The status quo is being replaced by a movement. Peer-to-peer is going to become the default way people exchange things, whether it is space, stuff, skills, or services. (Botsman and Rogers)
As best we can tell, the politics of the venture capital elite boils down to fending off higher taxes, keeping labor costs low and reducing the ‘burden’ of government regulation. … Silicon Valley could start by putting a stop to pretending that the sharing economy is about anything other than making a killing. (Andrew Leonard)
If you’ve heard about companies like Airbnb, Zipcar, Skype, Uber, Getaround, and Lyft, and you know a bit about crypto-currencies, you get the picture.
The “sharing economy” is just as exhilarating and vexing as the Web 2.0 meme was nine years ago.
Via Networked Labour - One Big Meshwork, International Communication 15M Indignados Occupy