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Collaborative Consumption in the News
Fast Company — June 1, 2010
"Zipcar Whizzing Toward an IPO"
Zipcar is going public.
This is Money — May 19, 2010
"New social lending site to rival Zopa"
New P2P Social Lending Site Launches
The Guardian — April 22, 2010
"WhipCar launches neighbor-to-neighbor car rental scheme"
The next generation of P2P car sharing launches in the U.K..
GOOD — April 12, 2010
"A Borrower and a Lender Be"
Nice piece on “virtual commune” platform Bright Neighbor.
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Examples of Collaborative Consumption are popping up everyday and everywhere. We have created terms, tools, and icons to help you talk, spread, and share CC. Coming Soon!
The Rise of Collaborative Consumption
Welcome! This is the online hub for Collaborative Consumption — the powerful socioeconomic groundswell that is transforming business, consumerism, and the way we live.
We have created this site to help you contribute to and evolve the ideas in our upcoming book What’s Mine Is Yours: The Rise of Collaborative Consumption, (Harper Business, September 28, 2010).
Collaborative Consumption describes the rapid explosion in traditional sharing, bartering, lending, trading, renting, gifting, and swapping redefined through technology and peer communities.
From enormous marketplaces such as eBay and Craigslist, to emerging sectors such as social lending (Zopa) and car sharing (Zipcar), Collaborative Consumption is disrupting outdated modes of business and reinventing not just what we consume but how we consume. New marketplaces such as Swaptree, Zilok, Bartercard, AirBnb, and thredUP are enabling "peer-to-peer" to become the default way people exchange—whether it’s unused space, goods, skills, money, or services — and sites like these are appearing everyday, all over the world.
As the Collaborative Consumption movement grows and evolves, so will this online hub. We believe in well-designed, simple tools that people can openly share and build on. Over the next few months we will provide you with resources, stories, info-graphics, and tools to fuel the development of Collaborative Consumption and create the forums for you to discuss and spread your ideas.
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Rachel & Roo
“At a moment of general gloom, Rachel Botsman and Roo Rogers have offered a convincing, charming and in every sense collaborative account of how the new networks that have disrupted our lives are also likely to alter them, and entirely for our good. They offer not just a prescription for parts of our ailing economy, but a new vision of what ‘consumerism’ can be: not just a form of slavery to objects, but a thing in itself positive, progressive and pleasure-giving.”
— Adam Gopnik, author of Paris to the Moon and Through the Children's Gate
“People are normally trustworthy and generous, and the Internet brings the good out far more than the bad. That’s the big observation from my day job, customer service, for fifteen years. We’re seeing an explosion of modest businesses where people help each other out via the Net, and What’s Mine is Yours tells you what’s going on, and inspires more of the same.”
— Craig Newmark, Founder of Craigslist