The idea, concept and website of the Social Community Network for "free accommodations worldwide" was already established in 1999 (CS: 2001) under the name globiwalk.com. The belodged.com portal has been launched at the end of 2007.
Everyone may register on other networks, regardless of how much a member actively participates in or benefits from the social network.
Thus in various portals only up to 30% of the members provide accommodation. At belodged.com it is at about 98%. The "Balanced-Value System" expresses on how much a member contributes to the community.
belodged.com demands far fewer registration data to attend the community than any other network. The portal requires no information on the exact residential address, name and birth date. The personal member profiles are not publicly visible.
Thus, for example, no indication is given whether someone is currently on vacation and therefore had to leave his apartment unguarded for a certain period of time.
Compared to other hospitality networks some important areas of belodged.com (registration, login, personal profile pages) are encrypted with 'state of the art' SSL.
Diverse members of other networks often work as uncompensated programmers. Many of those people "quit" the service because of a lack of communication and support from the "head". Hence similar websites are often created by these people.
In contrast the development of belodged.com is done by a team of professional programmers. The usability of the numerous features and the stability of the belodged.com portal are therefore highly reliable.
While in many discussion groups of other networks there is little or no feedback, the belodged.com team responds to every query. Requests for new features and changes are implemented promptly.
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