The modus operandi for many tech entrepreneurs lacking ideas appears to be: just find an existing service, privatize it, and claim to have ‘reinvented it’

Have you heard of this cool new trend called co-living? It’s a bit like co-working, except instead of sharing an office with a bunch of randoms you share a home with a bunch of randoms. Oh, you might be thinking, is it like ye olde concept of “roommates”? Why, yes. Yes it is.

As a viral tweet pointed out earlier this week, “co-living”, which has inspired a spate of trend-pieces in recent months, is actually “called *roommates*… you invented ***roommates***.” The tweet got over 100,000 likes and almost 30,000 retweets, so one could say that it struck a chord.

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