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The collaborative economy in your neighborhood: welcome to StreetBank The idea that neighbors can share their resources efficiently is not new, however there are very few examples of successful initiatives to date. Many sharing schemes failed after only a few years. A successful example of such a model is StreetBank, a platform in England that is growing steadily. We took a moment to chat with Sam Stephens, StreetBank’s founder, about the reasons for the site’s growth. StreetBank is an online platform that allows neighbors to collectively share items they possess individually. A directory of direct links to delete your account from web services. Can't find what you're looking for? Help make justdelete.me better. easy 59 Ways for College Students to Make Extra Money When I was in college, the internet was still in its infancy (remember “telnet” and “gopher” anyone?) so most students went the traditional route of getting campus jobs or internships to make extra money. My summers were spent waitressing at a tourist resort and during the school year I babysat, worked for the sexual health resource clinic on campus, and I also got paid to do orientation performances for incoming freshmen. The book, I Got Scammed So You Don’t Have To chronicles over 300 resources, ideas, and legitimate companies that hire at-home workers, based on my own experiences and background. Being the random-job seeker that I am, I was curious to see what is available specifically for today’s college student. I was overwhelmed with great ideas and suggestions from hundreds of people.
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Is Sharing Illegal? In Many Cases, Yes. Governments have their work cut out for them in keeping pace with innovation, especially as mobile, social and cloud technologies allow for new business models that, in the eyes of regulators, threaten consumer safety and incumbent industries. The most poignant current-day example of the tug-of-war between government and technology entrepreneurs is the legal quagmire many “sharing,” or “collaborative consumption,” companies face in the cities they operate. The problem, at least for home- and car-sharing services, is multifaceted: they’re agitating dozens of stakeholders, operating in uncharted territories, and legally indefinable. And indefinable is hard to regulate. You can’t talk about legal issues surrounding ‘sharing’ without talking about the industry’s ‘800-pound gorilla’: home rental service Airbnb. “Government is usually the last one to pick up on innovations,” Turner said.
Using Gapminder in Presentations Gapminder is a wonderful tool to animate statistical data. Recently, I have used a Gapminder graph for the first time in a presentation and here’s an explanation on how to do it. Should you not know about Gapminder, I would suggest to first take a look at one of the wonderful videos commented by inventor Hans Rosling. The Gapminder World tool comes with a huge amount of development data in order to show country comparisons over time. There is a downloadable version of Gapminder (Gapminder Desktop), but as of now it is not possible to create graphs with your own data. If you want to use your own data for a graph in your presentation you can do the workaround that is described in the following.