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thoughts on the development of peer-to-peer dynamics in the field of politics, economics and institutions
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Is Bitcoin a system designed to create bitcoin billionaires?

Is Bitcoin a system designed to create bitcoin billionaires? | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

“Bitcoin faces two types of criticism. The first is technical: Bitcoin is an anonymous and authority-less currency, which is eventually of great help to drug dealers, weapons sellers and anyone operating on the black market. Dropis’ founder Sebastiano Scròfina also listed several others criticisms, but the most crucial one is more economic than technical: it is related to Bitcoin’s design as a currency.

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Networked Politics from Tahrir to Taksim: Is there a Social Media-fueled Protest Style? | DMLcentral

Networked Politics from Tahrir to Taksim: Is there a Social Media-fueled Protest Style? | DMLcentral | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Protesters from one of the world’s richest countries, one of the world’s oldest autocracies, and one of the world’s rising developing countries walk into ... a public space, use Twitter extensively, and capture global attention to their movement and their hashtag.

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Are Sharing Platforms the Next Revolution in Social Technology? - SocialTimes

Are Sharing Platforms the Next Revolution in Social Technology? - SocialTimes | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

If Web 2.0 meant the flourishing of social media, Web 3.0 will consist of the use of social platforms to support individuals sharing goods and services with one another: That’s the main argument of a report from the industry research firm Altimeter Group in the lead-up to theLeWeb conference this week that focuses on the so-called collaborative economy.

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The Basics Of Mass Collaboration And How To Crowdsource Like A Pro!

The Basics Of Mass Collaboration And How To Crowdsource Like A Pro! | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

If you’ve ever crowdsourced for a marketing campaign or to develop some material, then you’ll know that while getting a mass number of people to respond isn’t the easiest thing to accomplish, the rewards far outweigh the amount of resources invested.

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Micro-Dress: Micro-Factory operations [Video] > Micro-Dress

Micro-Dress: Micro-Factory operations [Video] > Micro-Dress | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
A new video presenting the Micro-Factory operations is now available online. (Micro-Dress: Micro-Factory operations [Video] http://t.co/qMtCTX9WCs)
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Living a year of open source - CNN

Living a year of open source - CNN | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it


Berlin's first Fab Lab is just starting to plug in the 3D printers and warm up the soldering irons, already attracting a diverse collection of people who are exploring digital manufacturing for the first time.

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Think twice about your data - University of British Columbia

Think twice about your data - University of British Columbia | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The InterPARES partnership includes over 100 investigators from 30 countries on six continents. They represent universities and organizations, national and multinational, public and private, in North America, Latin America, Europe, Africa, Australasia, and Asia. The academic researchers have expertise in archival science, records management, diplomatics, law, information technology, communication and media, e-commerce, health informatics, cybersecurity, and information policy. Empirical knowledge comes from researchers of the professions having the highest stake in questions being asked, like law and law enforcement, journalism, records management, finances, and health.

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Tomas Diez: how to transform cities into FabLabs

Tomas Diez: how to transform cities into FabLabs | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Tomas Diez (@tomasdiez) is a Venezuelan city planner who really thinks big. For him, all cities can become FabLabs—creative laboratories in which the inhabitants themselves shape the lives of entire neighbourhoods. Tomas works primarily in Europe, where he is a tutor and permanent director of the Fab Academy Diploma at FabLab Barcellona. On the 24th of May, he will be one of the guests at Atoms, Bits & People, the event, held in Rome, that brings together Neil Gershendfeld, Massimo Banzi, Riccardo Luna and makers all across Europe.

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Are Sharing Platforms the Next Revolution in Social Technology?

Are Sharing Platforms the Next Revolution in Social Technology? | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
A collaborative economy that has developed from services such as Etsy, TaskRabbit, airbnb & 3D Printing brings a new economy that makes word of mouth marketing even more important than it’s been in the past.
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Living a year of open source: is it possible?

Living a year of  open source: is it possible? | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Through his documentary “Year of Open Source” project, the Berlin-based New Zealand filmmaker Sam Muirhead has set himself the challenge of trying to live as open source as possible for a year: abandoning goods protected with traditional copyright, getting rid of his Apple, discovering Creative Commons films and music, producing clothing with circular knitting machines and parametric designs, creating digitally manufactured furniture and learning to master open hardware and 3D printing. Muirhead wanted to investigate in audiovisual format whether open technologies are as accessible as they seem, as well as to evaluate and explain many of the concepts and practical realities of the open movement.

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Social Business Needs Social Management

Social Business Needs Social Management | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Social business has the potential to change the way we work, but for the most part it has not. The social enterprise is not yet here, though many talk about it, and confuse it with using social tools.
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Europeans FabLabs & Hacker Spaces - faitmain.org

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At The Heart Of An Occupation - CounterCurrents.org

At The Heart Of An Occupation - CounterCurrents.org | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

I just get excited anytime there is a crack in the façade. Like a lot of people, I’m not satisfied with the way the world is right now, heading over a cliff and destroying everything that is good and beautiful for no good reason, so anytime there is a hint that change is in the air, I get excited about that. It’s quite simple. I only visited the park once. It was in October of 2011. The first Occupy I was at was in Philadelphia, and then I came to New York as well. There was a lot of different stuff mixed in. It wasn’t all a positive vibe. Some people I talked to were experiencing something new in their lives. It had opened their horizons. When I came to Zuccotti, I felt like I was seeing a small and partial glimpse of something that’s in the future. You know how an alcoholic has moments of clarity on the way down? Our society is like that. This was like a little moment of clarity. There was definitely a glimpse of what is possible for human beings.

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Transfinancial Economics - P2P Foundation

Transfinancial Economics - P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Transfinancial Economics is an evolving project nearing basic completion. It should be said that there has been a degree of interest in it from some economists including Professor Prem Sikka, and the noted autodidact, and futurist Hazel Henderson.In April 2010 it was also a subject discussed at a major scientific conference (the ICEME, or International Conference of Engineering, and Meta-Engineering, Florida, USA).

 
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David Harvey – Rebel Cities and The Commons « The Cranky Sociologists

David Harvey – Rebel Cities and The Commons « The Cranky Sociologists | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

In chapter 3 of Rebel Cities, David Harvey discusses the commons in the context of the right to the city for marginalized populations. In the process, he challenges the left for its fetishism of the local (a pet peeve of mine) and the horizontal (the deliberate absence of hierarchy, much cherished, for instance, by the Occupy movement) as he reviews Elinor Ostrom‘s arguments on the tragedy of the commons.

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Shareable: Peer to Peer Dining Builds Community One Meal at a Time

Shareable: Peer to Peer Dining Builds Community One Meal at a Time | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Meal sharing is nothing new. From time immemorial, people have been sitting down to eat together. But now, technology provides us with the tools to connect with people known and unknown, from all over the world, over food. We can visit places and eat with local families rather than in the hotel restaurant; we can get to know travelers by cooking them breakfast; we can strengthen ties in our neighborhoods by hosting and attending food events; we can hone our chef skills on a group of foodies; we can utilize food as a way to build community.

 
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Bradley Manning Court-Martial: Secrecy and Injustice on Trial - Center for Research on Globalization

Bradley Manning Court-Martial: Secrecy and Injustice on Trial - Center for Research on Globalization | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

“We cannot allow our concerns about terrorism to turn us into a country where communicating with the press can be prosecuted as a capital offense.”

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BitTorrent's focus has never been facilitating piracy - Canada.com

BitTorrent's focus has never been facilitating piracy - Canada.com | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Because BitTorrent is open source, the technology is available for anyone to use. This is how websites like isohunt.com and thepiratebay.com have grown in popularity as the primary way to share pirated material through Torrent clients. Popular websites like Twitter, Facebook, Etsy and even the Human Genome Project all use BitTorrent for legitimate purposes like sharing large files or pushing updates to servers.

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Disruptive Personalities Profile: Clay Shirky - Intelligent Head Quarters

Disruptive Personalities Profile: Clay Shirky - Intelligent Head Quarters | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
A Revolution doesn’t happen when society adopts new tools, it happens when society adopts new behaviors.
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P2P And Education: Robin Good Interviews Peer-To-Peer Evangelist Michel Bauwens

P2P And Education: Robin Good Interviews Peer-To-Peer Evangelist Michel Bauwens | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Peer-to-peer is an emergent philosophy and way of working, collaborating and creating wealth among human beings.
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The Most Hated Man In Science: JEREMY RIFKIN

The Most Hated Man In Science: JEREMY RIFKIN | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The nation's foremost opponent of environmental neglect and genetic engineering is waving a $20 bill as he makes a bet. The scene happens to be a meeting of the Humane Society in Houston, but the wager, which is part of his script, could just as easily be offered to a gathering of born-again environmentalists in Aspen, Colo.; at the Los Angeles home of TV producer Norman Lear; or on a college campus. Jeremy Rifkin bets that no one can answer this question: "What value has emerged in the past 100 years as our most dominant value, a value that is the...

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The best Bitcoin videos, infographics and podcasts - CoinDesk

The best Bitcoin videos, infographics and podcasts - CoinDesk | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
CoinDesk presents you with a bumper package of educational material that will help those who struggle to understand the Bitcoin protocol
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What the Commons Is Missing | ECC 2013 – Communication Platform

What the Commons Is Missing | ECC 2013 – Communication Platform | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

“After the “Economics and the Commons” conference here in Berlin, I spent a long time digesting the proceedings here in Berlin. Despite near consensus among interested parties on the importance of the “commons” and “commoning,” I had an eerie sensation that something was missing. Despite so much vision casting, I suspect that tangible outcomes would be limited, that something more was needed to bring people together.

 

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OKM - Child and youth participation in Finland

OKM - Child and youth participation in Finland | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Finland has many strengths regarding listening to children and young people and taking their views seriously, in particular in formal representational structures. However, improvements could be made by developing new innovative child participation methods, providing training, ensuring child-friendly information and involving disadvantaged children and young people.

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New York vs. the Sharing Economy - Triple Pundit: People, Planet, Profit

New York vs. the Sharing Economy - Triple Pundit: People, Planet, Profit | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
New York has been challenging a number of sharing economy companies and their disruptive models, including Airbnb, Uber, SideCar and RelayRides.
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