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on peer-to-peer dynamics in politics, the economy and organizations
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Proactive federation of commons is better than just federation

Proactive federation of commons is better than just federation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

For PeerLibrary project we had discussions on how much distributed or centralized should we make it. It is a cloud service and centralizing (unifying) user base and content has clear benefits for both end users and developers. End users have better user experience and ease of use, all content is available quickly and easily, and all other users are there, making social experience better. For developers, code can be much simpler and maintenance of only one instance makes it easier to deploy new versions and push security fixes quickly. It is easier to collect statistics and do A/B testing on a large sample. On the other hand, having multiple instances of PeerLibrary distributed around the world makes whole system more robust, specialized instances could be offered, privacy of users increased. Having PeerLibrary distributed would make forkability easier, encouraging more community control of both the project and the content (commons), preventing corruption of the main instance or core project.

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A transformation story you can bank on - The Networked Society Blog

A transformation story you can bank on - The Networked Society Blog | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Mobile technology is blurring the boundaries of traditional industry and pushing established markets into new competitive arenas. We see this happening all around us. Consider how fast Apple has become one of largest music retailers in the world. Technology’s ability to shape industry boundaries and its disruptive nature has become one of the top structural issues all businesses are confronted with today.

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The disruptive power of collaboration: An interview with Clay Shirky

The disruptive power of collaboration: An interview with Clay Shirky | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
A very intriguing video with Clay Shirky from McKinsey.
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What do the innovation economy and Black boys have to offer each other? - New Pittsburgh Courier

What do the innovation economy and Black boys have to offer each other? - New Pittsburgh Courier | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

In fact, the few who stumble upon opportunities in tech, do so accidentally. Despite the fact that an African-American man heads Microsoft – the icon of technology – and yet another sits as Commander-in-Chief, still Black boys as a whole have missed the bus and are conspicuously absent at the starting line of a high-wage, tech-based workforce in America.

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George Por on the Commons education

An interview produced by Alain Ambrosi, at the Economics and the Commons Conference  which took place in Berlin from 22 to 24 May 2013. 

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Michel Bauwens on the FLOKSociety project with subtitles | Amara

Michel Bauwens on the FLOKSociety project with subtitles | Amara | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

" This is the first time in history that a state is walking this way, so this is an historical project."

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Airbnb's $10 billion value a sign of sharing-economy momentum

Airbnb's $10 billion value a sign of sharing-economy momentum | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

SAN FRANCISCO -- In a defining moment for the sharing economy, Airbnb is in funding talks that would value the room- and home-renting company at $10 billion, more than some long-established hotel companies and among the highest valuations for a startup in the country.

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Airbnb is just the beginning of a global economic transformation: Rifkin

Airbnb is just the beginning of a global economic transformation: Rifkin | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Airbnb -- the online marketplace where people can book or list a room, house, or even castle -- is reportedly in advanced talks to raise capital that would value the company at about $10 billion. This made headlines and raised eyebrows, as it's more than some major hotel chains. The deal would make Airbnb one of the world's most valuable startups. It would also make the cofounders the first billionaires of the so-called "sharing economy," according to Forbes. We talk to Jeremy Rifkin, author of the “The Zero Marginal Cost Society” about what it signifies more broadly.
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Ericsson partners with Bhutan Telecom for e-learning project - Economic Times

Ericsson partners with Bhutan Telecom for e-learning project - Economic Times | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

THIMPHU (BHUTAN): Swedish technology and communication solutions provider Ericsson today launched an Internet-based school learning programme here in collaboration with the Bhutan government to provide world-class education in the country.

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The inside story of MIT and Aaron Swartz - Boston Globe

The inside story of MIT and Aaron Swartz - Boston Globe | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

“We can’t bring Aaron back, he can no longer be the tireless worker for good,” he said at a memorial service for his son held at MIT last spring. “What we can do is change things for the better. We can work to change MIT so that it . . . once again becomes a place where risk and coloring outside the lines is encouraged, a space where the cruelties of the world are pushed back and our most creative flourish rather than being crushed.”

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Documents: How the Aaron Swartz case unfolded - Boston Globe

Documents: How the Aaron Swartz case unfolded - Boston Globe | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Aaron Swartz, a brilliant young programmer and political activist, lurked on the Massachusetts Institute of Technology campus for more than three months in late 2010 and the early days of 2011, allegedly downloading 4.8 million articles from an academic journal archive called JSTOR as the university and the archive tried to stop him. After MIT sought help from the police, Swartz was arrested and charged with federal computer crimes that could have put him in jail for years. He committed suicide in January 2013.

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Social Innovation News | Education: Can ICT redefine the way we learn in the Networked Society?

Social Innovation News | Education: Can ICT redefine the way we learn in the Networked Society? | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Technology has enabled us to interact, innovate and share in whole new ways. This dynamic shift in mindset is creating profound change throughout our society.
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Seth Godin e Jose Ferreira in un video sul futuro dell'apprendimento nelle networked society

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Invasion of the Data Snatchers: Big Data and the Internet of Things Means the Surveillance of Everything

Invasion of the Data Snatchers: Big Data and the Internet of Things Means the Surveillance of Everything | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Estimates vary, but by 2020 there could be over 30 billion devices connected to the Internet. Once dumb, they will have smartened up thanks to sensors and other technologies embedded in them and, thanks to your machines, your life will quite literally have gone online.

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Why Google's split will change the S&P 500 forever - CNBC.com

Why Google's split will change the S&P 500 forever - CNBC.com | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

When Google effectively splits its stock on Wednesday, S&P Dow Jones Indices will do something unprecedented: It will keep both the old Google shares and the new ones in the S&P 500. That means that starting in the middle of next week, the S&P 500 will technically have 501 components, though it will still have only 500 companies.

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The Industrial Revolution 2.0 - PopMatters

The Industrial Revolution 2.0 - PopMatters | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Human societies change continually, but the changes tend to be slow and incremental. Genuinely revolutionary changes—sudden, radical breaks with the status quo—are rare in human history. Deeper changes, which dissolve and re-form the foundations of the status quo, are rarer still. The great shift from nomadism to village agriculture was one; the emergence of cities, and all they entail, was another. The late 18th century substitution of steam power for wind, water, and muscle—the trigger for the Industrial Revolution and the First Machine Age—was a third. We are living, economists Erik Brynjolffson and Andrew McAfee argue, on the verge of a fourth. The Second Machine Age is their book about it.


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Yes, open source hardware is taking flight!

Yes, open source hardware is taking flight! | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Writing for OpenSource.com, Jason Baker of Red Hat notes that one of the best open source drone communities he’s come across is DIY drones – a site that offers forums, videos and succinct how-tos, along with an online store selling kits and components.

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Don't panic over your cyberkids - gulfnews.com

Don't panic over your cyberkids - gulfnews.com | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

What about cyberbullies and predators? An exaggerated problem dished out by the media, Boyd says. Are smartphones turning children into narcissists or making them socially stunted? Parents, take a look in the mirror, she says, or at least up from your own smartphone at the dinner table and stop sending mixed signals on the use of tech.

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Why the Internet works and how to break it - Rappler

Why the Internet works and how to break it - Rappler | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The Internet's a little younger in the Philippines, turning 20 this year. That's an age when you're just about to settle into your career and start to get working on the big, defining moments. Wherever the Philippines stays true to the founding spirit of the Internet, in schools or small businesses, we can see the founding technical vision flourishing in ways we couldn't have imagined in the 1970s.

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The renting and sharing economy can save the city - The Times of India

The renting and sharing economy can save the city - The Times of India | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

If ever there was a country that needed a serious imaginative rethink of its cities it is India. Since its modern conception after Independence, the Indian city has been a failure of urban politics, economic planning, and constructive thinking on design and demographics. 

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Deep Sharing: How the Commons Amplifies the Sharing Economy

Deep Sharing: How the Commons Amplifies the Sharing Economy | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
This article is a selection from On the Commons' new e-book, Sharing Revolution: The essential economics of the commons, which highlights how the commons amplifies the burgeoning economic revolution now widely known as the sharing economy. Click here to download your free copy.
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Open Coffee Athens hosts Sharing Economy Greece – What is the ...

Open Coffee Athens hosts Sharing Economy Greece – What is the ... | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The next Open Coffee Athens is a special one: April Rinne, Chief Strategy Officer at Collaborative Lab is giving a keynote on the global and local Sharing Economy – also starring leading Sharing Economy startups like Airbnb, Cookisto, Dopios, Easybike, Incrediblue and Locish on March 28, 2014 at 7 pm.

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Get started in open hardware with 5 beginner projects | opensource.com

Get started in open hardware with 5 beginner projects | opensource.com | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Your friends are going on about Arduino, you know that Raspberry Pi isn't actually a baked good filled with fruit, and you've been following along with Open Hardware Week. But where do you start? How do you teach yourself the basics?

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BOOK REVIEW: 'The Zero Marginal Cost Society': Welcome to the Brave New ... - HNN Huntingtonnews.net

BOOK REVIEW: 'The Zero Marginal Cost Society': Welcome to the Brave New ... - HNN Huntingtonnews.net | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Marginal cost is the term used in the science of economicsand business to refer to the increase in total production costs resulting from producing one additional unit of the item. Zero marginal cost describes a situation where an additional unit can be produced without any increase in the total cost of production. Producing another unit of a good can have zero marginal costs when that good is non-rivalrous, meaning that it is possible for one person to consume the good without diminishing the ability of others to simultaneously consume it as well. --Wise Geek.com

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How GE and Local Motors Will Innovate Manufacturing [Video]

How GE and Local Motors Will Innovate Manufacturing [Video] | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Last night, Tech Cocktail held a DC Sessions event at the GE Garage in downtown Washington, where we got to sit down for a fireside chat with Local Motors‘ Chief Strategy Officer, Justin Fishkin, and GE’s Executive Director for Global Innovation & New Models, Stephen J. Liguori. The two companies have teamed up in 2014 for an initiative that aims to instill innovation in the global community. Through a platform called Firstbuild, which is slated to launch this summer, the partnership is leading the charge in reinventing the manufacturing industry. We got the opportunity to learn a little more about the ways through which each company is spurring innovation in the maker community, and the potential for 3D printing to set off major changes in manufacturing.

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Networked Society essentials

Networked Society essentials | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Ericsson is shaping the future of mobile broadband Internet communications through its continuous technology leadership, helping to create the most powerful communication companies in the world.
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