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[The]      Couc urfing
                   hS
                   [project] [2.0]
: Participate in Creating a Better World, ...
Little bit like
       ...




                  etc: registered charity (as
                  of 2008) - We don’t want
Profile
The Couch?
References
& Connections
4 facits
4 facits
Everywhere: 2 Million+ users
       as of March
Bigger Dots = More hosting – NZ
    Surfs more than it hosts
Not just boys, backpackers, hippies &
              youngn’s
Safe?


Hotel. Safe? –




                 Backpackers/Hostel.
                 Safe? –
Pro tip 1)
             Message -> Hi, i am comming
             tomorrow night, i am getting

  Read!
             to fer...
Pro tip 2)



  Write!
   [your
profile and
  others]

      Profile Fail
Where I’ve been
Not a dating site but...




It is faciliating cultural exchange ;-) stuff
                   happens
He Tangata, He
Tangata, He Tangata
Currency of the Reputation Economy


 Vouches

 References

 Verification


Optional - Volunteering
Why it works:
 Generalised
 Reciprocity
Generalised Trust
Sign up – Create a
                                       profile : Host, Hang,
                                         T...
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  1. 1. [The] Couc urfing hS [project] [2.0] : Participate in Creating a Better World, One Couch At A Time [the world is smaller than you think]
  2. 2. Little bit like ... etc: registered charity (as of 2008) - We don’t want
  3. 3. Profile
  4. 4. The Couch?
  5. 5. References & Connections
  6. 6. 4 facits
  7. 7. 4 facits
  8. 8. Everywhere: 2 Million+ users as of March
  9. 9. Bigger Dots = More hosting – NZ Surfs more than it hosts
  10. 10. Not just boys, backpackers, hippies & youngn’s
  11. 11. Safe? Hotel. Safe? – Backpackers/Hostel. Safe? –
  12. 12. Pro tip 1) Message -> Hi, i am comming tomorrow night, i am getting Read! to ferrie to picton in the morning so only need to stay [profiles] one night. Can I your couch? Re s Fail que t
  13. 13. Pro tip 2) Write! [your profile and others] Profile Fail
  14. 14. Where I’ve been
  15. 15. Not a dating site but... It is faciliating cultural exchange ;-) stuff happens
  16. 16. He Tangata, He Tangata, He Tangata
  17. 17. Currency of the Reputation Economy Vouches References Verification Optional - Volunteering
  18. 18. Why it works: Generalised Reciprocity
  19. 19. Generalised Trust
  20. 20. Sign up – Create a profile : Host, Hang, Travel, Surf – Be amazed http://couchsurfing.org Re re e : fe nc s http://xkcd.com/325/ http://www-personal.umich.edu/~ladamic/papers/CouchSurfing/CouchSufingTrust.pdf http://www.couchsurfing.org/statistics.html http://xkcd.com/87/ https://secure.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/wiki/Six_Degrees_of_Kevin_Bacon

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