Craigslist


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Craigslist

A website of classified ads and community notices that serves an urban area. It was started in 1995 in San Francisco by Craig Newmark and has since spread to hundreds of cities in more than 50 countries. Listings are free, but job and rental postings in major cities are paid. For more information, visit www.craigslist.org.

Old Fashioned and Thriving
Instead of a glitzy home page with animations, banner ads and eye candy, craigslist home pages are mostly columns of text. However, Newmark's philosophy of keeping things simple has caused Craigslist to rival eBay and Amazon in number of online users wanting to buy and sell. While eBay and Amazon are public companies with thousands of employees, Craigslist is a private company with less than three dozen. See Angie's list.
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By April 2009, craigslist received more than 22 billion page-views per month, with more than 50 million members worldwide.
Seven Days of Rage: The Deadly Crime Spree of the Craigslist Killer comes from two journalists who tell of a Craigslist Killer's modus of using an online bulletin board to pick out his victims.
The cover of the September issue of Wired blares "The Tragedy of Craigslist." The story inside, by veteran writer Gary Wolf, is headlined "Why Craigslist Is Such a Mess." The article opens with a few paragraphs of what Craigslist lacks: Basically, every Web 2.0, social media feature that exists.
This image of Franken comes to mind as Craig Newmark--the Craig of Craigslist.org--is conducting a magazine interview at the same time he is snapping digital photos of a hummingbird in his backyard.
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Velazquez keeps her store well supplied with finds she buys from yard sales, Craigslist.com, thrift shops and friends.
Given the risks posed by the sale of sensitive defense-related items to the public and the internet's international reach and high volume of commerce, the Subcommittee asked GAO to conduct undercover testing to determine whether the general public can easily purchase these items on the internet, including on the web sites eBay and Craigslist.
A meeting of newspaper executives from about a dozen companies held in Denver last week -- another in a series of closed-door sessions attempting to rally the industry to respond to its deep crisis -- apparently missed the goal of figuring out a way to beat Craigslist.org in the classified advertising arena.
Decorating on a budget does not mean sacrificing quality or style: A sharp eye for upscale brands on the craigslist Web site netted an exquisite curved arm sofa, 6 ($600), by renowned Atlanta interior designer John Oetgen.
A previously convicted computer hacker has been sentenced to five years in prison for stealing credit card information from thousands of victims to add to restaurant gift cards and then selling them on Craigslist, according to The Minneapolis Star Tribune.
"Craigslist es la mayor fuente de prostitucion del pais".
In addition to explaining how to post a variety of ads on craigslist, this simple guide recommends security measures to take when exposing a computer and its owner to the internet.