Microlending for the rest of us

By Howard Rheingold, 12 years 38 weeks ago.

In the latest Cool Tools, Kevin Kelly offers a number of options for individuals to get involved in microlending. Only a few of the options are listed in the excerpt here. See his site for more:

Mining Projects OnLine.

By Brian Ohanlon, 12 years 38 weeks ago.

MIT video "New Insights into Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship"

By Marc Dangeard, 12 years 38 weeks ago.

Beyond the technologies of cooperations, there is also the process and how these technologies are implemented to create successful results.

Mobile phones and job creation in Africa

By Howard Rheingold, 12 years 38 weeks ago.

(Thanks, Rich!)

Mobile Africa is an interesting resource for those who are tracking the impact of mobile phones in Africa. This post about the role of phones and job creation is of particular interest:

Monday lecture at Stanford: Online Dispute Resolution

By mikelove, 12 years 38 weeks ago.

If you are in Palo Alto tomorrow around lunch time, there is a free lecture at Stanford:

The Stanford Law School Center for Internet and Society (CIS) and
The Stanford Law and Technology Association (SLATA) present

Online Dispute Resolution, Democracy and the EBay Experience


Colin Rule
Director of Online Dispute Resolution
eBay and PayPal
CIS Fellows

April 10, 2006
12:30-1:30 PM
Room 95
Stanford Law School
Open to All
Lunch Served

Movie Directing and Software Programming

By Brian Ohanlon, 12 years 38 weeks ago.

Music as cooperation/language enabler

By Howard Rheingold, 12 years 38 weeks ago.

Post-Gazette.com reports on scientific speculation that "Caveman crooners may have aided early human life," signalling availability for cooperation and perhaps laying down the neural substrates for language. This hypothesis was first elaborated with extensive citation by William Benzon in his book, Beethoven's Anvil.

My thoughts for the day that's in it.

By Brian Ohanlon, 12 years 38 weeks ago.

Nanotech searches for cooperative limits

By Kevin Jones, 12 years 38 weeks ago.

New study on altruistic punishment: people prefer groups that punish free-riders, if punishment increases profit to members

By Howard Rheingold, 12 years 38 weeks ago.

Study Links Punishment to an Ability to Profit is the New York Times headline about recent research results, published today in Science:

Sociologists have long known that communes and other cooperative groups usually collapse into bickering and disband if they do not have clear methods of punishing members who become selfish or exploitative.

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