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Is social media lowering our desire for face time? - ConsumerAffairs

Is social media lowering our desire for face time? - ConsumerAffairs | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Is social media lowering our desire for face time?
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Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, May 22, 2013 11:09 PM

This article addresses some key points to why face time is important.

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A short video on Commons Based Reciprocity Licenses | P2P Foundation

A short video on Commons Based Reciprocity Licenses | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Work on developing Commons Based Reciprocity Licenses (or CBRLs, for short) continues apace here at the P2P Foundation. When speaking of the types of licenses, we often find it hard to explain how they fill a niche in the alt. license spectrum, falling somewhere between the straight up copyleft and the popular Creative Commons Non-Commercial License.

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One Powerful Illustration Shows Exactly What's Wrong With How the West Talks About Ebola

One Powerful Illustration Shows Exactly What's Wrong With How the West Talks About Ebola | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
A picture is worth 1,000 hysterical cable news segments.
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Uber will eventually replace all its drivers with self-driving cars

Uber will eventually replace all its drivers with self-driving cars | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Uber will eventually replace the people who drive its cars with cars that drive themselves, CEO Travis Kalanick said today at the Code Conference. A day after Google unveiled the prototype for its own driverless vehicle, Kalanick was visibly excited at the prospect of developing a fleet of driverless vehicles, which he said would make car ownership rare. "The reason Uber could be expensive is because you're not just paying for the car — you're paying for the other dude in the car," Kalanick said. "When there's no other dude in the car, the cost of taking an Uber anywhere becomes cheaper than owning a vehicle. So the magic there is, you basically bring the cost below the cost of ownership for everybody, and then car ownership goes away."

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Digital Labor 2014

SWEATSHOPS, PICKET LINES, AND BARRICADES will bring together designers, labor organizers, theorists, social entrepreneurs, historians, legal scholars, independent researchers, cultural producers and perspectives from workers themselves to discuss emerging forms of mutual aid and solidarity. #DL14

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Social (Network) Unionism and Social (Networked) Strike by Tiziana Terranova

Social (Network) Unionism and Social (Networked) Strike by Tiziana Terranova | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Over the past few years, European social movements have struggled to find new ways of cooperating and connecting in order to oppose the verticalization of European governance. Following the crash of 2008, in fact, a regime of austerity, that is severe cuts to public spending, has gone together with a remodulation of modes of welfare and work inspired by the German model. This model has seen the massive introduction of part-time, badly paid jobs (the so called mini-jobs ) which are part of a system of workfare where the state makes sure that everybody is forced to accept whatever job available through a new capillary control of recipients’ lives. 

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▶ Can We Ditch Capitalism? Russell Brand The Trews (E170) - YouTube

I talk to author and activist Daniel Pinchbeck about the future of our planet and the possibility of exploring new dimensions. Subscribe Here Now: http://tinyurl.com/opragcg and send links to video news items of topical stories that you'd like me to analyse.
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Australian unemployment union wants to represent the out of work

Australian unemployment union wants to represent the out of work | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Owen Bennett mastered the art of sweeping the floor but little else during a work-for-the-dole stint at an op-shop after he left school.
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Jacques Ellul - The Betrayal by Technology part 1 of 6 - YouTube

Philosopher and Sociologist Jacques Ellul explains how technology is not "neutral" and is implicated in every aspect of social relations. I hope this video helps explain why green anarchists are not setting for less when they defend small-scale organization.
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Neil Postman - technology is no substitute for human values - YouTube

Neil Postman offers a critique of our modern philosophical condition by challenging our widely held assumptions concerning education, technology and media. His new book is called "Building a Bridge to the Nineteenth Century". (Original broadcast 2000)

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Spanish lawmakers to kill CC licensing | P2P Foundation

Spanish lawmakers to kill CC licensing | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
As usual, Spanish politicians react with fear and repression when confronted with the effects of new ways of sharing information: they are preparing a new law (to go with the ones restricting crowdfunding and services like AirBnB and Uber) to tax those who wish to share information freely. The pattern appears to be: existing industry feels threatened, lobbies government, government passes legislation to hamper innovations. The individual merits of each new service can be argued but anyone who knows the way the conservative government in Madrid generally thinks and reacts, we can be pretty sure they do not understand the milieu in which they are attempting to act.
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The Anxieties of Big Data

The Anxieties of Big Data | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
2014 is the year we learned about Squeaky Dolphin. That’s the Pynchon-worthy code name for a secret program created by British intelligence agency GCHQ to monitor millions of YouTube views and Facebook likes in real time. Of course, this was just one of many en masse data-collection programs exposed in Edward Snowden’s smuggled haul. But the Squeaky Dolphin PowerPoint deck reveals something more specific. It outlines an expansionist program to bring big data together with the more traditional approaches of the social and humanistic sciences: the worlds of small data. GCHQ calls it the Human Science Operations Cell, and it is all about supplementing data analysis with broader sociocultural tools from anthropology, sociology, political science, biology, history, psychology, and economics.
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Trust, morality -- and oxytocin?

Trust, morality -- and oxytocin? | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
What drives our desire to behave morally? Neuroeconomist Paul Zak shows why he believes oxytocin (he calls it "the moral molecule") is responsible for trust, empathy and other feelings that help build a stable society.
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Culture in Decline | Episode #1 "What Democracy?" by Peter Joseph - YouTube

UPDATE: *Season One, two DVD Set now available. Help support future episodes:
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Bitcoin Social Revolution Documentary Teaser - YouTube

History teacher Dan Falcone and English teacher Saul Isaacson spoke with Noam Chomsky in his Cambridge office on September 16, 2014, about education and indoctrination, the 1960s, the Powell memorandum, democracy, the creation of ISIS, the media and the way "capitalism" actually works in the United States.

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How the crowd, not medical professionals, will lead the health-tech revolution

How the crowd, not medical professionals, will lead the health-tech revolution | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Forty percent of patients want to use technology to deal with health issues without visiting a physician’s office. Just 17 percent of physicians are in favor.
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Peter Thiel, Believe It Or Not, Is A Marxist - Forbes

Peter Thiel, the “don” of the Paypal Mafia has a new book out called Zero to One, based on his Stanford Startup course.  It is an excellent book, both insightful and practical, and anyone who’s interested in creating a business should read it.

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What 'America's Data Agency' Should Be Doing With Its Data - Nextgov

What 'America's Data Agency' Should Be Doing With Its Data - Nextgov | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Lessons from an open data roundtable at the Commerce Department.
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The Rise Of Open Source Hardware

The Rise Of Open Source Hardware | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Hardware has always lagged behind software in the open source movement. But one website is beginning to change that. 
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Snapchat Ads Are Probably Cooler Than Facebook's, But Still Not Cool - TechCrunch (blog)

Snapchat Ads Are Probably Cooler Than Facebook's, But Still Not Cool - TechCrunch (blog) | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Prepare for ads on Snapchat, bruh! The company announced on Friday that users will start receiving ads from brands under the Recent Updates section of the..
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The Selfie Culture: Should We Be Worried? - The Social Media Monthly

The Selfie Culture: Should We Be Worried? - The Social Media Monthly | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The Selfie Culture: Should We Be Worried?   You can hardly go onto Facebook, Instagram or any other social media site without being inundated with selfies.
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Platform or Publisher? Call it whatever you want. But it's the future of media. - moviepilot.com

Platform or Publisher? Call it whatever you want. But it's the future of media. - moviepilot.com | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

We started moviepilot.com in 2012, right when Facebook started to become a big driver for content distribution. We were convinced that Facebook as a platform had the power to completely change the media landscape. That Facebook would become the frontpage of everything. The place you would discover what is going on in the world, in your network, in your family or your field of interest.

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Maryland company to open 3-D printer plant - Baltimore Sun

Maryland company to open 3-D printer plant - Baltimore Sun | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Meet Micro, a cube-shaped 3-D printer that could stand on your desk or kitchen counter, carries on its plastic shoulders part of an effort to turn Maryland into a center of a fast-growing technology.

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Mobbr Launches World's First Crowd Payment Platform - CryptoCoinsNews

Mobbr Launches World's First Crowd Payment Platform - CryptoCoinsNews | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Crowd payment solutions provider Mobbr announced the launch of a crows payment platform known as Mobbr Crowd Payments, which also has Bitcoin as one of its currencies.
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Open source solutions ease process of updating legacy systems

Open source solutions ease process of updating legacy systems | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Firmware development makes it possible to update legacy equipment while controlling costs.
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Mellon grant will support development of new online platform to study ancient Chinese texts

Mellon grant will support development of new online platform to study ancient Chinese texts | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Yale will be home to a new digital humanities project for the study of the Chinese textual tradition, supported by a three-year, $430,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
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The Innovative, Unlikely Idea That Could Save America's Forests - TakePart

The Innovative, Unlikely Idea That Could Save America's Forests - TakePart | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Warming and drought are contributing to bigger and more frequent wildfires. A new approach—helping trees get the rain and snowfall they need—could be a model to help forests worldwide.
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Economist, specialized in political economy and peer-to-peer dynamics; core member of the P2P Foundation