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Shareable: It's Time to Go Big: A Vision for the Sharing Economy

Shareable: It's Time to Go Big: A Vision for the Sharing Economy | The Crowdfunding Atlas | Scoop.it

The sharing economy is maturing. It’s big enough for the government to take notice and participants are strong enough to begin working together. Before this space crystallizes further, it’s a good time to reflect on what's possible. The opportunity to shape the direction of this movement may soon pass.


PROFOUND article. Please read it, as the crowdfunding explosion is a member of the sharing movement, and it looks, to me at least, that we have rushed to regulate with only the story of money leading the way. Ideas and community are the forces behind crowdfunding. Let's hope the SEC rulings for th eJOBS Act do not inadvertently make it difficult to share your dollars with people who need them.

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La trampa del crowdfunding

La trampa del crowdfunding | The Crowdfunding Atlas | Scoop.it

Me inquieta escuchar cada vez más voces que encuentran en las distintas formas de micromecenazgo una solución al desmantelamiento del tejido cultural como consecuencia de las políticas emprendidas por distintas administraciones públicas en nuestro país recientemente. Parece como si la financiación multitudinaria representase una verdadera alternativa a la situación de abandono por parte de los poderes públicos que sufre la cultura en estos momentos.


Profound article on the abandonment of Public Funding as the world rushes to crowdfunding, which, as the author points out, is private funding. Something to think about: while we rush to help each other and make routes for money that are more sustainable and localized, are we enabling worse and worse behavior from the political elite while creating a culture base on popularity, not on utility?

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Kickstarter: the crowdfunding site that wants to spark a creative revolution in the UK

Kickstarter: the crowdfunding site that wants to spark a creative revolution in the UK | The Crowdfunding Atlas | Scoop.it
Got a bright idea for a film, a comic or even a hi-tech watch?


Kickstarter in England, raising more than a few hackles. I've long been interested in the displacement of the tastemaker represented by crowdfunding. Is more art a good thing? Let the DIY hounds out.

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