Connected, but alone? Watch this thought provoking TEDTalk by Sherry Turkle about the way technology is changing human connections. This really resonates with us, and further expresses why Uniiverse’s mission to increase offline interactions is so important. Stay connected, but together.
Sharing: More than just a pre-school lesson
In kindergarten we were taught the importance of sharing and its purpose has become much more than making friends and avoiding playground tiffs. Our capacity to share will have a huge impact on our future, and recent trends are showing a shift in the right direction. The sharing economy revolution is under way!
The gap between rich and poor is growing and accelerating; the environment is suffering, and as a result happiness is withering. It can be argued that all of these issues can relate in one way or another, to our capacity as societies to share assets. Are we sharing enough to make a difference?
Perceptions of consumerism are being re-evaluated. Does having more stuff truly make us happier, or does it hinder our time, space, and bank accounts? Society has put ownership and ego above access, experiences, and convenience. With recent economic and environmental struggles, this attitude is no longer efficient.
The term sharing economy is soon to become omnipresent. It argues that sharing assets, such as our belongings, space, skills, time, and resources, can have not only economic and environmental benefits, but can also increase happiness, overall well-being, and create stronger communities. Sharing is an activity that can solve so many problems and provide so many benefits at once.
Several reports have shown there is a desire to share within our society on a larger scale but most are not good at it or don’t know how. Technology and the social web are going to play the most dominant role in the sharing revolution. Our online sharing habits have made people more open to the idea of sharing off-line.
Uniiverse is providing a solution for those with a desire to share with the new platform for collaborative living. Sharing in the physical realm is now made easy. As a person-to-person marketplace for services and activities, Uniiverse enables anyone to share what they have to offer, or discover what they wish to find.
- Do you have a guitar that sits around collecting dust? Share it
- Are you a yoga enthusiast looking to teach your passion? Share it
- Is there extra room in your car for your drive to New York? Share it
- Can you teach people how to cook? Share it
- Does your garden have extra room for someone to plant on? Share it
- Have a parking spot that you never use during the day or at all? Share it
The shift from hyper consumption to collaborative consumption is happening; are you going to be a part of it? Let’s make a dent in the Uniiverse together.
What will Ü share?
What inspires you?
Blogs are a great way to discover new things to do, and to share what you’re passionate about. Uniiverse loves blogs because behind each blog is a real person, who has their own real neighbourhood, real friends, and real opinions and interests.
Introducing the “best blog of the uniiverse” contest!
Submit entries into any category:
- best food & drinks blog
- best photography blog
- best tech blog
- best sports blog
- …or anything else you’re passionate about!
It doesn’t have to be your own blog… but it can be if you want!
One winner will be selected based on the most votes (so share with your friends), and one winner will be selected based on the most unique blog (so submit any time with the chance to win)! Winners will receive one of two $50 American Express gift cards, and be featured on uniiverse’s blog, Facebook page, and Twitter account.
We’re really excited to hear about which blogs you think are the best. Check-out others’ entries and discover a new blog that will become your favourite, and vote on your friend’s entries!
What are you waiting for… submit now!