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Zappos’ CEO Gives His Staff an Ultimatum, Over 200 Workers Quit Shortly After

Over 200 workers at the online retailer Zappos have left the company after recent management changes, according to the Las Vegas Sun.

Since the …


Edgar Kampers, Founder and Executive Co-Director, Qoin, The Netherlands - ICIC15


Book Review: The Radical Imagination: Social Movement Research in the Age of Austerity by Max Haiven

What is to be done in the face of crisis, when the very trope of crisis curtails our ability to […]



For an embodied, differential media ethics in global surveillance culture.

July 2013 – The following is beta version 1.0 of a draft to be discussed …

The End of Meaningless Jobs Is a Win For Us All

Many experts studying the topic of automation believe that the current rate of advancement is leading us into a future with fewer and fewer available …


Lessons from Finland: building a co-operative economy

In a sparsely populated country with a short summer and long, hard winter, the idea of people working together for a common interest comes naturally. As a result there are more member-owners of co-operative enterprises in Finland than there are people. The average adult is a member of two …

Un-Track Yourself!

What we’re losing when we’re quantifying everything

Put the body-monitoring tool down, turn around, and slowly walk away. Just because something is

Post-Capitalism: Rise of the Collaborative Commons

The Revolution will not be Centralized

This article is a follow-up to The Obsolescence of Capitalism: And the Transition to a Resource Based Economy, …

Millennials Insist The Future Will Be Shared

Editor’s note: Mike Montgomery is the executive director of CALinnovates.

What happens when 80-year-old laws meet 21st-century millennial? We’re about to find out. In California, the state Department of Motor Vehicles threatened the future of ride sharing by dusting off a 1930s law that requires …

The fragmentation of power

The European | 16 January 2015The end of the nation-state as we know it: Parag Khanna discusses the path towards global connectivity and why we have …


Ethereum: Freenet or Skynet?

Primavera De Filippi

Transcripted and adapted from the original video by Primavera De Filippi and Ann Marie Utratel

What is Ethereum? Can this …

Why I’m Saying Goodbye to Apple, Google and Microsoft

I’m putting more trust in communities than corporations

When I became a technology columnist in the mid-1990s, the public Internet was just beginning …


Building provenance for digital works

Giving provenance to photos and providing instant credit to their creators. | Crowdfunding is a democratic way to support the fundraising needs of …

Zygmunt Bauman - Identidade pessoal

Beyond Bitcoin: Legal Pathways for Blockchain Enterprises

The technologies that undergird Bitcoin transactions have advanced to suggest other, non-financial applications. (Bitcoin Magazine)

As blockchain and …


Mapping people’s online connections in Barcelona, Baltimore, Rio … |

What do the social networks look like in your city or country? Dave Troy (TED Talk: Social maps that reveal a city’s intersections — and separations) …

The Promise of “Open Co-operativism”

Photo credit: The Co-operative / Foter / CC BY. Article cross-posted from

Is it possible to imagine a new sort of synthesis or synergy …


Millions of Facebook users have no idea they’re using the internet

It was in Indonesia three years ago that Helani Galpaya first noticed the anomaly.

Indonesians surveyed by Galpaya told her that they didn’t use the internet. But in focus groups, they would talk enthusiastically about how much time they spent on Facebook. Galpaya, a researcher (and now CEO) with …


Time Banking

From sharing economy to gift ecology

Couple weeks back, Sam and I spoke at a local gathering in Oakland. In casual conversation, the convener of our circle, Syra tells us: "I love that …


Why Bitcoin is and isn't like the Internet

In the post that follows I'm trying to develop what I see to be strong analogues to another crucial period/turning point in the history of


Owning Is the New Sharing

Image from's post, "Don't Build a Better Mousetrap. Change the Business …


Collective Intelligence is a Commons That Needs a Dedicated Language

• Article: Collective intelligence is a commons that needs protection and a dedicated language. Helene Finidori. Spanda Journal, Vol. 2, …

What If Could See Your Cellular Network?

Follow @NickolayLammFollow me on my new Twitter for upcoming projects of mine.Thank you to Gizmodo, HuffingtonPost, Discovery News, The Verge, Vice, …

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Europe Approves Path to Open Science Commons

A new European-based project seeks to facilitate open access to research infrastructures across borders. On January 15, the European Grid …


A brief review of the history of distributed logic from the Maya to nowadays digital communities. — Medium

Original en español: Lógica distribuida para la autoorganización ciudadana

Distributed Logic for citizen self-organization

The following is a brief …

Qwant Wants to Be Alternative to Google

PARIS — Only a brave — or maybe foolhardy — company would take on Google.

Yet from a small office near the banks of the river Seine, a French search engine called Qwant is doing just that.

The French start-up, whose product was released 18 months ago, is tapping into growing anger here that Google …


20 podcasts you need to hear in 2015

“Did you listen to this week’s Serial?” That’s been the question on everyone’s lips the past three months. The podcast, which reexamined the 1999 murder case of a Baltimore teenager, become morning Gchat convo—and launched a thousand think pieces declaring 2014 “The Golden Age of Podcasts.”

While …

Michael Ian Black