FreeSth has just added the geo-location function in May, facilitating users to find free resources nearby. People can also get to know people in the same district through the trade.
There are already more than 10,000 members on FreeSth. Let's join the community and participate in gift economy~
Q:Whats the difference between FreeSth and Facebook free group?
A:There are following problems in Facebook group:
1.Facebook group is a platform for discussion but not trading. It lacks basic functionalities of a trading platform like sorting, categorization, viewing records / other post of the same user.
2.Remains closed / secret group after reaching certain size, due to difficulties in managing the group.
3.Group admins have no control over the group. Facebook group can be deleted by Facebook overnight. Building things on Facebook is just helping it to gave advertising revenue.
To promote and spread freecycle culture, there is a need to build another standalone platform which allows everyone to participate, with functionality to distinguish greedy people and encourage people to contribute.
Q:Whats the number next to username?
A:That's the number of "free" post he/she has posted. I hope the number can show one's contribution to the platform. And I hope the world will help those who contributes a lot when they are in need.
Q:Is there Private Message(PM)？
A:No. It is designed to have better transparency where all records can be viewed by the others. Instead, you may pass your contact information via "Leave Contact" button. The contact information will only be seen by the post creator.
Q:What if I am poor?
A:Freecycle is a moneyless movement, which decrease our dependency on money in our daily life. I believe we have much more resources than we actually need and there must be some idling resources around. If someone is keeping asking for more by claiming itself as poor. He is indeed mentally poor.