Are You Ready to Trust a Decentralized Autonomous Organization?

Above: Governance by Networks. Credit: Thierry Erhmann

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Digital currencies: how do they work and what makes them different?

This short video explains: what are digital currencies such as Bitcoin? How do they work to make payments in a decentralised way – without the need for banks? And how does this differ from…

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Socialize Social Media!: A Manifesto

Social media services can ultimately be run as public utilities, ad-free, at cost, in a democratic spirit and for social ends, in their enormous variety—or else digital society can become ever more subservient to the single end of the accumulation of private capital. The choice is between social life as an advertising platform and socialized social media. Tweeps and Facebook friends, unite! You have nothing to lose but some ads! (Except all the time you’re wasting. But you were already doing that.) 

 

 

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Digital tech transforming industry, society, life – YouTube

A “perfect storm” of new technologies is fundamentally transforming industry, society and the lives of people around the world. Dr Cathy Mulligan, research f…

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Internet Archive’s virtual reading room empowers data mining on a societal scale | KnightFoundation.org

The servers of the Internet Archive house one of the largest publicly accessible digital archives of human society; it spans nearly every medium from Web pages to software. Thanks to the support of Knight Foundation, the archive’s latest addition is a research library of nearly half a million hours of American television news broadcasts aired over the last four years.

This groundbreaking collection indexes the closed-captioning streams of each broadcast, making it possible to compare, contrast, quote, borrow and study this ephemeral medium, which is still the dominant source of news information for the American public. Journalists, scholars, librarians, documentarians and others are diving into this collection to unveil new perspectives on American society.

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Radical Librarianship: how ninja librarians are ensuring patrons’ electronic … – Boing Boing

Radical Librarianship: how ninja librarians are ensuring patrons’ electronic …

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The Digital Society – Laissez Faire Books

This article will only serve as a conversation starter, a base piece of content if you will, along this necessary examination of our Digital Society. Let’s begin… In 1967, a critical book was written on technology by Jacques Ellul.

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