Thanks, Glenn. That’s a helpful distinction. It was really an honest question. I don’t know that much about Airbnb’s business, but I did read the entire article. My impression is that many people (not necessarily the author of the piece) are of the opinion Airbnb (but not these other entities) should have more responsibility (and maybe they should). I think this is largely because of perception, so I’m curious how that perception gets created.
In your view, it’s about business models, which is a reasonable stance. But I doubt most consumers are that savvy. I think it’s mostly about brand. Airbnb has a very well-known one and (in SF at least) it’s also well-known to be worth a lot of money (among other things), which I suspect also changes the perception.