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Category:Open source hardware - Appropedia: The sustainability wiki

Category:Open source hardware - Appropedia: The sustainability wiki | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Open hardware - or open source hardware is hardware whose design is made publicly available so that anyone can study, modify, distribute, make, and sell the design or hardware based on that design.[1]


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P2P Foundation » Blog Archive » Why is Open Hardware inherently sustainable?

P2P Foundation » Blog Archive » Why is Open Hardware inherently sustainable? | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

In this article, I want to list the reasons why I believe that the trend towards open and distributed manufacturing is a vital part of ensuring a sustainable society.

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Facebook Crosses The Line With New Facebook Messenger App - The New Bull @ 100.3

Facebook Crosses The Line With New Facebook Messenger App - The New Bull @ 100.3 | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

First, this is VERY important to read and understand. I’m doing my best to look out for all the Facebook Users who aren’t as tech savvy as their kids or friends. I’m trying to help explain what’s happening because if I don’t…nobody else will!

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Michel Bauwens' comment on Facebook: 

as I said elsewhere, I see 3 main counter-strategies, one is the building of alternative infrastructures, which is problematic in terms of resources, but also in terms of potential isolation from the masses of users; the second is to bring the fight to the netarchical platforms themselves, and create counterpower; necessary, but also of course, it means you accept the current conditions; third is the more long term strategy of building a counter-economy, which is what the p2p-f is engaged them. In my view, an integrative 3+1 strategy is best: the first strategy is to be used, not to create isolated social media that use pure technologies, but rather as working productive tools for peer-productive communities, with no illusion they can be used by everyone; the use of Loomio by Enspiral and the p2p-foundation is a good example of that strategy, or the alt.currency strategy we are working on with the CIC; this means that we also use two for the ideological struggle of ideas, we are present where people are, and bring the fight to those platforms, including of course organizing for user rights etc... While we are doing this, we continue to actively peer produce alternatives for our livelyhoods. I think therefore that we need to combine the 3 strategies and not oppose or isolate them from each other.

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Have Your 3D Printed Bong Made For You In Space | Inside3DP.com

Have Your 3D Printed Bong Made For You In Space | Inside3DP.com | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The 3D Printer World Expo in Seattle has teamed up with Made In Space to offer people the chance to have an item 3D printed in space.
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Salem's 'sharing economy' told to obey the rules - seattlepi.com

Salem's 'sharing economy' told to obey the rules - seattlepi.com | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Salem city officials say they're not in a sharing mood — unless people who offer strangers rides for pay get taxi licenses, and unless people who rent out extra rooms in their houses get a bed and breakfast permit and actually offer breakfast.

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Experts Have No Idea If Robots Will Steal Your Job - blogs.hbr.org (blog)

Experts Have No Idea If Robots Will Steal Your Job - blogs.hbr.org (blog) | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Experts disagree about the future. That might seem unextraordinary, but it’s the conclusion of a new survey on robots from Pew, and it’s more significant than it sounds. For all the talk of “robots stealing jobs,” 2,551 experts surveyed were deeply divided over the following question:

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Rushkoff: Russia hack: Your data is not safe - KESQ

Rushkoff: Russia hack: Your data is not safe - KESQ | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Most people's first response on hearing that 1.2 billion usernames and passwords have been compromised by a group of Russian hackers? We check our own most important accounts for evidence of misuse, and change our passwords. If a week or two goes by with nothing out of the ordinary happening on our credit cards, we breathe a sigh of relief and go back to life as normal.



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Adatao Raises $13M On The Promise Of 'Big Data 2.0' - Forbes

Adatao Raises $13M On The Promise Of 'Big Data 2.0' - Forbes | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it


The technology world is seeing a huge increase of activity in the analytics space.

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10 Tips to Consider Before Buying a 3D Printer | Inside3DP.com

10 Tips to Consider Before Buying a 3D Printer | Inside3DP.com | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
We compiled a list of 10 tips for those charmed by 3D printing and considering to buy a 3D printer.
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The birth of the anchovy as we know it

The birth of the anchovy as we know it | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The incredible story of a Sicilian guy who traveled to the Cantabrian looking for providers, fell in love with a girl from Santoña, invented anchovies in oil, created hundreds of jobs, and ended up changing the world’s diet.

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Why Israel is losing the social media war over Gaza | Paul Mason | Paul Mason

Why Israel is losing the social media war over Gaza | Paul Mason | Paul Mason | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
For the first time in a major Arab-Israeli conflict, the world has access to non-traditional sources of reality such as Twitter - and it means Israel is losing the battle for hearts and minds.
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'Internet of Things': Monitoring, Sensing, Remote Control

'Internet of Things': Monitoring, Sensing, Remote Control | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Wolf Richter: Goal of Booming 'Internet of Things': Monitoring, Sensing, Remote Control – Factory Workers First, You Next. Posted on August 7, 2014 by Yves Smith. Society is now created for technological, rather than human requirements.
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Own Your Network - Huffington Post

Own Your Network - Huffington Post | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Own Your Network Huffington Post In June 2009, new media expert Clay Shirky gave a TED Talk in which he claimed that today's era marks "the largest increase in expressive capability in human history." 

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Open source sustainable technology | OpenEnergyMonitor

Open source sustainable technology | OpenEnergyMonitor | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

We love open source and believe it is a better way of doing things. This page explores what it means to us and how the value of openness informs this project.

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P2P Foundation » Blog Archive » Cooperativa Integral Catalana as a living model of open cooperativism

P2P Foundation » Blog Archive » Cooperativa Integral Catalana as a living model of open cooperativism | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

This could be an important initiative aimed at creating a greater awareness of open cooperativism within the CIC, while also overcoming the problem of client-provider relationships between the Commons-oriented structure and productive projects.

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Making Commons for Peer Production - P2P Foundation

Making Commons for Peer Production - P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

* PhD Thesis: ANNA SERAVALLI. MAKING COMMONS (attempts at composing prospects in the opening of production). Doctoral dissertation in Interaction Design. Malmö University, School of Arts and Communication, Faculty: Culture and Society, 2014


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Uber And Lyft Now Open For Business In Houston - The Consumerist

Uber And Lyft Now Open For Business In Houston - The Consumerist | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

When Uber and Lyft opened for business in Houston, the same thing happened that has happened in many cities with existing livery industries: taxi companies freaked out and sought help from the city government. Now both ride-sharing services are open for business in the city, with some additional rules in place that are intended to help traditional taxi companies compete with them.


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Explaining authors’ contribution to pivotal artifacts during mass collaboration in the Wikipedia’s knowledge base - Springer

Explaining authors’ contribution to pivotal artifacts during mass collaboration in the Wikipedia’s knowledge base - Springer | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

This article discusses the relevance of large-scale mass collaboration for computer-supported collaborative learning (CSCL) research, adhering to a theoretical perspective that views collective knowledge both as substance and as participatory activity. In an empirical study using the German Wikipedia as a data source, we explored collective knowledge as manifested in the structure of artifacts that were created through the collaborative activity of authors with different levels of contribution experience. Wikipedia’s interconnected articles were considered at the macro level as a network and analyzed using a network analysis approach. The focus of this investigation was the relation between the authors’ experience and their contribution to two types of articles: central pivotal articles within the artifact network of a single knowledge domain and boundary-crossing pivotal articles within the artifact network of two adjacent knowledge domains. Both types of pivotal articles were identified by measuring the network position of artifacts based on network analysis indices of topological centrality.

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Israel, Gaza, War & Data: Social Networks and the Art of Personalizing ... - Huffington Post

Israel, Gaza, War & Data: Social Networks and the Art of Personalizing ... - Huffington Post | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

It's hard to shake away the utterly depressing feeling that comes with news coverage these days. IDF and Hamas are at it again, a vicious cycle of violence, but this time it feels much more intense. While war rages on the ground in Gaza and across Israeli skies, there's an all-out information war unraveling in social networked spaces.

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Build an Open Source Community Platform With New York Times, Washington ... - New York Times (blog)

Build an Open Source Community Platform With New York Times, Washington ... - New York Times (blog) | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it


Staffers from The New York Times, Mozilla OpenNews and The Washington Post are seeking two fellows to join their community platform collaboration.

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Socialist, An App For The List Obsessed To Create And Share Favorites - Forbes

Socialist, An App For The List Obsessed To Create And Share Favorites - Forbes | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Socialist (yes, the founder knows) is an app, built only for iOS 7 for now, that allows iPhone users to create and consume lists of places, movies, music, or anything really. You can follow other users and collaborate on lists, and share them via messaging and on a public newsfeed.

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original name for new app ?

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Wikipedia Picks Up $140,000 In Bitcoin Donations In One Week | TechCrunch

Wikipedia Picks Up $140,000 In Bitcoin Donations In One Week | TechCrunch | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

In late July, Wikipedia announced that it would accept donations in bitcoin. In its first week of accepting bitcoin, Wikipedia racked up $140,000 in new funds, according to Coinbase, the service that powers its cryptocurrency influx.

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▶ Global Wealth Inequality - What you never knew you never knew - YouTube

For more info go to www.therules.org Production Company: Grain Media (grainmedia.co.uk); Motion Graphics Artist: Nick Pittom (nickpittom.com); Music: Sup Doo...
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Eén op negen Gentenaars 'Freecyclet' | HLN Gent

Eén op negen Gentenaars 'Freecyclet' | HLN Gent | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Niet recyclen maar 'freecyclen' is een echte hype aan het worden in Gent. Al 21.700 Gentenaars hebben zich aangesloten op de facebookpagina 'Freecycle Gent' waar zowat elke twee minuten wel iets gratis wordt weggegeven: van bevlekte matrassen tot vintage synthesizers. - Gent
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Maker Faire Johannesburg: A Beacon of Hope for Africa? | Inside3DP.com

Maker Faire Johannesburg: A Beacon of Hope for Africa? | Inside3DP.com | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The maker movement event will be coming to Johannesburg this September, offering makers the chance to change (and 3D print) history.
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