TOPIC: COLLABORATIVE CONSUMPTION (29)
Ridejoy is a community of friendly people sharing rides all over the country. If you're going on a trip, you can list extra seat space in your car as a way to cover gas costs. If you're looking for a ride, you can find awesome drivers going in your direction who can get you to your destination. With thousands of rides listed every day, Ridejoy makes it easy for drivers and passengers to connect in an eco-friendly, cost-effective and social way.
Hour Exchange Portlandhttp://www.hourexchangeportland.org
How does Hour Exchange work? Simple. For every hour you help a neighbor in need you earn a time credit you can spend having any member provide you with a service you need. Everyone’s time is equal no matter what the service. And there are hundreds of services available from health care to weatherization or tickets to shows. Exchanging hour services is about empowering individuals, organizations and businesses to help each other meet their needs cash free in one-to-one exchanges or in group projects.
ParkatmyHouse is the world's largest online parking marketplace created to connect home and business owners who would like to earn money from renting their space with drivers in need of a convenient, safe and cost-effective place to park. The idea is simple just like this website. We manage the entire booking process and all the payments so you can be confident that you are always in safe hands.
SnapGoods is the safest and easiest way to connect people so that they can rent or borrow gear from within their network or neighborhood. SnapGoods is all about getting you hooked up. We want people to live smarter and more connected without the commitment to owning everything.
Amp blow before your big gig? Post a want ad and alert your network. Got an important shoot next week? Connect with tons of fellow photogs to get your gear more cheaply than a rental house. Stores close. The community doesn't.
Founded in August of 2008 and based in San Francisco, California, Airbnb is a trusted community marketplace for people to list, discover, and book unique accommodations around the world — online or from a mobile phone. Whether an apartment for a night, a castle for a week, or a villa for a month, Airbnb connects people to unique travel experiences, at any price point, in more than 26,000 cities and 192 countries. And with world-class customer service and a growing community of users, Airbnb is the easiest way for people to monetize their extra space and showcase it to an audience of millions.
In a Carrotmob campaign, a group of people offers to spend their money to support a business, and in return the business agrees to make an improvement that the people care about. We are called Carrotmob because we use the "carrot" instead of the "stick." Traditionally, people who wanted to influence businesses would threaten or attack them. We believe people can have more influence on businesses by giving them a positive incentive to change: our money.
Founded in 2010, SittingAround makes it easy to create, manage, and grow a babysitting cooperative. Babysitting coops already save thousands of families a great deal of time and money each year. Our goal is to make coops so easy and so well known that every parent joins one. We automate many of the tasks required to effectively manage a coop so our users can focus on what's really important - building and enjoying childcare communities.
We create networks of scoots. Scoots are shared, electric, smartphone-activated motorscooters you can ride in the city. At Scoot Networks we teach you how to ride the scoots, we keep the scoots running, and we find places to put more scoots to make the network bigger.
sharemystorage.com (also known as SmS) is a social marketplace that brings together two different groups of people; those who have spare space and those who need spare space for storage. To put it simply, we’re here to add a dash of common sense to the self-storage industry.
Liquid is a marketplace that lets you find the best bikes to rent online, whether from individuals or existing bike rental shops.
Just type where you'd like to ride and Liquid gives you the best bike rental options for that location. We connect you with awesome people and great bikes from around the world.
If you'd like to list your bike, just snap a few pictures and share your sweet chariot with awesome people like you. We help you meet up, exchange the bike, and have a great experience, whether you're the renter or the lister.
City CarShare, a Bay Area nonprofit, provides convenient, affordable access to shared cars in order to reduce individual car ownership and usage. By providing innovative and technological- advanced mobility options to members, we help to improve the environment and quality of life in our cities through the reduction of traffic, parking problems, and dependence on oil-while promoting cleaner air, quieter streets and more open space.
Makeably is the marketplace for making custom creative items for your everyday life.
With Makeably, you can turn your thoughtful and original ideas into reality, with a little help from our global community of hand-picked makers. You can create one-of-a-kind bags, art, clothing, sneakers, wedding pieces, and much more. Started by a couple of ex-Googlers, Makeably is a marketplace exclusively for custom-made creative items for your everyday life.
yerdle helps you give and get the things you need with your friends. It’s simple. Start by posting a few things that you’d be willing to give to your friends. Then try asking for something that you’re seeking. Your friends want to help you; yerdle makes it easy to ask.