Norwegian newspaper site connects stranded travellers

Verdens Gang (VG) puts together “Hitchhiker’s Central” page to help travellers stranded by the volca

At the Hitchhiker's Central, everyone who needs or can offer transport to various parts of the world can submit messages. In her blog, journalist Kristine Lowe has written about how the website helped her get a media trainer from Scotland to the UK despite all planes being grounded.

Using the website, Lowe co-ordinated with various users on the Hitchhiker's Central to arrange for her trainer and others like him to be carpooled together, thereby cutting the cost of the trip. The VG website gets three million unique visitors a week.