A case for space: physical and virtual location requirements in the CouchSurfing social network

@inproceedings{Pultar2009ACF,
  title={A case for space: physical and virtual location requirements in the CouchSurfing social network},
  author={Edward Pultar and Martin Raubal},
  booktitle={GIS-LBSN},
  year={2009}
}
This paper describes a Location Based Social Network (LBSN) built upon activities that combine virtual and physical location. While many modern social networks are based in the virtual world and strengthen pre-existing connections, the CouchSurfing social network is built upon creating new face-to-face connections between members across the world. The network has connected travelers to cost-free lodging for over 5 years with over 1 million current members. Now it provides a large user database… CONTINUE READING

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