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on peer-to-peer dynamics in the field of politics, economics and institutions
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Together How cooperatives show resilience

Together How cooperatives show resilience | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The documentary TOGETHER. How cooperatives show resilience to the crisis is officially launched and you can watch the full version in English, French, Spanish, Italian, Polish, Japanese and Korean here! Those are low definition files, if you want to purchase the DVD click here! The film shows the resilience of cooperatives to the crisis through testimonies of staff of four European cooperative stories located in France, Poland, Italy and Spain.

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The hardware revolution is upon us and why it matters - PandoDaily (blog)

The hardware revolution is upon us and why it matters - PandoDaily (blog) | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

This is a tectonic shift that is going to drive the next wave of industrialization — one that is more nimble, adaptable, and rapidly evolving, and one that is as much based in software as it is in assembly lines. The past 150 years were about the economics of labor and mass production. Now, information flow, data, and analytic platforms are the new tools augmenting the lathes, pneumatic hammers, and assembly lines of yesteryear.

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More on that sharing economy in travel debate, over on Huffington Post [VIDEO]

More on that sharing economy in travel debate, over on Huffington Post [VIDEO] | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Arnaud Bertrand, CEO of HouseTrip, wrote an opinion piece on Tnooz last week (Are governments killing the sharing economy?) which has triggered all manner of questions regarding legislation and regulation of the various P2P marketplaces trying to make their mark in the industry.

 

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Bitcoin Is Money … It's Just Terrible At It - Yahoo! Finance (blog)

Bitcoin Is Money … It's Just Terrible At It - Yahoo! Finance (blog) | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

It’s a fair question and, with the intense scrutiny directed at the “crypto-currency” of late, an increasingly common one. But the real question is not whether Bitcoin functions as money today,nor whether Bitcoins themselves are a good speculative investment. The real question – and the only important question when considering whether Bitcoin could be a viable alternative currency – is, “can Bitcoin ever function well enough as money to matter?”

 
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How A Social Entrepreneur Created A Sustainable Business In Keeping ... - Forbes

How A Social Entrepreneur Created A Sustainable Business In Keeping ... - Forbes | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

BONN, Germany – With the federal election season in full swing in Germany, social entrepreneur and Ashoka Fellow Gregor Hackmack is busy preparing his online portal,ParliamentWatch, to host a variety of special online forums with German media partners and to connect citizen’s questions to candidates.

 
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First Open Source Airplane Could Cost Just $15,000 | Autopia | Wired.com

First Open Source Airplane Could Cost Just $15,000 | Autopia | Wired.com | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
There's an open source airplane being developed in Canada, and now its designers are looking to double down on the digital trends, turning to crowdsourced funding to finish the project.
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Can the UK keep up with the sharing economy? | The Wall Blog

Can the UK keep up with the sharing economy? | The Wall Blog | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Losing the stiff upper lip: can the UK keep up with the sharing economy?
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Alternative thinking – Renewable energy under the microscope

Alternative thinking – Renewable energy under the microscope | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Noted economist and author Jeremy Rifkin says we are entering a Third Industrial Revolution, characterised, like the two industrial revolutions that preceded it, by the effective convergence of breakthrough energy and communications technologies of the day.

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What's New in Digital Scholarship: Tracking SOPA, when filter bubbles aren't ... - Nieman Journalism Lab at Harvard

What's New in Digital Scholarship: Tracking SOPA, when filter bubbles aren't ... - Nieman Journalism Lab at Harvard | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

This summer edition of What’s New In Digital Scholarship has a few insights on some sizzling (and very wonky) questions: Are paywalls worth it? What’s the cosmic meaning of the SOPA-PIPA debate? What do we learn by visualizing millions of Instagram users? How filter-y are search engine filter bubbles, really? And did the early reporting on the Arab Spring miss the boat on social media? That and more among these half-dozen selected studies:

 

 

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The share economy - The growth of bike sharing is exceptional

The share economy - The growth of bike sharing is exceptional | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The growth of bike sharing is exceptional.
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The Dynamics of Gatekeeping in Online Collaborative Systems | The ...

In my thesis, I explore the dynamics of gatekeeping in online peer-production communities, such as Wikipedia, Stack Overflow, and various open-source software projects. How are standards set for content inclusion, and what mechanisms are used to find and remove content deemed inappropriate by the community? The subject of vandalism, or the malicious addition of “bad” content, has been widely studied. Here, I focus on content added in good faith that has nevertheless been judged inappropriate for the specific community. I also explore the possibility of using various automated tools to assist humans in gatekeeping tasks.

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The C-Word: Five rules for the new content era | Marketing Magazine

The C-Word: Five rules for the new content era | Marketing Magazine | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The lean-back, passive model of mass-market media consumption is under attack. But are brands in danger of viewing content as the marketing industry's (Embrace the sharing economy!
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Shareable: Differentiating The Anarchy Economy ...

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Randall Scott White's insight: Paying for something or receiving money isn't technially "Sharing". See the differences in counter-culture economics.
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Airports Are The Next Big Battleground In The Sharing Economy

Airports Are The Next Big Battleground In The Sharing Economy | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The sharing economy is going after airport car rentals and the stakes are high, since traditional rental car outfits generate much of their income--up to half of the $25 billion per year--at airports.
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Shareable: Differentiating The Anarchy Economy From The Sharing Economy

Shareable: Differentiating The Anarchy Economy From The Sharing Economy | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

I'm not a big fan of the word Anarchy. It implies chaos and conjures images of masked mobs, smoke grenades, and police beat downs. But if our global financial system isn't in a state of chaos, just what state is it in then?

 

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WikiLeaks and Anonymous respond to status quo journalism - Aljazeera.com

WikiLeaks and Anonymous respond to status quo journalism - Aljazeera.com | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The work of an intellectual is not to mould the political will of others; it is, through the analyses that he does in his own field, to re-examine evidence and assumptions, to shake up habitual ways of working and thinking, to dissipate conventional familiarities, to re-evaluate rules and institutions and to participate in the formation of a political will (where he has his role as citizen to play). 
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Q&A with Clay Shirky - Next at Microsoft - Site Home - TechNet Blogs

Q&A with Clay Shirky - Next at Microsoft - Site Home - TechNet Blogs | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Clay Shirky is one of those guys with a keen insight into technology and its impacts on culture. Last week we had the chance to sit down with him before he took the stage for the Microsoft Research Faculty Summit and Design Expo.

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Epiphanies from Chris Anderson

Epiphanies from Chris Anderson | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Chris Anderson has been called many things: a visionary, a pioneer of the Internet economy, a proselytizer of DIY 2.0. But it's probably more apt to think of him as a weather vane: He might not control the winds of change, but he's often the first to see which way they're blowing. Trained as a physicist with a sideline in quantum mechanics, Anderson brought a scientist's curiosity to the helm of Wired magazine. In his nearly 12 years as editor, he made science and technology cool again, while writing a trio of books about Silicon Valley's big ideas, from the "long tail" theory of how to sell stuff online to why giving things away for free is good for business. His latest manifesto isMakers: The New Industrial Revolution, and he's putting his money where his mouth is with3D Robotics, a do-it-yourself company that envisions a world full of inexpensive, autonomous drones. No longer just a weather vane, now Anderson is taking to the sky.

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So now, Chris Anderson is into DIY.

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Clay Shirky Says MOOCs Will Matter, but Worries About Corporate Players (Chronicle of Higher Ed)

Clay Shirky Says MOOCs Will Matter, but Worries About Corporate Players (Chronicle of Higher Ed) | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Very thought-provoking MOOC-focused interview of Clay Shirky by Jeff Young in the Chronicle of Higher Ed from earlier in the month.

 
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The major enterprise collaboration platforms and their mobile clients - ZDNet (blog)

The major enterprise collaboration platforms and their mobile clients - ZDNet (blog) | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Each enterprise collaboration platform is presented along with their mobile clients. Whenever possible, their relative popularity in terms of user ratings either in the App Store or Google Play is given, something which is a useful gauge on how easy they are to use, especially in terms of stability and frequency of update from the vendors.

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Collaborative Economy in Travel: The Big Disruptor - Business 2 Community

Collaborative Economy in Travel: The Big Disruptor - Business 2 Community | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

What do sites such as AirBnB, Relayrides, Cookening or Vayable have in common? They are all, in their own way and in their own niche, web platforms presently shaking the travel & hospitality industry inside out, with a groundswell that few are considering seriously: the collaborative economy. 

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Digital death: Should you be giving up email? - Wealth Professional

Digital death: Should you be giving up email? - Wealth Professional | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it


A study from Gartner predicted that 2015 will see 30% of organisations use 'collaboration platforms' the same way email is used today.

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Travel Economy Innovation | Social Media Today

Travel Economy Innovation | Social Media Today | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
What do sites such as AirBnB, Relayrides, Cookening or Vayable have in common? They are all, in their own way and in their own niche, web platforms presently shaking the travel & hospitality industry inside out, through the collaborative economy.
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Bring on the ‘real’ sharing economy | NewStart

Bring on the ‘real’ sharing economy | NewStart | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

This month New Start has published a number of articles about the sharing economy and asks whether it can regenerate local areas. Wherever you read the words ‘sharing economy’ you can guarantee they’ll be soon followed by the words Airbnb, TaskRabbit, Sorted, taskPandas, Lyft and a whole host of ever-increasing copycats. All of these organisations use technology to connect those who have assets to those who want to use them. But it’s not only new technology that links them: they all promote themselves as embracing a set of values that favours access over ownership, anti-consumerism in the post-financial-crash world of austerity and rising poverty, and as vanguards of an economic revolution.

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Censorship and surveillance: Cameron's internet - Wired.co.uk

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"But it is the sheer scale of the interference with our collective rights that is quite shocking".

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