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on peer-to-peer dynamics in the field of politics, economics and institutions
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Give the Users the Social Enterprise Collaboration That They Want - Supply & Demand Chain Executive

Give the Users the Social Enterprise Collaboration That They Want - Supply & Demand Chain Executive | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Ahhh, social media—it’s one of those topics that follows you wherever you go, isn’t it? Whether it’s “checking yourself in” via Foursquare at your local restaurant or announcing a business update on Twitter or using Facebook or Instagram to share images from a recent industry event—it’s always at your fingertips, ready to be accessed. But for the global supply chain, it’s become much more than just joining a group or starting an industry discussion via LinkedIn. The use of social software by businesses to collaborate and share information via enterprise-grade social technologies continues to grow at a dramatic rate.

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Renilde De Wit's curator insight, June 9, 2013 10:15 AM

True: it's not just about the techology but most of all about making it easy for people to collaborate.

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The United States should be in the dock, not Bradley Manning - The Independent

The United States should be in the dock, not Bradley Manning - The Independent | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

It has launched illegal and unjust wars with catastrophic human consequences; it has helped overthrow democratically elected governments; it arms and backs some of the most brutal dictatorships on the face of the earth; and it has a track record of supporting terrorist organisations. Even many of its ardent supporters admit that the US foreign policy elite has a somewhat chequered history.

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Open to All, Bike Share Copes With Glitches - Wall Street Journal- India

Open to All, Bike Share Copes With Glitches - Wall Street Journal- India | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Mayor Michael Bloomberg, his aides and bicycling advocates have been exuberant about the launch of the 6,000-bicycle Citi Bike network in parts of Manhattan and Brooklyn over the past week, hailing the nation's largest municipal bike-share system as an unqualified success.

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8 Hackerspaces Changing the Arab World

8 Hackerspaces Changing the Arab World | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Lately, it seems as though we often hear about a revolutionary new DIY idea like the Raspberry Pi Do-it-Yourself computer, or a successful crowdfunding campain to commercialize an affordable tool like the 3Doodler printing pen; essentially, we’ve been hearing a lot about the hacker/maker movement. 
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5 ways the booming crowdfunding ecosystem is changing in 2013

5 ways the booming crowdfunding ecosystem is changing in 2013 | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

If you think that participating in crowdfunding simply means investing in smaller companies that launch games and devices on Kickstarter, think again. With crowdfunding volumes reaching $2.7 billion in 2012, it has emerged as a viable, scalable alternative to public and private finance across the globe.

 


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Google Ventures invests in OpenCoin, the firm behind Bitcoin exchange Ripple

Google Ventures invests in OpenCoin, the firm behind Bitcoin exchange Ripple | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Ripple is a distributed exchange that can be used for Bitcoin and other currencies, too. Google Ventures and IDG’s investment is the latest in a recent string for firms handling virtual currencies.
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5 Ways Pirates Were Way More Modern Than You Realize

5 Ways Pirates Were Way More Modern Than You Realize | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
In some ways, pirates were bizarrely ahead of the societal curve. In fact, some of their viewpoints would be heartily endorsed by the campus newspaper of a liberal arts college.
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About Edible City: Grow the Revolution

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Edible City introduces a diverse cast of extraordinary and eccentric characters who are challenging the paradigm of our broken food system. The movie digs deep into their unique perspectives and transformative work– from edible education to grassroots activism to building local economies— finding hopeful solutions to monumental problems.

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Why retailers should be leery of accepting bitcoin

Why retailers should be leery of accepting bitcoin | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Years ago, when we were on the cusp of mass usage of the Internet, folks liked to say we were in the “Wild, Wild West” of information technology: There were no rules, and all was fair. Today, within the context of finance and e-commerce, they’re saying the same thing about bitcoin.

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B. Martin's curator insight, June 7, 2013 5:08 AM

In a sense, the title is correct.  Before you accept Bitcoin you need to actually understand it.  If you haven't done your research your just asking for trouble.

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THE PIRATE CINEMA - A CINEMATIC COLLAGE GENERATED BY P2P USERS

THE PIRATE CINEMA - A CINEMATIC COLLAGE GENERATED BY P2P USERS | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
In the context of omnipresent telecommunications surveillance, “The Pirate Cinema” makes the hidden activity and geography of Peer-to-Peer file sharing visible. The project is presented as a monitoring room, which shows Peer-to-Peer transfers happening in real time on networks using the BitTorrent protocol. The installation produces an arbitrary cut-up of the files currently being exchanged. This immediate and fragmentary rendering of digital activity, with information concerning its source and destination, thus depicts the topology of digital media consumption and uncontrolled content dissemination in a connected world.
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MakerBot and Robohand -- 3D Printing Mechanical Hands

When Richard Van As, a woodworker in South Africa, decided to make a set of mechanical fingers, it wasn't just for fun. He'd lost four of the fingers on his right hand in an unfortunate work accident. For a carpenter, a disabled hand is a big professional risk, so Richard decided on the day of the incident that he would use the tools available to him to remedy his situation. Watch the inspiring video above to hear how Richard's project, Robohand, is changing lives with patience, spirit, and a MakerBot Replicator 2.
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Global Sharing Day

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Last year’s Global Sharing Day reached over 60 million people from 147 countries – it was the Greatest Share on Earth.
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Urban Policy Recommendations for Airbnb-style Short-Term Rentals

Urban Policy Recommendations for Airbnb-style Short-Term Rentals | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

“This policy brief recommends the adoption of city-level policies allowing residents a reasonable amount of latitude to host and be compensated by short-term guests. The Sustainable Economies Law Center (SELC) recommends that cities adopt such laws in order to increase the affordability of housing, diversify local tourism opportunities, and create new sources of local wealth and city revenue.”

 
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Collaboration Meets Community Platforms - Destination CRM

Collaboration Meets Community Platforms - Destination CRM | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Even before today's most popular social networks picked up steam, companies such as Jive Software and Lithium Technologies were creating enterprise-class social networks and communities. Similarly, Microsoft SharePoint, Yammer (which was acquired by Microsoft last year), Tibbr, IGLOO, and Salesforce.com Chatter sought to socialize enterprise interactions, essentially modernizing the corporate intranet.

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How Revolutionizing The Workplace Creates Better - PSFK

Benjamin Dyett, Co-Founder of Grind, spoke at PSFK CONFERENCE 2013 about how he is working to revolutionize the workplace. Grind is a collaborative space open to creative professionals as an alternative to laboring at home or at coffee shops. Modeled after progressive workplaces which emphasize office culture, such as Google, Grind offers an open and collaborative environment for freelance workers.

 
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Bradley Manning's WikiLeaks trial: what are the key issues at stake? - The Guardian

Bradley Manning's WikiLeaks trial: what are the key issues at stake? - The Guardian | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The US soldier faces 21 counts flowing from the leaking of hundreds of thousands of classified digital files to WikiLeaks. The most serious charge is "aiding the enemy" – in effect, helping al-Qaida by making intelligence accessible on the internet – which carries a life sentence. In addition he is accused of "wrongfully and wantonly" causing US intelligence to be published on the internet and faces 14 counts relating to various elements of the WikiLeaks disclosures, as well as five counts of violating military computer rules – all of which add up to a possible maximum sentence of more than 150 years in military jail.

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CTIA - The Wireless Association

CTIA and participating wireless companies have taken several important steps to protecting its customers and their information on smartphones, but consumers play an important role in deterring thefts.

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The Open Knowledge Foundation Newsletter, June 2013 | Open Knowledge Foundation Blog

The Open Knowledge Foundation Newsletter, June 2013 | Open Knowledge Foundation Blog | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

How time flies! May 20th was our 9th birthday, and to mark the occasion we allowed ourselves a little reminiscent birthday post, looking back on how we’ve been doing. Thanks so much for all your lovely messages and birthday wishes!

 
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The Russians Prove Small Scale Organic CAN Feed the World

The Russians Prove Small Scale Organic CAN Feed the World | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
On a total of about 20 million acres managed by over 35 million Russian families, Russians are growing their own organic crops - and it's working.
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Category:Agrifood - P2P Foundation

Category:Agrifood - P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

This section covers p2p-oriented and relocalization trends in agriculture and food production, as well as food sovereignty and land commons issues.


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Game over, Bitcoin. Long live human-based currencies!

Game over, Bitcoin. Long live human-based currencies! | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Since Bitcoin is fundamentally flawed It is now time to build the next level of the monetary revolution: a truly human-based digital monetary system.
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Park Life: Occupy Istanbul?

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It was summed up in a tweet: this could be the Turkish Spring. The person was referring to a CNNturk broadcast, which finally had picked up the story of the past days of occupation of the Gezi park in Istanbul and the following police violence. A peaceful protest turned into widely circulatingimages of tear gas, facial injuries, and a range of police measures that anyone seeing the pictures could not see as proportionate, despite some government officials trying to dismiss the events. Some tweeters escorted their images of tear gas filled Taksim with a reminder: “this is not Middle East, this is Istanbul”.

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Beyond Market and State – the Commons and Commoning

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This is the first of two posts of reflections following my participation in the Economics and the Common(s) Conference  – From Seed Form to Core paradigm in Berlin May 22-24, 2013  See also the second post Making Money.

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On the difference between nonprofit and not-for-profit

On the difference between nonprofit and not-for-profit | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

“Distinguishing between non-profit and not-for-profit in use of language is particularly important for two reasons: Firstly, because of the way the game is set up in the U.S. where not-for-profit entities are often called ‘non-profits’ and that these generally represent the old-school model of grant-dependent organisations rather than functioning enterprises. Secondly because of the hermeneutics – In my experience, when people are presented with the words ‘non-profit’ they understandably think ‘no-profits’. When I say ‘not-for-profit’, there seems much more leeway to understand the ability to make profit, just for it to not be privatised profit. In this sense you’re right: ‘not-for-distributable-profit’ or ‘not-for-the-purpose-of-profit’ would be better ways to describe such groups. That said, non-profit will always remain too (as an important sub-division of a not-for-profit world)! Not everything in the not-for-profit umbrella will involve enterprise. Think of a protest rally, for example, where there are no fees for participation and no donations are taken. This can still build social capital but is actually a non-profit activity and, if it were in Australia and the organising committee for the rally has any recorded minutes, then the entity could actually be considered an unincorporated association (i.e. a not-for-profit that is non-profit!).

 
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