26 Aug '11, 9am

Mobile Unlocks the Future of Local

Mobile Unlocks the Future of Local

The potential of this development is staggering. Swap.com estimates that the value of swappable goods in the US alone could exceed $1 trillion. These ‘swappable goods’ are items that are likely gathering dust on the shelf or in the garage. Consider throwing underutilized services into the mix, from piano lessons to carpentry. The ability to reallocate this value from latent to harnessed on a neighbourhood by neighbourhood scale brings whole new meaning to reduce, reuse, recycle and social infrastructure. Mobile makes it happen and the revolution has only begun. This is ‘buy-local’ on steroids – it’s enough to make you sigh and say, “So

Full article: http://www.triplepundit.com/2011/08/mobile-unlocks-future...

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