Sharing Is Caring At Stuffopolis

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Americans have a lot of junk. Many of us have so much, that we don’t even know we have it. That explains why we make NetFlix requests for movies we already own, or buy three copies of Thomas Friedman’s “The World is Flat” without realizing it.

We waste money, time and space. Thankfully, Stuffopolis has an answer for all this waste: Sharing.

With Stuffopolis’ application, you can set up a communal network of borrowing with your friends, preferably who live within a quick drive or bike ride. All you need to do is add books, movies and other stuff onto your virtual shelf and have your friends do the same. Then you can share schwag, track your belongings and hunt down the next title you want to absorb.

Best of all, you never need to worry about which of your deadbeat friends still hasn’t returned your Flaming Lips’ “Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots” CD. The idea is that you’ll just exchange stuff locally, so you’re not spending $20 to ship a $10 book, but Google Maps integration still provides a virtual low-jack for your goods. That way your Flaming Lips recordings won’t become the next “Red Violin” (And if you haven’t seen that movie, borrow it from a friend.)

Stuffopolis is green-friendly, free and currently offers more than 20,000 unique titles. One cool, no-brainer site feature that elevates Stuffopolis’ potential is the ability to write reviews. So if you haven’t heard of any of your friends Philip Glass CDs, you can check in to see what you’re missing before requesting to borrow them.

However, in the case of Philip Glass, you aren’t missing anything.


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