Friday

COUCHSURFERS REVOLT


What is couchsurfing? One of one my cartoon about it here. Couchsurfing is a real-life social network for travellers based on hospitality. So basically, users surf couch of perfect strangers. Since launching in 2003, Couchsurfing racked up more than 3 million users who helped each other travel, without ever pushing too hard or cashing in. It was a community effort, and the company’s non-profit status undoubtedly helped it project the image that it was part of a hands-around-the-world affair.

But earlier this week, even though it started in 2011, CouchSurfing announced a string of major changes. It turned itself into a for-profit corporation, raised $7.6 million in venture funding from Benchmark and Omidyar Network, and announced plans to start “aggressively hiring.” And that’s got some users spooked.


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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Buy into the American Dream - house + 2 kids + car + chicken in pot.
No wait!
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