Wednesday, February 27, 2008

CouchSurfing is an intresting social network

Met a whole gaggal of CouchSurfers at lift08 confrence in Geneva Switzerland, a nice bunch they were. One of them Yann sent me a reference to the web sight CouchSurfers.com which I joined, have been very impressed as its a physical network not a virtual one. Actuerly the more I look at it the more it looks like the network that we need for the VisionOnTV project.

1 comment:

Walter Heck said...

Couchsurfing is indeed a very interesting social network. It feels much more like a community than e.g. Orkut or Facebook.
One of the obvious differences is that it focusses on real-life experiences of course. But there is also a less superficial feeling over the whole network: On Facebook you add people you have seen only once for 5 minutes, just because you have their contact details. In couchsurfing you (or at least i would ;) )would decline a friend request from someone you don't know well enough to form an opinion of. It is even not recommended to create a friend link to someone you haven't met in person.