It’s always a little strange to see the mainstream travel media latch on to a not-quite-new phenomenon and glam it up with a fancy title.

Exhibit A: Cyber-Hitching

It’s hip! It’s edgy! It’s a green travel solution to your recession-prompted money woes!

And it’s also… better known as ride-sharing. It’s been a popular feature on Craigslist for years.

Still, while I might poke a little fun, this trend piece from the Guardian does offer a sweet collection of ride-sharing websites that I hadn’t heard of before.

Next time you need to stick out your cyber-thumb, check out

carshare.com
liftshare.org
avego.com
hitchwiki.org
pickuppal.com

Have you ever set up a ride-share? Which site did you use?

Was it a good experience, or bad? Let us know!

Photo by Alpha Tango Bravo / Adam Baker