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'''1 October 2012''' Hitchwiki has a new design.  We hope you like it!
'''1 October 2012''' Hitchwiki has a new design.  We hope you like it!
'''23rd September 2012''' The '''[[project:BXL hackathon|BXL hackathon]]''' started when [[User:Mikael|Mikael]] arrived - ''you'' can participate as well, come over to [[Brussels]] or [[Hitchwiki:BXL_hackathon#What_can_you_do.3F|do things]] from wherever
'''18th September 2012''' The widely known hospitality exchange platform Couchsurfing is about to change the Terms of Use against European Law. Please sign the petition, spread the word and use alternatives like [http://www.bewelcome.org bewelcome.org]. [http://www.avaaz.org/en/petition/For_a_strong_Community_behind_CouchSurfing Sign Petition]
'''10th September 2012''' Tramprennen 2012 is over. 117 hitchhikers and 54 teams from 14 countries made it to the Surduc Lake in Romania and raised 15230 Euro for a WASH-Project of the German NGO Viva con Agua in India. [http://tramprennen.org/2012/tramprennen-2012-thats-it/ Read the final resumee with some images]
'''6 September 2012''' Thomas Francine has released his documentary [http://gogreatergood.com/hitchhike-doc/ The Greater Good: A Hitchhiker Perspective] free online.
'''18 August 2012.'''  Stuart Jameson is currently traveling the world after the death of his parents.  The only form of transport allowed while traveling from Europe to India and beyond is hitchhiking.  He will be doing this in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support, and details of how to sponsor will be posted soon.  Check out his blog at '''www.lookingforstu.com'''
'''10th August 2012''' [http://hitchwiki.org/community/hitchgathering/2012/08/10/gathering-is-over-after-one-week-of-joy-and-fun/ Hitchgathering 2012 is over] after one week of joy and fun! See you next year somewhere!
'''7th August 2012''' Inauguration of the first official hitchhiking spot in Germany: [https://vimeo.com/47056576 Go to video, 2:08 Minutes]
'''25 July 2012''' [[User:Marissa|Marissa]] hitchhiked with her friend Jenny from Mexico City to Guatemala and made a [https://vimeo.com/46308984/ short video] about it.
'''22 June 2012''' - [http://www.tramprennen.org Tramprennen 2012]: The Hitchhiking Hub started today registrations for Tramprennen 2012 - a hitchhike race for drinking water. The race starts August 18th, has 6 routes starting in Bayreuth, Gent, Copenhagen, Dresden, Leipzig and Berchtesgaden. 6 stages for each route will lead to a final common meeting point in Romania.
'''11 June 2012''' - [[User:jaredjestes22|jaredjestes22]] - a short time user and contributor to this website is now on his hitchhiking trip from Port Angeles, WA to Los Angeles, Yosemite, Yellowstone, Billings, MT, with his lovely wife, Anna Rose.
'''1 May 2012''' - [[User:Paluch|Paluch]] - a long time user and contributor to this website is now on his hitchhiking trip around the world. Read his latest story about hitching to Cape Verde on his blog called [http://www.roadsideletters.com/ Roadside Letters].
'''12 April 2012''' -  Justina & Maarten are filming and interviewing people who "live" on the road (not just hitchhikers) for their project called "[http://www.liveontheroad.tv/ Live on the road]". See their [http://vimeo.com/39414062 intro] and follow their [http://www.liveontheroad.tv/blog/ blog].
'''9 April 2012''' -  [[User:Erinmack|Erin]] made a three-week hitchhiking journey to Nordkapp via Finland & her friend Dara made a [http://www.vimeo.com/daram/thistime 90 minute film] of the trip

Revision as of 16:02, 22 March 2013

21st March 2013 There's a Wikimedia Commons app for Android. Enable your GPS, make pics of your hitching trips and use these pics here directly on Hitchwiki without a hassle.

28th February 2013 A bill was introduced January 9, 2013 by Senator Leland Christensen called Senate File 29 to eliminate prohibition of solliciting a ride and therefore legalize hitchhiking in the state of Wyoming, USA. It was enacted on 27th February 2013, hitchhiking becoming legal in that state as of July 1, 2013.

4th February 2013 In the USA, it was finally proven that hitchhikers are valuable members of society when "Hero hitchhiker uses hatchet to save woman from 'Jesus'". The hilarious videos of the report and the full interview with the hitchhiker have gone viral since; too bad nobody who sees them will ever pick up another hitchhiker again.

20th December 2012 like Hitchwiki in the past, BeWelcome switches to the free and open source OpenStreetMap, underlining "its strong non-profit values - in a time where internet-based peer-to-peer hospitality communities are subject to increasing commercialization by venture capitalists".

12th November 2012 The New York Times is encouraging people to hitchhike: "What if we could remake the original landscape of alienation — the highway — into a place where Americans could once again reach out to help one another, to share space and time with a stranger? We might begin to reconnect, not just with one another, but with the idea of ourselves as one people, moving in the same direction." — discussion about the article on Hacker News.

4th November 2012 The Hitchhiking Hub succesfully raised 2000 Euro for the 1st edition of a printed hitchhiking magazine! The first issue will be about Tramprennen 2008 - 2012: a hitchhiking race for drinking water. The project is financed via Crowdfunding. Right now around 10 hitchhikers gathered in Berlin to push things forward! Plan is to publish around Christmas 2012.

1 October 2012 Hitchwiki has a new design. We hope you like it!