Popular startup Airbnb has decided to utilize the advantage of social media friends and find out where you can crash if you happen to be in town.
For those who haven't heard of Airbnb, it's a company that finds cheap rates for couch-crashing worldwide. Instead of having to stay in a stuffy hotel, Airbnb allows you to stay with a host.
The company's latest tool, Airbnb Social Connections, is a filter that helps you easily find connections you have around the world. This allows users to find common connections that may help the user feel a bit more relaxed about staying with a stranger. For example, a friend of a friend may know someone from the same university you attended.