Digital society

Counting our steps: what do we get out of it?

Of all the digital tools that can be used to track our physical condition and activities, step […]

Selling one’s behavioral data: an impossible market?

In a 2011 report entitled “Personal Data: The Emergence of a New Asset Class” [1], the World […]

Understanding of algorithms

Recommendations, filters, rankings, rating systems, and social network news feeds are all examples of the omnipresence of […]

Market transactions like any other?

One of the promised benefits of collaborative consumption emphasises the connections it creates between individuals. It is […]

The role of sociability in collaborative exchanges

All collaborative consumption platforms promise, to some extent, a «human» and «friendly» experience. Many claim to forge […]

Does collaborative consumption encourage frugality ?

The writers who advocate collaborative consumption, and the collaborative economy (a.k.a. the sharing economy) in general, see […]

Drivy: the “friendly” way to rent a car

The collaborative consumption sector raises the question of amateur involvement in economic activity. How do ordinary web […]

ShaREvolution: an action research project on collaborative consumption

Between February 2014 and February 2015, Fing, OuiShare and their partners – including Orange Labs – carried […]

Drawing boundaries of social interaction

Beyond physical borders, “invisible borders” limit interaction between specific groups of people. These “social borders” are historically […]