While using the web to share "stuff" is still a relatively new concept, the business model is being adopted by a growing number of companies and I think has started to reach a tipping point and become more mainstream.
If you’re ready to connect with people who can help you save money, pursue your passions, and reduce waste, here are 4 ways you can quick start your sharing experience. includes an impresive list of "CC" resources who are here to help.
In order to make it a one-stop shop platform for all your coordination needs, the Groundcrew team, which includes co-founder and former Interaction Designer at Google Chad Thornton and Head of Communications Jordan Stout, wrote its own scripting language, called CEML (Coordinated Event Markup Language).
The team claims that CEML is the “first system for scripting group dynamics and organizational logistics,” which allows developers to write actions that could, “say, rapidly divide a stadium worth of people into six-person teams with different roles and assignments.”
have a project using progressive models to take traditional sharing, bartering, lending, trading, renting, gifting, and swapping into the digital age—connecting people with what they need with less waste and overhead. This is the fund for you !
website 'Solar Mosaic' uses the net to connect institutions with large roofs but no finance and individuals who want to go solar but have no proper roofs for their tiles ! when the smart grid gets smarter !
Tupperware is returning to the UK. But did the plastic containers help women into business or reinforce stereotypes? what is to learn from what is after all the mother of all collaborative consumption endeavours ? long before the WWW and all...
Comment créer des technologies et des systèmes de confiance qui correspondent aux pratiques réelles des acteurs et des utilisateurs ? Comment éviter que la sécurité ne détruise la confiance ? La Fondation Télécom et de la Fing animent depuis mai 2010 et jusqu’en janvier 2011 une "expédition" sur ce thème de la confiance numérique.
La conso collaborative, s’inscrivant au sein du cadre plus général de l’économie de fonctionnalité, est entrain de tracer une nouvelle voie de fait entre Capitalisme Vert et Décroissance : solution intermédiaire et complémentaire, tout aussi soutenable et certainement plus réaliste pour maintenir notre niveau de consommation dans une planète aux ressources limitées.
some words of wisdom from one of the founders of the service telling us : - deliver great onine and offlien experience - engage with your users, on and on - always strive for best design : better easier, safer. and..."solve bigger and bigger problems by presenting transformative solutions to the way we live our lives" GREAT !