J’ai découvert l’année dernière une plateforme d’échange intéressante et assez simple, créée aux Etats-Unis : Superfluid . Elle est en anglais, et il n’y a apparemment pas de projet de traduction du système pour l’instant. Cette plateforme comprend 2 sections : une section de particulier à particulier (peer-to-peer, ou p2p), et une section business. Elle utilise une monnaie d’échange, les Quids (apparemment, cela vient de l’argot irlandais ou anglais, pour désigner un euro ou une livre).
Paperflops in Indonesia and TOUCH in South Africa are just two of the many social initiatives we’ve seen this year designed to provide people in poverty with work. Now in the US, TaskTurtle proposes to connect homeless or elderly people with individuals who have specific tasks and chores they can complete in exchange for food. TaskTurtle offers to crowdsource skilled and under-utilized workers to carryout household tasks, for example painting a garage door. Users post their task on the website and then select a person — known as “a turtle” — to take on the job.
TaskRabbit is a hot startup that everyone is buzzing about. Like Zaarly, it is a local network that allows users to post and complete tasks in their neighborhoods. Think Craigslist and Twitter mushed together. TaskRabbit was founded by Leah Busque in 2008. It raised $5 million last spring and was featured on the ABC N ightly News as a solution for America's job crisis.
Map Data Map data ©2013 Google COMMUNITY STIMULUS: Local Currency + Barter Networks as Social and Economic Drivers Oct 22, 2011 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM BEAHIVE [Beacon] Current economic structures are arguably inadequate.
Download this image to your phone, take it to Starbucks and scan it at the cash register: It'll get you a free coffee. It's part of a radical experiment in sharing that's teaching us something about mobile money in the process.
Starbucks has put an end to a the Jonathan's Card free coffee bonanza, citing concerns about fraud.