World changing pundits struggle with naming a concept that creates economic growth, increases access to goods and services, yet reduces consumption.
As more and more consumers adopt a "collaborative consumption" model, brands move towards service models instead of purchase ones.
A recent study with Zipcar shows that people are less inclined to take care of products they share compared to if they owned them.
Favortree using social gaming techniques to encourage sharing among community members.
Actress / activist Lily Cole has been working with Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales to create a new kind of social network, one built on reciprocity.
The new system of exchange is growing in popularity and being used outside of niche markets.
As we stared at a flat tire on our Parisian shared-bike, we wondered whether stuff is created these days to be overly used.
Yale recent grads create a startup that will connect people so they can exchange thing they no longer want.
The founder of Inhabitat talks about the challenges of green design and how collaborative consumption might turn the tide of environmental devastation.