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on peer-to-peer dynamics in politics, the economy and organizations
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Uber, Lyft Face Lawsuits That Could Alter Sharing Economy - NBCNews.com

Uber, Lyft Face Lawsuits That Could Alter Sharing Economy - NBCNews.com | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Hot start-ups Uber and Lyft have contributed substantially to the growth of the sharing economy that connects freelancers with available work projects. Now s...
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Minibuilders robots will build your House soon!

Minibuilders robots will build your House soon! | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
A research group at the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (iaac.net), based in Barcelona set on a goal of re-elaborating 3D printing techniques to overcome existing limitations for large scale application.
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And Now the Richest .01 Percent

And Now the Richest .01 Percent | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The richest Americans hold more of the nation’s wealth than they have in almost a century. What do they spend it on? As you might expect, personal jets, giant yachts, works of art, and luxury penthouses.

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‘Thinking loudly’: blogging for Yemen

‘Thinking loudly’: blogging for Yemen | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Human rights advocate Afrah Nasser talks to Lydia James about revolution, censorship and the importance of Vitamin D.
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The most admired companies are more global than ever. Here's why. 8:00 AM EST - Fortune

The most admired companies are more global than ever. Here's why. 8:00 AM EST - Fortune | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The world’s largest corporations are embracing a greater push for globalization. Experts from global management consulting firm Hay Group weigh in on this year’s survey results to identify the newest trends that will determine their success.
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Sharing economy startup Jobado launches - StartupJuncture

Sharing economy startup Jobado launches - StartupJuncture | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
After receiving 550.000 euro in seed funding, sharing economy startup Jobado officially launched yesterday, February 16th.
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Airbnb and Hotels: What to Do About the Sharing Economy? | WIRED

Airbnb and Hotels: What to Do About the Sharing Economy? | WIRED | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The sharing economy seems to be going from strength to strength. The poster child of sharing, Airbnb recently had a valuation of $10 billion and reported revenue of $250 million last year.
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Our Community - CITC Fab Lab! - KNBA

Our Community - CITC Fab Lab! - KNBA | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

KNBA keeping you in tuned with Our Community! In today's segment, Danny Preston speaks with Fab Lab instructor, Tasha Ryder and artist Crhsity Oates! The Fab Lab started with CITC (Cook Inlet Tribal Council)  partnering with MIT (Massichusettes Institute of Technology). The lab features a variety of fabrication equipment.

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The Wealth of Networks | Article | CCCB LAB

The Wealth of Networks | Article | CCCB LAB | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
A review of the book The Wealth of Networks. How Social Production Transforms Markets and Freedom by Yochai Benkler.
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june holley's curator insight, February 20, 2015 7:26 AM

An important book about creating networked commons, which needs to be a key part of our strategies.

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The Rise Of Shared Ownership And The Fall Of Business As Usual

The Rise Of Shared Ownership And The Fall Of Business As Usual | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

That’s why I’m excited about a new way of doing business that’s not just good in theory, but has proven itself to be a workable solution in reality. It’s happening right now, right here in the United States. Business is realizing the power of placing ownership in employee hands. Instead of fixing a broken system, a few innovative communities are creating a whole new system altogether, one that‘s profitable, sustainable, people-focused, creates good jobs, and rebuilds dying communities. Say hello to Evergreen Cooperatives, the economic model of our future: the worker-owned business built upon the predictable revenue flow of place-based anchor institutions.

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Product-Centered Business Supply Chain Development vs People-Centered Business Network Ecosystem Development - P2P Foundation

Product-Centered Business Supply Chain Development vs People-Centered Business Network Ecosystem Development - P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

This way of operating focuses on what is being produced, and requires people to be largely fixed into roles to serve the linear supply chain model. People and natural systems are generally considered to be "resources" that are raw materials and labor for production and distribution, end-points consumption. Linearity in this production model leads to seeking more raw materials for more production/distribution/consumption. The organization in this system is around the assumption of unlimited growth. All actors in this system are all seeking unlimited growth at the same time. The competition around unlimited growth tends to lead to a focus of finding and capturing the largest "markets" before others find and capture it.

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How Has Technology Changed Us?, Omnibus, A History of Ideas - BBC Radio 4

How Has Technology Changed Us?, Omnibus, A History of Ideas - BBC Radio 4 | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Five programmes examining how technology has changed us, from flint axe to satnav.
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Facebook is aiming to overcome Cisco and Juniper with Open source Networking

Facebook is aiming to overcome Cisco and Juniper with Open source Networking | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Facebook recently released as an open source project its design for a networking device that it says will coordinates the actions of hundreds of thousands of servers in Facebook’s data centers.
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Africa Recycles and Creates Technology | Article | CCCB LAB

Africa Recycles and Creates Technology | Article | CCCB LAB | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
In the midst of e-waste traffickers, Africans are endeavouring to find ways to breathe new life into these discarded materials.
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In dumps all over Africa,  Africans are taking in what seems like useless E-junk and are finding ways to recycle it. From the large disposal of old technology as Africa moves forward, areas are filled with large amounts of what is junk to some could be worth a lot more after processing takes place. Many unorganized workers go there everyday at risk of their own health for the livelihood of their families. In some places the E-waste is taken to more organized facilitates where decent technology can be sold at stores for large amounts of money, but in other areas it is collected to survive. 


This article helped me understand how Africa is moving forward with technology, and that Africans are resourceful. The article stated that the E-Junk was hidden very well by the government, so it was pretty awesome when poor African families found all this stuff and are being resourceful and making money from it. This article made me sad that people have to do this to gain wealth but it also showed me how productive Africans can be. 

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Privacy vs transparency

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After the Snowden affair, the rise of social media and the sharing economy, some corporations and governments would like us to believe that ‘privacy is dead’. Privacy should not and cannot be dead as that would mean that security is also dead. It is technically impossible to construct a secure information system without privacy as a precondition. And, conversely, it is impossible to guarantee privacy without security as a precondition.



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INTERNET UNIVERSE // Educational Briefcase

INTERNET UNIVERSE // Educational Briefcase | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Internet Universe is a CCCB project that proposes a critical and creative reflection on the set of technologies linked to the Internet and the unprecedented and accelerated change it is producing in our lives.
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Kids in India Are Sparking Urban Planning Changes by Mapping Slums

Kids in India Are Sparking Urban Planning Changes by Mapping Slums | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Hand-drawn maps such as this are winding up on the desks of urban planners across India. (Courtesy of Humara Bachpan) Every kid likes to draw. But in India, young people living in slums are using their sketching skills to spur urban change.
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Inspiring Objects Designed for Everyone, From Arduino to a Soy Sauce Bottle

Inspiring Objects Designed for Everyone, From Arduino to a Soy Sauce Bottle | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
But what the hell does something being for everybody mean anyway?
The post Inspiring Objects Designed for Everyone, From Arduino to a Soy Sauce Bottle appeared first on WIRED.
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Some of the Web’s Most Important Infrastructure Is Barely Funded. How Can We Preserve It?

Some of the Web’s Most Important Infrastructure Is Barely Funded. How Can We Preserve It? | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

ou’d be forgiven for thinking that the tech world is a loathsome hotbed of rapacious venture capitalists, airheaded trend-riders, and publicity hounds. That’s the image presented by much of the tech press, which prizes stories about the Montgomery Burnses of the tech world over ones about its more idealistic denizens.



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Comparing business paradigms | P2P Foundation

Comparing business paradigms | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

“People centered” means that control of infrastructure, access, distribution, resources, and co-governance are now on the scale of the individual person. When an individual person with this empowerment reaches their individual carrying capacity to operate, they will tend to reach out to others who are operating like them, and a connection-based network will emerge. Economic development here targets individuals operating as self-employed independents who network together. Independents, small businesses, community groups, working together, with government, higher education, and larger business are the new economic driver. The more control people have an on individual scale of infrastructure, access, distribution, resources, and governance, *and* the more connectivity there is between those people, the that more growth happens in “people centered economic development”.

When control of infrastructure, access, distribution, resources, and co-governance are now on the scale of the individual person, a new way of coopertive co-managing of existing resources, and surpluses of production tends to emerge. That new way of co-managing is known as “Resource Sharing”."

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