Let’s face it. For the most part, the so-called sharing economy just amounted to us paying new companies for the same services and goods for which we used to pay someone else. But in far flung corners of the internet, the real sharing economy lives on. From the NYT (Gift Article): Inside the World of Buy Nothing, Where Dryer Lint Is a Hot Commodity. “David Stahl did not need leftover pickle juice because, really, no one needs someone else’s used brine. But a few months ago, he decided to ask for some just to see if it was possible, posting a request to an Upper West Side chapter of Buy Nothing, a hyperlocal Facebook group. It turns out, people are willing to give away (and take) just about anything, if you ask.”