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Response to a la izquierda (Reply #13)

Wed Jun 6, 2012, 04:15 AM

21. Not much money needed to be a couch surfer.

 

Facilitating the interaction is CouchSurfing.com, a travel-oriented social-networking site that was started in 2004 and has grown to more than 2.4 million members, including 25 in Antarctica. The nonprofit site, which aims to connect travelers, or "surfers," with hosts willing to offer a free place to stay, has some similarities to Facebook in that it includes user profiles, photos and friend requests. But it also incorporates a familiar eBay feature: feedback. After every CouchSurfing interaction, the people involved leave references about each other positive, neutral or negative. As on eBay, a negative reference can be the end of someone's ability to participate. But of the more than 6 million experiences CouchSurfing has facilitated, the company says 99.83% of them have been positive.

Read more: http://www.time.com/time/travel/article/0,31542,2045092,00.html#ixzz1wzzQpdTi

http://www.npr.org/2012/05/23/153475124/couch-surfing-global-travel-on-the-cheap












http://www.couchsurfing.org/

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