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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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Rule of thumb: Facebook's Andy Mckeon says the company's role as innovator ... - Sydney Morning Herald

Rule of thumb: Facebook's Andy Mckeon says the company's role as innovator ... - Sydney Morning Herald | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Here's a comforting thought for wannabe tech giants: Facebook too is making it up as it goes along.

 

But shareholders and investors need not necessarily panic. According to a senior employee, Facebook's role as an innovator makes for an “exciting” journey as the company sails through uncharted waters.



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A report from the Vienna Solidarity Economy Congress 2013

A report from the Vienna Solidarity Economy Congress 2013 | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

“The Vienna Solidarity Economy Congress 2013 had almost 1000 visitors, and was very significant in bringing various streams of people together — people from different movements and backgrounds, gathering around the idea of cooperation and commons as the main pillars of any future economy. This was not a real mass event, but almost a must for activists and networkers in Central Europe, allowing them to forge new relations, become informed about other initiatives, bringing forward their agenda. They were confronted with a plethora of offerings in two days: 120 lectures and workshops in the framework of the beautiful old Vienna University of Agriculture and, in particular, the modernist, bright Schwackhöfer building, plus booths and social events.

 
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Required or facilitated reciprocity?

Required or facilitated reciprocity? | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The following post is based on twomailsI wrote as part of a discussion on the jox mailing list (a relict of the short-lived[DE] CSPP journal) at the end of March. I try to explain why I have changed my position compared to the suggestions formulated in the book From Exchange to Contributions, but also why the change is not as radical as some people seem to think.

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It is official: Even Facebook admits that teens are tiring of the social network as they turn to newer 'cooler' apps such as Snapchat

It is official: Even Facebook admits that teens are tiring of the social network as they turn to newer 'cooler' apps such as Snapchat | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Facebook has made the startling admission that teenagers are becoming bored with the social networking giant.


Facing competition from younger, more agile and 'cooler' apps such as Snapchat and Instagram, Facebook fears its long-term business could be harmed.


And as Facebook approaches its tenth anniversary the firm published its annual 10-K report last month revealing that its younger users are increasingly turning away from the multi-billion dollar business.




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Vivalist's comment, March 7, 2013 4:18 AM
and it's not only youngster, many of my 35+ friends do so as well.
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Do networks create a winner-take-all "Power-Curve Society" (1)

Do networks create a winner-take-all "Power-Curve Society" (1) | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

In this emerging technologically accelerated economy, wealth increasingly concentrates in the hands of a few rather than spreading itself out across the larger population (i.e., the traditional ??bell curve of normal distributions). The Report explores the mechanisms of this phenomenon and its suspected role in ??hollowing out? the American middle class. It also questions contemporary measurements of equality, well-being and value in the digital age; and it surveys the ways that cloud computing, Big Data and collaboration are redefining work and commerce.

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The Structural Communality of the Commons

The Structural Communality of the Commons | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Thus, commons structurally generate responsibility on the part of their participants for preserving the resource and the collective relationships, while markets generally do not. Commoners are in charge of shaping the social relationships involved; therefore, they can take responsibility for their actions. However, this also entails their responsibility to do so. In the commons, it is possible to deal with conflicted goals and varying needs before taking action. In the market, however, action comes first, and then the consequences are dealt with later. The market is seldom capable of mediating between different needs and identifying responsible solutions because maximum profits is the touchstone for choice.

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Martin (Marty) Smith's curator insight, March 7, 2013 12:08 AM

Great defining piece about The Commons.

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Keep openDemocracy open! - Open Democracy

Keep openDemocracy open! - Open Democracy | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

openDemocracy, the digital commons that's been providng news and opinion articles since 2001, have announced that they need to raise £250k by March 31st, or they’ll close. They’ve raised much of this already, but are asking those of their readers who can to help them raise the crucial last £30,000.

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Chris Cook on the gas currency as the - P2P Foundation's blog

Chris Cook on the gas currency as the - P2P Foundation's blog | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

This Max Keiser report, always informative AND entertaining, has two parts. In the first part, Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert discuss the “bond bubble” (i.e. the problem); in the second part, an interview with ‘open capital’ expert Chris Cook, they discuss the solution, “energy diplomacy”.

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Hacking Culture

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Jesse Robbins explains how to evangelize & overcome cultural resistance to change while sharing his own painfully funny lessons on how not to do it.
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The sharing economy – the way we consume has changed forever | Impact Lab

The sharing economy – the way we consume has changed forever | Impact Lab | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Share everything At Union Kitchen in Northeast Washington, D.C., the “equipment library” contains some of the more mundane artifacts of the modern (The sharing economy – the way we consume has changed forever
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GeoMeek's comment, March 6, 2013 2:01 AM
Just stay out of Monsanto's Lab
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The Commons - Prosperity by Sharing - Economy - Heinrich Böll Foundation

The Commons - Prosperity by Sharing - Economy - Heinrich Böll Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
What older tradition had referred to as res communes – common assets – has been relegated to the background, if not entirely to oblivion, by the market and the state and their doctrines of market-res privatae  and state-provided res publicae.  Common pool resources such as air and water are today treated as res nullius “no-man’s resources” that no one owns or cares about.  The disastrous consequences this has for all of us are manifest everywhere today.       
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Marie Ki's curator insight, March 7, 2013 6:04 AM

Economie du partage

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Geek Politics

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World brain and global game - or the 'save the world game'

World brain and global game - or the 'save the world game' | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Much is said in email discussions that never makes its mark beyond the sometimes very restricted circle of those who are active or closely following the discussion. This morning I read a string of emails from Venessa Miemis’ list at building-a-distributed-decentralized-internet@googlegroups.com and I thought how could I forward this to my busy friend who’s interested in this kind of thing – it won’t do to just forward a bunch of emails. Perhaps combining everything into one email … well, since I already will do the work, I am going to try and bring you a version of this train of thought in the form of a blog post – a form that can take this beyond the limited numbers of those who actually take part in the discussion – and I hope it can help stimulate others into action…

 

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Manyfacturing - A CASE OF CUSTOMISATION

Manyfacturing - A CASE OF CUSTOMISATION | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

In the software development industry concepts of user testing, continuous integration and deployment are the norm, and the idea that iterative development goes hand in hand with user feedback is a given. However in physical product development and fulfilment these concepts are harder to implement. For a start changing a product on the fly or in response to feedback is not as easy as rewriting a few lines of code - redesign, retooling, rescheduling of supply chain and logistics, quality assurance, and management of consumer feedback through typical channels all present complications. Furthermore capturing requests for customisation in a way which facilitates fulfilment and minimises the amount of redundant data in communication, along with associated management overheads, is a challenge. But what if it were possible for consumers to actually affect the design process directly, at the level of the digital file?

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The Power-Curve Phenomenon on Open Networks | David Bollier

The Power-Curve Phenomenon on Open Networks | David Bollier | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

For years I have been the rapporteur for the Aspen Institute’s Information Technology Roundtable conference, which every year brings together about 25 technologists, venture capitalists, policy wonks, management gurus, and others to discuss topics of breaking concern.  The most recent topic was the “power curve” distributions that tend to result on open network platforms.

 
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Varoufakis on Valve, Spontaneous Order, and the European Crisis | EconTalk | Library of Economics and Liberty

Varoufakis on Valve, Spontaneous Order, and the European Crisis | EconTalk | Library of Economics and Liberty | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Yanis Varoufakis of the University of Athens, the University of Texas, and former economist-in-residence at Valve Software talks with EconTalk host Russ Robertsabout the unusual structure of the workplace at Valve. Valve, a software company that creates online video games, has no hierarchy or bosses. Teams of software designers join spontaneously to create and ship video games without any top-down supervision. Varoufakis discusses the economics of this Hayekian workplace and how it actually functions alongside Steam--an open gaming platform created by Valve. The conversation concludes with a discussion of the economic crisis in Europe.

 
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Google – a new paradigm to cultivate innovation & collective ...

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Here are some notes I came across about how Google fosters collective intelligence through the structure of the organisation, values and culture. Auklet flock, Shumagins 1986 (Photo credit: Wikipedia).
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Book of the Day: Four Phases of Team Collaboration Success From Thomas Edison's Lab

Book of the Day: Four Phases of Team Collaboration Success From Thomas Edison's Lab | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

“Innovative ideas are always inconsistent with prevailing logic and beliefs, so your challenge now is to manage the complexity of converting your idea into reality. This means starting to influence beyond your team so the idea catches on, networking in the broader organization to get people on board, and doing what Caldicott calls “footprinting”–building a collection of notebooks, documents, data, videos, pictures, and sound recordings that will serve as a record of your team’s work. I always build a “leave behind” PowerPoint for my consulting clients, but thanks to Caldicott, I will now incorporate pictures, audio, and video into a stimulating track of our journey.” [4]

 
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Reflections from the European Deep Dive on the Commons

Reflections from the European Deep Dive on the Commons | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

“”At a small workshop outside of Paris, France, twenty-two of us – mostly Europeans except for two of us – got together to discuss the economics of the commons from an on-the-ground perspective. We wanted to identify promising avenues for future research, writing and political action. This was the third of a series of “Deep Dive” workshops that the Commons Strategies Group, working in cooperation with the Heinrich Böll Foundation, held in the fall of 2012. The two other ones were held in Bangkok for Asian commoners, and in Mexico City for Latin American commoners.

 

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#P2PWikisprint: Southern Europe and Latin America, united by the P2P

#P2PWikisprint: Southern Europe and Latin America, united by the P2P | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

An indigenous collective of Chiapas, tangled with a co-working space of Quito. A crowd funding platform of Barcelona, ??working with open data movement of Montevideo. A Greek cooperative, inspiring artistic groups of Caracas (and vice versa). A hacktivist group of Madrid, feeding of Rio de Janeiro’s favelas permaculture. A community of free software developers in Buenos Aires, collaborating with Lima based city planners. Cultural groups with hackers. Foundations, together with activists. Copyleft artists + cultural agents. Networked Politics. Open Source Ecology. Open data. Southern Europe, its bottom-up and grassroot movements, united with the buzzling Latin American. Both sides of the Atlantic ocean, twinned by Peer-to-peer (P2P), an open  network topology in which each node is connected to the other without passing through any center. The P2P – with its openness, decentralization and collective empowerment – is not longer something marginal. P2P is philosophy, working trend and a solid reality. P2P is the nervous system of the new world.

 
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Jeremy Rifkin Predicts An Energy Revolution

Jeremy Rifkin Predicts An Energy Revolution | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Many people have simply not come to grips with the fact that the fossil fuel–driven Industrial Age is sunsetting. This doesn't mean that the oil spigot will suddenly run dry tomorrow. Oil will continue to flow but at dwindling rates and higher costs. And because oil is aggregated and priced in a single world market, there is no magic formula by which any particular country can isolate itself under the banner of "energy independence." As for conventional natural gas, the global production curve roughly shadows that of oil.

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Many people have simply not come to grips with the fact that the fossil fuel–driven Industrial Age is sunsetting. This doesn't mean that the oil spigot will suddenly run dry tomorrow. Oil will continue to flow but at dwindling rates and higher costs.

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Speaker Spotlight: 3 questions with…Michel Bauwens

Speaker Spotlight: 3 questions with…Michel Bauwens | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

My focus is on the deep transformative process that is going on and that affects all spheres of human life. It’s not just about sharing or collaborative consumption, but about a deep cultural change, a deep change in our social structures, and also in our productive systems. In this context, social enterpreneurs are at the forefront of change today, and they are turning contemporary value systems upside down, using business methods to precipitate social change and sustainability.

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Ford Goes Open Source to Speed App Development | Autopia | Wired.com

Ford Goes Open Source to Speed App Development | Autopia | Wired.com | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
In the ecosystem gamble of "open" or "closed," Ford is putting all its chips on open.
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GeoMeek's comment, March 6, 2013 2:00 AM
Anyone hacking the black box in autos and trucks? Ford is bing smart, Can't say much for Henry Ford
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What Drives the Sharing Economy?

What Drives the Sharing Economy? (What Drives the Sharing Economy? on @slideshare @mattes http://t.co/oYK2cU3Fa4)
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'Liquid Democrazy': Pirate Party Sinks amid Chaos and - Europe Voice

Bernd Schlömer couldn’t take it any more. “I’ve had enough,” he announced. “I’ve really had enough.”

 

The chair of Germany’s Pirate Party is no stranger to criticism. Online commenters have called him everything from a “maniac” to simply an “asshole.” Schlömer is quite used to insults.

 

This makes it all the more surprising that Schlömer reacted so strongly to criticism from one of his colleagues this February during a virtual meeting with party leaders. This particular member joined in the discussion to declare that he considered Schlömer incompetent.

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