Zilok

Just signed up to list my unused goodies on Zilok!

After searching for a GoPro HD Camera to rent for this weekend’s whitewater rafting trip at Crabapple Whitewater in Charlemont, MA. I came across one on Zilok. I had read about Zilok while reading “What’s Mine is Yours” (The Rise of Collaborative Consumption) by Rachel Botsman and Roo Rogers. Zilok is basically an online platform that lets you list and promote things that you own that others are interested in renting. The concept is simple: we all want what we want when we want it, BUT most of the time we don’t need what we own. So by renting our neighbors items we gain the access to what we want, without having to bear the economic expense and physical burden of owning the items.

Here is my page on Zilok: http://us.zilok.com/t/178632

Check it out and try renting out my GoPro Camera! I got some amazing footage that I promise to upload soon. Also I have a halloween costume, kegerator equipment, my nintendo wii, and of course, my car, all available for rent.

Hubway

I just signed up for Hubway today, Boston’s bike sharing program sponsored by New Balance. They had a deal for annual membership at $50 instead of their standard $85, which I learned about during “Let’s Talk about Bikes” an event at the BSA Space. BSA Space is in the recently built LEED Certified 280 Congress St. the same building shared by Trade restaurant, (Amazing Cocktails) Boloco (Sweet touch screen ordering proces) and Fidelity. My buddy from BU just started working over at Fidelity and will one day be a CFO of a fortune 500 company. Not so for me. I am fascinated by collaborative consumption and sharing things rather than acquiring them. This is why I support Hubway.

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