features. I always jump at the chance to be proven wrong, and so have had some interesting conversations with Adam Mertz, senior director of product marketing at Jive.

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Hackathon trend coming to LSU - LSU The Reveille

Hackathon trend coming to LSU - LSU The Reveille | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Computer whiz kids from colleges across the country are preparing to eat, sleep and breathe programming to turn their ideas into technological realities.

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Uber's Biggest Danger Is Its Business Model, Not Bad PR - Wired

Uber's Biggest Danger Is Its Business Model, Not Bad PR - Wired | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it


It's the costs of recruiting drivers and what that says about Uber's business model compared to those of traditional software companies.

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The mainstreaming of MakerBot - Capital New York

The mainstreaming of MakerBot - Capital New York | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it


While there are plenty of examples of people making a business of open source software, there are fewer models for successful open source hardware companies.

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