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Hitchhiking Enters the 21st Century with Zimride

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LifeEdited isn't just about stuff, it is about the way we live. About new technology letting us live with less, like Zimride, a new service that might bring back hitchhiking.

In his youth, my father’s primary mode of cross-country transport was hitchhiking. A thumb and a clean shave were the currency for a ticket anywhere.

A few well-publicized stories about rides gone wrong, the introduction of cheaper, more reliable cars for the masses and some states banning the practice more-or-less killed hitchhiking in America.

San Francisco-based Zimride has a 21st Century answer for this once-loved, now-maligned institution. On their site, people post where they are going, how many seats they have and how much money they want for those seats.

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