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Towards a New World

Sharing economy, direct economy, p2p production… what a mess! ~ 1 ~ 0 ~ Oct 2014

The “sharing economy” is educating us for living in an economy with increasing non-market spaces, but it is the continuum of practices that today link up the “direct economy” and the “p2p mode of production” what will take us “beyond,” towards a new way of producing and sharing.

Practical anti-capitalism ~ 0 ~ 0 ~ Nov 2014

What crowdfunding businesses like Kickstarter have accomplished is to allow hundreds, thousands, of small businesses to be born, obtaining financing with nothing more to offer than an idea and without having to cede portions of property in exchange.

A brief history of contemporary “consumerism” and anti-consumerism ~ 5 ~ 0 ~ Nov 2014

What made us go from the kibutz to the eco-village, from the commune to co-living, and from cooperatives to collaborative consumption? Is it a bottom-up movement or a fashion? Is it enduring or a flash in the pan?

Space makers ~ 0 ~ 0 ~ Dic 2014

The next revolution will come from space. The P2P aerospace revolution will incorporate hundreds of thousands of citizens into space exploration and will go far beyond what any state has been able to do so far. The first human settlers of new planets will be makers.

2015: The year in which you will change your wristwatch and start using a bowtie ~ 2 ~ 0 ~ Dic 2014

E-book sales have peaked and are expected to remain stable for the coming years. Sony, one of the market leaders in these devices, has set up a test lab. The first results are coming to light. “Old fashioned style” will be the trend next year.

Four bets on change that will come in 2015 ~ 0 ~ 0 ~ Ene 2015

Four predictions about change that will come in 2015, with a special focus on Europe and Mediterranean countries, technology, and political and social change.

A basic dictionary of the “Sharing Economy,” “Sharing Cities,” and communitarianism ~ 1 ~ 0 ~ Ene 2015

Sharing is more than a trend: it can be a business model, a city model or a lifestyle. To distinguish these three dimensions and their manifestations, it’s important to understand the culture born of the crisis and its limits.

The New Global Militant ~ 0 ~ 0 ~ Ene 2015

A new global militant has emerged and has a very different motivations than the activist of a decade ago.

Beer, video games and local culture ~ 0 ~ 0 ~ Ene 2015

“The Beer Diaries” is not only a business model, but an ethical model. A way of being and working that promotes values that make for interesting lives. That’s why it’s an excellent example of what services mean in a world of the direct economy.

Time to make a revolution ~ 5 ~ 0 ~ Feb 2015

Natalia was on fire yesterday. There was hope in the embraces and congratulations from the public. It’s time to make a revolution. It’s time for the revolution that a generation dreams of to become a productive revolution.

Full speed ahead with GNU-Social!! ~ 0 ~ 0 ~ Feb 2015

GNU-Social can become the basis of a whole new free software on distributed architectures, and we want to make our contribution.

Island in the net or an alternative to the net? ~ 0 ~ 0 ~ Feb 2015

Could new free systems, thought of as alternatives to Facebook and Twitter, and with a distributed structure, create a different logic and dynamic from these born on centralized services?

An inevitable collision: Centralizing networks against personal autonomy ~ 0 ~ 0 ~ Feb 2015

In recent years we have been through “a zombie attack” against the socialization and culture born in the Internet. This is known as the stage of recentralization, whose best-known proponent is the FbT-model. This is a socialization model that cut off conversations, wherever they took root, and the birth of new identities and the abundance […]

Own the change ~ 0 ~ 0 ~

A few days ago Shareable published a post about a new documentary that seeks to promote cooperativism and show how local economies based on cooperatives contribute to creating more resilient surroundings. It’s noteworthy in the first minutes of the documentary that the main idea, the drive shaft that connects pieces of the story, is none […]

Is GNU social decentralized or distributed? ~ 0 ~ 0 ~ Mar 2015

The answer to this question will take us to very different worlds.

“Sharing lies”: five lies about the Sharing Economy ~ 3 ~ 0 ~ Mar 2015

Putting things in context is not to let just anything happen. It is also being clear that the “hype” that’s being built with a number of lies that will inevitably lead to disappointment. These are, in my judgement, the five big ones.

A collaboratively developed ideological map of the P2P world ~ 0 ~ 0 ~ Mar 2015

Almost any contemporary group could be positioned on this two axis based in its proposals and practice on economy and network architecture.

GNU social: Federation against the social model of Twitter ~ 16 ~ 0 ~ Abr 2015

“Federation issues” may look like a “bug”, but they are really the result of an agreement, an implicit contract: to be part of a conversation on another node, I first have to have received the trust of someone who is taking part in it.

The invisible fabric of social cohesion ~ 1 ~ 0 ~ Abr 2015

How to promote social cohesion and belonging in our neighbourhoods through Internet and why centralized corporate architectures, as twitter or airbnb, cannot.

The blockchain is a threat to the distributed future of the Internet ~ 3 ~ 8 ~ May 2016

The blockchain will be very useful for registering large corporate capital markets and making cross-border banking transactions, but as a system for the development of everyday applications on the Internet, it’s a danger to the distributed structure of the network.

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