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February 24, 2009

Viral Spiral Spreads to C-SPAN

David Bollier, author of “Viral Spiral: How the Commoners Built a Digital Republic of Their Own,” appeared on C-SPAN’s “Washington Journal” TV show to explain how digital technologies are spawning diverse Internet commons, which are generating new sorts of individual and community wealth. The trend is transforming key practices in various creative sectors, education, science, business and government.

On the February 20 broadcast, Bollier, an editor of this website and On the Commons Fellow, detailed how the idea of the commons lies behind such popular breakthroughs like Wikipedia, free and open-source software, and the emergence of a “sharing economy.” For more on Bollier’s book, visit http://www.viralspiral.cc.