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Why Crowdsourcing is the Next Cloud Computing - Wired

Why Crowdsourcing is the Next Cloud Computing - Wired | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Few would dispute the enormous impact that cloud computing has had on the technology and business landscape during the past decade. In 2001, the approach to hosting business applications on the emerging web wasn’t even remotely proven and, in fact, had failed because the first generation of web-hosted application service providers (ASPs) got it all wrong.

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#P2P Value Project - #P2PFoundation

#P2P Value Project - #P2PFoundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Commons-based peer production (CBPP) is a new and increasingly significant model of social innovation based on collaborative production by citizens through the Internet. This project will foster the CBPP phenomenon by providing a techno-social software platform specifically designed to facilitate the creation of resilient and sustainable CBPP communities. The design of the P2Pvalue platform will be empirically and experimentally grounded. Through a triangulation of qualitative and quantitative methods, we will elaborate guidelines for the institutional and technical features that favour value creation in CBPP.

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The Institute of Network Cultures presents: MoneyLab: Coining Alternatives :: Institute of Network Cultures Blog

The Institute of Network Cultures presents: MoneyLab: Coining Alternatives :: Institute of Network Cultures Blog | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Over the past few years, while the economic downturn endures and budget cuts prevail, we have witnessed the emergence and rise of alternative payment systems and revenue models in digital media. Online bartering sites, a plethora of crowdfunding platforms, new forms of valuation, e-wallets and crypto-currencies like Bitcoin, are but a few examples. These coincide with the huge growth of mobile money transfer services across Asia and Africa and the general convergence of digital and financial industries. Is this where a healthy economic future lies? Do these economic ventures testify to a paradigm shift from a market-based economy towards a network economy? What are the possibilities, pitfalls and issues at hand? Will these experiments gain wider ‘over the counter’ usage, effectively becoming mainstream? Beyond Hayekian notions of ‘currency competition’, what theories and concepts can help us engage with these developments?

 
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Ripple payment protocol goes open source

Ripple is a trust-based system of money transfer (a payment protocol) that supports different currencies. It was developed up to a certain point by Ryan Fugger, but more recently a group of programmers connected with Bitcoin called Opencoin.Inc took over the further development and deployment of the Ripple payment protocol.

 
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The Secrets of Bezos: How Amazon Became the Everything Store - Businessweek

The Secrets of Bezos: How Amazon Became the Everything Store - Businessweek | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Amazon.com rivals Wal-Mart as a store, Apple as a device maker, and IBM as a data services provider. It will rake in about $75 billion this year. For his book,Bloomberg Businessweek’s Brad Stone spoke to hundreds of current and former friends of founder Jeff Bezos. In the process, he discovered the poignant story of how Amazon became the Everything Store

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EDN - Big backers of open-source hardware | EDN

EDN - Big backers of open-source hardware | EDN | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Large companies have embraced open-source hardware and software. Has yours? (Why are big companies pushing #opensource? Growing market & community engagement.
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@Google Presents Michael Nielsen: Reinventing Discovery

"In Reinventing Discovery, Michael Nielsen argues that we are living at the dawn of the most dramatic change in science in more than 300 years. This change is being driven by powerful new cognitive tools, enabled by the internet, which are greatly accelerating scientific discovery. There are many books about how the internet is changing business or the workplace or government. But this is the first book about something much more fundamental: how the internet is transforming the nature of our collective intelligence and how we understand the world. Reinventing Discovery tells the exciting story of an unprecedented new era of networked science. We learn, for example, how mathematicians in the Polymath Project are spontaneously coming together to collaborate online, tackling and rapidly demolishing previously unsolved problems. We learn how 250,000 amateur astronomers are working together in a project called Galaxy Zoo to understand the large-scale structure of the Universe, and how they are making astonishing discoveries, including an entirely new kind of galaxy. These efforts are just a small part of the larger story told in this book--the story of how scientists are using the internet to dramatically expand our problem-solving ability and increase our combined brainpower. This is a book for anyone who wants to understand how the online world is revolutionizing scientific discovery today--and why the revolution is just beginning"--

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Sharing Economies and Urban Development and Sustainability | Sustainable Cities Collective

Sharing Economies and Urban Development and Sustainability | Sustainable Cities Collective | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Our friends at Shareable recently published Policies for Shareable Cities - a report on how urban leaders can encourage a shareable economy through policy changes. We got the chance to put a few questions via email to Shareable co-founder and report co-author Neal Gorenflo about the project, and how embracing the sharing economy is a logical next step for cities. 

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Scrum Log Jeff Sutherland: Build A Car With Scrum

Scrum Log Jeff Sutherland: Build A Car With Scrum | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Scrum accelerates any effort. Yesterday at Agile DC 2013 a group of people who didn't know each other, most of whom probably have never changed the oil in their car and have likely never thought they could do it built a car in three thirty-minute Sprints. And they had a blast doing it.
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On The Money Trailer, Networked Society - Ericsson

The trailer for On The Money - a film about money, value and trust in the Networked Society.
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A fundamental shift – how technology is transforming industry - The Networked Society Blog

A fundamental shift – how technology is transforming industry - The Networked Society Blog | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

In a remarkably short time the internet has changed our world. Its impact has been more pervasive than that of electricity. The digital revolution has often been called the 3rd industrial revolution following previous ones driven by steam and electricity. While these earlier shifts were about creating efficiency and improvements in how products were manufactured, the ICT revolution is about a transformation of what is being processed. It’s redefining critical business assets, creating new economic models and transforming business in the process.

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Luis Von Ahn: Can You Crowdsource Without Even Knowing It?

Luis Von Ahn: Can You Crowdsource Without Even Knowing It? | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Computer programmer Luis von Ahn wondered how else to use small contributions done by millions on the Internet for greater good. He put CAPTCHAs, those online puzzles to verify you're not a robot, to work by digitizing books and teaching foreign languages. 

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Lauren Anderson on Sunrise: Rent Out Your Life - Collaborative Consumption

Lauren Anderson on Sunrise: Rent Out Your Life - Collaborative Consumption | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Collaborative Consumption Chief Knowledge Officer, Lauren Anderson, explained how collaborative consumers are “renting out their lives” on Australian Breakfast Program Sunrise earlier this morning! Watch the full segment below:

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The Wikipedia Battle for Rupert Sheldrake's Biography | Reality Sandwich

The Wikipedia Battle for Rupert Sheldrake's Biography | Reality Sandwich | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Featureteaser: The great weakness of Wikipedia is its excessive number of ideologues and their desire for control. The “fringe” topics on Wikipedia are subject to control by ideologues working together.
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Capitals & Commons: A Dialogue with David Bollier, Part One | Sustainable Brands

Capitals & Commons: A Dialogue with David Bollier, Part One | Sustainable Brands | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
David Bollier is among the foremost global thinkers and advocates for the commons.
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The Right to Save Seed

The Right To Save Seed is an animated movie which explains when farmers can resow their seed in Europe. With the help of Magnum, Agata, Dali and Mona Lisa -- four varieties of potatoes that really exist -- the movie covers different legal situations with humour and a lot of creativity!
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Surfing into a new age of sharing - The Advisor

Surfing into a new age of sharing - The Advisor | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

‘We envision a world where everyone can explore and create meaningful connections with the people and places they encounter. Building meaningful connections across cultures enables us to respond to diversity with curiosity, appreciation and respect. The appreciation of diversity spreads tolerance and creates a global community’  – Handwritten sign at Couchsurfing.com headquarters in San Francisco

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Welcome to Commonomics: How to Build Local Economies Strong Enough for ... - Truth-Out

Welcome to Commonomics: How to Build Local Economies Strong Enough for ... - Truth-Out | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Chokwe Lumumba was an unlikely candidate for high office in Mississippi. But last June, the former Black Nationalist and one-time attorney to Tupac Shakur was elected Mayor of Jackson. He’s now in hot pursuit, not of big box stores or the next silver bullet solution to what ails the state’s capital city. He wants to create worker-owned cooperatives and small-scale green businesses and to invest in training and infrastructure. It’s the program of change he ran on in the election: local self-reliance.

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Cautiously disagreeing with Yochai Benkler on NSA data collection

Experience tells me you disagree with legal scholar Yochai Benkler cautiously and with great risk knowing that you, not he, will probably end up being wrong. I once wrote an MA thesis on intellectual property rights and democratic theory, and of everyone I read and wrote about, Benkler’s analysis of how the intellectual properties of the internet were providing a space to turn “consumers” into “users” proved most correct, much more correct than, say, Lawrence Lessig’s comparatively pessimistic view of intellectual property. At the time, I sided with Lessig. Benkler proved more right.

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Arduino and Learning: H.S. Teacher Ariel Simons | DMLcentral

Arduino and Learning: H.S. Teacher Ariel Simons | DMLcentral | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
A powerful recipe for engaged learning: Show students how to command actions in the physical world – make lights blink, sounds sound, motors move, robots roam, sensors sense.
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Is Sharing Good for the Environment?: Scientific American

Is Sharing Good for the Environment?: Scientific American | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The convergence of environmental awareness and consumer culture has created a whole new movement today whereby sharing is cool. Indeed, some environmentalists view sharing as key to maintaining our quality of life and our sanity in an increasingly cluttered world.

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Future of work is complex, implicit and intangible | Harold Jarche

Future of work is complex, implicit and intangible | Harold Jarche | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The relationship between intangibles and tangibles reminds me of the implicit/explicit knowledge continuum. The explicit/tangible side is easier to measure, so that is where most management methods have concentrated their efforts. But as organizations, markets, and society become networked, intangibles create more of our value and this is much more difficult to measure. With the increasing complexity that networks bring, implicit knowledge-sharing becomes more important as well, but this is often ignored by both training and knowledge management programs.

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Culture Hacking: The Prospect of Magnificence

Culture Hacking: The Prospect of Magnificence | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Jim McCarthy discusses culture hacking, a distinct kind of culture engineering, expressing a particular hacker ethos, an ethos originating in the world of software hacking, promoting freedom, openness, and embodying rationality and design elegance.
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Designing a Social Business

Designing a Social Business | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Knowledge work is in may ways different from the transformational and transactional work that organizations have tried to automate and improve with information technology over the past few decades. A colleague of mine said, that as knowledge workers, we don't follow a process; we follow a cloud of activities. In other words, we are creating the process as we go along. To do that we need to use our creativity, we need to look beyond the standard ways of doing things, and we need to ask a lot of questions. This is something completely different to how it is to work at a production line in a factory, where workers are supposed to follow predefined and highly repeatable processes and procedures. There, asking questions and questioning rules is often out of the question, as it has the potential to disrupt operations.

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Workplace 2020: Sourcing Talent for the Workplace of the Future - Wired

Workplace 2020: Sourcing Talent for the Workplace of the Future - Wired | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Digital natives are entering the workforce en masse, and by 2020 many of the old school, pen and paper types will be on the way out. The relationship between employee and employer is also changing. If you want folks to stick around you’d better at least match the kind of tools and technology on the job that they have access to at home. Pair this relentless consumer-grade expectation for mobile, social and globally accessible tools with ubiquitous access to work, and you can see the perfect storm that is challenging HR and IT leaders to deploy technology solutions to attract, retain and manage their workforce while creating a collaborative, engaging employee experience.

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