What’s the hottest phrase in recent years? “Sharing economy” has got to be it.

This new operation model has taken over the world by storm, and is now one of the hottest concepts in the start-up industry. Compounded with the power of online communities and the ubiquity of handheld devices, this model is also hastening the development of the global economy.

Some prominent names in sharing economy includes Uber, AirBnB, TaskRabbit, and ShareDesk. In China, this has even spread to commodities such as umbrella, power banks, and bicycles.

What exactly is a “sharing economy”? It allows people to share goods and services, where users can pay a fraction of the normal cost to use these resources, and owners get compensated fairly.

这两年最夯的名词是什么? “共享经济” 绝对当之无愧。

这个创新的运作模式不仅席卷全球,更堪称目前新创企业圈里最热门的概念之一。在网路社群与行动装置的助力下,更是加速共享经济的发展。

共享经济最有名的例子便是Uber、Airbnb、TaskRabbit、ShareDesk,在中国,对于共享经济更是疯狂,雨伞、行动电源甚至单车都成为共享标。

何为“共享经济”呢?它为闲置资源再分配,让有需要的人得以较便宜的代价借用资源,持有资源者也能或多或少获得回馈。