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Roomsurf is a website that helps college students find compatible roommates.[1][2] The website, Roomsurf.com, is a Facebook-enabled social network that provides service directly to students in addition to partnering with colleges and universities to integrate the service into their roommate assignment process.[3][4][5][6] Roomsurf has helped over 250,000 students connect since its 2010 founding.[3][7] Roomsurf's headquarters are in Miami, Florida.[8]

Background

Roomsurf is a private company founded in January of 2010 and owned by ECAMPUS, LLC.[9] It is a self-funded participant in the University of Miami's Launch Pad. The Launch Pad is a resource for entrepreneurs at the University of Miami.[10][11] ECAMPUS also owns and operates Textsurf.com, a textbook price comparison website.[12]

Product

A Roomsurf client uses his or her Facebook profile for registration. The user creates a Roomsurf profile by answering a seventeen question survey.[10] When the survey is complete, a user can review all other users of the same gender. The service matches users to others based on compatibility statistics.[10][3][7] The survey asks questions about study habits, visitors, sorority/fraternity recruitment preferences, sleeping habits and common interests.[13][4] Roomsurf uses Facebook profiles to help generate matches. Students are encouraged to communicate further through Facebook.[14]

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References

  1. Martine Powers (August 28, 2012). Many freshmen still let colleges pick roommates. The Boston Globe. Retrieved on December 03, 2012.
  2. Bad Roommates Ruin Your Grades, Colleges Turn To Websites To Improve Compatibility. The Huffington Post (08/07/2012). Retrieved on December 03, 2012.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Roomsurf is a social networking resource that helps high school and college students identify and connect with compatible roommates.. Roomsurf. Retrieved on December 03, 2012, 2012.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Room Surf. Slideshare (2012). Retrieved on December 03, 2012.
  5. RoomSurf- Roommate Matching Service. The University of Arizona Residence Life (1/30/2012). Retrieved on December 03, 2012.
  6. Finding a Roommate. University of Central Florida. Retrieved on December 03, 2012.
  7. 7.0 7.1 Frequently Asked Questions. Roomsurf. Retrieved on December 03, 2012.
  8. Roomsurf. Crunch Base (3/1/10). Retrieved on December 03, 2012.
  9. Roomsurf - Roommate Matching Service for College Students Re-Launches for 2012. Yahoo.com (February 06, 2012). Retrieved on December 03, 2012.
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 Ramón Cacho (March 17, 2011). RoomSurf.com – The #1 College Roommate Finder. Gossipreneur. Retrieved on December 03, 2012.
  11. About Us. The LaunchPad. Retrieved on December 03, 2012.
  12. About Us. Textsurf. Retrieved on December 03, 2012.
  13. Megan Landau (April 20, 2012). Choosing your first college roommate. WordPress. Retrieved on December 03, 2012.
  14. Denise-Marie Balona (August 21, 2011). College students find compatible roommates online. Orlando Sentinel. Retrieved on December 03, 2012.
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