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
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
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
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
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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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
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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