TheGoodData is the first data coop. It improves people's privacy while doing some social good. Its browser extension blocks trackers and anonymously process and trades a small part of data for charities. In exchange, users become the sole owners of the company.
TheGoodData has started supporting users to effectively own their browsing data, but is expected to develop new features to regain ownership of other sets of data: mobile, financial, etc.
Submitted by cyclestreets on Mon, 11/05/2015 - 22:14
The CycleStreets Photomap is a user-generated resource containing over 56,000 images of bicycle-related infrastructure from around the world, for the purposes of cycling advocacy:
All locations are fully-categorised, and contain metadata such as type, good/bad, location, captions, keywords (tags), time & date:
An API for third-party use is available:
It can also be used as the basis for tools for cycle infrastructure audit, e.g.
Submitted by David Rozas on Tue, 05/05/2015 - 21:15
All current cryptocurrencies require you to buy the coins, either through mining or through exchanges. This gives the advantage to those who already have capital and mining equipment, and can afford risky investments. FairCoin is the first project where the coins are not bought but rather distributed equally between everyone who wants them regardless of their current financial status, and promotes equality.
FairCoin is a crypto currency like Bitcoin.
Submitted by David Rozas on Fri, 24/04/2015 - 19:53
The Common House is an experiment in building a commons – by which we mean a resource that is organised and structured by our collective activity as a community and not by money or property rights. We always want new groups and people to get involved in running the space. It is only people, together, that can create commons.
In 2013 we got together and collectively rented The Common House because we had a common problem. Most spaces in London cost too much, were not open the hours we needed and we wanted to have food and kids at our meetings.
Submitted by mberlinguer on Fri, 30/01/2015 - 22:48
Nafeez Ahmed is an investigative journalist, bestselling author, documentary film-maker and global security scholar. Formely at The Guardian, he is now promoting what he defines as "Insurge Intelligence: Watchdog journalism for the global commons. Investigating power to empower people".