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Why I'd rather take a non-paying couch-surfer than make money from Airbnb

Why I'd rather take a non-paying couch-surfer than make money from Airbnb | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
A veteran host explains why he would prefer couchsurfing guests to paying customers with ‘high expectations’
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A testimony on the rise and fall of Couchsurfing | P2P Foundation

A testimony on the rise and fall of Couchsurfing | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The article mentions new players in the field of social travel: Localoids and Horizon, Tripping, BeWelcome, Trampolinn, TrustRoots, Nightswapping, Voyaj. Excerpted from NITHIN COCA: “Couchsurfing changed not only my life, but how I traveled and saw the world. It was how I met several of my best friends. Today it is a shadow of its …
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OuiShare Fest 2015 - #OSF2015 - Keynote by J. Billock, CEO @Couchsurfing

Glowbl is partner of the OuiShare Fest to give access to 3 days of debates on sharing economy to the world comunity.
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Couchsurfing’s epic fail: how to kill a brand with poor management - The Value Engineers

Couchsurfing’s epic fail: how to kill a brand with poor management - The Value Engineers | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

This is the story of a brand heading for disaster since 2011. Couchsurfing is a social network community of travellers who offer each other hospitality, believing that cultural exchange can make the world a better place. Founded in 2004, the community by 2011 had reached over 3 million users everywhere in the world – I am one of them.

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How Couchsurfing Plans to Take Back Its Corner of the Sharing Economy

How Couchsurfing Plans to Take Back Its Corner of the Sharing Economy | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Couchsurfing announced that interim CEO Jennifer Billock will become the permanent CEO.
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Couchsurfing’s Sex Secret: It’s The Greatest Hook-Up App Ever Devised

Couchsurfing’s Sex Secret: It’s The Greatest Hook-Up App Ever Devised | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Riccardo G.’s profile on CouchSurfing.com, the website that partners intrepid wanderers with willing hosts, notes that he lives in the “best neighborhood to go out and have drinks,” that he offers a “cozy/clean/nice sofa/couch” and that he’ll even let you bring your “small dog, if you just can’t live without him.”

 

 


 

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How to Lose Funds and Infuriate Users: Couchsurfing, a Cautionary Tale From the "Sharing Economy" | TechPresident - Linkis.com

How to Lose Funds and Infuriate Users: Couchsurfing, a Cautionary Tale From the "Sharing Economy" | TechPresident - Linkis.com | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Couchsurfing is a global travel network founded in 2004. It claims six million adventurous travelers and hospitable hosts, together envisioning “a world made better by travel and travel made richer by connection.” But on October 10, the company cut that connection with 40 percent of its staff, and its CEO Tony Espinoza, who just took over the company 18 months ago, announced he was stepping down. Adding to its trouble, according to TechCrunch, is the fact that the company, which has raised over $22 million since becoming a for-profit more than two years ago, is burning through $800,000 a month.

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How to Lose Funds and Infuriate Users: Couchsurfing, a Cautionary Tale From the "Sharing Economy"

How to Lose Funds and Infuriate Users: Couchsurfing, a Cautionary Tale From the "Sharing Economy" | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Couchsurfing is a global travel network founded in 2004. It claims six million adventurous travelers and hospitable hosts, together envisioning “a world made better by travel and travel made richer by connection.” But on October 10, the company cut that connection with 40 percent of its staff, and its CEO Tony Espinoza, who just took over the company 18 months ago, announced he was stepping down. Adding to its trouble, according to TechCrunch, is the fact that the company, which has raised over $22 million since becoming a for-profit more than two years ago, is burning through $800,000 a month.

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Couch Surfing and sharing economy concept. Vector illustration in flat style design. Travel infographic.

Couch Surfing and sharing economy concept. Vector illustration in flat style design. Travel infographic. | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Couch Surfing and sharing economy concept. Vector illustration in flat style design. Travel infographic. - Stock Vector from the largest library of royalty-free images, only at Shutterstock.

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Why Couchsurfing’s destiny is doomed

Why Couchsurfing’s destiny is doomed | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
"Today Couchsurfing is a shadow of its self, full of abandoned profiles and spam-filled city pages. The journey of how Couchsurfing rose and fell is a tale of the power of organic community, and how growth can often be a facade."
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How Couchsurfing became the Friendster of the sharing economy

How Couchsurfing became the Friendster of the sharing economy | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Before there was Uber, Lyft, or Airbnb, there was Couchsurfing.
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Travel letters: Couchsurfing.com another entry to sharing economy - Los Angeles Times

read Catharine Hamm's article "Learning to Share" (Aug. 24) with great interest. I have been thinking a lot about our sharing economy and whether it is really just that.

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How I Couchsurfed My Way to a Better Life and You Can Too

How I Couchsurfed My Way to a Better Life and You Can Too | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
My Couchsurfing friends in Toledo, Ohio
As a child, my favorite TV station was the Travel Channel. While my friends were watching cartoons, I was watching Lonely Planet. I longed to explore the world. I longed for adventure. Every year, my family drove our Dodge Caravan from Allentown, Pennsylvania to Virginia Beach to visit my cousins for our one week of vacation. I loved visiting my big, Italian family, of course (still do), but I also wanted more!
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Lost Roots: The Failure of For-Profit Couchsurfing

Lost Roots: The Failure of For-Profit Couchsurfing | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Last month, news broke that Couchsurfing, the web's largest travel social network, had its CEO step down, the latest in a long line of setbacks for the company.
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The Failure of For-Profit Couchsurfing

Couchsurfing made a deal with the devil – venture capital money – and lost its base. It’s a lesson to any social network that aims to connect people in meaningful ways.

 
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