Talk:Airbnb

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Contested deletion[edit]

This page should not be speedy deleted because it has it has been mentioned in several newspapers such as the Washington Post and Daily Telegraph. Therefore it is clearly notable. Secondly it is not an advertisement because the article includes links to several neutral third party external references who have obviously not been paid by Airbnb. Thirdly the company has been valued at a billion dollars and has several notable investors as noted by the Wall Street Journal... --117.199.55.42 (talk) 13:07, 12 June 2011 (UTC)

With some minor cleanup I think this article would fit WP. 67.142.161.18 (talk) 13:09, 12 June 2011 (UTC)

I would like to point out that Airbnb is no different from CouchSurfing. And if CouchSurfing can have an article on Wikipedia then why can't Airbnb. Besides Airbnb is more popular than CouchSurfing as per Alexa Rankings. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 117.199.59.36 (talk) 13:15, 12 June 2011 (UTC)

Removed Statement[edit]

I removed the following, as it is not possible and doesn't match the source. Maybe someone can figure out what was supposed to be going on with this.

From January 2010 to December 2011, it was recorded that the site grew 800 percent with a monthly average growth month-over-month of 40 percent. http://blogs.forbes.com/bruceupbin/2011/06/29/airbnb-could-have-more-rooms-than-hilton-by-2012/ --Xyzzyplugh (talk) 20:07, 25 July 2011 (UTC)

Major work[edit]

I've heavily edited this article. In addition to reorganizing the content and making it flow better, I've also improved the references, removed the all the puffery and NPOV text, and balanced the article.

As a side note, I'd like to point out that the article has been edited by a conflict of interest user, namely someone who works for Airbnb. There was also a lot of text added that I believe was a copyright violation. If you want to edit the article that's fine, but you have to follow the rules, and that includes keeping the article neutral and not using it as an advertisement for promotion. — HelloAnnyong (say whaaat?!) 01:40, 28 July 2011 (UTC)

Incident[edit]

Hello, I largely expanded the incident section. But I eventually felt it's irrelevant. Punctual failure occur in every industry, and are countless. Use one third of the article for a such punctual incident + Airbnb's marketing answer is simply not relevant. -> content removed, one sentence kept in the #Business model section since they modified their service accordingly (diff). Yug (talk) 09:39, 4 August 2011 (UTC)

I think the incidents should be in there with full detail, it has had significant coverage in the press. NCSS (talk) 22:35, 8 September 2011 (UTC)
We don't have to go into extensive detail, but this incident was whittled down to a 5 word sentence. That isn't adequate. The incident was a big deal in the company's history and was covered by a ton of big news outlets. I added back what I think its a fair, well sourced depiction. We could always add way more, but as people said, every incident isn't worthy of mention, but this one certainly is Mreasons (talk) 02:33, 23 January 2013 (UTC)

Just visited Airbnb. The host insurance offered is actually $1,000 not $50,000?! — Preceding unsigned comment added by 92.251.33.169 (talk) 15:11, 29 November 2012 (UTC)

Agree with Mreasons. I took down the flag. I wonder if they have employees editing the page?NCSS (talk) 23:19, 2 April 2013 (UTC)

What is a "black orgy" ? If this is simply an orgy, why is it "black" ? valereee (talk) 15:40, 10 April 2014 (UTC)

Question about the name[edit]

How is the name Airbnb pronounced and where does it come from? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 91.44.150.113 (talk) 23:00, 2 November 2011 (UTC)

I believe it is Air b and b. Instead of an 'n' it is and. Hope that helps. NCSS (talk) 23:20, 2 April 2013 (UTC)

Industry[edit]

A self claimed employee changed the industry to "hospitality", while an established editor changed it back to "social networking service". From my point of view, I don't believe either of these are correct.

Wouldn't the appropriate industry label for this business be either "Travel" or "travel services"? This would be better descriptive of their function, as well as being more in-line with how competing sites are labelled for their industry tags. --65.121.187.138 (talk) 16:59, 24 April 2014 (UTC)

  • I am willing to vouch for either. According to the website, their services are based on user-reporting and connections (ex: private messaging, reviews, etc...), which makes them a social network. The website also makes reservations and take payments (such as expedia or priceline) through its system. Technically it could be both. ®amos 17:12, 24 April 2014 (UTC)