This Week in Sharing

Welcome to our weekly links post, I'm your host Malcolm, and before we start I just want to plug an event we've got coming up in San Francisco. In partnership with SPURsf.citiTechCentral SF, and the City and County of SF, Shareable is hosting a timely conversation on the economic impacts of collaborative consumption and how sharing is changing the way we live in cities on Tuesday, April 3rd at 6pm. For more information and to register, click here.

Without further ado, links:

  • Everyone wants to be a pirate, even if they are bearded criminals. With the post-industrial cruise ships sinking, it looks like we might see a lot more soon.
     
  • "A Wikipedia of Food" is a phrase sure to get a lot of mouths watering, but could it happen? There are whispers.
     
  • It's been fascinating to watch old-school media outlets learn to cover Anonymous with any kind of accuracy, even when it comes to the basics. This latest for the Times is a notable improvement.
     
  • Data visualizations at their best help us understand our world better by emphasizing and abstracting particular elements of what we see every day but doesn't stick out. This map of wind flows in the US does just that.
     
  • The online gift economy system GiftFlow has given the best gift of all: itself, by going open with its code.
     
  • Fed up with a profiteering text book industry, some researchers are taking action. Join them by signing on to The Compact for Open-Access Publishing Equity.
     
  • Shareable pals and collaborative-consumer infrastructure architects KeyWifi are fundraising on IndieGoGo to build their user interface. Go help em out.
     
  • Put it under the "unsurprising" category: squatting in residential properties will be criminalized in the UK. That's austerity in action.
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