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51tuangou.com

By mikelove, 11 years 23 weeks ago.

via SmartMobs

an interesting story, in case people haven't heard of it, about collective buying in China. Apparently 380,000 people registered at this site last year, organizing buying teams that demand group discounts!

The Selfish Gene and memes

By mikelove, 11 years 23 weeks ago.

Jerry Coyne of the Times Online wrote an article Thirty years of the Selfish Gene reviewing some of Dawkins ideas. It covers a little bit of Dawkins' explanation for how selfish genes can bring about cooperative behavior:

Snapshot of www.cooperationcommons.org visits

By mikelove, 11 years 23 weeks ago.

Thought it was interesting to see where our visits are coming from:

Prosper: online lending

By mikelove, 11 years 23 weeks ago.

The post about Pledgebank reminded me of Prosper which I heard about through Andrew Martinez-Fonts at the first Stirr event. Prosper is an "online marketplace for people-to-people lending."

Monday lecture at Stanford: Online Dispute Resolution

By mikelove, 11 years 23 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

with

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

IP Phone Network for Cardiff, Wales by 2010

By mikelove, 11 years 23 weeks ago.

Flickr tit-for-tat API agreement

By mikelove, 11 years 23 weeks ago.

linkthanks to Sean Ness

check out this post on a Flickr discuss page where it looks like Flickr agrees to open their API to direct competitors if they do the same:

Connexions and other free textbook projects

By mikelove, 11 years 23 weeks ago.

I blogged at SmartMobs about the site Connexions with an interesting slant: modular chunks of texts with Creative Commons open licenses that can be made into customizable textbooks. Yahoo search blog posted Richard Baranuik's presentation on Connexions at TED 2006.

Blue-throated cooperative lizards

By mikelove, 11 years 23 weeks ago.

A very odd article on the evolution of cooperation in a population of color-coded lizards!