Systems Thinking, Asymmetric Information, and the People Centered Internet

By Peter Whitehead August 10, 2016 In 2001, the Royal Swedish Academy awarded the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences to Joseph Stiglitz, George Akerlof and Michael Spence for their seminal contribution to the economics of information [1].  Their concept shows how informational asymmetries can give rise to adverse selection in markets.  George Akerlof called this […]

Decentralized Web: meeting report

By John Ryan July 5, 2016 This June, some of the founders of the web and the Internet, called for the web to be re-thought, building in new goals of openness, and security, and permanence, moving the architecture toward a decentralized model. Many of the ideas align strongly with the founding precepts of the People-Centered […]

Helping countries connect and thrive, starting with Tunisia

July 5, 2016 The Internet is a powerful tool to connect people, organizations, and countries. In a strong partnership with IEEE, the People-Centered Internet (PCI) initiative – a global consortium of Internet professionals and organizations – is dedicated to bringing together a range of stakeholders to connect the unconnected. However, there are formidable barriers to […]

Briefing: People Centered Internet Global Forum @ Stanford: Beginning a network of networks

Luci Abrahams Senior Lecturer, LINK Centre, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa Nagy Hanna Visiting Associate Professor, LINK Centre, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa and Senior Advisor to World Bank. July 5, 2016 In a one and half day meeting, October 24-25, 2015, a diverse group of information and communication technology and development practitioners, academics, venture […]