Collaborative Consumption

“2011 will be dubbed the year of The Sharing Economy.  I think we are finally at a place in time where technology has become savvy enough to provide solutions to stale business models.  People are getting more and more comfortable with sharing their space (instead of booking hotel rooms), sharing their cars (instead of purchasing their own), and utilizing people sharing their free time and skills (instead of hiring a personal assistant).” - Leah Busque, founder of TaskRabbit Along the lines of open-source, crowdsourcing... is 2011-2012 the year of collaborative consumption

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