091027 Presentation Cs

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091027 Presentation Cs

  1. 1. Benjamin Pölz Marco Garcia
  2. 2. Overview General • History • Organisation • Statistics Security Aspects • Verification • References • Vouching Own Experience • Situation • Progress DATUM!!! English for Engineers 2
  3. 3. General • History – First idea in 2000 by Casey Fenton – Find a cheap way to stay in Iceland – Public lauch in January 2004 – Slow growth first two years – 2006: database loss and relaunch DATUM!!! English for Engineers 3
  4. 4. General • Organisation – Mission statement: „Participate in creating a better world, one couch at a time“ – non-for-profit organisation situated in New Hampshire – Currently the largest hospitality exchange network DATUM!!! English for Engineers 4
  5. 5. General • Acutal Statistics (27th of October 2009) – More than 1.4Mio. Participants from – 231 countries – 30% of couches permanent available + 17% maybe – Most of the surfers between 18 and 30 years – http://www.couchsurfing.com/statistics.html DATUM!!! English for Engineers 5
  6. 6. General • Where are these CouchSurfers? DATUM!!! English for Engineers 6
  7. 7. Overview General • History • Organisation • Statistics Security Aspects • Verification • References • Vouching Own Experience • Situation • Progress DATUM!!! English for Engineers 7
  8. 8. Security Aspects • Verification:  Aim: confirm identity & physical location  How?:  Sending money(~20$) to couchsurfing.org by credit card  Couchsurfing.org verifies your identity  =>is mentioned on your personal page DATUM!!! English for Engineers 8
  9. 9. Security Aspects • References:  about host / by host  good indicator  can‘t be manipulated by the member DATUM!!! English for Engineers 9
  10. 10. Security Aspects • „Vouching“:  A way to declare your trust in other members • How it works:  Get vouched for 3 times  Now you can vouche yourself  Important: You must know each other in the real world! • Significance:  Be serious!  Better than references DATUM!!! English for Engineers 10
  11. 11. Overview General • History • Organisation • Statistics Security Aspects • Verification • References • Vouching Own Experience • Situation • Progress DATUM!!! English for Engineers 11
  12. 12. Own Experience • Situation – My sister came to Europe to backpack for the summer. – She planned to stay for 6 weeks – She had budgeted €40,- per night – Decided to give couch surfing a try… DATUM!!! English for Engineers 12
  13. 13. Own Experience Ended up staying for 12 weeks!! DATUM!!! English for Engineers 13
  14. 14. Own Experience • Situation – After hearing how great her experience was I decided to tag along in Italy – It was crazy!! – The guy was hosting about 19 people in his living room. DATUM!!! English for Engineers 14
  15. 15. Own Experience • Situation – My girlfriend is an active member of the community in Graz. – They all know each other, and if someone can’t host someone, he gives the person the handy number of someone who can. – They meet each week. DATUM!!! English for Engineers 15
  16. 16. That‘s it! Thanks for your attention! Start asking and Discussing! DATUM!!! English for Engineers 16
  17. 17. Discussion Topics Would YOU do it?? DATUM!!! English for Engineers 17
  18. 18. Discussion Topics What are the dangers involved? DATUM!!! English for Engineers 18
  19. 19. Discussion Topics Leave a stranger in your home?? DATUM!!! English for Engineers 19
  20. 20. Discussion Topics Sleep in a strangers home?? DATUM!!! English for Engineers 20
  21. 21. Discussion Topics Is it really free? - Nothing is for free.... DATUM!!! English for Engineers 21
  22. 22. Discussion Topics If money would not be an issue would you still do it?? DATUM!!! English for Engineers 22
  23. 23. Discussion Topics Nightlife as a couch surfer?? DATUM!!! English for Engineers 23

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