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34 Things Meant for Sharing

— January 18, 2009 — Art & Design
From photo sharing to ride sharing to music sharing, one of the prominent identifiers that times are changing is the ever-increasing desire to share our lives with others.

The reasons people share varies, from those who want a witness to their lives to those can't afford to own or do something on their own. With the economy gone sour, the likelihood people will begin sharing out of necessity or for smart money management increases.

Sharing is comforting; those who want their luxury bag but can't handle the luxury price tag can opt for designer handbag rentals. The person into fast, sexy supercars but can't make up his mind can find comfort in knowing he doesn't have to choose, and buy into a luxury car timeshare. For the commitment-phobic pet lovers, or for those who travel lots, there are services that let you to rent a pet and split time with other wannabe owners.

Also included in this cluster and celebrity and supermodel shares, there are innovations that facilitate sharing secrets or sharing fears, prayers or dreams. And of course there are music and video sharing, recipe and tip exchanges, and even sharing real life office spaces.

And, add TrendHunter.com to the list -- we share ad revenue with all our writers (and, anyone can join!)
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Popularity
Activity
Freshness
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Paid Music-Sharing
Paid Music-Sharing
PopCuts Pays Savvy Music Buyers
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Inspirational Community Goal Sharing
Inspirational Community Goal Sharing
43Things.com
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32
Buy & Sell Shares in Celebrities
Buy & Sell Shares in Celebrities
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31
Real Life Meetups For Photo Sharing Sites
Real Life Meetups For Photo Sharing Sites
Photowalking
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30
Global Car Sharing Services
Global Car Sharing Services
'Connect by Hertz' Works in NYC, London, Paris
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29
Auction-Based Ride-Sharing
Auction-Based Ride-Sharing
DriJo is the eBay of Car Pooling
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28
Social Ride Sharing Communities
Social Ride Sharing Communities
PickUpPal
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27
Whisher
Whisher
Cool, Free WiFi Sharing Community
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26
CSA Gives You Piece of the Pie (er Sheep)
CSA Gives You Piece of the Pie (er Sheep)
MVKnits Wool Shares
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25
Shared Graves
Shared Graves
Roomates for the Departed
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24
Investing in Models
Investing in Models
Buy Shares At BeautyHolding.com
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23
Absolut Lomo
Absolut Lomo
Absolut Launches Gallery to Share Consumer Photos
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22
Google Maps to Share Horror Stories
Google Maps to Share Horror Stories
"Sod Abroad" Promotion
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21
Crowdsourced Ride-Sharing
Crowdsourced Ride-Sharing
Avego iPhone App
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20
Ride Sharing via iPhone
Ride Sharing via iPhone
Carticipate.com
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19
19 Cent a Minute Cars
19 Cent a Minute Cars
Smart2go Urban Vehicle Shares
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18
The Return of the Mix Tape
The Return of the Mix Tape
Sharing Music With Mixaloo
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17
Flexible Pet Rentals
Flexible Pet Rentals
Doggy Timeshares at FlexPetz
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16
Share Your Look
Share Your Look
Fashion is Global but Style is Unique
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15
Revver
Revver
New Video Site Shares Ad Revenue with Consumers
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14
Interactive Digital Diaries
Interactive Digital Diaries
Share Your Lifestream on Storytlr
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13
Women Only Shared Offices
Women Only Shared Offices
In Good Company
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12
Shanghai Bike-Sharing
Shanghai Bike-Sharing
China's Eco-Conscious Transit
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11
Social Networks for Chefs
Social Networks for Chefs
CookEatShare.com
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10
Hand Warmer Built for Two
Hand Warmer Built for Two
Glovers
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9
Eco Alternatives to Automobiles
Eco Alternatives to Automobiles
Car Sharing and Eco Taxis
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8
Dual Handset Landlines
Dual Handset Landlines
Double the Receivers, Double the Fun
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7
Cubby Refrigerators for Shared Spaces
Cubby Refrigerators for Shared Spaces
The Electrolux Flatshare Refrigerator
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6
Tubs for Two
Tubs for Two
Double Tub For Double Loo Bathroom
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5
Luxury Car Time Shares
Luxury Car Time Shares
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4
Inclusive Dating Site
Inclusive Dating Site
Club462 Members Share About STDs, Sexual Orientation
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3
Double-Stemmed Umbrellas
Double-Stemmed Umbrellas
Tandem Umbrella For Lovers
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2
Virtual Compassion
Virtual Compassion
Sharing Photos of Hurricane Ike
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1
Phones of 2012
Phones of 2012
Express, Share & Feel
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