Harnessing Social production">Harnessing Social production

A Case for Open Data in Transit from Streetfilms on Vimeo.

os process for social entrepreneurs">os process for social entrepreneurs

Os processes for_social_entrepreneurs
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Sharing data to improve social business">Sharing data to improve social business

I’ve recently started following the database technology called FluidINFO.
FluidINFO is an openly writeable shared database.

Data can be dynamically organised, shared, combined, augmented and searched.

FluidINFO is conceptually simple:

Objects represent things
Tags describe data related to an object (and can optionally have a value)
Namespaces organise related tags
Permissions control who can act on what namespace, tag or value

This makes [...]

Millenium development goals">Millenium development goals


Target 1:
Halve, between 1990 and 2015, the proportion of people whose income is less than $1 a day

Target 2:
Achieve full and productive employment and decent work for all, including women and young people

Target 3:
Halve, between 1990 and 2015, the proportion of people who suffer from hunger


Target [...]

Sri Lanka is changing">Sri Lanka is changing

I’ve just returned from a fantasic holiday to Sri Lanka. We’d heard about the the incredible beauty of the island and were attracted by this and the charm of Sri Lankan culture. We had a great trip and were looked after by most most courteous fun loving people. As soon as our South African nationality [...]

Yochai Benkler: open-source economics">Yochai Benkler: Open-source economics

The Emergence of the Networked Information Economy

The most advanced economies in the world today have made two parallel shifts that, paradoxically, make possible a significant attenuation (loss of strength) of the limitations that market-based production places on the pursuit of the political values central to liberal societies.

The first move, in the making for more than [...]

Social Innovation Camp II, Dec 2008">Social Innovation Camp II, Dec 2008

Social Innovation Camp

Work(Preferred): 020 8980 6263

17-18 Victoria Park Square

London, E2 9PF

Social Innovation Camp II, Dec 2008 from The People Speak on Vimeo.

Guerrilla marketing">Guerrilla marketing

Guerrilla marketing is an unconventional system of promotions, running on a very low budget, by relying on time, energy and imagination instead of big marketing budgets. Typically, guerrilla marketing is unexpected and unconventional, where consumers are targeted where they would not be expecting, which can make the idea that’s being marketed memorable, generate buzz, and [...]