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on peer-to-peer dynamics in the field of politics, economics and institutions
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Internet as commons. Comments about the end of "the tragedy of the commons" in Edge

Internet as commons. Comments about the end of "the tragedy of the commons" in Edge | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

In a very interesting set of twitts, Sharper shows some doubts about the notion of the internet as commons. The discussion started from a post that I wronte on Edge suggesting the retirement of “the tragedy of the commons”. In that post I wrote about the internet as a commons. And Sharper doesn’t agree.

 
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David Harvey: The political implications of population-resources theory

(3) Scarcity. It is often erroneously accepted that scarcity is something inherent in nature, when its definition is inextricably social and cultural in origin. Scarcity presupposes certain social ends, and it is these that define scarcity just as much as the lack of natural means to accomplish these ends. Furthermore, many of the scarcities we experience do not arise out of nature but are created by human activity and managed by social organization (the scarcity of building plots in central London is an example of the former; the scarcity of places at university is an example of the latter). Scarcity is in fact necessary to the survival of the capitalist mode of production, and it has to be carefully managed, otherwise the self-regulating aspect to the price mechanism will break down.

 
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NETWORKING DEMOCRACY?

NETWORKING DEMOCRACY? | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Early conceptions of digital democracy as a virtual public sphere or civic commons have been replaced by a new technological optimism for democratic renewal based upon the open and collaborative networking characteristics of social media. This article provides an introduction to a special issue of the international journal Information, Communication & Society, which attempts to present a grounded analysis of these claims drawing upon evidence-based research and analysis. A more cautious approach is suggested for the potential of social media to facilitate more participative democracy while acknowledging its disruptive value for challenging traditional interests and modes of communicative power.

 
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Podcast of the Day: A peer to peer approach to governance, production and distribution of knowledge

“In this episode I´m joined by Michel Bauwens, who is the founder of P2P-foundation which works to promote, research and develop different forms of peer to peer practices.

 
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Airbnb Manager - Pricing - Rent on Airbnb, Flipkey, VRBO, Airenvy.com

Airbnb Manager - Pricing - Rent on Airbnb, Flipkey, VRBO, Airenvy.com | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Airenvy is a new way to solve tasks associated with posting your property, property managers for Airbnb clients, cleaning, booking & communication and price optimization. (Another example of sharing economy @villaumbrosia: This is genius!
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Catonsville Fab Lab adds dimension to digital fabrication

Catonsville Fab Lab adds dimension to digital fabrication | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The din coming from the high-tech Fab Lab in the HTEC building on the Catonsville campus of the Community College of Baltimore County was nearly deafening last week.
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Why 3D Printing is the Future {Infographic} - Best Infographics

Why 3D Printing is the Future {Infographic} - Best Infographics | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Tweet Tweet 3D printers have been around for a while now. Their prices are slowly coming down. Some people are still not sure what they can do with a 3D printer though. 3D printers can print food, human tissue, plastic, and other material.
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un infografica che esplica al meglio gli aspetti della stampa 3d nei vari settori e ne delinea alcuni trends importanti

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The number crunch: Will Big Data transform your life - or make it a misery? - The Independent

The number crunch: Will Big Data transform your life - or make it a misery? - The Independent | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The age of Big Data is upon us. Fuelled by an incendiary mix of overblown claims and dire warnings, the public debate over the handling and exploitation of digital information on an astronomically large scale has been framed in stark terms: on one side are transformative forces that could immeasurably improve the human condition; on the other, powers so subversive and toxic that a catastrophic erosion of fundamental liberties looks inevitable.

 
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Can online education grow up? - Upstart

Questions about MOOCs’ financial viability didn’t irk investors during 2012, when venture capitalists poured $1 billion into education technology. But a recent report by CB Insights found a relatively low follow-on investment rate in the sector.

 
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From Social Media to Social Economy - SMCKC February Breakfast

From Social Media to Social Economy - SMCKC February Breakfast | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
People are sharing way more than their status updates and cell phone pics these days, and new kinds of sharing will have a critical impact on businesses.
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Google eating into Wikipedia page views? - Economic Times

Google eating into Wikipedia page views? - Economic Times | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

NEW DELHI: Wikipedia, the free online encyclopedia used by millions around the world, lost nearly 10 per cent of its page-views last year. That's a decline of about 2 billion between December 2012 and December 2013. It's most popular versions are leading the slide: page-views of the English Wikipedia declined by 12 per cent, those of German version slid by 17 per cent and the Japanese version lost 9 per cent.


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Jean Lievens: Open Innovation or Co-creation and Coexistence of Business Models

Jean Lievens: Open Innovation or Co-creation and Coexistence of Business Models | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Collaborate is not a simple consequence of a statement. It takes courage! To collaborate requires a different attitude that is, go beyond case studies or exchanges of good practices."

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Article by BY JOSÉ ANTÓNIO BALDAIA

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From popular front Front to POPULOUS FRONT

From popular front Front to POPULOUS FRONT | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The notion of a popular front has drawn so much suspicion in the past that its usage has almost been dropped completely from our political vocabulary. The historic example of The Workers’ Movement raised the materialised spectre of collaboration, compromise and the dilution of more heterogeneous radical intents through an adoption of the formalities of state politics. Did these endeavours to form popular fronts, an effort to massify, become one with the notion of a ‘historical compromise’? Whilst in Italy in the 1970s this phrase marked the willed vicinity of the Italian Communist Party to state power, could it not be said, reading this history backwards, that some form of ‘historical compromise’ came to mark the Workers’ Movement in general? A history of compromise with power as it was already instituted and hence a compromise with the forces of capital? At the parliamentary origins of the British Labour Party there was the Lib-Lab pact that got Kier Hardie elected as an MP; at the origins of the Communist Party of Great Britain there was a streamlining of the movement via the adoption of the Bolshevik Central Committee’s 21 points which enabled its legitimating membership of the Comintern.1

 
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Episode 90: Peer to peer as an approach to governance, production and distribution of knowledge | Levevei™

Episode 90: Peer to peer as an approach to governance, production and distribution of knowledge | Levevei™ | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
In this episode I´m joined by Michel Bauwens, who is the founder of P2P-foundation which works to promote, research and develop different forms of peer to peer practices.
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Noam Chomsky on Technology & Learning

Noam Chomsky on Technology & Learning | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

As far as technology itself and education is concerned, technology is basically neutral. It’s like a hammer. The hammer doesn’t care whether you use it to build a house or whether on torture, using it to crush somebody’s skull, the hammer can do either.

 

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Drone Enthusiasts Use Open Source Hardware To Drive Innovation

Drone Enthusiasts Use Open Source Hardware To Drive Innovation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The business model is completely contrary to the military's model of proprietary secrets.
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Did You Know? The Collaborative Economy is a $110B Market - Business 2 Community

Did You Know? The Collaborative Economy is a $110B Market - Business 2 Community | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Statistics and expert opinions alike support the idea that the collaborative economy has the potential to be exceptionally profitable for vendors and buyers alike. And, because profits are so closely linked to an organization’s innovation efforts, it’s imperative that businesses keep a focused ear to the ground as new data and trends surface about the expanding peer-to-peer marketplace.

 
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Fablab Brussels

Fablab Brussels | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
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The fablab is run by the department INDI(industrial engineering) of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, and MCT (multimedia) at the Erasmus University College Brussels.

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3ders.org - 3D Print Canal House project begins, to open to public in March | 3D Printer News & 3D Printing News

3ders.org - 3D Print Canal House project begins, to open to public in March | 3D Printer News & 3D Printing News | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The canal house will be 3D-printed on a huge mobile 3D printer with dimensions of 2 x 2 x 3.5 meters. DUS architects announced from the first week of March 2014, the project will open to the public.
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Clay Shirky on new technology - the Guardian - YouTube

Clay Shirky talks to Alan Rusbridger about the attempts to pass legislation in the US congress to control the spread of copyrighted content and the spontaneous protest movement against i

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Interview With Airbnb's Brian Chesky: The 'Shar...

Interview With Airbnb's Brian Chesky: The 'Shar... | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
In The Wall Street Journal, Andy Kessler talks with Airbnb cofounder Brian Chesky about how an idea to rent space on air mattresses turned into a Web business that has hotel chains fuming and politicians suspicious.
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Six roles of network management | Harold Jarche

Six roles of network management | Harold Jarche | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

If helping the network make better decisions is a primary role of management in the emerging economy, how does one get there? I highlighted the six roles of management in the network era in my last post and I would like to build on these and show how this is being practiced at Change Agents Worldwide.

 

 

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Get ready for the "software-defined supply chain" – Manufacturing – CSCMP's Supply Chain Quarterly

Get ready for the "software-defined supply chain" – Manufacturing – CSCMP's Supply Chain Quarterly | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
As new technologies transform manufacturing from an activity defined by hardware and logistics constraints to one that's largely defined by software, supply chain leaders will have to completely reshape their product manufacturing and design processes. Most look unprepared to meet that challenge. 
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Internet 'essential utility like water, power' - Zawya (registration)

Internet 'essential utility like water, power' - Zawya (registration) | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The world is going mobile, and the Middle East is no exception. In Saudi Arabia, there are more mobile subscriptions than people. In fact, the Saudi mobile subscription rate reached 181 percent of the population in 2012, according to a recent study by Cisco Consulting Services.

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Copyright's Not Getting its Job Done - EFF

Copyright's Not Getting its Job Done - EFF | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

In the week leading up the two-year anniversary of the SOPA blackout protests, EFF and others are talking about key principles that should guide copyright policy. Every day, we'll take on a different piece, exploring what’s at stake and what we need to do to make sure the law promotes creativity and innovation. We've put together a page where you can read and endorse the principles yourself. Let's send a message to DC, Hollywood, Silicon Valley, Brussels, and wherever else folks are making new copyright rules: We're from the Internet, and we're here to help.


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