Friday, October 22, 2010

Wikileaks: Biggest leak in history

This is how the multitude movement ends wars and topples governments. 
Obama's government will definitely come out of this very weak. Tyrannical governments run on secrecy and lies. But how can you force thousands of individuals working for these governments to shut up. Sooner or later someone is going to speak out. In today's world secrets surface and lies are uncovered. Information wants to get out and spread fast.

Don't you guys get it? 

Where is the fingerprint of the multitude movement in all this? People use the new technology to easily gather information and to distribute it over the Internet, in this particular case on Wikileaks. Wikileaks itself is a multitude movement's creation.
"WikiLeaks is a not-for-profit media organisation. Our goal is to bring important news and information to the public. We provide an innovative, secure and anonymous way for sources to leak information to our journalists (our electronic drop box). One of our most important activities is to publish original source material alongside our news stories so readers and historians alike can see evidence of the truth. We are a young organisation that has grown very quickly, relying on a network of dedicated volunteers around the globe. Since 2007, when the organisation was officially launched, WikiLeaks has worked to report on and publish important information. We also develop and adapt technologies to support these activities."   
The information leaked on Wikileaks, which is fast becoming a reference of sensitive leaked information on the Internet, is accessed by millions throughout the world, who work in collaboration to analyse it, to make sense of it, to extract what's relevant from it... The leaked information is socially processed. In a very short amount of time the public opinion is formed around the issue. The classical channels of information, which are still controlled in large part by the centers of power, are forced to acknowledge the story, or risk to be entirely discredited. They cannot ignore something raging through the Internet. We got connected individuals and independent organizations controlling the process on one side, and the classical institutions forced to follow, to go with the flow on the other. The victim in all this is tyranny.

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By AllOfUs

Monday, October 18, 2010

The Rise of Collaborative Consumption

Collaborative Consumption describes the rapid explosion in traditional sharing, bartering, lending, trading, renting, gifting, and swapping redefined through technology and peer communities. What’s Mine Is Yours: The Rise of Collaborative Consumption by Rachel Botsman and Roo Rogers charts this movement.

By AllOfUs

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Better Means, a multitude initiative to production

BetterMeans proposes a very similar model to the Discovery Network.

"The Open Enterprise is a new organizational design. Unlike organizations using traditional management structures, Open Enterprises replace the command and control hierarchy with a meritocracy based on collaboration and open participation.

Organizations that adopt this new organizational structure can make decisions faster and respond quicker to their markets. They look more like living dynamic networks, and less like pyramids. People working in these organizations will have (and feel) more ownership. They’re more engaged in their work, and have the freedom to work on what they want, when they want to. Most importantly this model enables people to once again bring their full humanity – values, beliefs and passions – to the workplace, removing disconnect between organizational and personal values."