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Ride Sharing With Strangers (Not Greyhound Style)

Saw on a friend’s Facebook a link to the website zimride , and he’s all like, ” sounds like a good way to travel on the cheap”. And yes it certainly does. It’s a ride sharing program or as I call it, opportunity to carpool with strangers. (They promote using it within your social networks and amongst your friends as well–why you wouldn’t just call your friend, I don’t know..? haha)

Their website describes it as so:

It’s for drivers

Post your ride and fill your empty seats. You’ll save money, gas, and you just might meet your new best friend!

It’s for passengers

Check out rides along popular routes, or search for a ride to anywhere. Booking is easy with our secure online payment.

Ridesharing for everyone

We’re a new spin on ridesharing, using social networks to enable real connections. In seconds you can set up a profile, book a ride in your area, or post a ride of your own. With Zimride profiles, you can check out interests, music tastes, and feedback before you share a ride.

It sounds kind of cool. I get the concept and idea behind it, and I’m sure its been a great success with people. But when I first saw it on my friend’s Facebook wall said under my breath, “Sounds like a great way to get kidnapped.”

Sorry.

Don’t let that deter you or anything. (I’m just saying that was my first thought. To you I encourage to read up on it!)

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About maggie.

Maggie Barnes is a nonprofit and for profit business content specialist / social media consultant; and social sciences web writer interested in everything from psychology and sexuality, to technology, race, and economics. She is passionate about good communication and information accessibility.

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