There are tons of hospitality exchange communities out there – Couchsurfing is the first to come to mind – but none have been more controversial than Airbn
Source: Airbnb now lets you bitch about your neighbors if their guests piss you off
Mitch’s quick take: We complain about a growing surveillance state, but remember that in most surveillance states it’s the neighbors keeping the closest eye on one another.
Content marketing agency Fractl recently conducted a study of more than 2,000 Facebook users to get an idea of sharing behaviors and how different demographic groups approach sharing, in terms of how often they’re online, how much they post to Facebook and what they’re more likely to share.
Source: New Study Examines Facebook Sharing Habits by Generation [Infographic] | Social Media Today
How do you determine your SEO program’s real performance, discounting the effects of seasonality, paid search spending or any other external factors? Columnist Chris Liversidge lays out a step-by-step process for reaching a reliable ROI calculation.
Source: True performance baselines & ROI for SEO without attribution modeling
A report suggests that one in five smartphone users worldwide deploys software to remove ads when he or she browses the web.
Source: Rise of Ad-Blocking Software Threatens Online Revenue – The New York Times
Mitch’s take: Naming debates miss the real challenges of on-demand.
Handy CEO Oisin Hanrahan recently sat down for the inaugural episode of our new podcast, Wantonomics, to talk about how his startup fits into the on-demand economy.
Source: Handy CEO polishes up ‘on-demand’ image, prefers ‘flexible economy’ (PODCAST) – New York Business Journal
The salutary neglect phase of the on-demand economy is apparently over. Find out what Austin and Sen. Elizabeth Warren mean for the future of the industry.
Source: PYMNTS On-Demand Tracker: Regulation Edition | PYMNTS.com
Many job seekers hesitate to pursue independent contractor opportunities with on-demand companies, such as driving for Uber or performing jobs through TaskRabbit, according to a survey by Beyond, The Career Network.
Source: Survey says many jobs seekers still leery about on-demand economy
National Taxpayer Advocate Nina Olson called for IRS outreach to participants in the space.
Source: IRS watchdog urges action to help on-demand economy workers | TheHill