Last week on Shareable's community blog, Erica Etelson posed the question: do shared items have a shorter life span? There were a number of thoughtful comments to her original post about how sharing products affects the item's longevity, depreciation in value, and its environmental impact. We turned the question over to our followers on Facebook and Twitter, and here are some of their responses: 

Check out more responses in the comments to Erica's original post

Paul M. Davis


Paul M. Davis

Paul M. Davis tells stories online and off, exploring the spaces where data, art, and civics intersect. I currently work with a number of organizations including Pivotal and

Things I share: Knowledge, technology, reusable resources, goodwill.