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on peer-to-peer dynamics in politics, the economy and organizations
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Enginursday: Open Hardware Summit 2014 - News - SparkFun Electronics

Enginursday: Open Hardware Summit 2014 - News - SparkFun Electronics | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
A quick overview of the neat stuff seen at the 2014 Open Hardware Summit.
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Rifkin urges Korea's shift to renewable energy - The Korea Herald

Rifkin urges Korea's shift to renewable energy - The Korea Herald | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Jeremy Rifkin, an internationally renowned economist and author, advised Korea to shift its gears to embrace renewable energy sources to better prepare for the era of the so-called “sharing economy.”

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Mesh Networks Battle Communications Repression in the Struggle for Democracy - Yahoo News UK

Mesh Networks Battle Communications Repression in the Struggle for Democracy - Yahoo News UK | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Democracy activists on the streets of Hong Kong were told this week that they were wasting their time and that they had "almost zero chance" of achieving their goals of free and fair elections in 2017. There is no doubt that the odds seem stacked against this protest movement as they face down the might of Beijing.

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The Top 10 Disruptions In HR Technology: Ignore Them At Your Peril - Forbes

The HR technology landscape, which is now more than a $15 billion market in software, is exploding with growth and innovation.  We are tracking more than 100 new startups in network-based recruiting, talent analytics, assessment science, online learning, and mid-market core HR systems. New tools to help manage employee communications, engagement, recognition, and workplace wellness are also red hot.

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Why The Collaborative Economy Is Changing Everything - Forbes

Why The Collaborative Economy Is Changing Everything - Forbes | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
You may have heard of the collaborative or sharing economy- the concept is quite simple. Consumers are able to get what they need from each other instead of always going to large organizations.
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Starting a Gift Economy

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In 2007, ‘economy’ was not really a hot topic and was mostly left aside for those who ‘knew what they were doing’. This surprised me because I feel so passionate about the subject. As if the economy – the way in which we arrange our physical existence together – didn’t have much to do with our daily lives! I had started to understand how much our economy affects us, not just in our day-to-day affairs, but also in how we think and feel, and even how we deal with the way we love each other.
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When Politics Gets in the Way of Innovation - Wired

When Politics Gets in the Way of Innovation - Wired | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Xerox invented Laser printing and copying less than 50 years ago and as a result revolutionized the publishing industry.
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3D printing and the democratization of production

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With the advancement of 3D printing you now can produce a working prototype of your product and make changes to the design in a matter of minutes.
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Oliver Durrer's curator insight, October 17, 2014 5:08 PM

3D Printing Technology truly is another industrial revolution with foreseeable impact comparable to the mobile telecommunication or the internet. I am excited about 3DP's progress and democratization.

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How Bitcoin's Block Chain Could Stop History Being Rewritten - CoinDesk

How Bitcoin's Block Chain Could Stop History Being Rewritten - CoinDesk | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Bitcoin's block chain can store more than transactions. According to Julian Assange, it provides a way to preserve history.
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CGAP: Bitcoin Not Helping the Poor | Lets Talk Bitcoin

CGAP: Bitcoin Not Helping the Poor | Lets Talk Bitcoin | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
On January 23rd, CGAP or "The Consultative Group to Assist the Poor" issued a report on Bitcoin entitled Bitcoin vs. Electronic Money: Digital But Different. Concurrent to the report's issuance, Chief Executive Officer of CGAP Tilman Ehrbeck Blogged on Huffington Post: "Bitcoins and Financial Inclusion: Not Much of a Link for Now." CGAP describes itself on its website as
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P2P Theory: What's the right approach to the state in the p2p transformation ? | P2P Foundation

P2P Theory: What's the right approach to the state in the p2p transformation ? | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
“The “state” in the thought of many political thinkers (Castoriadis preeminently, but also Bookchin, Holloway etc) is not just a generic term for a structure of large scale governance. On the contrary, it signifies a model of governance where power does not reside in the intended political community, but in a separate political class that exercises it on society from above. This can be by divine right (theocratic state), brute force (dictatorship) or ritualistic electoral appointment (western-style democracy). In all cases, with more or less individual liberties, with more or less (manufactured) consensus, a state perpetuates the domination of a class over another, since power is removed from the subjects it governs.
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How Tech Leaders Can Prepare for the Future of Work - Yahoo! Maktoob News

How Tech Leaders Can Prepare for the Future of Work - Yahoo! Maktoob News | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Advanced technology and a younger, tech-savvy workforce have modernized our work environment with the result that businesses must work faster and collaborate across distances more than ever. To speed operations and facilitate connections, companies are looking to invest in unified communications (UC), digital infrastructures that make collaboration technology ubiquitous.

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The Millennial Retirement Plan - TIME

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Staring down his sunset years, a 24-year-old goes in search of a happier, healthier ending for us all
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Why Teens Are Sexting - Business Insider

Why Teens Are Sexting - Business Insider | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Teens in Louisa County, like teens everywhere, hear a lot about sex, but really know only a little about it. Briana’s Twitter feed is a mix of little-girl cute and grown-woman sexy: a fuzzy kitten, inspirational quotes from Athletes for Christ, an ass in a bow thong. Any senior at Louisa County High School can tick off the names of girls who got pregnant in the past year. But the kids in Louisa County are also part of a generation that’s seen teen pregnancy decline to a record low. Teens are waiting longer to have sex than they did in the recent past. The majority now report that their first sexual experience was with a steady partner. Given how inundated and unfazed they are by sexual imagery, perhaps the best hope is that one day, in the distant future, a naked picture of a girl might simply lose its power to humiliate.


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Open Hardware Tricorder May Take Its Maker Into Space | Tech the Future

Open Hardware Tricorder May Take Its Maker Into Space | Tech the Future | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Peter Jansen has been building tricorders for 7 years, now he's finalizing his latest iteration, the Arducorder Mini with 12 sensor modalities.
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Google Executive Says Company May Open Up Android Auto, TV, And Wear ... - Android Police

Google Executive Says Company May Open Up Android Auto, TV, And Wear ... - Android Police | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Google is keeping a tight grip on Android as it expands the operating system out to watches, TVs, and automobiles. To understand this, take a look at the exist Wear watches on the market. Aside from shape and specs, the software experience is the same across devices. This may change in the future. A Google executive has told Re/code that the company plans to loosen its restrictions over time.

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Jobs in a Resource-Based Economy

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I would like to offer my suggestions for how the concept of employment could be addressed, defined, and/or enacted in a resource-based economy (RBE).  I work in healthcare, and I see a wholly viable paradigm available for emulation in the medical community’s path of what I will refer to as “Rotation-and-Specialization” (RAS).  I will refer to the occupation itself as a service performed by an individual to serve shared needs.  Calling a job in a RBE a service makes much more sense to me, because individuals would need to serve in a role (ostensibly several) in order to maintain necessary services.
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A social network that can develop into an economic system

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When I first started developing Babbling Brook, I was inspired by ideas about gift economies. I found lots of people talking about the idea, and I read a lot of the literature on how gift economies work in tribal settings. At the time I couldn’t see how a gift economy could possibly work on a global scale. The problem is that traditional gift economies only work on a small scale. Tribes that have gift economies always exist in bands of less than 150 people. The reason for this is known as the Dunbar limit and it is inherent to the reason that gift economies collapse at larger scales.

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Wikipedia's open content production platform creates significant spillover ... - LSE Media Policy Project (blog)

Wikipedia's open content production platform creates significant spillover ... - LSE Media Policy Project (blog) | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Many organisations are developing open platforms to create, store and share knowledge. Aleksi Aaltonen and Stephan Seiler analyse editing data by Wikipedia users to show how content creation by individuals generates significant ‘spillover’ benefits, encouraging others to contribute to the collective process of knowledge production.


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All your social media posts now sorted by location and up for sale

All your social media posts now sorted by location and up for sale | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
That could very well be the premise of Chicago-based startup Geofeedia, a social media intelligence platform. It enables customers to act like law enforcement agencies and corporations to filter, analyze, and geolocate all their social postings on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram — and then to group and post them for the world to see.
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Ello, the Anti-Facebook, Rises From a Vermont Bike Shop

Ello, the Anti-Facebook, Rises From a Vermont Bike Shop | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Paul Budnitz paces his bicycle shop in blue sneakers. The 47-year-old co-founder of Ello speaks into a headset to a reporter, one of many interviews since his new social network went viral in late September. “The way to think about Ello is there are absolutely no advertisements, no data mining,” he says. “And there never will be.” Todd Berger, a partner in Ello and one of its primary designers, listens as Budnitz ticks off his talking points, sinking into a tangerine couch. “S-‍-‍-’s crazy,” Berger says. “It’s been wild.”
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Lindsay Eikenberg's curator insight, October 20, 2014 12:12 PM

The article discusses the new social media platform Ello, and how it is being said to be the “anti-Facebook”. The way it works that makes it different from Facebook is that there are zero advertisements, is invite only, and those who are allowed to become members do not have to use their own name. The platform is a way for artistic individuals to express their ideas and opinions without the worry of what people will think of them, because they can be anonymous. It is also freely open for the LGTBQ community, and encouraged. Brands are allowed to create pages (when invited and accepted), but instead of advertising, need to come up with ways to communicate effectively to the members without selling something. Critics are concerned with this new platform, with some thinking it is more of a joke than anything and it will not last much longer. This is due to the fact that more and more consumers are accepting the social media ads as long as they are targeted and would be something they are interested in.

 

I personally think that the idea is interesting, I just don’t know if it would work for the long haul. I know, from my last post, that Facebook is creating a way for its users to discuss topics openly while keeping their names private. If Facebook can successfully accomplish that, they I don’t think Ello has a shot at making it. Especially because they are so small, and other social media sites are so large. The article mentioned that they are only seven guys in an office. I don’t think they have the capacity to accept a large number of users, especially the amount of users that Facebook has. They would have to grow substantially and install a number of firewalls to be able to compete with any of the other social media platforms.

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Beyond capitalism: not-for-profit business ethos motivates sustainable behaviour | P2P Foundation

Beyond capitalism: not-for-profit business ethos motivates sustainable behaviour | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
For-profit capitalism has created social and economic inequality; successful not-for-profit businesses point to an alternative path.
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