couchsurfing


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couchsurfing

(ˈkaʊtʃˌsɜːfɪŋ)
n
the practice of sleeping overnight in the houses of friends or fellow members of a social network, esp as an alternative to staying in hotels, hostels, etc
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They were lending a room through Couchsurfing, then shifted to renting the room through Airbnb.
Molz (2013) Social networking Annals of technologies and the Tourism moral economy of Research alternative tourism: the case of couchsurfing.
Stanford sociologist Paolo Parigi and his colleagues have found that Couchsurfing does, in fact, lead to new friendships.
With the Open Source software movement, and similarly inspired sharing-economy phenomena such as couchsurfing or freecycling, perhaps some flickers of a renewed gift-giving culture are stirring in the embers at the periphery of the raging market-economy bonfire that has monetized nearly everything and largely burned away reciprocal gift-giving as the meat and potatoes of economic interaction.
Euromonitor also highlighted the potential of the sharing economy in Iran's undeserved accommodation market with an estimated 50,000 Iranian hosts registered on Couchsurfing.
I have a friend who used to do a lot of couchsurfing but found it a bit too improvised sometimes.
com takes the experience a step further and hooks you up with locals, who offer personalized tours with them for a fee, unlike Couchsurfing, which is free.
Sites such as Airbnb and Couchsurfing allow people to operate and synchronise with each other.
German language, linguistics, psychology, education, and communication scholars discuss the following concepts and terms: face, figura, identity, self, default face, and self-presentation in the context of social media; group identity and shared face on YouTube, language in status updates on Facebook to signal group affiliation, mutual criticism in the CouchSurfing community, and the negotiation of status in a forum community; linguistic strategies used online, including politeness in online message boards, criticism in comments, oflamingo or collective attacks against absent third parties, blog trolls, and messages on Twitter; and the construction of the roles of expert and layperson in the French forum Francais notre belle langue, Languefrancaise.
We are now the sharing generation: people share their houses on airbnb, their couch on couchsurfing.
com, CafeMom, Christian Mingle, CouchSurfing, eHarmony, FullCircle, Gaia Online, Geni.