Our mission at HelpAround is to make everyday sharing of resources a reality. This is why we took Paul’s challenge on Twitter very personally:
Will ownership turn out to be largely a hack people resorted to before they had the infrastructure to manage sharing properly?
So to be clear, we don’t think that ownership in itself is a hack (or else, who would we borrow from?). Rather, mass ownership of everyday resources could turn out to be a hack.
Let me start off with an assertion: Resource Sharing in the community can happen every day, multiple times a day.
Last week I was invited by the awesome Lisa Gansky to presentHelpAround at Mesh2013, with Robin Chase, Seth Godin and others. I shared the types of community behaviors my co-founder Shlomi and I have observed around us, and that influence our product decisions at HelpAround.