“Shares network” is a nice short phrase for a complex topic, because this simple combination of the root words share and net can mean multiple things at the same time, all of them equally valid. Here’s a few examples of what a Continue reading What is a Shares Network?
I personally apologize for not keeping this site up to date. A lot has been going on in my work and personal life that has kept me away. I was recently happy to see more people have filled out our Continue reading Should we change our name?
It is difficult to convey how I think the Internet should change, without some basis of comparison. Instead of explaining all the small incremental changes that I think should happen, I’ll tell you some short(ish) stories instead. These stories are about people who live in the new world we can create together, a few years into the future. These stories are not intended to be apocryphal or utopian in any way — just normal people dealing with common life changes. This is the story of Marie’s big move.
Continue reading A new vision for the Internet, Part 1.
I. The benefits of sharing. On the Internet, sharing is a solved problem. The Tier-1 backbone providers all save time and money for their international bandwidth via “peering agreements” — contracts that say network traffic will be freely exchanged between Continue reading The Economics of Sharing