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on peer-to-peer dynamics in the field of politics, economics and institutions
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Bradley Manning Trial and Unconstitutional Secrecy - PR Watch

Bradley Manning Trial and Unconstitutional Secrecy - PR Watch | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

After more than three years in custody, Pfc. Bradley Manning’s trial finally began on June 3. The 25-year old Oklahoma native has already pled guilty to ten charges, but faces prosecution on 12 more relating to the 2010 release of restricted government documents to Wikileaks.

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Popular Pays turns Instagram followers into social currency

Popular Pays turns Instagram followers into social currency | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
With the creation of social currency platform Popular Pays, digital-saavy Chicagoans can now leverage their volume of followers for goods and services at a variety of local businesses including Bang Bang Pie Shop, Antique Taco, Skydive Chicago and more. 
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Occupy Turkey: Activists arrested for social media posts amid crackdown

13 activists have been arrested in Turkey for what authorities describe as social network posts that incited hatred and invited people to stage provocation. ...
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Center for a Stateless Society » The Third Industrial Revolution: Not As Easy to Co-opt as the Second.

Center for a Stateless Society » The Third Industrial Revolution: Not As Easy to Co-opt as the Second. | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
In the late 19th century, the decentralizing potential of the Second Industrial Revolution — the introduction of electrical power into industry — was a common theme in social analysis.
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Stigmergic Collaboration: The Evolution of Group Work - Mark Elliott

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stoweboyd: Pierre-Paul Grasse first coined the term stigmergy in the 1950s in conjunction with his research on termites.
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3D Printer Manufacturer Stratasys In Acquisition Talks With Makerbot | TechCrunch

3D Printer Manufacturer Stratasys In Acquisition Talks With Makerbot | TechCrunch | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Makerbot, the Brooklyn-based 3D printing company, is in talks with Minneapolis/Israel-based Stratasys regarding a possible acquisition by the latter, according to a source close to the matter. While Makerbot founder and CEO Bre Pettis refused to comment on speculation, and in fact told reporters “We’re not going anywhere” at a factory opening on Friday, persistent rumors of a sale or new funding havefollowed the company this year.

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WINNISPEED - CMDann.ca

WINNISPEED - CMDann.ca | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Our group of builders consisted of programmers, managers, secretaries, instructors, and sales associates. Agile development allows all of us who had minimal experience working with cars to pick up some tools and build a car.

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The New Hackathon: Work On Company Culture

The New Hackathon: Work On Company Culture | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Hackathons have become a tradition at many companies, and they have spread far beyond Silicon Valley.
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Mark Suster: The Sharing Economy Is Here to Stay

Mark Suster: The Sharing Economy Is Here to Stay | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Collaborative consumption is the path to growth for successful businesses, explains the internet entrepreneur.
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From Malaysia to Sweden: a Networked Society travelogue - The Networked Society Blog

From Malaysia to Sweden: a Networked Society travelogue - The Networked Society Blog | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Stockholm is the land of the connected, where residents take the latest technologies for granted. From super high-speed broadband connections and geo-tracked public buses and trains, to connected payment terminals at almost every corner. What I find lacking in cuisine is more than compensated by the convenience the city infrastructure brings to daily living. I actually managed to spend six whole days commuting on subways and taxis, dining and even catching a movie with just my credit card and ID – without handling a single Swedish Crown!

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State in transition

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On April 15, the Dutch television program ‘Tegenlicht’ (Backlight) explored the transition process towards ‘The New Netherlands’. One of the main interviewees was the Dutch professor Jan Rotmans (see short biography below), who’s idea of the facilitating government is – in my opinion – very close to the concept of the partner state as developed by Michel Bauwens.


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What Happens to Snowden Now? 5 Government Whistleblowers Under Attack From Obama

What Happens to Snowden Now? 5 Government Whistleblowers Under Attack From Obama | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden is the latest to find himself in the crosshairs of the government.
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#OpenCamp - Michel Bauwens - Messaggio Conclusivo della Mattina

Michel Bauwens saluta i partecipanti dell' OpenCamo a Roma il 5 Giugno 2013
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The Infinite Monkey Theorem

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Our machines have begun to surpass us and we don’t have the first idea about what to do about it.
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How Facebook risks becoming an online suburbia. - Irish Times (blog)

How Facebook risks becoming an online suburbia. - Irish Times (blog) | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The influential music industry analyst Bob Lefsetz makes an extremely pertinent point about Facebook’s aging demographics. But its problems are bigger than that.

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Younger Than You Think: Peer Pressure Begins in Elementary School.

Younger Than You Think: Peer Pressure Begins in Elementary School. | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Amazingly, peer group pressure can begin as early as elementary school, a finding that should place teachers and parents on the lookout for children who may be negatively influenced by peers.

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Brian Dickerson: Is Michigan ready for the sharing economy?

Brian Dickerson: Is Michigan ready for the sharing economy? | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

A few years ago, when my nephew turned 20 and headed to Manhattan to seek his fortune, I sold him a gently used Toyota Camry whose odometer had recently rolled past 200,000 miles. The price was nominal, and the transaction repaid a karmic debt I had incurred a generation earlier, when my nephew’s late father had sold me his car, a similarly broken-in Rambler American, for $50.

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Can a Sharing Economy Become the New Normal?

June 5 (Bloomberg) -- Jeremiah Owyang, analyst at Altimeter Group, discusses the business disruption of product sharing and what it means to the global economy and environment.
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Aspen Institute Launches Task Force on Learning and the Internet - Wall Street Journal (press release)

Aspen Institute Launches Task Force on Learning and the Internet - Wall Street Journal (press release) | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

WASHINGTON, June 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Aspen Institute today announced the launch of the Aspen Institute Task Force on Learning and the Internet, a forum to understand better what is working, what needs improvement and how to ensure that online learning experiences are optimized for safety and innovation. Supported by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the new initiative is part of the Aspen Institute Communications and Society Program portfolio. The Task Force on Learning and the Internet is comprised of 20 thought leaders with diverse perspectives in learning, innovation, and safety. Former Governor Jeb Bush, co-chair of the Digital Learning Council, and Rosario Dawson, actress and co-founder of Voto Latino, are honorary co-chairs of the Task Force. (For more information, please visit: www.aspentaskforce.org)

 
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Could Nonprofits Benefit From Virtual Currency?

Could Nonprofits Benefit From Virtual Currency? | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Bitcoins have sparked intrigue and controversy in the business and technology worlds. But can they provide a new way to help donors and charities make secure transactions online?
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How Technology Is Changing The Way Organizations Learn

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People used to be valued for knowing a trade. Then came the industrial revolution and those skills became devalued.  Machines took over physical labor and most people either did simple, repetitive tasks or managed those who did.

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NASA funds 3D food printer, to combat hunger in space and on Earth | ExtremeTech

NASA funds 3D food printer, to combat hunger in space and on Earth | ExtremeTech | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Many astronauts have PhDs, perhaps a military honor or two, maybe even a history in combat — but cooking? This is apparently a bridge too far, and while astronauts don’t have nearly as much free time in space as we might assume (probably a good thing, for mental health reasons), time is the least of the reasons NASA is looking to change our relationship with food. The space agency recently awarded a $125,000 grant to a project aimed at 3D printing food for astronauts, and while the space agency’s main concern is efficient food storage for long-haul space flights, creator Anjan Contractor hopes his technology could help people here on Earth get access to the volume and variety of food they need.

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Simon Redfern CEO of Tesobe and founder of the Open Bank Project - Bank as a platform

Simon Redfern CEO of Tesobe and founder of the Open Bank Project - Bank as a platform
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Top 10 Crowdfunding Sites For Fundraising

Top 10 Crowdfunding Sites For Fundraising | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Unless you’ve been living in a remote island for the last few years, you’ve heard about crowdfunding or stories of people raising thousands or millions of dollars online.
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Top 10 Lists's curator insight, June 10, 2013 5:49 AM

Need some funding for your new startup? Check out these websites.

Ray Weaver's curator insight, June 12, 2013 7:22 AM

From just recently learning about crowdsourcing a little over a year ago, to actually using it to help raise funds for a few projects, I can see where this technology can take us. There is a homegrown crowdsourcing website in Ithaca, NY www.peaksoverpoverty.org that was actually adapted to be used as a registration page for a 5K fundraiser I organized. There's a lot of potential here...

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Social Enterprise Community on Crowdfunder

Social Enterprise Community on Crowdfunder | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Join the leading Partners, Impact Investors and Social Entrepreneurs who are accelerating impact funding & investing.
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Economist, specialized in political economy and peer-to-peer dynamics; core member of the P2P Foundation