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A Whole New Kind of Journalism? A Dissenting View - Huffington Post

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This is not to say that journalists are such "privileged translators" of the news, in Clay Shirky's phrase, that no casual reporter can ever enter their ranks.

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Community and the Commons - Michel Bauwens - YouTube

A talk and public interview with Michel Bauwens, a Belgian integral philosopher and Peer-to-Peer theorist, moderated by Professor Peadar Kirby, a resident of Cloughjordan Ecovillage.

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Walmart Is Killing the Rest of Corporate America in Solar Power Adoption

Walmart Is Killing the Rest of Corporate America in Solar Power Adoption | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Walmart might be an unadulterated, union-busting evildoer in the eyes of organized labor. But when it comes to another liberal priority, green energy, it's becoming something of a corporate hero. For a few years now, Walmart has been installing solar panels on its stores’ capacious rooftops to improve its corporate image while controlling energy costs. Other big-box retailers such as Ikea, Costco, and Kohl’s have done the same. But thanks to its huge real-estate footprint, Walmart’s efforts are reaching enormous scale.
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The Rise of Anti-Capitalism

The Rise of Anti-Capitalism | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
WE are beginning to witness a paradox at the heart of capitalism, one that has propelled it to greatness but is now threatening its future: The inherent dynamism of competitive markets is bringing costs so far down that many goods and services are becoming nearly free, abundant, and no longer subject to market forces. While economists have always welcomed a reduction in marginal cost, they never anticipated the possibility of a technological revolution that might bring those costs to near zero.
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Quality Over Quantity: The Overblown Importance Of Likes And Followers - Forbes

Quality Over Quantity: The Overblown Importance Of Likes And Followers - Forbes | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The evidence for social media as a viable means of marketing is overwhelming, even for businesses traditionally unaffiliated with social media marketing.
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Canton hackerspace open for business - Canton Repository

Canton hackerspace open for business - Canton Repository | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
  • The Canton Hacker and Maker Place, a hackerspace where people can use high-tech equipment, recently opened to the public. The nonprofit offers two membership options and welcomes anyone, regardless of experience.
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    Why Everybody Doesn't Need to Own Everything Anymore

    Why Everybody Doesn't Need to Own Everything Anymore | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
    A conversation with a sharing economy entrepreneur.
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    Sharing Economy Series: Insights from a sharing-marketplace CEO after year 1

    Sharing Economy Series: Insights from a sharing-marketplace CEO after year 1 | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
    LawTrades' Raad Ahmed shares his most important lessons from year-one of running a peer-to-peer marketplace.
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    Video of the Day: Michel Bauwens on why the P2P Foundation supports Fair.coop | P2P Foundation

    Video of the Day: Michel Bauwens on why the P2P Foundation supports Fair.coop | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
    This video interview between me and Michel Bauwens was filmed by our associate Kevin Flanagan and recorded at a break during the Open Everything Convergence held in the Cloughjordan Ecovillage in Tipperary, Ireland. In the video Michel explains why the P2P Foundation supports Fair.coop and its unheard-of experiment to create a new global economic system.
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    34 Examples of Sharing Economy Innovations

    34 Examples of Sharing Economy Innovations | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

    The birth of RideShare, Airbnb and other collaborative consumption platforms has stimulated the sharing economy in exciting ways. With another recession on the horizon, it is only natural that the sharing economy would become as stimulated as it is with a slew of innovations that allow people to split the cost of leading a certain lifestyle. 

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    Analysis: Sharing economy and business travel | Buying Business Travel

    Analysis: Sharing economy and business travel | Buying Business Travel | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
    The emergence of peer-to-peer platforms in managed travel is getting a mixed reception
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    Why 2016 Will Be The Year of Bitcoin 2.0 - CryptoCoinsNews

    Why 2016 Will Be The Year of Bitcoin 2.0 - CryptoCoinsNews | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
    There are many reasons for optimism for Bitcoin owners and enthusiasts.
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    Public Roads, Private Maps

    Public Roads, Private Maps | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
    If bike infrastructure mapping is broken, then it’s just like the roads themselves. But if the means of navigating public roads is to be privately owned, how will the public push those shifts in the future?
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    Interviewed: Sharing Cities Fellow and TEDx Speaker M. Andre Primus

    Interviewed: Sharing Cities Fellow and TEDx Speaker M. Andre Primus | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
    Recently, M. Andre Primus gave a TEDx talk where he described the sharing economy as what happens when you love your neighbor as yourself. A Sharing Cities Fellow, Primus founded RocShare, in Rochester, New York, to grow the local sharing economy. His goal is to make Rochester a sharing town by connecting people, community organizations and sharing businesses.
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    Cyber-Proletariat

    Cyber-Proletariat | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
    The utopian promise of the internet, much talked about even a few years ago, has given way to the information highway’s brutal realities: coltan mines in the Congo, electronics factories in China, devastated neighborhoods in Detroit. In Cyber-Proletariat, Nick Dyer-Witheford shows the dark side of the information revolution through an unsparing analysis of class power and computerization. He reveals how technology facilitates growing polarization between wealthy elites and precarious workers and how class dominates everything from expanding online surveillance to intensifying robotization. At the same time he looks at possibilities for information technology within radical movements, casting contemporary economic and social struggles in the blue glow of the computer screen.
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    One Perspective: The Liberating Potential of Bitcoin | P2P Foundation

    One Perspective: The Liberating Potential of Bitcoin | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
    One of the recurring themes on the P2P Facebook group is whether Bitcoin is a ‘good’ or a ‘bad’ thing, or whether it is even a fit subject for discussion in such a group (many think not) – but when one subject generates so much discussion and controversy I inevitably conclude that there must be some real ‘juice’ in the topic and that it is worth looking at it from all possible perspectives, even if they may not necessarily chime with what we personally happen to believe – in other words to consider things in an open-minded spirit of experimentation.
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    Technology and Citizen Engagement: Friend or Foe?

    Technology and Citizen Engagement: Friend or Foe? | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

    Within the open government debate, there is growing interest in the role of technology in citizen engagement. However, as interest in the subject grows, so does the superficiality of the conversations that follow. While the number of citizen engagement and technology events is increasing, the opportunities for in-depth conversations on the subject do not seem to be increasing at the same rate.

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    Religion and Revolution: The Promise of a Fresh Look - Huffington Post

    Religion and Revolution: The Promise of a Fresh Look - Huffington Post | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

    For students of religion and students of revolution, the upcoming dialogue between Cornel West and Bob Avakian should be a valuable lesson. Taking place at Riverside Church in New York City, this meeting of the minds has tremendous potential to advance understanding on the relationship between religion and revolution, which conventional wisdom tends to hold as mutually exclusive.

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    High Capacity Micro 3D Printer Factory - 3D Printing Industry

    High Capacity Micro 3D Printer Factory - 3D Printing Industry | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
    On the back of a $3.5 million crowd funding campaign M3D has opened a 12,000 square foot factory for its cost-effective Micro 3D printer.
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    Is the sharing economy always a net good? - TechTarget

    Is the sharing economy always a net good? - TechTarget | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
    The sharing economy is breaking through conventional company models but there are downsides in terms of quality control and effective protection of workers rights
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    Going Dutch: Sharing Economy Turns Student Project Into A Global Business. - Forbes - Evan Vitale Consulting Blog

    Going Dutch: Sharing Economy Turns Student Project Into A Global Business. - Forbes - Evan Vitale Consulting Blog | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

    It’s largely thanks to Airbnb’s pioneering efforts that sub-letting spare room space with total strangers is now considered the norm in many parts of the world.

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    The Ad Industry Has Made Peace With Crowdsourcing - Mashable

    The Ad Industry Has Made Peace With Crowdsourcing - Mashable | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
    There are hordes of talented people out there willing to work on the cheap and on the fly. So how about it, Fortune 500 companies?
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    Uber Will Lower GDP

    Uber Will Lower GDP | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
    Here’s some news that might surprise you: Uber will lower America’s gross domestic product .  In fact, it has already started.  The more Uber grows, the worse our GDP will get.  And it’s not just Uber.  Many of its startup cousins—like Lyft, Airbnb,...
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    TechTown's AiirShare brings sharing economy to private planes - Model D

    TechTown's AiirShare brings sharing economy to private planes - Model D | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
    TechTown’s AiirShare brings sharing economy to private planes.
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    The truth about evil | John Gray

    The truth about evil | John Gray | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
    The long read: Our leaders talk a great deal about vanquishing the forces of evil. But, John Gray argues, their rhetoric reveals a failure to accept that cruelty and conflict are basic human traits
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    Sharing a (Not So) Living Planet

    Sharing a (Not So) Living Planet | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
    Barely a week after more than half a million people marched for decisive action on climate change, the World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF) released their latest Living Planet report, which serves as a timely reminder that the environmental crises we face extend far beyond the popular discourse on global warming. As ever, this year’s report makes for grim reading, with updated facts that illustrate the devastating impact of human activity on the biosphere and point to the urgent need for a revolutionary shift in the way we use, manage and share the earth’s natural resources.
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    Uber, Lyft to see competition from Arizona company Total Transit - azcentral.com

    Uber, Lyft to see competition from Arizona company Total Transit - azcentral.com | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
    Uber and Lyft may see some competition from an Arizona cab company that is launching its own ride-sharing app.
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