While web sharing sites — like Airbnb and Zipcar — have an environmental angle because they’re a more efficient way to use resources, potential users of these services aren’t all that motivated by the environmental benefits, according to a new survey. Instead web sharing users are motivated by saving money and by having easy access to the product.
Like cycling to work and public transit, the sharing economy works because it makes sense, not because people are altruistic. And that’s not a bad thing.
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