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“How is crowd organization produced? How are crowd-enabled networks activated, structured, and maintained in the absence of recognized leaders, common goals, or conventional organization, issue framing, and action coordination? We develop an analytical framework for examining the organizational processes of crowd-enabled connective action such as was found in the Arab Spring, the 15-M in Spain, and Occupy Wall Street. The analysis points to three elemental modes of peer production that operate together to create organization in crowds: the production, curation, and dynamic integration of various types of information content and other resources that become distributed and utilized across the crowd. Whereas other peer-production communities such as open-source software developers or Wikipedia typically evolve more highly structured participation environments, crowds create organization through packaging these elemental peer-production mechanisms to achieve various kinds of work. The workings of these ‘production packages’ are illustrated with a theory-driven analysis of Twitter data from the 2011–2012 US Occupy movement, using an archive of some 60 million tweets. This analysis shows how the Occupy crowd produced various organizational routines, and how the different production mechanisms were nested in each other to create relatively complex organizational results.”
Presentation from Rachel Botsman from March 2012 event at Nesta, Collaborative Consumption: New business models. ...
Since 2005, Amazon has helped create one of the most exploited workforces no one has ever seen. (Since 2005, Amazon has helped create one of the most exploited workforces no one has ever seen.
Facebook is on a mission to prove that social media-empowered education can help some of the poorest nations on Earth. It recently announced a big industry and Ivy League alliance to bring experimental educational software to Rwanda, providing Internet access and world-class instructional resources to their country’s eager students.
Many blame lax controls, poor oversight and, above all, a reckless, globe-spanning, Wild West culture — a culture that everyone agrees is ripe for wholesale reform.
The excerpts below from an article of Eric Toussaint, which “is mainly based on the historical synthesis presented by Michael Hudson, doctor in economics, in several fascinating articles and books including: “The Lost Tradition of Biblical Debt Cancellations”, 1993, 87 pages; “The Archeology of Money”, 2004.
“The most relevant among possible changes is demolishing our political system, based on domineering parties and on lifetime careers of lousy politicians. The way to achieve their annihilation is shifting from elections to sortition. Elections were and are for oligarchy. Sortition shall be again the ultimate way to enfranchise the people, as it was in the city-states of the Athenian system.
The latest project Carlo De Micheli is working on is OSVehicle, a new mindset in the automotive industry: a process that gives everyone the tools to develop his own vehicle. From a single prototype to a full scale production, open source methodologies and simplicity of construction are the principles behind the OSV magic. More info on www.tedxvilnius.com.
The real identity of Satoshi Nakamoto, the mythical online figure who created bitcoin has apparently been revealed - and it turns out he is called Satoshi Nakamoto.
Bitcoin has fluctuated wildly in value, but it could indirectly point the way toward a system of better pricing and risk management.
A priority focus is the development of an online platform to scale-up direct local food sales. We have been inspired by platforms like “local dirt” and OpenFoodSource (developed from Oklahoma Food Coopsoftware) in the USA, Sustaination and Stroudco in the UK and many others.
Non-interference is a deeply traditional value, inherent in common law since the middle ages and notions that an englishman's home is his castle.
"The problem with the existing structure of democratic government is that its top-down distribution of power tends to render illegible to the system both the structure and value of very-local natural and human systems, which are the foundation of eco-sustainability (ecologic and economic), and also the unique offerings and needs of each individual. This circumstance of course suggests that full distribution of power to the individual at the most-local scale can maximize efficient use of natural and human resources. However the inverse illegibility also occurs with bottom-up structure: illegibility of the aggregate to the individuals, interfering with useful synergy.
Shortly after, TechCrunch had a piece about it. I also forwarded on my responses to Raphael Satter, a journalist for The Associated Press who also got in touch via twitter. The story is now all over the place. Overnight the story made it on to Forbes and The Guardian, and this morning Paul Vigna from The Wall Street Journal got in touch has just post this up. A quick google news search also brought up articles in The Evening Standard, The International Business Times, PCWorld, Here is the City, The Domains, Finextra, The Drum and more.
Last week the Brooklyn Heights Association introduced Clay Shirky, the“author/digital thought leader/NYU professor/Brooklyn Heights area resident” as its featured speaker at its annual meeting, to talk about“what the internet does to culture.” There are plenty who suspected that in selecting Shirky as its speaker for the meeting the BHA was attempting to convey that the BHA is technologically hip and therefore qualified and even prescient in supporting the sale and shrinkage of the neighborhood’s library.
Friday is Fly Day at 3D Robotics, a maker of small robotic aircraft. So here we are, on a windswept, grassy landfill with a spectacular view of San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge, looking up at a six-prop copter with a gleaming metal frame. It’s like a spiffy toy from the future. Buzzing like a swarm of bees, it lifts off smartly, hovers, then pinwheels.
If the serious news business wants to invest in a sustainable future, it must cease to give its content away online for free whilst charging ever increasing prices for print, the chief executive of News UK has said.
Nearly half a billion dollars has gone missing, and nobody knows how,Farhad Manjoo reports. Some say there was outright theft. Others suspect fraud. Many blame lax controls, poor oversight and, above all, a reckless, globe-spanning, Wild West culture — a culture that everyone agrees is ripe for wholesale reform.
The precariat, a class-in-the-making, is the first mass class in history that has systematically been losing rights built up for citizens. So, why is it thenew dangerous class and how is it differentiated from other class groups in the evolving global labour process?
A project to create simpler, cheaper and more natural agreements between people to undertake tasks or projects together
Some of the rapid changes we face in our global climate are irreversible. They are 250 years in the making, beginning with the industrial revolution in Europe; and according to NASA they are unprecedented, given the last 10,000 years of the earth's history. The consequences of these changes, as explained by NASA, are enumerated in further detail at the bottom of this column. Climate change is the new normal.
“Designer Vivienne Westwood expressed anguish and alarm at the worsening state of the planet, at a press conference yesterday. “The acceleration of death and destruction is unimaginable,” she said, “and it’s happening quicker and quicker.”
Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan hinted that his government may shut down Facebook and YouTube after March 30 local elections to what he says avert negative effects of internet on society, a move would likely spark public backlash given the mounting social unrest and uneasiness over government’s growing encroachment on people’s lives and media.
In my last two posts, I painted a gloomy picture of our current state of affairs due to the over-commodification of everything and the devaluation of labor, with no benefit equation other than a numerical financial value going to increasingly fewer people. This trend can result in the collapse of the whole system, possibly after a period of unpleasant hegemony by the few and suffering of the rest. Extreme as that sounds, it’s not unrealistic. The bad news streaming by on my feeds far outnumbers the small gains in environmental laws upheld, minimum wage promoted, or a judge upholding civil liberties, property rights or voting rights somewhere.
Crowd Companies and Vision Critical released their “Sharing is the New Buying: How to Win in the Collaborative Economy” report on Monday, chronicling the results of a survey it conducted between October and January. Crowd Companies asked over 90,000 individuals in the US, Canada, and the UK a number of questions related to the sharing economy. For the purposes of the survey, sharing services included everything from established brands like eBay and Craigslist, ride sharing platforms like Lyft and Uber, funding platforms like Kickstarter and Kiva, and everything in between.