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A collection of materials about sharing - in Web 2.0 in collaborative and anti-capitalist consumption, and in interpersonal relationships (the therapeutic narrative)
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The Rise of the Sharing Economy

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The “sharing economy” describes a type of business built on the sharing of resources – allowing customers to access goods without ownership.
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Renting and sharing: The business of the future

Renting and sharing: The business of the future | Sharingproject | Scoop.it
In a world of finite resources, more companies are embracing a different kind of business model, one which relies on renting and sharing rather than selling.
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Zipcar’s Purchase by Avis: Car Sharing Success or Failure? | Sustainable Cities Collective

Zipcar’s Purchase by Avis: Car Sharing Success or Failure? | Sustainable Cities Collective | Sharingproject | Scoop.it
Zipcar, recently acquired by Avis, offers Zipcar, recently acquired by Avis, offers “wheels when you want them.” Photo courtesy of Zipcar.
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Great breakdown of the Airbnb model and those that use it.

Great breakdown of the Airbnb model and those that use it. | Sharingproject | Scoop.it

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Can a Sharing Economy Take Root in the Middle East and Turkey? (Can…

Can a Sharing Economy Take Root in the Middle East and Turkey? (Can… | Sharingproject | Scoop.it
Increasingly competitive economic conditions and growing social concerns force us to search for new ways of living and connecting with one another.

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The collaborative economy emerges - Winning by Sharing

The collaborative economy emerges - Winning by Sharing | Sharingproject | Scoop.it

"In the future, there will be no jobs, no careers, no corporations, no institutions .... There will simply be things that need to be done ...


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Why Open Access Is Critical for the Future of Scientific Papers

Robin Good: Few people today are aware of how much scientific knowledge is being restricted and not made accessible to everyone, thanks to existing business model and the exorbitant subscription prices that scientific journals and magazines charge to their subscribers.

 

Since such journals are the key medium through which scientists can get their work published and distributed widely, the least accessible are these journals, the greater the amount of people who will not be able to read what such research documents contain.

 

Nick Shockey and Jonathan Eisen provide an in-depth explanation of why "open access" in the case of scientific papers is so critical for our future.

 

Full video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L5rVH1KGBCY 

 

(Thanks to Ana Cristina Pratas for unearthing this one)


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Social and political movements related to the P2P (participatory), open (open access to knowledge), and ‘commons’ paradigms | P2P Foundation

Social and political movements related to the P2P (participatory), open (open access to knowledge), and ‘commons’ paradigms | P2P Foundation | Sharingproject | Scoop.it
A directory of social and political movements related to the P2P (participatory), open (open access to knowledge), and ‘commons’ paradigms. Please read: Mapping a Coalition for the Comm...

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Collaborative consumption: best British companies - Telegraph

Collaborative consumption: best British companies - Telegraph | Sharingproject | Scoop.it
Whether you want to borrow or rent someone’s house, car, parking space or drill, there are now online marketplaces to do so. Here are the best British collaborative consumption companies that are making it easier to share.
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Alternative Currencies Grow in Popularity

Alternative Currencies Grow in Popularity | Sharingproject | Scoop.it
Most of us take for granted that those rectangular green slips of paper we keep in our wallets are inviolable: the physical embodiment of value. But alternative forms of money have a long history and appear to be growing in popularity. It's not merely barter or primitive means of exchange like seashells or beads. Beneath the financial radar, in hip U.S. towns or South African townships, in shops, markets and even banks, people throughout the world are exchanging goods and services via thousands of currency types that look nothing like official tender.

 


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The Sharing Economy: Visit the really really free market

The Sharing Economy: Visit the really really free market | Sharingproject | Scoop.it
When you're low on cash, there are a couple of ways to shop for clothes, shoes, or anything else you may need.

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Carpool from your phone: Ride-sharing apps take off - Christian Science Monitor (blog)

Carpool from your phone: Ride-sharing apps take off - Christian Science Monitor (blog) | Sharingproject | Scoop.it
Christian Science Monitor (blog)Carpool from your phone: Ride-sharing apps take offChristian Science Monitor (blog)From urban dwellers to long-distance commuters, more and more Americans are opting to leave the driving to others – and taking...
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Shareable: Six Habits of Highly Empathic People

Shareable: Six Habits of Highly Empathic People | Sharingproject | Scoop.it
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An article about empathy on a website about sharing. 

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A step forward for ride-sharing: California suspends fines against Lyft

A step forward for ride-sharing: California suspends fines against Lyft | Sharingproject | Scoop.it
Popular ride-sharing startup Lyft got a green light today to continue operating while the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) re-examines its policies.
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The legal challenges of building the sharing economy...

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The Sharing Solution » Just Published! Practicing Law in the Sharing Economy

The Sharing Solution » Just Published! Practicing Law in the Sharing Economy | Sharingproject | Scoop.it
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The Power of Sharing in the Internet Economy - Forbes

The Power of Sharing in the Internet Economy - Forbes | Sharingproject | Scoop.it
Being willing to share is not only good, it’s also profitable. The Internet revolution has done more than just break down market barriers; it's built a deeply connected society where everyone and everything is discoverable.
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Occupy Big Business: The Sharing Economy's Quiet Revolution

Occupy Big Business: The Sharing Economy's Quiet Revolution | Sharingproject | Scoop.it
In the shadow of the Great Recession and the Occupy Wall Street movement, ordinary people are re-negotiating their terms with big business.
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Co-opoly: It's like monopoly, but better

Co-opoly: It's like monopoly, but better | Sharingproject | Scoop.it
With Christmas just around the corner the co-operative movement has produced a new game to show the benefits of co-operation...
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How the Sharing Economy Can Save the World

How the Sharing Economy Can Save the World | Sharingproject | Scoop.it

The environmental movement is highly aligned with conservation.


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Can the Sharing Economy Cross to the Mainstream?

Following years of consumerism, technology has offered new interpretations of ownership. Competitive services touting the benefits of “sharing” and “access over ownership” have gained ground as viable alternatives. Consumers have revisited past generations’ routines of sharing, swapping, lending, and bartering. Businesses are allowing access to both tangible items and less tangible assets of space and skills. Sharing services are progressively gaining traction in densely populated areas. However, the question remains as to whether they can cross to the mainstream and gain massive adoption?


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Airbnb: The story behind the $1.3bn room-letting website - Telegraph

Airbnb: The story behind the $1.3bn room-letting website - Telegraph | Sharingproject | Scoop.it
The rise of the room-letting website Airbnb is testament to the growing popularity of ‘collaborative consumption’ – sharing, swapping and renting your possessions.
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The Flawed Logic Behind Estimates Of File Sharing's Economic Impact

The Flawed Logic Behind Estimates Of File Sharing's Economic Impact | Sharingproject | Scoop.it
Even as antipiracy forces step up their war on copyright violations, the economic impact of software and media piracy remain questionable.
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(Yonhap Feature) Sharing markets growing among young consumers | YONHAP NEWS

(Yonhap Feature) Sharing markets growing among young consumers | YONHAP NEWS | Sharingproject | Scoop.it
By Yewon KangContributing writer SEOUL, Sept.

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