I think that a difference exists between a sharing economy and collaborative consumption. A sharing economy in my opinion is something that has existed for long periods of time where collaborative consumption is something that is quite new. Both have grown rapidly in recent times as a result of the Internet and the ease of access of so much information from around the world.
Companies that were mentioned in the interview that I consider being part of the shared economy where participants interact peer to peer include Couchsurfing and Airbnb. The websites allow everyday people to share houses or space to another person where any exchange whether monetary or symbolic goes directly to the person providing the service. I have used both websites, Couchsurfing while traveling around Europe and Airbnb for my parents to stay over the upcoming graduation weekend. These website have taken the concept of lending people a favor and have been able to apply it throughout the world as a result of the Internet.
Collaborative consumption I think is slightly different, similar to the shared economy, the Internet has played a large role in the distribution of the idea. Companies such as zip car and capital bike share do encourage the society to share a resource however utilization of their resources, cars and bikes, benefits the company providing the service through financial means.