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Welcome In July we launched Lively in Google Labs because we wanted users to be able to interact with their friends and express themselves online in new ways. Google has always been supportive of this kind of experimentation because we believe it's the best way to create groundbreaking products that make a difference to people's lives. But we've also always accepted that when you take these kinds of risks not every bet is going to pay off. That's why, despite all the virtual high fives and creative rooms everyone has enjoyed in the last four and a half months, we've decided to shut Lively down at the end of the year. It has been a tough decision, but we want to ensure that we prioritize our resources and focus more on our core search, ads and apps business. We'd encourage all Lively users to capture your hard work by taking videos and screenshots of your rooms.

Freegle Top 20 Most Popular Social Networking Websitess Here are the top 15 Most Popular Social Networking Sites as derived from our eBizMBA Rank which is a continually updated average of each website's U.S. Traffic Rank from Quantcast and Global Traffic Rank from both Alexa and SimilarWeb."*#*" Denotes an estimate for sites with limited data. 1 | facebook3 - eBizMBA Rank | 1,500,000,000 - Estimated Unique Monthly Visitors | 5 - Quantcast Rank | 3 - Alexa Rank | 2 - SimilarWeb Rank | Last Updated: May 1, 2017. The Most Popular Social Networking Sites | eBizMBA 2 | YouTube3 - eBizMBA Rank | 1,499,000,000 - Estimated Unique Monthly Visitors | 2 - Quantcast Rank | 4 - Alexa Rank | 3 - SimilarWeb Rank | Last Updated: May 1, 2017. 3 | Twitter11 - eBizMBA Rank | 400,000,000 - Estimated Unique Monthly Visitors | 11 - Quantcast Rank | 16 - Alexa Rank | 7 - SimilarWeb Rank | Last Updated: May 1, 2017.

Connecting the Collaborative Economy : The Digital You 100 sites pour consommer sans posséder Voici une première tentative (à ma connaissance) de création d’une liste d’initiatives françaises (ou ayant des activités en France) sur la consommation collaborative (voir la définition au bas de cet article). Dans cette liste, le parti pris a été d’indiquer les initiatives relevant des formes nouvelles d’échange entre particuliers (partage, troc, échange, location) ainsi que les nouveaux styles de vie collaboratifs (crowdfunding, coworking, colunching ...) mais aussi des initiatives se situant aux limites du sujet mais qui méritaient d’être mises en avant pour l’innovation sociale qu’elles représentent. N’hésitez pas à apporter vos contributions à cette liste collaborative ! Alimentation Achat groupé direct au producteur * * * * Don / Vente de produits issus de son jardin * * Colunching Livres

SpicyNodes Helsinki's ambitious plan to make car ownership pointless in 10 years | Cities The Finnish capital has announced plans to transform its existing public transport network into a comprehensive, point-to-point "mobility on demand" system by 2025 – one that, in theory, would be so good nobody would have any reason to own a car. Helsinki aims to transcend conventional public transport by allowing people to purchase mobility in real time, straight from their smartphones. The hope is to furnish riders with an array of options so cheap, flexible and well-coordinated that it becomes competitive with private car ownership not merely on cost, but on convenience and ease of use. Subscribers would specify an origin and a destination, and perhaps a few preferences. That the city is serious about making good on these intentions is bolstered by the Helsinki Regional Transport Authority's rollout last year of a strikingly innovative minibus service called Kutsuplus. To be sure, Helsinki is not proposing to go entirely car-free. • The most congested cities – in pictures

Popplet PostCapitalism: Envisaging a Shared Future | Keithpp's Blog St Paul’s Cathedral Paul Mason signing PostCapitalism Paul Mason discussing PostCapitalism, the conclusions of a shared economy not the analysis, at St Paul’s in the City of London, under the auspices of St Paul’s Institute. St Paul’s within the heart of the City of London. Does capitalism have a heart? A couple of years ago, Occupy were camped outside offering a different narrative. Capitalism is a complex system. Below St Paul’s, lies a Roman Temple dedicated to Diana. The Roman Temple was built by military occupiers, probably using slave labour. Capitalism is not set in stone, though the City of London would have us believe so. Capital used to finance innovation, invest in productive systems, this generated wealth, from which we all benefited. Post-WWII we had growth through the 1950s and 1960s. We are seeing boom and bust, bubbles, but no real growth. Marxist Theory of Value, land, capital and labour, determines price. We have global monopolies, the like of which we have never seen.

Decentralize the web with Diaspora We're fully funded! Check out some of the other great projects on Kickstarter Diaspora - the privacy aware, personally controlled, do-it-all distributed open source social network We are four talented young programmers from NYU’s Courant Institute trying to raise money so we can spend the summer building Diaspora; an open source personal web server that will put individuals in control of their data. What is it? Enter your Diaspora “seed,” a personal web server that stores all of your information and shares it with your friends. For a little more detailed explanation, checkout this blog post. What is the project about? We believe that privacy and connectedness do not have to be mutually exclusive. Why are we building it? This February, Eben Moglen, Columbia law professor and author of the latest GPL, gave a talk on Internet privacy. But why is centralization so much more convenient, even in an age where relatively powerful computers are ubiquitous? Why do we need money? Our Promise.