Category Archives: Studies

more host data: length of stay and rating

some musette de cour. a lovely painting of a bagpiper too i won’t do much discussion this time. this is a short test i did to the data and it somewhat confirms the rule that some hosts have that there … Continue reading

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references, picture count and rating

today i’m continuing my series on the connection between measurable profile variables on CS and my own personal rating of the experience. since it is a personal subjective rating, consider all of this data as merely informative. again, i used … Continue reading

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my own world heat map

some northumbrian pipes, a first here i think. i decided to continue the data analysis i started in my previous post. this time, i decided to go full subjective and will not try to extract any scientific conclusions. i decided … Continue reading

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3 years of CouchSurfing: safety, creepiness and the power of virtual rituals

a galician tune this time, a “muiƱeira”, a traditional dance song on a 6/8 beat. i finally did it! i finally merged and collected the data from the 3 houses. i still haven’t done the repeat visits (very few) and … Continue reading

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another year, another cleanup: _42 mandala review

some gajde today it’s now the third time we do it, but we’re cleaning up another mandala and moving on. it’s official: i quit my job, gave up the house and will move soon. at _42 we hosted 185 people … Continue reading

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gender bias on hospitality networks: a case study

some gaita sanabresa. today this post is shaped like a scientific article well, because it is. if you want to see the results first check the link in the abstract. apparently, CS is not that misogynous after all. abstract much … Continue reading

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future stats and studies

asturian and galician gaita. CS means couchsurfing recently CS changed their search algorithm. almost instantly i went from a couple of requests a day (1 to 3) to zero. in fact, now we (me and T) get less than 5 … Continue reading

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