Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Social Networking for Hitchhikers
Unless you live under a rock, you know that gas prices are really negatively effecting our economy lately. We all want to do our part to help and more importantly not go broke! So what if you can't afford a hybrid car, or work too far from home to bike? Have you considered hitchhiking? I know, I know, not unless you are asking for trouble, but consider this up and coming social hitchhiking network called iHitch. Drivers are rated on a point scale and matched up with passengers who need a ride. How it works: Type in your location using the GPS on your phone as well as where you need to go. Drivers who are going the same route will be notified and voila! you've got a ride. The iHitch system does however charge passengers a small fee as an incentive for drivers. The barrier to get past is the social acceptance of hitchhiking, if that can't be overcome then this brilliant idea may never succeed.