USA Today carries a cover story about people using various online services to share cars, rent rooms or houses, and run errands. The focus is on people doing these things to earn extra cash, but there is an undercurrent of some just wanting to share what they have. Various Web sites connect those who would like to share with others looking to use the resources, whether it’s a car or time to handle a task.
(N.B.: The print edition has an article on 3A about steampunk culture: Reliving ‘history that never was.’ I haven’t been able to find it online, perhaps because my steam search engine has problems getting to USA Today content.)