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Added 30 December, 2013

The sharing economy: A trend that takes the cake

Regular WikiTrends readers are familiar with the idea of a "sharing economy," in which ownership is overtaken by borrowing, lending and sharing goods that are only used occasionally, like tools, luggage, bicycles and even cars. The sharing trend is related to another movement promoting community and closeness between neighbors and friends. This uptick in real-world socializing got its kick from online social networking: People are looking to have meaningful relationships and closer connections with others both on and off-line. We are now seeing lots of products and services that bring people together, and that's why the "Gossip for 2" cake, which is meant to be shared by two people, strikes us as perfectly on-trend. Created by designer Julie Hinault and pastry chef Olivier Dessyn of Mille Feuille Bakery New York, the "Gossip for 2" is clearly delineated by different colored halves and is said to be inspired by conversations, sharing, and gossiping between friends.
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