BlaBlaCar already existed in Spain long before what you imagine, in 1791!

In 1791 appeared the following advertisement in the Diario de Madrid: “The Tuesday next comes a car to the City of León, with two decent people; if there were two others who want to take a seat on it for the same people, or their career, they will go to the puerta del Sol store of D. Hilario Fernández Valledor next to the sword making, will be the reason where they have to deal with this issue.” Let us note well that this message was persecuted exactly for the same purpose, and for virtually the same development, that modern services for car sharing such as BlaBlaCar.

The message had a clear intention, that of car sharing. Some minimum standards, you travel with passengers decent. There was a meeting point, the puerta del Sol, and even a reference security, the store of D. Hilario Fernández Valledor.

The story we knew these days thanks to the journalist, an expert on the internet, Mario Tascon.

In a moment in which we see how certain sectors are enervan by the emergence of services economy collaborative, see Uber and the taxi industry, or BlaBlaCar and the bus lines, it seems really necessary to remember that collaborative consumption is not what we have invented in the age of the internet, that was already there long before even we were born. The true revolution of collaborative consumption, which is likely to change all our habits of consumption, is in the warranties offered by the internet, social networks, and new technologies (such as smartphones) to make the economy the collaborative is inclusive and accessible to all.

do you Have a sense that we have cars of more than a ton, and tens of thousands of euros, unemployed for more than 95% of the time? Did you know that in the united States there are more than 80 million boring machines and that their owners only use an average of 13 minutes?

Via: We Are Contingent
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