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Couchsurfing (and how to fix it)

I just hopped on the CouchSurfing.org bandwagon (yea, a couple of years late) and it is a truly fascinating experiment. For those unfamiliar with it, the original premise was to allow travelers to stay with locals and get a more personalized experience when exploring the world. That was then. Recently, it has expanded rapidly with 6 million members, secured $15M in Series B funding, and has become the go-to couch-surfing service. A member can use it to host their couch or find places to crash around the world. They also have a (messy) stream that allows users to ask for tips and plan meetups. I signed up for it because I was bored. I want to meet more interesting people and share experiences with them. Plus, if I travel in the future, it’ll be awesome to know locals around the globe.
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