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Digital is about breaking down old barriers not building new ones: Rob Norman, GroupM

Digital is about breaking down old barriers not building new ones: Rob Norman, GroupM | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

In 2018, no company will have a chief digital officer. In fact, many will wonder why they ever had one. The CDO was a response by the management of many manufacturing, services and agency businesses to the emergence of a set of networks, devices and protocols that created new consumer behaviours, new businesses, new media and communication experiences.

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'Journalism Oracle'? What Was I Thinking?

'Journalism Oracle'? What Was I Thinking? | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

I realize now that I may have overpromised. When asked recently to suggest a topic for a speech I will give on Friday to several hundred college journalists at their annual convention, I went with something snappy sounding. My talk is called “Journalism 2020: A Forecast and Guide to the Years Ahead for Young Journalists.”

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Everything you need to know about the latest Bitcoin crisis - Washington Post (blog)

Everything you need to know about the latest Bitcoin crisis - Washington Post (blog) | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The once-popular Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox has gone dark. The Tokyo-based exchange's Web site went down Monday night, and trading appears to have halted. While a vague statement has been posted on Mt. Gox's Web site, it seems likely that the exchange is in the process of exiting the market after months of problems.

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Big data, big business, Big Brother? - CNN

Big data, big business, Big Brother? - CNN | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

For the purpose of this discussion lets define 'big data' with my 5V's (expanded from Gartner): the exponential growth of data-velocity, -variety, -volume, -virility and -value. In other words, a lot like before but vastly larger, faster, more varied, more viral and massively valuable - and in the aggregate of these 5 trends lies its mind boggling potency. IMHO, Big Data's economic and social importance will rival that of the oil economy by 2020 - and mobile devices are already the key driver of big data, globally.

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Pew: 76% See Internet As Positive Force On Society - Broadcasting & Cable

Pew: 76% See Internet As Positive Force On Society - Broadcasting & Cable | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

With the World Wide Web preparing to turn 25 years old on March 12, the Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project has issued a new report and national survey showing that Internet usage has reached near saturation levels among younger demos and that its impact on themselves and society at large is generally very positive.

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Honouring Terence McKenna: Advancing to more complexity and humanity's role in producing novelty

Strongly recommended, wonderful lecture: "Eros And The Eschaton "What Science Forgot"
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Paul Hawken: A discussion on energy and climate change

Held on November 20, 2013 in Edmonton, this workshop gave participants the chance to interact with Paul Hawken in an intimate setting. Participants heard his perspective on how current sustainability behaviors and plans measure up to the challenge posed by climate change, and how citizen involvement and collaboration might help us to meet this challenge. In small discussions, participants explored answers to these questions, followed by open discussion with Paul Hawken.

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Bitcoin's life-or-death moment - BBC News

Bitcoin's life-or-death moment - BBC News | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

What excites is the development, by Bitcoin enthusiasts, known as miners, of a super-efficient money transmission network on the internet, that bypasses the official banking and money transmission systems - or at least it is a hermetically sealed monetary world until holders of the virtual currency want to buy a hamburger or motor car and endeavour to convert their Bitcoins into dollars, pounds or other forms of legal tender.

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It’s all about the consumer market. Or is it? - The Networked Society Blog

It’s all about the consumer market. Or is it? - The Networked Society Blog | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Day two is coming to an end. It is hard to ignore the fact that a lot of the buzz coming out of Mobile World Congress has a to do with new smart devices and apps that embrace new trends (and who will buy them).

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How to Win in the Collaborative Economy (Report)

The collaborative economy is a quickly growing market in which consumers are sharing or trading goods and services with each other—enabled by a new set of websites and applications.
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Sharing Economy Website Offers Open Market to Swap, Rent, Buy, or Share - Ecopreneurist

Sharing Economy Website Offers Open Market to Swap, Rent, Buy, or Share - Ecopreneurist | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Open Marq, which is still in beta, features an easy way for people to find or to list their items that they are willing to offer to others, whether it’s a straight swap or for barter or for sale, from goods to services. Their online exchange is claimed to be secure and safefor users, allowing individuals to reap the benefits of the sharing economy, either to save money on goods or to earn it from the items or skills they already have.

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Will the Supreme Court save us from software patents? - Washington Post (blog)

Will the Supreme Court save us from software patents? - Washington Post (blog) | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

If you write a book or a song, you can get copyright protection for it. If you invent a new pill or a better mousetrap, you can get a patent on it. But for the last two decades, software has had the distinction of being potentially eligible for both copyright and patent protection.

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The Rise of the Ethical Hacktivist - LinuxInsider.com

The Rise of the Ethical Hacktivist - LinuxInsider.com | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The main problem with hacktivism "remains with the legislators and officials who fail to see things in analog-equivalent terms," said Piratpartiet's Rick Falkvinge. "If getting documents to a reporter was OK in the pre-Internet age as part of our checks and balances on power, then it has to be OK in the digital age, too." Yet "many powerholders freak out at the slightest occurrence of pentesting." - See more at: http://www.linuxinsider.com/story/The-Rise-of-the-Ethical-Hacktivist-80042.html#sthash.T8g7Zkki.dpuf

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Etisalat and Ericsson partner for Networked Society initiative | IT News Africa- Africa's Technology News Leader

Etisalat and Ericsson partner for Networked Society initiative | IT News Africa- Africa's Technology News Leader | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Realizing the market transformation and the need to adopt the latest digital technologies, Etisalat Group and Ericsson have signed an MOU for a new collaboration in the field of high-speed, responsive networks, laying the foundation for enhanced next-generation infrastructure for m-government and smart city initiatives.

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▶ Bitcoin vs. The Federal Reserve - Andreas Antonopoulos and Stefan Molyneux - YouTube

Stefan Molyneux and Andreas Antonopoulos discuss the fall of Mt. Gox, the greatly exaggerated death of Bitcoin, the joy of failure within the Bitcoin economy, the incredible opportunity Bitcoin provides those without access to the modern banking system, and the difference between Bitcoin and the Federal Reserve System and fiat currencies worldwide. 

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Robert Skidelsky: Death To Machines?

Robert Skidelsky: Death To Machines? | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Professor Robert Skidelsky looks at the dawn of a second machine age and explores the lessons of the Luddites for today's economy.
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A 'Complicated' look at teens and technology - Los Angeles Times

A 'Complicated' look at teens and technology - Los Angeles Times | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Dr. danah boyd (she prefers to style her name in lowercase letters) is a cutting-edge scholar of technology (at Microsoft Research Center, New York University, and Harvard's Berkman Center for Internet and Society) and a youth advocate with the daunting research skills of an anthropologist and the political zeal of an activist. Her first book, "It's Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens" (Yale University Press: 296 pp., $25), proves she is a writer and thinker in a category of her own invention.




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3D printing to trigger third industrial revolution- Hype or will the Market ... - People's Daily Online

3D printing to trigger third industrial revolution- Hype or will the Market ... - People's Daily Online | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

3D printing, once seen as a possible trigger of a third industrial revolution, is losing someof its gloss in the eyes of some 3D printer producers, faced with shrinking sales.

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Open source mode: Tom Ross at TEDxMSUDenver

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)

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Similarities between collaborative consumption and open-source technology - The Scavenger

Similarities between collaborative consumption and open-source technology - The Scavenger | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Working with open-source technology firm Red Hat inspired Tim Hyerto start Rentcycle. He offers five shared principles between the two.

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Resource Based Economy

The term and meaning of a Resource Based Economy was originated by Jacque Fresco. It is a holistic socio-economic system in which all goods and services are available without the use of money, credits, barter or any other system of debt or servitude. All resources become the common heritage of all of the inhabitants, not just a select few. The premise upon which this system is based is that the Earth is abundant with plentiful resource; our practice of rationing resources through monetary methods is irrelevant and counter productive to our survival.




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Introducing PeerSpace, An Airbnb For Small Businesses

Introducing PeerSpace, An Airbnb For Small Businesses | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
VideoThanks to the sharing economy, you can easily rent out your car, your apartment, your bike, even your wifi network when you don't need it. So why can't you rent out your office?
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Everyday Experts Embrace the Sharing Economy and Offer Their Skills to the World - EIN News

Everyday Experts Embrace the Sharing Economy and Offer Their Skills to the World - EIN News | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - February 25, 2014) - Udemy, the leading marketplace for sharing knowledge and building skills, today announced that more than 50 of its instructors have earned over $50,000. Udemy offers everyday experts everything they need to become successful online instructors and "micropreneurs" -- from course-creation tools to an audience of over two million students.

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Jeremy Rifkin: The Empathic Civilization / Ross Institute Summer Academy 2010 - Linkis.com

Jeremy Rifkin: The Empathic Civilization / Ross Institute Summer Academy 2010 - Linkis.com | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Jeremy Rifkin's 2010 lecture to Ross faculty discussing the role of empathy in education.
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Can the Internet democratise capitalism?

Can the Internet democratise capitalism? | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Technological fixes to time-honoured problems are all the rage these days. Bitcoin is meant to fix money, social media are seen as an antidote to Rupert Murdoch and assorted tyrants, networked robots are to help countries like Japan deal with demographic declines etc. Perhaps the largest claim is that the Internet has helped (or is about to help) democratise capitalism. Ten years ago that claim struck me as both fascinating and dubious. So, I sat down and wrote an article about it (circa 2004). Its gist: The Internet is a wonderful leveller. But democracy requires a great deal more than mere ‘levelling’. Primarily, it requires political institutions that enable the economically weak to have a decisive say on policy against the interests of the rich and powerful. Ten years later, I am re-visiting this question, under the shadow of a global crisis that made it even harder to convert an e’Demos into genuine e’Democracy. What follows is an updated version of the original paper.[1] (Click here for a pdf version or just read on.)


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