The Uniiverse logo is growing some serious stache. Happy Movember!
Summer is upon us. For some, this is the best time of the year: school’s out, the snow has long been melted, the temperatures are high and it’s time to have fun fun fun until Daddy takes the T-Bird away. For others, the summer heat is a reason to squirrel away in air-conditioned bliss, comfortably watching those kids in that T-Bird muss their hair and sweat through their shirts. Whether you’re a sun baby or not, Uniiverse is a place to find the best ways to take advantage of the spirit of summer in your own personal way, with like-minded people.
It seems that no matter where you go, “summer” is synonymous with “beach.” So catch a wave and hang out near the ocean, lake, or whatever body of water is close by! We’re sure someone is looking for some friends to frolic with in the wet sand. Now, the San Francisco beaches may be cold, but that doesn’t mean you can’t light up a fire pit, grab some marshmallows and play volleyball until the sun goes down. Maybe you want to spend time on the water, but not IN the water? Alex wants to arrange a crabbing trip. Never been before? He’ll teach you. You’ll return to shore with stories of ship and sea to compliment your mild tan and (hopefully) a fresh batch of deadliest catch.
If the best body of water near you looks like this, we are sorry.
Cooling off in the water is a great way to enjoy the sun, but maybe you’d rather fully embrace the heat in all its sweaty glory? Ruby wants to host some hot yoga. After stretching out your toxins in one-hundred-degree, you’ll feel surprisingly refreshed stepping back out into the hot summer sun.
But you know what else is refreshing? Two words: Air. Conditioning. Headed to the arctic for the summer? Ok fine, that’s not likely. But the point is - if you’re out of town then please, seriously PLEASE let someone rent your AC unit before they waste money on a brand new one, or settle for melting away! Isn’t it great to have resourceful neighbors? That’s what the sharing economy is all about.
We hope Uniiverse helps you have the best summer yet. Get out there and make the most of it.
Do you have a great story about sharing to tell? Our friends at Shareable Magazine are holding a storytelling contest to celebrate the launch of their new book, Share or Die, about the importance of sharing and want to hear your story. Submit a story about sharing on Uniiverse for a chance to win a $1,000 Uniiverse credit (or you can donate winnings to your favorite nonprofit). For more information, see the guidelines and enter the contest here.
Submissions close on July 23 so get your stories in fast! Voting closes August 7.
You can submit a written story, or, if you feel like getting creative (who doesn’t?!) then you can record and submit a video explaining your story.
We look forward to reading some inspiring Uniiverse stories!
Watch out world! We’re proud to announce the growth of Uniiverse in the past two months. People in over 300 cities and 47 countries around the globe have joined the sharing economy and created unique listings on Uniiverse.
If you have created a listing on Uniiverse, then one of these green pins represents the positive impact you are having in your city. We’re excited to watch this expand!
Embracing Uniiverse and the sharing economy will continue to and increasingly have a positive economic, social, and environmental impact.
Our goal is to have all of the land on this map hidden by green sharing pins! Have you started sharing yet? Join the movement to make the world a better place and create your first Uniiverse listing today: uniiverse.com/offering
For inspiration, here are some great listings from around the world:
- Learn basic Japanese from Susan or check out the food trucks with Luke in San Francisco
- Share your books or run by the sea with Hayley in Melbourne, Australia
- Rent this Earls Court flat from Anne-Claire during the Olympics in London
- Borrow a violin from Craig or join a Groove Yoga class with Tamara in Toronto
It’s been a very exciting couple of months since Uniiverse launched! We are loving the listings being created by people all over the world. Thanks for showing how extraordinary and unique you all are.
We’re constantly working hard on making improvements to the site, and we want to ensure the Uniiverse experience is as amazing as possible. We’ve been listening to your suggestions, and are happy to announce some exciting new features!
We’re thrilled to introduce an improved sign-up process! In addition to our original Facebook log-in option, we’ve added Twitter, Google+, and email as options to sign-up. In order to further improve trust between users, we’ve added mobile phone verification to the new sign-up flow.
If you’re already a user, you can connect your other social networks via your settings page.
There are other fantastic freshly-created features that we are excited to announce to you in the coming weeks!
Please continue sending us feedback and let us know how you like our new features . We always appreciate your help in designing Uniiverse.