Instagram is one of the most popular social media websites and apps, and if you haven’t at least heard of it by now, I have to assume that you’ve been living under a rock. As of June 2016, there are a reported 500 million active monthly users of the site, ranking it the 8th largest social network in the world.
Instagram is an outlet for countless different types of accounts, some of which include fashion, comedy, travel, company promotion, and personal lives. At the high risk of being labeled as a basic girl in her 20s, my favorite type of Instagram account to follow would have to be the foodies. (more…)
When I decided to live and work in Barcelona this summer, I had no idea what the concept of “collaborative economy” was. After just a few days in the city, I soon realized that this type of business practice has emerged as a very significant part of the culture and the economy of not just Barcelona, but many cities across the world.
A collaborative economy is one in which businesses are based on horizontal practices and the participation of the community. This type of model runs on trust and closer relationships between the producer and the consumer.
The collaboration is often virtual, interacting with online networks and building communities of people from around the world. However, many cities also utilize in-person, peer-to-peer networking and interaction between companies based in the same area. (more…)