What do Facebook, the car share company Goget, the Maker movement, and Occupy Wall Street have in common? They all involve gift economies.
Gift economies are social economies based in reputation and trust. They thrive in contemporary society. But few people understand how they work.
Dr Tim Rayner studies the role of gift economics in the social era. In this class, Tim identifies the principles of gift economics and relates them to social media and collaborative consumption. You’ll learn about reputation games, sharing circles, and tribaling. You’ll also learn how business and not-for-profits are using gift economy strategies to create unique value for customers and supporters.
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