"While staff was busy working away on the eve of the day the city is due to vote on the controversial Prop F, protesters swarmed the Airbnb's headquarters at 888 Brannan to speak out against the company's business practices. On Monday at around noon, "dozens of housing and homeless activists" entered the company's offices and began a "peaceful protest," according to SF Weekly.Recently, Airbnb has been making not-too-flattering headlines due to its ill-advised and perplexing ad campaign, which drew attention to the fact that the company paid its taxes.
Protesters released helium-filled balloons tethered to paper houses with writing meant to parody the company's now infamous sidewalk ads. With inscriptions reading things like "Evictions. Love, AirBnB" and "Pay-to-Play Politics. Love, AirBnB," the activists sought to criticize the ads' passive-aggressive tone."
Jessa (jessa) Airbnb hosting "based on a culture of entitlement" - are these protesters high on space cakes? Entitlement is when I get the government or my parents to pay for my university, social life, health care and so on. The sharing economy is the counter-culture to entitlement! This is me saying I am entitled to absolutely nothing and I need to build my own fortune because nobody else is going to do that for me, certainly no government regulators.
Rhonda I remember from the SF 11/14 Airbnb Open that they announced they had (Airbnb) contributed $50,000 to provide shelter for the homeless. I forget the details and how many ppl would then have shelter, but good deeds are so quickly forgotten. Perhaps they had to pass a drug test for occupancy and these didn't. If this would wasn't filled with grumblers, we wouldn't realize the contrast of choosing to be happy no matter what the situation is. Perhaps they're jealous that our homes are not facing foreclosure giving them the opportunity to be squatters while the banks leave them empty. Our island grumbles the least, everyone knows how heavily we rely on tourist revenue and there are not enough spaces for them all. I think of all my local restaurants and retailers that profit from my guests business. Perhaps Ms Bigmouth with the Megaphone needs a bigger house and she's PO'd. Thanks for the laugh, was funner than washing those windows.