Government has the opportunity to build the infrastructure for the impact economy -- by clarifying and streamlining regulations as well as standardizing impact measurement --, and then let the industry grow organically.
My colleague Kalev Leetaru recently co-authored this comprehensive study on the various sources and accuracies of geographic information on Twitter. This blog post highlights the most important and relevant findings.
Now that BitCoin is receiving daily attention from the mainstream media and its value has risen to more than 1 thousand million Euros, it maybe a good moment to reflect on what this means and where we might want to go to.
Recent developments in digital manufacturing technologies and personal fabrication are giving rise to new models of making, where both price and access to these technologies allow the general public to design and create objects that would traditionally have been the realm of whole teams of designers and engineers.