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Your Current Supply Chain Is Toast, But Its Replacement Will Be Awesome

Your Current Supply Chain Is Toast, But Its Replacement Will Be Awesome | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
3D printing, robotics and open-source hardware will usher in a superior alternative: Software defined supply chains. (3D printing, robotics and open-source hardware will usher in a superior alternative: Software defined supply chains.
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Promoting the emergence of a sustainable, more ethical and just economy worldwide

Promoting the emergence of a sustainable, more ethical and just economy worldwide | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Ethical Markets Media is an independent media company promoting the emergence of a sustainable, green, more ethical and just economy worldwide.
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The term social learning and its Benefits - spyghana.com

The term social learning and its Benefits - spyghana.com | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Social learning in recent words can be explained as the use of collaboration to make sense of the new ideas. Today is the age of technology and society is more social driven than in present times than ever before. This might be attributed to the possibility of connecting people more easily through the method of e-learning. If you wish to integrate the social learning model in your workplace it is very important to ascertain few aspects for the same. Firstly you need to chalk out the plan about how to go about integrating the social learning model into your workplace. 

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Brian Davey: Beware of Fake Abundance

Brian Davey: Beware of Fake Abundance | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

My conclusion is that, to talk about abundance is a very misleading message. Commons have much to offer us – sharing ideas without intellectual property constraints will help us, sharing scarce production and energy and pooling production arrangement and infrastructures will too, sharing may bring us into human relationships with many psychological and emotional rewards. In that sense we may describe commons as “having a generative logic” – But an “abundance” is not a message that I agree with – if it taken to mean, or implied to mean, an abundance of material production. In my opinion to use the word “abundance” is a misleading picture of the future that we are heading into. An abundance of information about how we might make things is not the same as an abundance of things – it is an abundance of recipes not an abundance of food.

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Whistleblowing 2.0: From the Pentagon Papers to Bradley Manning to PRISM - Truth-Out

Whistleblowing 2.0: From the Pentagon Papers to Bradley Manning to PRISM - Truth-Out | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

With computer technician Edward Snowden’s bombshell revelations about the extent of state snooping — coupled with the ongoing court martial of Private Bradley Manning — 2013 is the year of the whistleblower. These ongoing cases also highlight the perennial plight of the whistleblower along with the state’s enduring efforts to prosecute them as a means to reinforce rank and file obedience. Information has always been a battleground. But, in an age of networked communication, the whistleblowing game is changing what information is leaked and who has the opportunity to leak it. What has changed little are the consequences for those who dare to become whistleblowers.

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Is Social Media Still an Enigma? - Small Business Trends

Is Social Media Still an Enigma? - Small Business Trends | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Social media has been around the world for one reason or the other. With the birth of Facebook and Twitter, it remains ubiquitous and the most powerful source of communication. It is changing how the institutions are engaging citizen’s right from journalism to business.

 
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MAKE | Book Excerpt: FabLab—Of Machines, Makers and Inventors

MAKE | Book Excerpt: FabLab—Of Machines, Makers and Inventors | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The following excerpt is taken from Paulo Blikstein’s essay, “Digital Fabrication and ‘Making’ in Education: The Democratization of Invention.” The essay comes from the recently published FabLab: Of Machines, Makers, and Inventors edited bu Julia Walter-Herrmann and Corine Büching. Blikstein’s project concerns the role of fablabs in the future of engineering eduction. It is one of four “vignettes” from Blikstein’s own experiences in conducting digital fabrication workshops with secondary school students around the world.
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Why I never use email

Why I never use email | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

I shall soon be the only EMV (email virgin) left in the country. I have never sent an email, though I’ve occasionally cheated and asked my teenage son to do so for me. Nor have I ever used the internet. I am no more capable of going online than I am of getting to Saturn. I don’t know how to text. I do have a mobile phone, but it’s immobile. I never take it out of the house, for fear of triggering some ridiculous trend in which hordes of people march down the street bawling into these sinister little gadgets. If you allowed people to use mobile phones in public, you might end up being forced to listen to them on trains and in cafes, asking noisily whether the invoices have arrived. The prospect is too appalling to contemplate. The only time I might conceivably have needed a mobile phone outside the house was when I once turned my car over in the Irish mountains and was trapped inside the vehicle for a while. When a passer-by did finally try to use a phone, however, it didn’t work, since the mountains were too high. Hanging upside down like a gigantic bat, my chest crushed painfully against the air bag, I felt quietly vindicated.

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Sharing-economy companies go mainstream - Reuters

Sharing-economy companies go mainstream - Reuters | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

(Reuters) - A few years ago, renting out a spare room via the lodging website Airbnb bordered on daring. Now, in thousands of cities around the world, it seems almost conventional.

 



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Noam Chomsky: "Saving the commons from the wrecking ball of commercial ... - Deutsche Welle

"The commons have been steadily dismantled by the principle that everything has to be privately owned." These were the words of American political critic Noam Chomsky at the Global Media Forum (GMF) in Bonn.

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Next Google disruption? Search giant dips toe into sharing economy - Silicon Valley Business Journal

Next Google disruption? Search giant dips toe into sharing economy - Silicon Valley Business Journal | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

It's way too early for sharing economy pioneers like Airbnb, RelayRides and FlightCar to worry, but Google is reportedly doing internal beta testing on an app that lets friends share what they own.

 
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Futureview Address: Clay Shirky - Curation Empire In A Box

Futureview Address: Clay Shirky - Curation Empire In A Box | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Do You Know Your Golden Frame? The Ultimate Content Curation and SEO Course? Related posts:Scrum Fundamentals: What's the Scrum Daily Meeting?Presenting Applications & Extra supplies on Scoop.itWtc 1, impact site close-up, tower collapse close-up,...
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Peer Governance as a third mode of governance

Peer Governance as a third mode of governance | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

“[Peer] Governance is defined as the reflexive self-organisation of independent actors involved in complex relations of reciprocal interdependence, with such self-organisation being based on continuing dialogue and resource-sharing to develop mutually beneficial joint projects and to manage the contradictions and dilemmas inevitably involved in such situations. Governance organised on this basis need not entail a complete symmetry in power relations or complete equality in the distribution of benefits: indeed, it is highly unlikely to do so almost regardless of the object of governance or the ‘stakeholders’ who actually participate in the governance process. All that is involved in this preliminary definition is the commitment on the part of those involved to reflexive self-organisation in the face of complex reciprocal interdependence.”

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Digital Leadership: An interview with Jeremy Rifkin, President of the Foundation on Economic Trends | Article

Digital Leadership: An interview with Jeremy Rifkin, President of the Foundation on Economic Trends | Article | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Jeremy Rifkin: We’re in the first stage of a paradigm shift that is reshaping not only the economy, but also society at large, and even how we think and perceive our world. The great economic and social revolutions in history occur when two things happen. The first is the emergence of a new energy regime that opens the path to a more complex civilization: the new energy flows can bring more people together, integrate bigger commercial and social units, etc. To emerge successfully, this new paradigm requires a communications revolution powerful enough to manage the new energy regime. The first and second industrial revolutions help us to understand this phenomenon...
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Toy Hacking: Training Kids to be Makers | Product Design on GOOD

Toy Hacking: Training Kids to be Makers | Product Design on GOOD | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

What better way to get more kids making and designing than to encourage them to tear up and rebuild toys? A first glance around the tables at a U.K.-based CommuniToy workshop might seem slightly creepy, with chopped-up dolls and stuffed animals lying in pieces. But the students are thrilled to be there for DIY toy-making.

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People’s Cloud architecture and futures in 1000 words | The Bucky-Gandhi Design Institution

People’s Cloud architecture and futures in 1000 words | The Bucky-Gandhi Design Institution | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

1> Computer power is an ever-more-abundant resource. As a result, the data center is doomed for a variety of reasons. Yet even in such times, the temporary efficiency of the data center is bought at the price of centralization and inevitable monitoring. Capital costs of providing data center space is paid for by investors, who then greatly constrain the space of possibility in their search for the 1/1000 shot which makes a billion dollars. The inevitable collusion between large corporate interests and the State makes it all too possible that whatever data we give to social sites of various kinds will be reused later in unexpected ways. However, simply encrypting the data in the data centers leaves the pathological incentives of centralization right on the table for people to use, particularly investors looking for their next eBay.

 
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Project of the Day: CECOSESOLA, the task-based cooperative in Lara, Venezuela

Project of the Day: CECOSESOLA, the task-based cooperative in Lara, Venezuela | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

“The Central Cooperative for Social Services of Lara (CECOSESOLA) is technically a cooperative of cooperatives, but the name is a little deceiving. When the new Cooperative Law was passed in 2001 allowing the change, members of CECOSESOLA decided to legally open up the Central to other organizations, not specifically registered as cooperatives. They kept the name for familiarity sake. CECOSESOLA now has over 300 associated workers, nearly 20,000 associates, and is composed of over 80 cooperatives (savings, agricultural, production), civil associations, organizations, and a puppet crew.

 
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How to Outrun the State!

Social media has been around the world for one reason or the other. With the birth of Facebook and Twitter, it remains ubiquitous and the most powerful source of communication. It is changing how the institutions are engaging citizen’s right from journalism to business.

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Protests around the world are keeping the spirit of Occupy alive - The Guardian

Protests around the world are keeping the spirit of Occupy alive - The Guardian | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Throughout 2012 and the first part of 2013, a comfy misapprehension seemed to have settled among those whose job is to analyse world events: that, aside from continuing turbulence in the Arab world, thehuge surge of protest that defined 2011 had long since died. This plotline was never entirely convincing. It is less than a fortnight since there was a general strike in Greece, such blighted eurozone countries as Spain and Italy have hardly been models of quiet and obedience, and protest movements in such wildly diverse countries as Chile and Israelhave not gone away. But in the UK and US, the demise of Occupy fed into a banal but effective story: that camping in city squares and decrying the general state of things is so 2011, darling.

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Social media, technology may force revolution in digital diplomacy - Raw Story

Amid the explosion of social media and new networking tools, governments and businesses are grappling with balancing their security needs against their wish to join the online conversations.

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Book Review: Our Computers, Ourselves--Living With Present Shock - techPresident

Book Review: Our Computers, Ourselves--Living With Present Shock - techPresident | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

I read Present Shock two months ago, and found myself underlining and taking notes on nearly every page. Somehow, he ties together dozens of seemingly disparate phenomena--the popularity of reality TV, the death of ideology, how news has been replaced by spectacle, our compulsion to constantly "check in" on our digital inputs, the rise of the Tea Party and Occupy movements, even our culture's fascination with zombies and impending apocalypse--and finds the signal in all the noise. It's worth a listen.

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How to Share in the Sharing Economy - Portland Monthly

How to Share in the Sharing Economy - Portland Monthly | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Too often, home life means accumulating consumer products. More and more things. Does your house have a garage? A basement? Oh good – more room to store your stuff. But how much stuff do you need? Doesn't something have to give? Whether you’re downsizing, or just starting out living on your own, or subscribing to a less is more sustainable philosophy, there are lots of reasons not to own so much stuff.


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Civil disobedience and the Internet - Boing Boing

Molly sez, "I wrote this short essay over at iO9 on what the future of civil disobedience could look like. Though in the past civil disobedience was enacted in the streets, with people placing their bodies in harm's way for their cause, now online activists can engage in digitally-based acts of civil disobedience from their keyboards. I lay out three major lines along which digitally-based civil disobedience is developing: disruption, information distribution, and infrastructure. The future of civil disobedience online lies in affinity groups combining these three styles of activism, and using a diversity of tactics to support a common cause.

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Open data economy: Eight business models for open data and insight from Deloitte UK - O'Reilly Radar

Open data economy: Eight business models for open data and insight from Deloitte UK - O'Reilly Radar | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Michele Osella, a researcher and business analyst in the Business Model & Policy Innovation Unit at the Istituto Superiore Mario Boella in Italy, wrote in to share examples of emerging business models based upon the research I cited in my post in December. His email reminded me that in Europe, open data is often discussed in the context of public sector information (PSI). Ongoing case studies of re-use are available at the European Public Sector Information Platform website.

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The Future of Open - Splash

The Future of Open - Splash | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

We know that Open is more embedded in some domains and disciplines than others, and this emergence is creating some of the most fascinating and complex areas to explore.

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