Michel Bauwens: 3 Pieces Turning WordPress Into Global Platform

The 3 pieces that are turning WordPress into a platform By Adii Pienaar, WooThemes GigaOm, 23 July 2012 These days, WordPress acts more like a development framework or a PaaS (Platform as a Service), says WooThemes CEO Adii Pienaar. And in the last year, several new services have sprung up to help make WordPress a platform …

20120730 Open Source Everything Highlights

Open Source Everything TWITTER HASH: #openall ARCHIVE OF DAILY HIGHLIGHTS: http://tinyurl.com/OSE-ALL ROOT POST: http://tinyurl.com/OSE-ROOT THE BOOK: http://tinyurl.com/OSE-Steele THE PERSON: http://tinyurl.com/Steele2012 TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS:  All Opens Below Line  Includes Autonomous Internet, Crowd-Funding/Sensing/Sourcing, DIY, and Transparency, Truth, Trust, & True Cost

Michel Bauwens: 97% Owned – Documentary, UK Focus, Behind Bank Curtain, Deep Look at the Monetary System

97% Owned – Monetary Reform documentary – Directors Cut 97% owned present serious research and verifiable evidence on our economic and financial system. This is the first documentary to tackle this issue from a UK-perspective and explains the inner workings of Central Banks and the Money creation process. YouTube (2:10:23)  97% Owned – Monetary Reform …

Michael Bauwens: Freeters and their political impact

Freeters and their political impact “A Freeter (“a Japanese expression for people between the age of 15 and 34 who lack full time employment or are unemployed, excluding homemakers and students” – Wikipedia). Although the Japanese have coined a term for the group, they exist all over the world, and are a social force of …

Michel Bauwens: Farm to Ville Direct, Save 70% & Cut 47% Waste

Gineagrotis: innovative farm+food renting connects citydwellers and farmers in Greece ‘The idea behind www.gineagrotis.gr (the name means ‘Become a farmer’) is straightforward: citydwellers rent a patch of land from a farmer, tell him what they would like grown on it, and get their own fresh vegetables delivered to them weekly. And unlike some services elsewhere, …

Michel Bauwens: Video of the Day – Dirk Bezemer on Creating a Socially Useful Financial System

Video of the Day: Dirk Bezemer on Creating a Socially Useful Financial System Most of our credit system does not support economic growth in the sense of supporting transactions in goods and services,” he explains. “Most of our finance system, most bank loans, support increased asset prices, which have a number of detrimental effects on …