Revolution does not happen when a society adopts new tools, it happens when society adopts new behaviours. – Clay Shirkey
Thanks to boingboing, I came across a one hour British documentary on the cultural aspects of social media and how as the cost of collaboration becomes very low people can actively participate in areas that were typically closed to them before. This view is extended to both local and national government with the conclusion that government will become more participatory but with no firm conclusions on exactly how.
|Couch surfing||Worldwide network for making connections between travelers and the local communities they visit. 500,000 strong with 1500 people per night sleeping on stranger’s couches.|
|Mumsnet||Website and message board for parents by parents|
|Zopa||An online exchange that links small lenders with small borrowers sidestepping the banks.|
|SlicethePie||a financing platform for the music industry that enables new and established artists to raise money directly from Music Fans and Investors.|
|Ebbsfleet United||a community owned football club with 35,000 members who manage the team (selection, transfers etc.)|