Community on Wheels

Photo used under Creative Commons from Gavin Anderson.

The car commute. Isn’t it crazy to think about everyone driving around in these little bubbles, shielding themselves from the outside world? Sometimes it’s easy to get lost in that space, listening to your podcast, radio station or playlist of choice. It’s like nothing else exists around you. Is someone even driving that machine next to you? Who cares…

The bike commute, on the other hand, is a very different experience. When you see a group of cyclists commuting, they’re most often just individuals – strangers even – pedaling at the same pace, hitting Continue reading

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P2P Carsharing: Empowering Micropreneurs Everywhere

Remember when you ran a rockin' baseball card business?

It’s a funny thing about the person-to-person/peer-to-peer market: it demands its users be innovative and resourceful to be more successful. While some simply post items for rent and sit back and wait for the magic to happen, others get creative about how to make their goods more appealing. People in this second category can be considered micropreneurs, or small business managers.

Remember how ingeniously you traded and sold baseball cards before you could even drive? Renting out your stuff can really re-inspire the micropreneur in you.

Here are some tips on how to get maximum impact from your ride: Continue reading

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We’ve Launched [Beta]!

We’re excited to start 2012 off right – with you!

We’ve been testing RideLink™, our signature in-vehicle technology, and we’ve got some great news: it’s awesome! In addition to offering advanced security features,  RideLink makes sharing and driving more convenient and fun. It also helps you monitor your ride. Check out more on the RideLink page of our website.

That’s right – our website is live! You can use our site and our mobile app to share and borrow on the web or on the move. Next, we’ll figure out how you can share from space and underwater. But first things first…. Continue reading

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Securing Trust in a P2P World

As a fellow P2P company, we feel compelled to join the conversation around Airbnb member EJ’s tragic experience. For those of you who haven’t heard the story, a San Francisco Airbnb host came home to find her apartment and, consequently her life, devastated after a renter’s “stay.” Read her heart wrenching account here. Continue reading

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Little Work, Big Pay-Off

Sounds like the American Dream, right? JustShareIt was recently mentioned (yay!) in this Yahoo! Finance article by Farnoosh Torabi. While Farnoosh focuses on how sharing – or “collaborative consumption” – is a great way to earn income without doing much work, we think it’s important to mention that the pay-off is way bigger than cash. (Btw, for all of you who signed up in response to this article – thanks! We’re getting ready to launch as fast as possible and will have more info for you very soon.)

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Red, White and Bay

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This Fourth of July weekend, I was lucky enough to enjoy an aquatic adventure in the Bay Area. I’m sharing this experience with you not to gloat, but to whet your appetites for some boating excursions and local escapades in … Continue reading

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JustShareIt and the Big Wheels Connection

In 1983, I discovered the lure of the open road and the unmatched glory of vehicular independence. That year, I got my first ride.

She was a beauty: ape hanger handlebars with 7-inch streamers, front wheel half my height, decal stickers on the back, and a seat contour-molded for my tiny butt. Her vibrant tri-colors remind me of the flag of Venezuela. Continue reading

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I Sync, therefore I am

There has been a lot written about Ford’s in-vehicle communications and entertainment system, Ford Sync, bringing Wi-Fi into our cars. This of course would enable us to access the internet on the go with an iPod Touch, notebook, cell phone or any other Wi-Fi capable device. The vehicle will allow you to connect your mobile broad band cards available through AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint. You could connect with your friends, watch football games live and even search for information, all this while on the move. Continue reading

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A thought for World Environment Day, June 5, 2011

June 5th, World Environment Day

When the U.N. General Assembly instituted the World Environment Day (WED) back in the early 1970s, there were fewer than half the number of vehicles worldwide than exist now. As Mexico City was hosting WED 2009 (“Your Planet Needs You – UNite to Combat Climate Change”), China officially surpassed the U.S. in auto sales, with 13.6 million that year. This year’s event, “Forests: Nature at your Service,” is being hosted in India – the 2nd fastest growing auto market in the world. Continue reading

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The Love Connection – Why we get emotional over Fast cars

Have you ever fallen in love with the idea of owning/leasing a particular car, just because you have either experienced driving it first hand or been sold the experience?  I have definitely had my fair share of such instances, especially when we tend to associate so much of our personal identities to the cars we own (or the things we buy, for that matter).  And it does not help when great marketing campaigns effectively toy with your emotions and suck you into a world of possibilities. Continue reading

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