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Predictions for the New Media Industry

Predictions for the New Media Industry | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Here are some of my thoughts of where the new media industry is headed.  After attending several conferences, speaking with people and being a practicioner for a lot of this stuff, here are my predictions for the new media industry.  Do you see what I see?

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I am particularly curious about the increasing popularity of the Bitcoin

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Five Reasons Why Millennials Love Listicles

Five Reasons Why Millennials Love Listicles | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Let’s look at the numbers. Twitter TWTR +0.65% has about 100 million daily active users. The average person on Twitter follows around 350 people. If we follow that many people, we aren’t reading every article in every one of those tweets. Contrast that with Dunbar’s number, a measure of the number of relationships we can realistically maintain. Approximately 150.

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How The Digital Revolution Can Fix Scientific Publishing And Speed Up Discoveries | TechCrunch

How The Digital Revolution Can Fix Scientific Publishing And Speed Up Discoveries | TechCrunch | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Scientific, Technical, and Medical (STM) publishing is big business. It generates $19 billion in revenue per year, the majority of which is earned by a few powerful publishers that enjoy profit margins of up to 40 percent. Inflated subscriptions sold to academic libraries keep them moving ahead because the librarians feel they have no choice but to buy. These companies add little value to the actual publishing product but they are entrenched.

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'Your Money or Your Files' as Threat of Online Stickups Grows

'Your Money or Your Files' as Threat of Online Stickups Grows | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

You’re an entrepreneur, managing the business from your PC. You’re a doting mother, with hundreds of photos of your children on your laptop. Now, if someone seized all those files, how much would you pay to get them back?

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A Glossary of Emerging Terms in the Collaborative Economy | Web Strategy by Jeremiah Owyang | Digital Business - Linkis.com

A Glossary of Emerging Terms in the Collaborative Economy | Web Strategy by Jeremiah Owyang | Digital Business - Linkis.com | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Buzzwords, buzzwords, buzzwords! Nothing is more fun than using buzzwords – except one thing: Reading all the buzzwords on a single page. Impress your colleagues at the co-working spot, your tatted Lyft drivers, and your hot Tinder dates with your immense knowledge on the latest hipster technology terms.

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Meal Sharing is the Newest Player in the Sharing Economy

Meal Sharing is the Newest Player in the Sharing Economy | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The sharing economy is gaining momentum on the back of social and economic trends: the recession incentivizing sharing resources instead of owning goods, technology enabling transparency and social connection, and climate change increasing awareness about resource consumption.  More and more organizations are popping up focused on collaborate consumption.Fast Company estimates the sharing economy as a $2 billion industry. In urban environments, the sharing economy is dissolving the line between private and public spaces. Bedrooms are becoming distributed hotels via Airbnb and personal cars are becoming taxis via LyftSidecar, andUberX. Looking ahead, the next private space that will transform is the kitchen.

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Against the odds: Syria's flourishing mediascape - Aljazeera.com

Against the odds: Syria's flourishing mediascape - Aljazeera.com | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Since the Syrian uprising started in March 2011, grassroots media outlets have been flourishing within the country and among the diaspora. In a recent study commissioned by Danish NGO International Media Support, we have counted more than 93 online and broadcast radio stations, printed magazines and online publications, and web-based news agencies. And more are being launched, day by day, inside Syria, and at the initiative of Syrians living in Turkey, Lebanon, France, Germany, Jordan, Egypt, and the Netherlands.

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Co-op members vote to back radical changes

Co-op members vote to back radical changes | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Chair hails 'momentous and defining moment' as 83% back proposals drawn up after £2.5bn losses
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Lessons From The Sharing Economy | TechCrunch

Lessons From The Sharing Economy | TechCrunch | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Companies everywhere are jumping on the sharing economy trend. From sharing skills to houses to cars, the sharing economy is transforming many industries. Technology has lowered the barriers so that anyone can provide services blurring the line between “personal” and “professional.”

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If Unions Are Breaking Automakers, Why Are BMW and Mercedes So Rich?

If Unions Are Breaking Automakers, Why Are BMW and Mercedes So Rich? | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
In Germany, auto workers get paid well and their companies still profit. Author Thom Hartmann on why living wages and corporate success don't have to be mutually exclusive.
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Ecuador to Issue First National Digital Currency - teleSUR English

Ecuador to Issue First National Digital Currency - teleSUR English | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it


The new virtual currrency will not replace the country's existing currency, but will be used along side it as an alternative for specific operations.

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Free Mailbox Stickers Signify Goods Residents Are Willing to Lend Neighbors - PSFK

Free Mailbox Stickers Signify Goods Residents Are Willing to Lend Neighbors - PSFK | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Apart from new friends and a stronger link to the community, getting to know your neighbors can also mean a useful pool of resources should you ever find yourself lacking. To encourage more interaction and sharing, a Switzerland-based project called Pumpipumpe is offering people free stickers for their mailbox that show which household goods they’re willing to lend to neighbors. For a small charge of 4 Euros, International residents can get in on the action as well.

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Anonymous UK begins protest against GCHQ's mass spying - Press TV

Anonymous UK begins protest against GCHQ's mass spying - Press TV | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

A four-day protest organized by the UK-based hacktivist collective Anonymous has begun outside Britain’s Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), backing a legal challenge against the mass surveillance agency.


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3D Printers Coming to Every School In the UK – Education Insights with Martin Stevens, CEO ‘It Is 3D’

3D Printers Coming to Every School In the UK – Education Insights with Martin Stevens, CEO ‘It Is 3D’ | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
IT IS 3D is the leading 3D technology company for education in the UK.
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Chinese Cities Lead on Bike-Share Schemes | Sustainable Cities Collective

Chinese Cities Lead on Bike-Share Schemes | Sustainable Cities Collective | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Guess which country has the most bike share programs, the number of which is rising almost exponentially? (Bikes at a bike share station, Hangzhou China) Bikes at a bike share station, Hangzhou China.
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"Life is a big playground in which to practice becoming a better human" Interview with Samantha Slade

"Life is a big playground in which to practice becoming a better human" Interview with Samantha Slade | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Two men whom inspire me for their wicked clarity, deep humility and tireless work : Toke Moeller co-founder of the Art of Hosting and Harvesting conversations that matter and Michel Bauwens of the Commons Strategy group (CSG) and P2P foundation. Both work in great complexity and connect current challenges of our world with ancient wisdom, historical patterns and sustainable practices – opening paths for a future that makes more sense.


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Two men whom inspire me for their wicked clarity, deep humility and tireless work : Toke Moeller co-founder of the Art of Hosting and Harvesting conversations that matter and Michel Bauwens of the Commons Strategy group (CSG) and P2P foundation. Both work in great complexity and connect current challenges of our world with ancient wisdom, historical patterns and sustainable practices – opening paths for a future that makes more sense.


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Libertarian ideology is the natural enemy of science

Libertarian ideology is the natural enemy of science | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The observation that science and politics make uneasy and often treacherous bedfellows is hardly revelatory. In science, all hypotheses must withstand the trial-by-fire of experiment; its methodology is self-correcting and objective, unconcerned with petty prejudices or personal conviction. Politics, by contrast, is deeply entangled with ideology – it is not bound to respect reality as science is, and thinks nothing of substituting convincing evidence for emotive rhetoric. And yet, when science and politics clash, it is all too often science that loses.

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▶ Support foundups.com - save our planet, with foundups. - YouTube

Think of Foundups is a new social p2p experiment to usher in an new open P2P business model that will ushers in new P2P open corporations that might just help usher in Jeremy Rifkin's The Empathic Civilisation that he states is required for our survival as a species. Please join me in helping us launch this experiment by becoming a patron for as little as $1 per month. Together we JUST might save our planet, our species and the other 70% of species slated for extinction by 2080.

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Legislation and Finance for community ownership of renewable energy across Europe | P2P Foundation

Legislation and Finance for community ownership of renewable energy across Europe | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

REScoop 20-20-20 in cooperation with Co-power and the European Union organises a conference on legislation and finance for people’s ownership of community renewable energy across Europe.

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Market Basket victory: worker-friendly, fair business trounces looting klepto-investors

Market Basket victory: worker-friendly, fair business trounces looting klepto-investors | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
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The beloved, profitable, worker-friendly Market Basket grocery chain is back in the hands of former CEO Arthur T Demoulas, following a mass worker and management revolt at the news that Demoulas's cousin, Arthur S Demoulas, was taking over the company, bringing in a notorious former Radio Shack CEO, and getting set to break up and sell off the company in order to extract higher dividends for shareholders.
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Ecuador heralds digital currency plans

Ecuador heralds digital currency plans | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Ecuador is planning to create what it calls the world's first digital currency issued by a central bank, which some analysts believe could be a first step toward abandoning the country's existing currency, the U.S. dollar.

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Fund a villager to set up a sustainable market

Fund a villager to set up a sustainable market | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Background: For more than 2 years I have been working on an ecosystem that will help the highly talented yet marginalized rural artisans to a.) help connect to marketplaces in a completely transparent and sustainable way.  b.) Gather and provide market intelligence and customer feedback. c.) Assist in setting, prioritizing and fulfilling their own developmental goals

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How do we Replace our "Harmful" Closed, Centralized Capitalism model with an Open Decentralized One? | LinkedIn

How do we Replace our "Harmful" Closed, Centralized Capitalism model with an Open Decentralized One? | LinkedIn | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

CLICK HERE to support our crowdfunding initiative to transform selfish, closed corporations into selfless, p2p open corporations. A decentralized capitalism model is a logical and natural outcome of what Jeremy Rufkins describes as collaborative commons. And we will usher it in provided we can secure the capital to launch the first and develop the ethereum PLAY FOUNDUPS app to allow anyone to launch foundups that will level-up into open p2p corporations for the People by the People.

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Surfers Defy Wealthy California Oceanfront Property Owners Denying Beach Access

Surfers Defy Wealthy California Oceanfront Property Owners Denying Beach Access | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Although the outcome will impact anyone who wants to partake of the joy of walking on the sand, swimming and viewing the breathtaking natural beauty of the Pacific, the iconic California surfers are taking center stage in the battle to easily reach the beach. In fact, some of the best waves for surfing near Los Angeles are located in the exclusive Malibu area - where members of the 1% are trying to limit entryway to the oceanfront.

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Crypto 2.0 Roundup: Bitcoin's Revolution Moves Beyond Currency

Crypto 2.0 Roundup: Bitcoin's Revolution Moves Beyond Currency | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Just when people were getting used to the idea that bitcoin might not be a boom-and-bust fad destined for failure, entirely new applications of the technology have joined digital currency on stage.

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What does “degrowth” mean to us? | Degrowth 2014

What does “degrowth” mean to us? | Degrowth 2014 | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

By „degrowth“ we understand a downscaling of production and consumption in the industrialized states that increases human well-being and enhances ecological conditions and equity on the planet. We want a society in which humans live within their ecological limits, with open, connected and localized economies. A society in which resources are more equally distributed through new forms of democratic institutions. Such societies will no longer have to “grow or die”. Material accumulation will no longer hold a prime position in the population’s cultural imaginary. The primacy of efficiency will be substituted by a focus on sufficiency. Innovation will no longer focus on technology for technology’s sake but will concentrate on new social and technical arrangements that will enable convivial ways of life. Degrowth does not only challenge the centrality of the Gross Domestic Product as an overarching policy objective, but proposes ways for a radical change of our economic system, to create more space for human cooperation and resilient ecosystems.

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