Shareable: stories of sharing and cooperation

Jeremy sez, "Shareable tells the story of sharing. We cover the people, places, and projects that are bringing a shareable world to life. And share tools and tips to help you make a shareable world real in your life. In a shareable world, things like car sharing, community gardening, and cohousing bring us together, make life more fun, and free up time and money for the important things in life. When we share, not only is a better life possible, but so is a better world. The remarkable successes of Wikipedia, Kiva, open source software, Burning Man, Freecycle, and Creative Commons point the way. They tell a hopeful story about human nature and our future, one we don't hear enough in the mainstream media."

Shareable (Thanks, Jeremy!)


  1. Thanks for sharing that link to Shareable.

    Here’s a thought: when you’re in Kindergarten they force you to share and call it a good thing. When you’re a grown up and want to share, they call it a bad thing like socialism or communism.

    1. IMO, the kindergarten version of sharing is much more akin to communism than the latter. Being forced to share is not sharing. I’ve always thought voluntary sharing was a good thing, the problem comes when there is coercion. That is when ‘sharing’ becomes bad and deserves labels like communism or socialism.

      1. good point SKR. voluntary sharing = good. Forced sharing = bad.

        I guess I never thought too much about it since I share voluntarily – I never considered the side of it being forced upon me as an adult. (I didn’t like it much when I was 5, I remember that much)

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