Strangership

The internet is revolutionizing the way people help each other

Implications - The internet has created a sense of community among global strangers, and people are incredibly open to the idea of helping others in their endeavors. The concept of ‘lost and found’ and ride sharing are just two examples of the willingness people show to collaborate and aid complete strangers.
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58,430 Total Clicks
Nov 06 - Oct 08
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Trading Clothes with Strangers - SwapStyle.com
SCORE 3.3
Mild 5,293 Clicks Pub: Mar 20, 08
Trading Clothes with Strangers
SwapStyle.com
Tired of swiping your sister's clothes because she has more fashion sense or a more disposable income? Try swapstyle.com and swap her clothes with some complete stranger's, and you'll never get busted.… [More]
Website Reunites Missing Gloves - OneColdHand
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Untested 4,779 Clicks Pub: Jan 21, 08
Website Reunites Missing Gloves
OneColdHand
Have you ever lost a mitten? If not, then surely you've seen that abandoned glove on the side of the road, crusting in ice or covered in dirt. Next time, consider picking it up, bringing it home and snapping… [More]
Lost & Found 2.0 Part II  - Orphan Pictures Helps You Find Your Lost Camera
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Average 5,810 Clicks Pub: Feb 26, 08
Lost & Found 2.0 Part II
Orphan Pictures Helps You Find Your Lost Camera
Losing things can be a pain, but we've seen how the ability to post photo of found items can help reunite people with their missing possessions, like lost mittens. Now there's a website that's come up… [More]
Gift Exchanges With Strangers - The Freecycle Network
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Mild 2,877 Clicks Pub: Dec 30, 07
Gift Exchanges With Strangers
The Freecycle Network
I think most of us have thrown stuff out stuff that we knew somebody else could have put to good use. The Freecycle Network of is made of thousands of groups worldwide that help used goods find new owners… [More]
Letting Strangers Name Your Child - Smart-Sourcing Baby Names
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Untested 3,188 Clicks Pub: Oct 13, 08
Letting Strangers Name Your Child
Smart-Sourcing Baby Names
"Hey Internet, Help Us Name Our Child!" is the title of a post from Google programmer, Jason Morrison. Nothing complex here, but it is a novel way to let complete strangers pick your unborn child's name.… [More]
YouTube Helping Police Crack Cases
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Untested 3,163 Clicks Pub: Nov 30, 06
YouTube Helping Police Crack Cases
According to USAToday.com, police took up pursuit in cyberspace after a young Norwegian posted an Internet video of his wild car driving. Following an electronic trail that he left online, police caught… [More]
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