Recommended links for December 2006

Because of my lecture tour, I could not keep up with the weekly links recommendations, so here’s a monthly overview instead:

P2P Business and Economics

“Complementary” Currency Helps Local Communities

Contrasts 2 different type of currencies: local and time-banks.

Keeping the New Media new

Who owns your content? Does the video-sharing service support sharing? Is the video-sharing
service making money from your work? If so, are they sharing it with you?

Why reputation works as an identity management element

Original at

You should read John Clippinger’s essay “Identity, Reputation and Social Currency,” to understand where reputation-based systems are today.

Recognition Markets or ‘open source snitching’

The application of mass participation or Crowdsourcing to help recognize people, objects, or places.

P2P Education and Learning

Internet Pedagogy – a Net Pedagogy Portal

The Net Pedagogy Portal is a resource whose purpose is to increase understanding, knowledge, and awareness of the changing landscape of teaching and learning online.

P2P Politics

Trends in the Living Networks: Can technology create world peace?

Ross Dawson interviewed for a podcast today by the enormously energetic Sanjana Hattotuwa, for his ICT for Peacebuilding blog

Wiley::Brave New War: The Next Stage of Terrorism and the End of Globalization

What’s the solution against networked terrorism? What Robb refers to as deep resilience. We need to make our economic and communication systems more decentralized. If we can’t stop an attack in advance, we can mitigate it.

Global Guerrillas: BOOK REVIEW: ILLICIT by Moises Naim

Moises Naim, the editor of Foreign Policy Magazine, has an excellent new book called Illicit on the rise of global smuggling networks. It’s a must read.

Designing for Civil Society: E-democracy videos

a round-up of the videos from the recent e-democracy 06 conference

Mute magazine – Culture and politics after the net

Soenke Zehle reviews two recent books, High Tech Trash: Digital Devices, Hidden Toxics, and Human Health and Challenging the Chip: Labor Rights and Environmental Justice in the Global Electronics Industry

P2P Technology

Acoustic Energy Wi-Fi Internet Radio

There are thousands of Internet radio stations broadcasting all over the globe, and the AE Wi-Fi
Radio is one of the first radios that can access all of these stations from anywhere you have a wireless broadband Internet connection

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