Sharing Means Renting?: An Entire-marketplace Analysis of Airbnb

  title={Sharing Means Renting?: An Entire-marketplace Analysis of Airbnb},
  author={Qing Ke},
Airbnb, an online marketplace for accommodations, has experienced a staggering growth accompanied by intense debates and scattered regulations around the world. Current discourses, however, are largely focused on opinions rather than empirical evidences. Here, we aim to bridge this gap by presenting the first large-scale measurement study on Airbnb, using a crawled data set containing 2.3 million listings, 1.3 million hosts, and 19.3 million reviews. We measure several key characteristics at… CONTINUE READING
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