New social B&B networks emerge
Published on Jul 22, 2010
As social networking continues to integrate into our everyday lives, a new genre of social B&B networks (or peer-to-peer hotels) has emerged in US “offering more security and better accommodations”. These sites provide a more secure alternative to ‘Couchsurfing’ but still offers travelers the opportunity of seeing a city while embedding themselves with local residents. These new social networks offer more protection against disaster, supplying detailed descriptions of the private rooms or apartments available for rent, along with other protections if things go wrong. Leading sites identified by Greatstartups.com include MetroFlats.com, SecondPorch.com and Mimbeo.com.
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