Russell Davies, explains different modes of sharing and how the Internet fits in.

Russell Davies shares some interesting ideas on his blog as an addition to his recent Lift talk. Davies dissects the act of sharing into three categories – sharing goods, sharing services, and sharing information. Sharing goods, Davies claims, is the most difficult form of sharing because giving away a physical item is immediately noticeable. Sharing services doesn’t consist of losing tangible objects, but it can be considered an inconvenience. Sharing information, like giving directions, isn’t an inconvenience and doesn’t constitute loss of goods or time. Thus, it is in our human nature to like to share information.

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