Collaborative consumption: keeping in with the Joneses

I’m a big believer in the power the language we speak has over our perception of the world. Every language has its own idioms; every idiom is a glimpse into the heart of a culture. In a recent talk on Collaborative Consumption, social innovator, Rachel Botsman, summed up 20th Century consumption as ‘keeping up with…

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A good birthday for Facebook

February marks a milestone in the social networking calendar as Facebook celebrates its birthday. The site turned six last week and is showing impressive figures of late, with double the amount of users (now standing at 400 million worldwide), compared to this time last year.  Econsultancy statistics also say that 50 per cent of active…

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