“…privacy is worth protecting even if it turns out most people don’t care about their own privacy.”

Reputation, reputation, reputation

“…privacy is worth protecting even if it turns out most people don’t care about their own privacy.” Yup.

It feels like there are more and more folks trying to figure out how to make a social network that allows users to share in the profits of their contributions to the community—first Tsu, then Reddit, now Reveal. Will one of them ever get to the point of user profitability?

What’s Going on in the Workforce?

“It’s like drawing in the air.” Robots may get disoriented during testing, but they aren’t getting the prevailing wage. Watch this 3D printer, which is about to “print” a bridge in Amsterdam.

“There’s no economic law ensuring that as technological progress makes the pie bigger, it benefits everyone equally.” Great interview with Erik Brynjolfsson & Andrew McAfee, authors of The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress & Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies. No law, until we make one, of course.

Geeking Out

Yup, it’s 2015, and the only way we know how many Americans are killed by law enforcement every year is through crowdsourced data and incredible volunteerism.

“Oh my God, I can pinch again!” How a robotic glove is helping restore dexterity to people with limited mobility.

It’s certainly possible that Los Angeles has the coolest dashboard for any big city mayor in America.

Organizing Theory

Is all your think tank’s content locked up on non-mobile friendly delivery systems like PDFs? You might want to read this piece from digital strategist Mike Connery on how to get more page-views for your work.

Do you really know where you stand, when it comes to the distribution of wealth? If not, Harvard’s Wealthometer’s got your back. And while we’re measuring things that maybe make you happy, how was your week at work?

From Partners

David Rolf and Nick Hanauer wonder how workers in the on-demand economy can ever get ahead—and propose a Shared Security Standard that would help replace the benefits that people lose when they don’t have traditional employment.

Sharing, Solidarity & Sustainability

“It is clear that the transition to a post-capitalist, sustainable economy will not happen overnight, or even in a few years.” What he said. Michel Bauwens, grandfather (?) of the peer-to-peer movement, on what he sees happening first.

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