Nithin Coca Travel Articles

 
Lost Roots: The Failure of For-Profit Couchsurfing
Lost Roots: The Failure of For-Profit Couchsurfing Last month, news broke that Couchsurfing, the web's largest travel social network, had its CEO step down, the latest in a long line of setbacks for the company. In this article, longtime Couchsurfer Nithin Coca explores how an idea with so much promise lost its foundation – its member-build base – leading to its present day downfall.
Re-realizing the Dream: How to “Fix” Couchsurfing
Re-realizing the Dream: How to “Fix” Couchsurfing In this follow-up to his widely shared article on the fall of Couchsurfing, veteran host and surfer Nithin Coca puts forth his plan to save Couchsurfing, through transparency, empowerment, and, most importantly, a reassertion and expansion of the ideals that spurred Couchsurfing's initial growth.
The End of a Dream: Couchsurfing’s Fall
The End of a Dream: Couchsurfing’s Fall A veteran host and surfer explains how privatization, rapid membership growth, and safety issues make Couchsurfing no longer a slam dunk for independent travelers.
Author Bio – Nithin Coca
Nithin was born in San Diego, California to parents from South India and was infected with the travel bug at the age of of two months, when his mom took him halfway across the world to India. 30 years and 44 countries later, he is now sure that there is no cure. Nithin has taken […]