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JUN 14, 2013 - Fast Company

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Can Airbnb, Taskrabbit, And All The Other Sharing Economy Companies Save The Day In A Disaster?

San Francisco (where else?) has launched a new plan to deal with disasters using collaborative consumption. Will they actually be able to make a difference? After superstorm Sandy ravaged the East Coast, entire swaths of New York City and New Jersey were left without housing--either temporarily or permanently, depending upon the location. In New York, home-sharing service Airbnb stepped up to help, quickly creating a platform for users to share their homes for free. In the end, 1,400 hosts volunteered, leaving much-needed space open in traditional shelters and proving that the "sharing ... Read More

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