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!
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. Read the final resumee with some images
6 September 2012 Thomas Francine has released his documentary 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