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Data Points: Responsible Youth

Data Points: Responsible Youth | Burning Trends | Scoop.it
Despite being portrayed by some as entitled and lazy, Gen Y really, really wants to make the world a better place. That’s the conclusion of the Intelligence Group, the research arm of Creative Artists Agency (CAA).
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Great Brands Are About Fusing Product And Service. How Do You Do It?

Great Brands Are About Fusing Product And Service. How Do You Do It? | Burning Trends | Scoop.it
For the past 40 years, futurists, economists, and media mavens have debated which business strategies are best suited for the networked, postindustrial era.
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Trends Shaping the Emerging “Superfluid” Economy

Trends Shaping the Emerging “Superfluid” Economy | Burning Trends | Scoop.it

Self-organizing expands

How we feel about things, how we organize collective action and how we exchange value with others are central themes to social, political and economic life. Each of these areas is now being expressed online in more robust and granular ways.

 

Peer-to-peer exchange changes the future of money

All of these tools offering ways for people to connect, quantify, collaborate, and take action add up to new infrastructures for building trust and exchanging value at every level. You can explore Collaborative Consumption to see the hundreds of peer-to-peer marketplaces that are springing up around the world, or check out The Mesh Directory to see how businesses are leveraging social networks and resource sharing to up their efficiency.

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Why Social Accountability Will Be the New Currency of the Web

Why Social Accountability Will Be the New Currency of the Web | Burning Trends | Scoop.it
How can we find a language of currency for the Internet? The answer lies in accountability based influence, which asks, "How can my actions speak louder than my words?
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The internet of things and yet another revolution

The internet of things and yet another revolution | Burning Trends | Scoop.it

We are going to be designing all this brilliant stuff for ourselves. And it will be dismissed as stupid, trivial and pointless by proper designers and people in the media.

 

Geocities...

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In Defense of Dirty Hippies

In Defense of Dirty Hippies | Burning Trends | Scoop.it

Work is tremendously valuable. Work is labor directed in such a way that the whole community benefits. That's the kind of work that the Puritan forefathers valued: work that kept the village alive and prospering. Labor done in the service of a gigantic corporation is not work in this sense. It doesn't put value into the community so much as it extracts it. All those laboring in these kids of jobs are left feeling depleted, drained, purposeless. Their work has no obvious benefit to their community aside from the pay check it brings, and that is ever-shrinking. The value of their work floats off into the hands of their corporate overlords rather than extending to their children, their friends, their neighbors.

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Why TED and Burning Man Are More Similar Than You Think

Why TED and Burning Man Are More Similar Than You Think | Burning Trends | Scoop.it
For starters, Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin usually attend both events.
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Occupy Wall Street Protest Reaches a Crossroads

Occupy Wall Street Protest Reaches a Crossroads | Burning Trends | Scoop.it

the protest’s leaderless and nonhierarchical structure raises the question of how effective it can be

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The future of Burning Man

The future of Burning Man | Burning Trends | Scoop.it

In setting up its new nonprofit, the Black Rock City LLC board is looking beyond the event... But the basic structure is there, including bylaws, a mission statement, and a set of programs that include education, civic engagement, arts and culture, urban and rural cultural centers, a philosophical center, and social acculturation.

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When an Entrepreneur Becomes a CEO

When an Entrepreneur Becomes a CEO | Burning Trends | Scoop.it
This work/life frappe has created a blended experience in which it's harder than ever to compartmentalize. Public image should equal private reality.
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Eco-friendly cosmetics brands you should know about

Eco-friendly cosmetics brands you should know about | Burning Trends | Scoop.it
There are approximately 1,500 cosmetics and make-up brands in the United States alone. These brands are a part of two groups: "high end," such as L'Oreal, and
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TechCrunch | The Internet Is People

TechCrunch | The Internet Is People | Burning Trends | Scoop.it

Amazon’s Mechanical Turk is the best known example of human labor being used as a computing input. But, lately, more services are popping up which essentially use the Internet is efficiently distribute labor and other resources. Think of services like Skillshare, TaskRabbit or Zaarly which both create new demand for human labor and spread work around using the Internet as a routing mechanism. Or even peer-to-peer marketplaces such Airbnb, Etsy, and Kickstarter. Bryce explains:

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Smart Brands in the Connected Age

Smart  Brands in the Connected Age | Burning Trends | Scoop.it

What do the new paradigms of “connectedness” and “smart” mean in terms of how employees, customers, and other constituents interact with companies and their products and services? What if “connectedness” is the new modus operandi for brands and all brands must now be “smart”?

 

By definition, smart systems are self-organized systems with built-in feedback mechanisms and the ability to reorganize themselves constantly to adapt to their ever-changing environments. They are capable of describing and analyzing situations and making decisions in a predictive or adaptive manner based on the available data, thereby performing smart actions. How can brands do that?

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Shareable: The Evolution Will Be Socialized

Shareable: The Evolution Will Be Socialized | Burning Trends | Scoop.it

If we have a dream of how social media could restore peer-to-peer commerce, culture, and government, and if the current Internet is too tightly controlled to allow for it, why not build the kind of network and mechanisms to realize it?

 

From the development of a new non-hierarchical Internet to the implementation of alternative e-currencies, the prototyping of open source democracy to experiments in collective cultural expression, Contact will seek to initiate mechanisms that realize the true promise of the networking revolution.  

 a free-form marketplace of ideas, demos, haggling, and ad-hoc connections.

 

 

a free-form marketplace of ideas, demos, haggling, and ad-hoc connections.

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Peter Haas - What Refugee and IDP Camp Planners can learn from Burning Man

Peter is the founder of the Appropriate Infrastructure Development Group (AIDG), which supports small infrastructure companies in Haiti and Guatemala. Since ...
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The Social Entrepreneurship Spectrum: Hybrids

The Social Entrepreneurship Spectrum: Hybrids | Burning Trends | Scoop.it
It's very complicated, but you can link together a nonprofit and a for-profit. Here's how.
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Burning Man at Google

(January 14, 2011) Fred Turner discusses his opinions on the social phenomenon of Burning Man and how he thinks the ideals of the festival apply to the marke...
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From here to Katrina

Hit hard by the storm and abandoned by their government, some Gulf Coast residents have found themselves relying on a few unlikely saviors — Bay Area burners.

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Inspiring Urbanism with Larry and SPUR

Inspiring Urbanism with Larry and SPUR | Burning Trends | Scoop.it
After interviewing Burning Man founder Larry Harvey today for this Bay Guardian blog post, I thought about how long we have been talking about his interest in urbanism and his desire to have a high...
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