Thanks to the social web, it’s now easy to save and make money by sharing everything you own with strangers. Lyft allows you to cut down on travel costs by giving or getting a liftsomewhere. At Couchsurfing, you can rent outyour spare bedroom for the night or find a place to sleep when you visit another city. Neighborgoods will let you share your stuff with neighbours, like lawnmowers, drills or even cat carriers. Universe aims to tie all of these services together and become a global sharing community. In most cases you can readreviews about who you share with, but trust is an important element. If you can trust a stranger, you have a lot to gain.
Read by Jane Sabey (English accent).