Hidden Style in the City: An Analysis of Geolocated Airbnb Rental Images in Ten Major Cities

Findings: Photos in international AirBNB listings are starting to have more in common as globalization homogenizes the wold. However, variation between listings in neighborhoods is rising.

Method: 500,000 images downloaded from AirBNB were rated by Mechanical Turk participants.

Good For: If you want to learn how citizens of different locales decorate their homes differently, or to identify favorable interiors to global customers. Useful for AirBNB hosts or hotel marketers seeking a competitive advantage.

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