Couchsurfing Thrives In This SNS World

Couchsurfing Thrives In This SNS World

And who wouldn't be a host if this is who might turn up on your couch, bored, looking for some fun, taking you out 'til the early hours, in bars that have no license, to clubs that have no end, to the next shot of what, to dance on the roofs of buildings just because, to wishing this moment might last forever, to run to the last place to find liquor at this hour, to avoiding the call that holds the argument from your partner about where you might have been last night as the sun rises, to never seeing her ever again but hoping maybe, somewhere on some couch some day....

Piers Fawkes, PSFK
  • 1 october 2007

We first mentioned the rent-a-couch site back in 2005 but a recent tip off from PSFK contributor Dan Pinch in South Africa lets us know that the site is still thriving and that Cape Town has 70 hosts. Couchsurfing is a network that lets travelers bunk a night on hosts’ couches. Groups and applications on booming social network apps like Facebook are fueling the service. And who wouldn’t be a host if this is who might turn up on your couch, bored, looking for some fun, taking you out ’til the early hours, in bars that have no license, to clubs that have no end, to the next shot of what, to dance on the roofs of buildings just because, to wishing this moment might last forever, to run to the last place to find liquor at this hour, to avoiding the call that holds the argument from your partner about where you might have been last night as the sun rises, to never seeing her ever again but hoping maybe, somewhere on some couch some day….

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