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  • 96 references 82 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in French; learning English, Spanish
  • 58, Male
  • Member since 2009
  • Self-Employed in Communication & Social Media
  • High-School
  • From Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland
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About Me


Happiness is the ability to put our expectations into perspective: I'm actually Woking on it ;)


From Victor Hugo to Cyrano, only words!
From the tip of the pen to the tip of the sword,
From the lightness of being to the rigidity of steel.
Words can be our worst enemy or our allies

So, if you want to stop by my place, don't hesitate to slip me some of these words before... They can be sunny or spring-like words, in a bunch or scattered. I love them as one can love a kiss... ! As I love rebellious spirits and those who believe in the utopia of a better world, wine and humor...

In my spare time I'm also member of the Swiss Board of Reporters Without Borders / Reporters sans frontières (RWB / RSF)
Whatever country you came from, do not worry, in terms of protecting freedom of expression, "we" fights governments, not their citizens ;)
I'm also Stand Up Paddle Instructor).

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My words to describe the life: "Curiosity"; "Serendipity"; "Complexity"; "Chaos" (theory); and "Carpe Diem" ;) I love also the sentence from the French philosopher, Edgar Morin: "In a complex society, we must have a complex thinking"... Understanding that "complex" doesn't mean "complicated"

Gather ye rosebuds while ye may, Old time is still a-flying, And this same flower that smiles today, To-morrow will be dying./i>
/Robert Herrick "To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time"

I went into the woods because I wanted to live deliberately. I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of put to rout all that was not life; and not, when I came to die, discover I had not lived.
/Henry David Thoreau (Walden)

We don't read and write poetry because it's cute. We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race And the human race is filled with passion. And medicine, law, business, engineering, these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love, these are what we stay alive for..
/N.H. Kleinbaum

Skype: stephanekoch
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Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I can let you sleep in my apartment, I have a roommate sometime, but not all the time... I can show some place in Geneva sometime, but not all the time.. I will always happy to share some food and drinks and talk about life ;)


Couchsursfing allow me to discover countries and cultures through the eyes of the people... It's a great value


The use, and the behavior related to the perception of information technology by the people using it, or through them (social networks uses and behaviors). I like News, Internet, Society, Philosophy, Psychology, of human being and Hacker philosophy (the clear side of the force) ;)

Music, Movies, and Books

Book: From "Musashi" (Eiji Yoshikawa) to Millenium (Stieg Larsson)... I'm a movies fan, some movies I loved: "Blade Runner" (Ridley Scott) - "Dead Poets Society" (Peter Weir) - "In the Name of the Father" (Jim Sheridan) - "The Lives of Others" (Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck) - The Man Without a Past" (Aki Kaurismaki) - "Hair" (James Rado & Gerome Ragni) and of course some TV-Series like: "Battlestar Galactica" (Glen A. Larson.) - "Dream On" (David Crane and Marta Kauffman) - "Mad Men" (Matthew Weiner) - "Spooks" (David Wolstencroft)... - "Games of Thrones" - "The KillingS" - "Real Humans" - and more for my Facebook friends ;)

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

It's so incredible that I have to tell it in real ;)

Teach, Learn, Share

C++ PERL or Python... No... I'm kidding, I'm interested to learn things from anyone... As far as you don't try to convert me, I'm a free thinker, in Darwin I believe :D

I can teach Social Media and digital behavior, and information security and catfish detection, critical thinking related to information and media, or some other internet related stuff. I love learn from people about their perception of the life and social experience, especially related to the use of digital, but not only ;)

What I Can Share with Hosts

Philosophy of life, knowledge of Information Society, and how to safely use Social Networks and connected technology... I can teach how to Stand Up Paddle as well ;)

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Bahamas, Belgium, Cuba, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Israel, Italy, Mexico, Monaco, Morocco, Netherlands, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Senegal, Serbia, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States

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