Pickuppal is a very particular virtual community in this era of virtual communities. Many of us belong to at least a couple of the big ones, be they myspace, Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn. And of course there are others, many companies and organizations have some form of online community they want us to [...]
Warped Tour is back and so is ridesharing with PickupPal.
It’s funny…2008 was a very rocky year..think of soaring and falling gas prices, the historic American elections, the disastrous banking crisis and…the innovative PickupPal - Yes, I include our “ridesharing site that grew and grew” in that rocky mix.
We launched in January [...]
I have been reading up on the air quality in Los Angeles lately, the reports are not that great, and following a veto by the Californian Governor of a bill that would have allowed investment in the Ports infrastructure with a direct objective to cleaning the air, they are not going to get better any [...]
I’ve written on the blog once before on the topic of what or who is a stranger: “Who are you?” and for some reason it has popped up in my head again. Often the media has thought it witty to call PickupPal a kind of “cyber-hitchhiking” - and i liked the notion [...]
PickupPal is the ridesharing partner of the London Symphony Orchestra. Yes, we are!
Many people think that ridesharing is something that other people are doing: those rock’n roll-ers, virgin festival going groupies, hippies and tree huggers - the fact is that everyone can be interested in ridesharing, really everyone.
There is no demographic hierarchy [...]
I love maps, I love trying to find places i have lived or visited just by scrolling around Google Earth seeing if i can remember my way around… I look for places i have stayed on holiday like the little B&B whose name I’ve long ago forgotten but I remember that road up from the [...]
Everyday I get one or two emails that go something like this: “this guy is traveling in the opposite direction” or “this pickup requires a detour” or more often simply “this is not on my way”.
I answer these comments happily because I know that every single one of our members has a different expectation as [...]
Eric has blogged about this issue: trust/stranger/feeling safe…In my mind, there is no way to be 100% sure that someone you are interacting with, who you have not known for a certain amount of time, is a “safe” person (for lack of a better word). At work, at the grocery store, at the park, at [...]
I received an email today to sign a petition to put the polar bear on the US federal endangered species list. I signed it and I read on…the petition is sponsored by the We campaign (founded by Al Gore). The idea behind We is just that… “we” can make a difference. People are [...]
Southern California…the car is king. Leading in number of cars but also in stringent vehicular emissions control, and in HOV lanes (High Occupancy meaning 2 here in Cali - not 3 like where i live). In December, Quebec decided to adopt the same emissions standards, the first territory outside of the US to do [...]