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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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Open Compute Project: Can Facebook Help Save The World? - TechCrunch

Open Compute Project: Can Facebook Help Save The World? - TechCrunch | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Hardware generally doesn’t interest me too much, so when I heard about the Open Compute project I didn’t give it too much attention. Casually reading up on the subject a little more left me even less interested. Why should Facebook have to design their own hardware, I wondered? Wouldn’t hardware vendors be clambering over each other to supply Facebook with gobs and gobs of servers for their data centers?

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Internet Time Blog : How to Replace Top-Down Training with Collaborative Learning (3)

Internet Time Blog : How to Replace Top-Down Training with Collaborative Learning (3) | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Work and learning are converging, and as this change happens, the infrastructure of the old corporate learning must go – things like traditional one-size-fit-all in-person training seminars. In its place enters social and informal learning hubs like on-demand content, live online discussions, wikis and forums, and searchable content archives. The great news is that social and informal learning don’t require new systems because learning can take place on the same “platform” as the existing social network, if a company already has one.

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Open source analysis to save the European sovereign debt crisis - Open Source Insider

Open source analysis to save the European sovereign debt crisis - Open Source Insider | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Could open source financial analysis software shake up Wall Street?

This is what financial analyst Marc Joffe is hoping as he champions his new open-source methodology for rating sovereign debt.

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Point of view: Re-thinking business structures

Point of view: Re-thinking business structures | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
“How’s it going?” the CEO asked me casually, on a rare visit to the department where I worked in the head office of a FTSE 100 retailer. “Everything under control.” I responded, eager to impress and thinking that this was the sort of thing you should say to your CEO in such circumstances. “Oh dear” was his response.
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Despite the Apple verdict, for Samsung, copying was the right decision

Despite the Apple verdict, for Samsung, copying was the right decision | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

“It’s tempting, after such a sweeping verdict in Apple’s favor, to conclude that Samsung’s decision to mimic the iPhone was a terrible mistake. The firm will now be on the hook for at least $1 billion in damages, and the judge could triple that amount. Samsung will likely face sales injunctions on many of its products, and will be forced to quickly design around Apple’s patents in its current and upcoming devices, if not to pay a steep licensing fee. Other companies that took inspiration from Apple—including Motorola, HTC and, at the top of the chain, Google—will also be stung by this decision.

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Tom Murphy on the Energy Trap

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“Tom Murphy is a physics professor at University of California, San Diego. His recent talk at the Compass Summit beautifully describes our #1 global issue moving forward — the energy trap. I think his term “energy trap” is better than “peak oil” for describing the volatile economic consequences that await our new century. Tom has “done the math” (as many of us have) and recognizes a high probability for ever-increasing levels of energy-based economic impediments over the coming decades. Moreover, Tom is the best numbers-oriented speaker I’ve heard on this issue. His talk reminds me of a more focused version of Richard Smalley’s famous energy talks in the late-1990s. Take 23 minutes and listen to Tom’s brilliant – “there is no financing in nature” – overview.”

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Ask Tapscott: New Networks

You asked: What are the new global networks? One of 11 questions OpenCanada.org asked Don Tapscott.
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Occupy Isaac Relief Distribution Network | InterOccupy Hub

Occupy Isaac Relief Distribution Network | InterOccupy Hub | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

This Project is a collaboration between the Occupy Movement, Occupy NOLA, Common Ground Collective, Rainbow Kitchen, Food not Bombs and the Common Ground Clinic. Occupy camps nationwide will act to procure donations of Medical Supplies and Food by performing fundraising drives nationwide. Collected Supplies with be sent to Occupy Distribution Hubs in Jackson, MS; Tuscaloosa, AL; and Birmingham, AL (more hubs being set up around New Orleans now) and then transported into the New Orleans. Occupy NOLA, Rainbow Kitchens and Food not Bombs will set up mobile kitchens to feed those displaced not only by Isaac but also by Katrina (over 10,000 victims live on the streets to this day). Common Ground Clinic and Common Ground Collective will provide medical and disaster relief.

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Ronin Institute for Independent Scholarship - P2P Foundation

Ronin Institute for Independent Scholarship - P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

= The Ronin Institute is devoted to facilitating and promoting scholarly research outside the confines of traditional academic research institutions.

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TiberiusB Interview

A discussion of scalable peer economics, from the standpoint of a practiced innovator. Tiberius Brastaviceanu (Tibi) is co-founder of sensorica.co Open Value Network. He is based in Montreal, Canada.
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The Misery Of Monetization

The Misery Of Monetization | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

It's not a trick question and the answer is pretty obvious: any brand that was created without thinking about how or why people would either pay for it or truly engage with an advertising supported model. Kickstarter was built to make money. So was Square. Twitter wasn't. Neither was Facebook. You could argue that while Google wasn't created that way, they are one of the few brands that was able to turn it around in a spectacular fashion (thank you, Google AdWords). Look at what YouTube is doing to try and figure out if people like ads before watching an online video clip (TrueView is some interesting stuff).

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How is the Open Government Partnership is leveraging libraries? | Facilitating Change

Libraries are democracy machines. How is the OGP leveraging them?

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Trust On The Internet: The Solution Is Ahead - Forbes

Trust On The Internet: The Solution Is Ahead - Forbes | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
There is a need for a user-centric identity, privacy and trust on the internet, to power the digital economy. It's a major issue, and a solution that relies on crowd-sourcing is being proposed by Respect Network.
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What's The Future Of The Sharing Economy? | Co.Exist: World changing ideas and innovation

A few years ago, no one would have thought peer-to-peer asset sharing would become such a big thing. With the immense popularity of Airbnb and the emergence of thousands of other sharing companies globally, 2012 has quickly become the year of sharing. Most articles on innovation list “sharing” as a game-changing idea or the hot trend to watch.

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A tribute to the great, Alan Jay Lerner in... | Citizen Screen

A tribute to the great, Alan Jay Lerner in remembrance on what would have been his birthday.
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Lost in Transcription: White Paper on Fractional Scholarship

Lost in Transcription: White Paper on Fractional Scholarship | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

So, I've been working with the incomparable Sam Arbesman to write up some thoughts on the concept of "fractional scholarship." Basically, the idea is that there are a lot of people out there who have the expertise and the interest to contribute to scholarly research, but for whom, for whatever reason, the seventy-hour-a-week academic lifestyle just doesn't work. We need to develop mechanisms that will allow people to participate in research at ten, twenty, or thirty hours a week, and to get paid for doing it.

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Riversimple - P2P Foundation

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"A new hydrogen-powered car, whose designs will be “open source” and posted for free use on the web, was unveiled today in London. The company behind the Riversimple urban car claim the new model proves hydrogen automotive technology is ready for roll-out now rather than in 10 years’ time.

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The Organization of United Phyles: a post-Westphalian proposal by Las Indias and the P2P Foundation

The Organization of United Phyles: a post-Westphalian proposal by Las Indias and the P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

“Worldwide, a growing number of transnational communities is appearing. Some of them tend towards, pursue, or already have a shared economy around diverse commons. They are phyles, and every day, more and more people see them as the alternative to combat crisis, experience social innovation, and live out their identity inclusively. It will soon be time to interconnect and network them worldwide.

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Brutal Debt, or the return to feudalism

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“In discussing topics ranging from the origins of free market capitalism (Islam) to the virtues of anarchism, Graeber and his conversation partner, Rebecca Solnit, make the case that we do not need to satisfy ourselves with the politico-socioeconomic status quo. To raise the level of discourse on these issues, terms need redefining and social dynamics reconfiguring. Graeber maintains that by thinking of “capitalism as a really bad way of organizing communism,” we can improve cooperation among exchanging parties and the quality of human social relations. For Solnit, the Occupy movement has heralded a radical revolution toward this effort: “It turns out that we’re actually capable of something other than neoliberalism and actually we’re really capable of enjoying ourselves more than we do under neoliberalism. It feels that if neoliberalism is first about privatizing desire and imagination before the economy, then we’re in this process of publicizing it again.”

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Bikram Choudhury, yoga's biggest asshole, squares off for a copyright showdown

Bikram Choudhury, yoga's biggest asshole, squares off for a copyright showdown | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
I missed this great piece in the LA Weekly from a few weeks back about multi-millionaire yogi blowhard Bikram Choudhury. We've covered his antics before, but his copyrighty litigiousness just got interesting again.
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Ronin Institute | A community of independent scholars

The Ronin Institute is devoted to facilitating and promoting scholarly research outside the confines of traditional academic research institutions. To read more about our the plans for transforming the future of research, visit our Mission page. To meet some of the people who are going to be doing the transforming, visit our Research Scholars page. To learn more about specific programs, visit our Programs page.

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SENSORICA

SENSORICA | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
SENSORICA: an open, decentralized and self-organizing value network, designing, producing, and distributing sensing and sensemaking solutions.
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Wiki - City of Brussels

Wiki - City of Brussels | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The wiki of the City of Brussels (or Wikibru) allows anyone to contribute information about works on Brussels in literature, comic books, films and songs.
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Home - Digicult | digital art, design and culture

Home - Digicult | digital art, design and culture | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Since 2005, Digicult is a cultural platform that examines the impact of digital technologies on art, design, culture and contemporary society...
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BOSTON, Aug. 30, 2012: Casual Collaboration Platform from Ribose Now Open for Beta Users | PRNewswire | Rock Hill Herald Online

BOSTON, Aug. 30, 2012: Casual Collaboration Platform from Ribose Now Open for Beta Users | PRNewswire | Rock Hill Herald Online | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Ribose is designed to simplify the way groups of all sizes collaborate. The platform brings together an unmatched collection of tools, applications and widgets that harness the real-time, social and cloud-based flexibility of today's internet to help streamline, organize and plan anything from a small family gathering to a social club's ongoing activities.

Beta access to the Ribose site is free for registered users. Beta users will be allowed up to 10 invitations to begin building their collaboration teams. To learn more, or to register for beta access and begin tapping into the power of casual collaboration, visit www.ribose.com. The site will launch as a full release in the fall of 2012.

 

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