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Thursday, July 28, 2011

AirBnB saved at Hacker News with title change by YC?

Prelude: I'm following AirBnB closely as our team has developed Burrow, a complete rental booking software that is very much superior to AirBnB.

Original title found at cached copy
Today, AirBnB had a bad day with bad news rocking at Hacker News: a lady host got robbed by a traveler. The original article had a title "AirBnB: Crimes committed against host" that suddenly got more traction (refer the cached title found at Google below). After sometime, the title got changed by "admins" to "Violated: A traveler’s lost faith, a difficult lesson learned", the one at original article--that made the news to frown suddenly from #1 spot. If YC has a game here, it is always good to be a YC backed startup...

What's wrong with AirBnB

From the beginning itself, our team has noted AirBnB is half-baked, lacking many useful and necessary features--especially reviews about hosts and travelers. I have noted that now, they have added review about hosts; but still they haven't seem to add review about travelers. For more details on why and where AirBnB fails, please refer my post Burrow is superior than AirBnB



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