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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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How Participatory Culture and Mass Collaboration are Shaping our World. | Thought Economics

In this article, we are privileged to speak to Jimmy Wales, founder of Wikipedia and president of Wikia Inc. We speak to Mr. Wales about his latest project, “Wikia” and about how our world is now, and will forever be, remarkably changed by Participatory Culture, Mass-Collaboration and the pace of technological advance.
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What You Need To Know About The Liberator 3D-Printed Pistol | TechCrunch

What You Need To Know About The Liberator 3D-Printed Pistol | TechCrunch | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Now that we have confirmation that the Liberator 3D-printed pistol can be fired without destroying the body, let’s address what this means for 3D printed weapons and, presumably, homemade weapons in general.

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Should students use Wikipedia? - Republica

Should students use Wikipedia? - Republica | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
It goes without saying that student’s use Wikipedia extensively, probably more than any other social group. Although the website’s founder Jimmy Wales once warned readers not to use the website for academic purposes, American research shows that the majority of students browse its pages when researching essays.
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Spring Update | Beyond Money

Spring Update | Beyond Money | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Devoted to the liberation of money and credit, and the restoration of the commons (by Thomas H. Greco)
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Crowdsourcing is here to stay — now it's about building tools for networked ... - paidContent.org

Crowdsourcing is here to stay — now it's about building tools for networked ... - paidContent.org | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

NYU journalism professor Jay Rosen says that many of the cultural barriers to doing “networked journalism” have been lowered, and he is trying to help media outlets develop smart tools and ways of making use of crowdsourcing.

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How 3-D Printing Could Disrupt the Economy of the Future

How 3-D Printing Could Disrupt the Economy of the Future | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
In its next generation of jet engines, General Electric Co. plans to use a new, and possibly revolutionary, technology.
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Car sharing company RelayRides buys Wheelz | The Technology Chronicles | an SFGate.com blog

Car sharing company RelayRides buys Wheelz | The Technology Chronicles | an SFGate.com blog | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The fledgling local sharing economy saw some consolidation Tuesday when car-sharing serviceRelayRides bought competitor Wheelz.

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The digital world is changing the value of media content - The Guardian (blog)

The digital world is changing the value of media content - The Guardian (blog) | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Free of shelf-space limitations, the web's ability to make 'golden oldies' accessible to everyone forever will force us to reassess the importance of 'newness

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German Pirate Party in uncharted waters - Deutsche Welle

German Pirate Party in uncharted waters - Deutsche Welle | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The German Pirate Party has attempted to rid itself of some dead weight at its convention. A new platform and more teamwork are supposed to help make the leap into the national parliament, despite low poll numbers.

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The Evolution of Swarm Coops: our June 1 workshop | The Bucky-Gandhi Design Institution

The Evolution of Swarm Coops: our June 1 workshop | The Bucky-Gandhi Design Institution | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Swarm Cooperatives are temporary social structures we create to solve problems, explore new ideas, and make the most of opportunities. You can think of Swarm Coops as “constructive flash mobs.” Common examples include unconferences, bar camps, hackathons, crisis mapping, and free schools.

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The Twlight of the Sharing Economy—or the Dawn? - Derek Thompson - The Atlantic

This was the idea that, in the embers of the Great Recession, people were giving up owning things -- spaces to live, cars to drive, clothes to wear, appliances to use, entertainment to consume -- and building better ways to share fewer resources for a cheaper price. This was bigger than hippie-nomics come to life. It was the idea that the Internet had connected us all, creating a world of inventory that could be shared and discounted with greater ease than ever.

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The Values of the Sharing Economy

The Values of the Sharing Economy | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Worth sharing: Loïc Le Meur, a serial entrepreneur and the organizer of the Le Web conference, has posted a presentation on the Sharing Economy (which is also the theme of the upcoming Le Web conference in London) that serves as an excellent primer on the economic principles, business models, and social mechanics driving it.

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Driving the circular economy - infographic

Driving the circular economy - infographic | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Linear business models encourage increased consumption and more waste while moving to a circular economy has tangible benefits for production costs, the environment and supply chain (Great graphic RT @Greenhouse_Anna This is fab!
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When should you open source your code? | opensource.com

When should you open source your code? | opensource.com | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
As an organization or even individual there always seem to be questions when considering whether or not to make your project or code snippet open source. Many times, it starts with trying to figure out which license to use.
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When should you open source your code? | opensource.com

When should you open source your code? | opensource.com | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
As an organization or even individual there always seem to be questions when considering whether or not to make your project or code snippet open source. Many times, it starts with trying to figure out which license to use.
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How Long Will Local Web Video Be Held Hostage by the '30-Second Spot'? - Street Fight

How Long Will Local Web Video Be Held Hostage by the '30-Second Spot'? - Street Fight | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

It is always interesting to see how elements from landmark professional productions of Sondheim’s shows eventually filter into the amateur field. Directors working within the amateur circle often gain inspiration from going to see a West End or Broadway production and this inevitably sparks off new creative ideas which can be very fruitful.

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Collective Intelligence vs. The Wisdom of Crowds

Collective Intelligence vs. The Wisdom of Crowds | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The idea of using games to collect the shared wisdom of thousands of players seems a compelling one — especially if one can develop, as Edery proposes, mechanisms for linking game play mechanics with real world data sets. Indeed, Raph Koster — another games blogger who has been exploring these ideas — does Edery one better, pointing to a project which actually tested this concept:

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Share and Share Alike

Share and Share Alike | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
What's next for the sharing economy? How about some actual sharing. (What's next for the sharing economy? How about some actual sharing.
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The Economist explains Is it unfair for famous people to use Kickstarter? - The Economist (blog)

The Economist explains Is it unfair for famous people to use Kickstarter? - The Economist (blog) | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The Economist explains Is it unfair for famous people to use Kickstarter?
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Data: Sharing Economy Startups Heavily Funded. Focused on Enabling People

Data: Sharing Economy Startups Heavily Funded. Focused on Enabling People | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Wondering if the sharing economy is here to last? Research data shows that VCs have double downed in this market.


The sharing economy is an unstoppable movement.
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Why Humans Took Up Farming: They Like To Own Stuff - NPR (blog)

Why Humans Took Up Farming: They Like To Own Stuff - NPR (blog) | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

For decades, scientists have believed our ancestors took up farming some 12,000 years ago because it was a more efficient way of getting food. But a growing body of research suggests that wasn't the case at all.

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Skibb- a new collaborative problem solving platform, revolutinizing ...

Skibb- a new collaborative problem solving platform, revolutinizing ... | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

It all started when Lauri and Henri met while attending the Reserve Officer School of Finnish defence forces (in Finland, military service is a duty by law) a few years ago. They became good friends and kickstarted a startup and testing some ideas. Soon after, they founded together a successful web development company, Lamia. But something was still missing, they wanted to create something new and not seen before.

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The future of travel: Transportation confronts its 'Kodak moment' - CNN International

The future of travel: Transportation confronts its 'Kodak moment' - CNN International | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

(CNN) -- Transportation is on the cusp of being radically transformed by the digital revolution. From self-driving cars to intelligent public transit systems, the future of 21st-century transportation is being mapped out right now in Silicon Valley.

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Fast.Co Design: Experience is everything in the sharing economy - Collaborative Consumption

Fast.Co Design: Experience is everything in the sharing economy - Collaborative Consumption | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

“We increasingly consume products and services through renting, sharing, and purchasing subscriptions. Being “socially connected” is no longer just about having a lot of people to share your news with; these days, it’s about having a lot of people to share your stuff with–either for free or at a fraction of the market fee. It’s about collaborative consumption.” – Lada Gorlenko, Fast.Co Design

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Innovating Our Way To A Peaceful and Liberating Anarchy | Enthea

Innovating Our Way To A Peaceful and Liberating Anarchy | Enthea | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Below is a visionary and concrete proposal on how humanity can create a truly free and peaceful society without coercion of any kind. A decentralized, networked society of rising collective intelligence that transcends any need for laws, legal codes, lawyers, police, courts, prisons or military force. It presents the idea of how laws are not only becoming unenforceable, but eventually unnecessary given sufficient forkability, transparency and radical material abundance. There are others who have talked about similar ideas like polycentric law, Jordan Greenhall’s “liquid jurisprudence”, and Roderick Long’s  post-punitive restitution system.

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