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What's in a name in open source? - opensource.com

Community is an overloaded word, it can mean anything. Community can mean just people who use your product. Or maybe it's those who build your product, or maybe it's the business partners who are using it. Or maybe it's those who are blogging about it.

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The potential of mass collaboration to produce social innovation

The potential of mass collaboration to produce social innovation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Can Collective Intelligence be used to produce social innovation? The advance of information andcommunication technologies in the 21st  century seems to have unlocked the potential of collective intelligence, enabling us to mobilize large crowds to solve problems and produce novelty. However, despite early optimism, more recent scholarship suggests that collective intelligence has serious limits and in particular that it is not suitable for dealing with the types of complex problems that social innovators inevitably face. In order to evaluate more carefully the potential of collective intelligence to support social innovation I present a framework for looking at social innovation processes as a number of distinct phases and mechanisms. I then look at three examples of different types of online platforms used to mobilize collective intelligence. My analysis suggests that each of these has some capacity to support some elements of a social innovation process, but that as the theoretical literature would suggest none of them are useful throughout the process. However,since each of these different platforms has different strengths and weaknesses, by linking them together and utilizing the right platform at the right time, we may be able to harness collective intelligence to greatly enhance social innovation capacity.
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Can Climate Change Unite the Left? - In These Times

Can Climate Change Unite the Left? - In These Times | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
To avoid catastrophe, we must seize corporate polluters' wealth. And to do that, we must change everything.
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Digital connections for low-income Latinos - San Jose Mercury News

Digital connections for low-income Latinos - San Jose Mercury News | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Many low-income Latino students in Silicon Valley have computers at school but none at home. 'Get Latinos Connected' delivers refurbished laptops and discounted Internet service to help close the digital divide.
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The Open Networking Challenge

The Open Networking Challenge | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
One would have to have been living under a rock to not have seen the “ice bucket challenge”. A few months back, people were dumping cold water on their heads in the name of charity. However, just as quickly as that fad showed up, it was gone, as all fads go. The “open networking” movement is getting a lot of attention as well, but in this case, I don’t think it’s a fad, and will have a significant impact on how businesses operate in the future. While the buckets of cold water have disappeared, the need for a revolution in networking continues and businesses are starting to hold their incumbent providers like Cisco Systems CSCO +1.2%, Juniper Networks JNPR +2.1% Alcatel-Lucent , Hewlett-Packard HPQ +0.67% and Brocade Communications Systems BRCD +0.54% more accountable to their networking needs, or face an icy outcome as businesses could shift their purchasing elsewhere.  User groups like ONUG (Open Networking User Group) are taking a leadership role in transforming the networking industry to a more open approach, and I’d like to share my thoughts on it. Let me provide some background first.
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With This Tiny Box, You Can Anonymize Everything You Do Online | WIRED

With This Tiny Box, You Can Anonymize Everything You Do Online | WIRED | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
No tool in existence protects your anonymity on the Web better than the software Tor, which encrypts Internet traffic and bounces it through random computers around the world.
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A, B, C and D – how to prioritize in an always-connected world - The Networked Society Blog

A, B, C and D – how to prioritize in an always-connected world - The Networked Society Blog | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The Networked Society makes you be everywhere at any time. This could create a feeling that there is not enough time , and it becomes difficult to prioritize well. I can feel that way sometimes.

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Is Collaborative Storytelling the Next Generation of Blogging? - Huffington Post

Is Collaborative Storytelling the Next Generation of Blogging? - Huffington Post | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The evolution of blogging from text-based content to a visually-rich medium marks a transformation in the thought process of society. Blogging trends over the years demonstrate a shift in the way that people respond to viral marketing strategies. And in today's mobile world, people are more attracted to pictures and visual graphics than anything else.

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University of Florida’s Fab Lab Offers 3D Scanning, Printing | Inside 3D Printing

University of Florida’s Fab Lab Offers 3D Scanning, Printing | Inside 3D Printing | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Strategies for the Third Industrial Revolution
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Bitcoin Governance 2.0: Let's Block-Chain Them - CryptoCoinsNews

Bitcoin Governance 2.0: Let's Block-Chain Them - CryptoCoinsNews | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Governments all over the planet are scared shirtless of Bitcoin because it interferes with their ability to watch us from the cradle to the grave. But who said that they have the right to watch us in the first place?
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The Economic Case for Local Currency

The Economic Case for Local Currency | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

In Small Town Decline: 1920s & the Rise of Chain Stores, I wrote about how locally owned shops keep on average 3.7 times more money in the local economy than their chain store counterparts, an important benefit to be encouraged and supported. But as compelling as this number is, our family finds that on a practical levelbacking up our localist principles with our wallets is not always easy. Why? Well, as with most families, the Golbabais operate within a fairly strict budget. From groceries, to clothes, to books and entertainment – the very reason chains, and now the Internet, have been so successful is that they are able to, in reality or simply in perception, offer cheaper prices than the local competition. Yet patronizing these chains in lieu of local stores in the long term leads to poorer, clone towns.

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CoopCon2014 - Hackerspace Brussels

CoopCon2014 - Hackerspace Brussels | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

a small ad-hoc conference on cooperative structures, hacker-community, co-living / -working --

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Institute of Network Cultures | Out now: The Allure of the Selfie: Instagram and the New Self-Portrait by Brooke Wendt

Institute of Network Cultures | Out now: The Allure of the Selfie: Instagram and the New Self-Portrait by Brooke Wendt | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Over 130 million images with the hashtag ‘selfie’ have been uploaded to the social media platform Instagram. In The Allure of the Selfie: Instagram and the New Self-Portrait, Brooke Wendt examines the significant hold that the ‘selfie’, or the digital self-portrait, has over self and society. Media theorist Vilém Flusser observed that society could become programmed to snap pictures for the sole benefit of cameras, as though under a ‘magical spell’, if photographs continued to be undecoded. Wendt examines this magical spell by analyzing users’ self-portraits on Instagram, one of the most popular contemporary platforms for image production.
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The sharing economy: From rides to lodgings to financing projects and raising ... - Kansas City Star

The sharing economy: From rides to lodgings to financing projects and raising ... - Kansas City Star | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Welcome to the shared economy, where hitchhiking occurs in an orderly line, your home is someone’s vacation getaway, and investors are a mouse click away.
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Privacy and Harm in a Networked Society · Data & Society

Privacy and Harm in a Networked Society · Data & Society | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Privacy is not something that one has, but something that one seeks to achieve. It requires constant negotiation as information flows and contexts shift. Privacy is particularly complicated in a networked era because of the ease with which people can share information, the increased availability of persistent data, and the ongoing ways in which contexts collapse. To achieve privacy in a networked world, people must actively try to manage the various social situations in which information is accessed, consumed, interpreted, and shared. They cannot simply focus on restricting the flow of information; they must also account for the ways in which information is inferred and used.

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Open source business models and branding | Opensource.com

Open source business models and branding | Opensource.com | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Marten Mickos in part three on open source naming and branding from his talk on open source business models.
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What's Motivating Amazon's Move? - Fox Business

What's Motivating Amazon's Move? - Fox Business | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Amazon’s supposed  move from online to the physical retail world this holiday season begs the question: Is it all about branding, or an attempt to grow its razor-thin margins?
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Eric Schmidt: The Next Google Is Out There In A Garage Somewhere

Eric Schmidt: The Next Google Is Out There In A Garage Somewhere | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
On Monday, Google chairman Eric Schmidt stopped to give a talk in front of a bunch of hardware engineers at Native Instruments in Berlin, a company that specializes in software and hardware for computer-based audio production and DJing. In addition to stumping for what Google has already accomplished, the speech broadly outlines some of the challenges the company is facing in the tech world.
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3D printing in fashion and clothing is attracting big brands | Inside3DP

3D printing in fashion and clothing is attracting big brands | Inside3DP | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
3D printing in manufacturing is becoming an attractive alternative to many big brands who are following in the footsteps of 3D printing companies.
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The Brave New World of Internet Copyright Trolls - Corporate Counsel (registration)

The Brave New World of Internet Copyright Trolls - Corporate Counsel (registration) | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Copyright trolls are in the business of acquiring the right to bring lawsuits against alleged infringers and threatening to file copyright infringement claims in order to induce rapid settlements against large groups of defendants.


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Open source "Dronecode" UAV platform project launches - LinuxGizmos

Open source "Dronecode" UAV platform project launches - LinuxGizmos | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The Linux Foundation launched a collaborative "Dronecode Project" aimed at creating a shared open source platform for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs).
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3D modeling software: Polygonal modeling for 3D printing | Inside3DP

3D modeling software: Polygonal modeling for 3D printing | Inside3DP | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
3D printing design software exists in many shapes and forms. Polygonal 3D modeling has been around for a long time and is a good alternative to CAD.
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How to stop terrorists from using 3D printing? | Inside3DP

How to stop terrorists from using 3D printing? | Inside3DP | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
It will require new legislation to stop terrorist groups from acquiring and abusing direct digital manufacturing technology, writes Aaron Richards.
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Ethan Diamond on bandcamp at XOXO Festival 2014

Ethan Diamond on bandcamp at XOXO Festival 2014 | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The best way to support an artist is to pay then directly. — Ethan Diamond

Ethan Diamond is co-founder of bandcamp, a site established to support musicians.
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Dynamic Ownership and the End of the Internet as We Knew It - HomeFree America

Dynamic Ownership and the End of the Internet as We Knew It - HomeFree America | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Reddit’s CEO, Yishan Wong (formerly of Facebook) is doing the right thing. He’s planning to make Reddit’s users into owners, depending on their contribution to the site. There’s a way to create a form of liquid ownership that doesn’t require Wall Street. This new method is based on the bitcoin blockchain. That technology makes it possible to issue ownership to contributors in a decentralized and trusted way. The combination of blockchain stock, Yishan’s example, and the experience of participants will set in motion a wave of change in Silicon Valley. The message is: if you want to build an online company, you better find a way to make your customers/contributors owners.*

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This entry was posted on Thursday, October 9th, 2014 at 10:40 am and is filed under Cognitive CapitalismCommonsP2P Company WatchPeer Property. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.

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