collaborative consumption

Really interesting segment on Spark today on the perks and perils of collaborative consumption. I believe this used to just be called sharing. But this is sharing at a whole new level, brought to us by the marvels of the Internet.

Also check out April Rinne’s blog post on the legal, regulatory and policy issues of a sharing economy. I know that the words “legal, regulatory and policy” don’t automatically make it sound like a riveting read but she brings up a lot of important points and provides a clear, concise overview of the issues around sharing, whether you’re joining a car share, signing up on Airbnb or starting a tool lending library.

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