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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To counter this obvious problem of security, couchsurfing.
Along with hosting travelers and staying with locals, there are thousands of activities hosted by more than 40,000 interest groups on CouchSurfing, including language exchanges, bicycle tours, museum visits and volunteer opportunities.
Matt Cohler, general partner at Benchmark Capital and CouchSurfing board member said: "Tony's product expertise and strategic leadership will be instrumental to the CouchSurfing team as it further evolves its web user experience and mobile product offerings.
With its network of more than three million members, CouchSurfing has tapped into a passionate and highly engaged community at the nexus of the social, mobile and local trends," said Matt Cohler, general partner, Benchmark Capital and CouchSurfing board member.
Daniel Hoffer, 30, who has been working with online communities and the Internet since 1990, is one of the four founders of couchsurfing.
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.
Without even a roof over his head at times Tilley used the Couchsurfing Travel App to find someone willing to let him get his head down for the night.
I have a friend who used to do a lot of couchsurfing but found it a bit too improvised sometimes.
New sharing platforms, from Couchsurfing to Craigslist, have huge benefits for low income users and grow important new relationships.
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.
He stays each night with friends or hosts he's found on the travel website CouchSurfing.