Think globally, act locally: a case study of a free food sharing community and social networking

@inproceedings{Ganglbauer2014ThinkGA,
  title={Think globally, act locally: a case study of a free food sharing community and social networking},
  author={Eva Ganglbauer and Geraldine Fitzpatrick and {\"O}zge Subasi and Florian G{\"u}ldenpfennig},
  booktitle={CSCW},
  year={2014}
}
Social networking has a long history of supporting communities online. In this paper we are concerned with a specific community that has formed around free food sharing to save food from being wasted. Specifically, Foodsharing.de is a platform that enables consumers, farmers, organizations and retailers to offer and collect food. Associated with this is the Foodsharing Facebook group where broader community discussions take place. We report on a qualitative analysis of the Foodsharing Facebook… CONTINUE READING
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