The Sharing Economy is a name given to the new kinds of commercial and social activity made possible by technology and the Internet. The sites listed here are examples of how organizations are using the Internet to find and engage with customers, donors and collaborators in new ways.
In the Sharing Economy, artists and producers fund projects with small donations from their fans and followers. Charities raise money by enabling individual fundraisers to make personal appeals to family and friends. Owners pass gently-used goods that they no longer need to a second owner, and travelers find accommodation or rides.