shares Weeels

Shareable writes us up in a nice article on the sharing industry. “…The growth of the Internet and mobile technology has made sharing more practical–and … this trend has the potential to minimize consumption, by redefining wealth as access to stuff instead of the accumulation of stuff.” That’s what we’re about here at Weeels! Here’s part of the article:

We also just heard from journalist Alex Pasternack, who working with a bunch of former Harvard classmates to launch Weeels, “a livery cab ordering and sharing app that aims to create a more efficient, affordable and friendly mode of transportation, a compromise between the private car and the public bus that maximizes people’s person miles per gallon.”
He continues,
Because it’s aimed at places and times where and when cabs can be hard to find, or in places where public transit is lacking, it works directly with city livery cab services to deliver taxis on demand, and at premium, pre-negotiated rates that are displayed on your phone before you get in the cab… It starts in NYC and on the iPhone, but we’re expanding to other platforms and, hopefully, other cities.
They produced this “silly little infomercial” (as Alex describes it), which makes up in self-mocking joie de vivre what it lacks in polish: