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Familiarity with sharing views and opinions via social media provides a possible mechanism for citizens to engage with politicians and take part in shaping policy We all recognise that the reach of the Internet should add so much so the democratic processes [1,2]. But it turns out that there are still differences between on- and offline discussions [3], since although people are used to social networks for personal, leisure and retail activities,… Read More

The sharing economy, a.k.a. collaborative economy, is expected to see substantial growth in Europe the coming years; a much cited PwC study estimates that the value of sharing economy transactions in 2015, at 28 billion Euro, will increase to a potential value of 570 billion Euro in 2025. Nevertheless, important challenges remain on the road from the sharing economy as an emerging current phenomenon to sharing being established as a mainstream mode of… Read More