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Craigslist, Inc.
Type Private
Founded 1995 (incorporated 1999)
Founder Craig Newmark
Headquarters San Francisco Bay Area, United States[1]
Area served 570 cities in 50 countries
Key people Jim Buckmaster (CEO)
Employees 32
Website www.craigslist.org
Alexa rank 37[2]
Type of site Classifieds, forums
Advertising None
Registration Optional
Available in English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese
Launched 1995
Current status Active
Craig Newmark, the founder of Craigslist, in 2006
.Craigslist is a centralized network of online communities, featuring free online classified advertisements – with sections devoted to jobs, housing, personals, for sale, services, community, gigs, résumés, and discussion forums.^ Craigslist is an online classified ad site.
  • Craigslist.com Personals - LoveToKnow Dating 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC dating.lovetoknow.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Craigslist is a central network of online communities offering free classifieds for virtually anything.
  • Craigslist information center - CL Handbook 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC clhandbook.com [Source type: General]

^ The explosion of Craigslist's online classifieds.
  • Craigslist Inc.: News & Videos about Craigslist Inc. - CNN.com 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC topics.cnn.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Craigslist Inc.: News & Videos about Craigslist Inc. - CNN.com 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC topics.edition.cnn.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Contents

Description

Craig Newmark began the service in 1995 as an email distribution list of friends, featuring local events in the San Francisco Bay Area, before becoming a web-based service in 1996. After incorporation as a private for-profit company in 1999, Craigslist expanded into nine more U.S. cities in 2000, four each in 2001 and 2002, and 14 in 2003.
As of 2009, Craigslist operates with a staff of 28 people.[3] .Its sole source of revenue is paid job ads in select cities – $75 per ad for the San Francisco Bay Area; $25 per ad for New York City, Los Angeles, San Diego, Boston, Seattle, Washington D.C., Chicago, Philadelphia and Portland, Oregon – and paid broker apartment listings in New York City ($10 per ad).^ (San Francisco, Panama City) foto .
  • panama apts/housing for rent classifieds - craigslist 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC panama.es.craigslist.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ It has ad listings from many cities.
  • Craigslist - Associated Content - Theme - associatedcontent.com 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.associatedcontent.com [Source type: General]

^ Take for example the New York City Motorcycle listings.
  • Craigslist CEO: Our Real Estate Listings Are Booming 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.businessinsider.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The site serves over twenty billion page views per month, putting it in 37th place overall among web sites worldwide and 11th place overall among web sites in the United States (per Alexa.com on January 8, 2010), to over 49.4 million unique monthly visitors in the United States alone (per Compete.com on January 8, 2010).^ The site itself gets a massive 40 BILLION page views each and every month...
  • Craigslist Exposed - How To Profit From Craigslist- complete package by Angela Booth 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.abwebconsulting.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Craigslist receives approximately four billion page views per month from approximately ten million website visitors.
  • Craigslist info - Advertising on craigslist.org 12 September 2009 8:33 UTC craigslistinfo.info [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Craigslist serves about 50 million unique users per month.
  • The Craigslist Credo: Craigslist vs. eBay | Epicenter | Wired.com 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.wired.com [Source type: General]

.With over eighty million new classified advertisements each month, Craigslist is the leading classifieds service in any medium.^ Craigslist, which generates more than 1 billion page-views each month, also has cost the newspapers millions more in merchandise and real estate advertising, and has damaged other traditional classified advertising businesses, according to a report published by Classified Intelligence .
  • Report: Craigslist costing newspapers millions - CNET News 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC news.cnet.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The Change your location feature is coming soon :p Craigslist, an universal database arranged as both an advertisement service and discussion forums, is often considered the Internet equivalent of classified ads.
  • ✔ CraigsList Search Engine - Find what you need Fast and Easy 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC craigslist.thingweb.com [Source type: General]

^ Craigslist has twelve billion page views per month, making it highly attractive to those wanting to sell large ticket items or services.
  • Craigslist information center - CL Handbook 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC clhandbook.com [Source type: General]

.The site receives over one million new job listings each month, making it one of the top job boards in the world.^ As an article in the business section of today's Times notes, The San Jose Mercury News , for example, in 2000 saw $118 million job-listings revenue; last year that number was $18 million.
  • Craigslist Classified Advertisers Are Out to Destroy Newspapers - Advertising - Gawker 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC gawker.com [Source type: General]

^ One of the top 10 blogs worldwide, Mashable is a hub for those looking to make sense of the online realm.
  • Craigslist 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC mashable.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ They try to portray themselves as non-profit oriented when the fact is they are making millions off of the site.
  • Craigslist CEO: Our Real Estate Listings Are Booming 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.businessinsider.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[4] .The classified advertisements range from traditional buy/sell ads and community announcements, to personal ads and adult services (previously erotic services).^ First started in 1995 by Craig Newmark, Craigslist provided a venue for posting jobs, finding job, apartments as well as services and to buy and sell good.
  • Craigslist - Craigs list information, guide, tips and tricks. 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC craigs-list.biz [Source type: General]

^ The Change your location feature is coming soon :p Craigslist, an universal database arranged as both an advertisement service and discussion forums, is often considered the Internet equivalent of classified ads.
  • ✔ CraigsList Search Engine - Find what you need Fast and Easy 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC craigslist.thingweb.com [Source type: General]

^ Craigslist has local classifieds and forum posting ads and services for nearly 450 cities worldwide.
  • Craigslist - Craigs list information, guide, tips and tricks. 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC craigs-list.biz [Source type: General]

.The site is notable for having undergone only minor design changes since its inception; even by 1996 standards, the design is very simple.^ Check your Web Page Online more> > Having correct HTML is important for all websites, but even the best web designers make mistakes.
  • Free use html on craigslist Download - windows software 12 September 2009 8:33 UTC wareseeker.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Web designer for climate change site - ((Boston or East Coast)) .
  • boston web/HTML/info design jobs classifieds - craigslist 12 September 2009 8:33 UTC boston.craigslist.org [Source type: Academic]

^ There were several years of very similar sales figures to compare to, so this was clearly a result of the signage, which was the ONLY change.
  • Selling Products On CraigsList 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.97thfloor.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Since 2001, the site design has remained virtually unchanged, and as of August 2009, Craigslist continues to avoid using images and uses only minimal CSS and Javascript, a design philosophy common in the late 1990s but almost unheard of today for a major website.^ I havn’t been to the site since I found craigslist.
  • craigslist blog » Blog Archive » Tainted Love 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC blog.craigslist.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Many of these new offerings are employing Web 2.0 technologies and strategies, while Craigslist has continued to maintain its relatively simple philosophy and design.
  • » Craigslist Case Study - Startup Review Blog 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.startup-review.com [Source type: General]

^ The reason we designed this site was directly related to the fact that it is really cumbersome to search through Craigslist in multiple cities.
  • ✔ CraigsList Search Engine - Find what you need Fast and Easy 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC craigslist.thingweb.com [Source type: General]

[citation needed]
.In December 2006, at the UBS Global Media Conference in New York, Craigslist CEO Jim Buckmaster told Wall Street analysts that Craigslist has little interest in maximizing profit, instead preferring to help users find cars, apartments, jobs, and dates.^ Jim Buckmaster, CEO of Craigslist, gave a very interesting presentation in Q&A format with UBS Internet analyst Ben Schachter.
  • Craigslist Meets the Capitalists - DealBook Blog - NYTimes.com 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC dealbook.blogs.nytimes.com [Source type: General]

^ Fortune: A CEO who got his job on Craigslist .
  • Craigslist Inc.: News & Videos about Craigslist Inc. - CNN.com 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC topics.cnn.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Craigslist Inc.: News & Videos about Craigslist Inc. - CNN.com 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC topics.edition.cnn.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Appearing at the UBS global media conference in New York, Mr. Buckmaster took questions from the bemused audience, which apparently could not get its collective mind around the notion that Craigslist exists to help Web users find jobs, cars, apartments and dates — and not so much to make money.
  • Craigslist Meets the Capitalists - DealBook Blog - NYTimes.com 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC dealbook.blogs.nytimes.com [Source type: General]

[5][6]
The company does not formally disclose financial or ownership information. .Analysts and commentators have reported varying figures for its annual revenue, ranging from $10 million in 2004, $20 million in 2005, and $25 million in 2006 to possibly $150 million in 2007.[7][8][9] It is believed to be owned principally by Newmark, Buckmaster, and eBay (the three board members).^ August 13, 2004 Free community Web site Craigslist has cost San Francisco Bay Area newspapers up to $65 million in employment advertising revenue, according to a report released Monday.
  • Report: Craigslist costing newspapers millions - CNET News 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC news.cnet.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ December 28, 2004 2:05 PM PST Stories like this imply its a bad thing that newspapers lost $65 million in revenue (if its even true).
  • Report: Craigslist costing newspapers millions - CNET News 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC news.cnet.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ But Craigslist said eBay never revealed that it was developing its own classified site, Kijiji, which it launched internationally in 2005 and in the United States in 2007.
  • Craigslist, Inc.: Private Company Information - BusinessWeek 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC investing.businessweek.com [Source type: News]

eBay owns approximately 25%, and Newmark is believed to own the largest stake.[9][10][11]

Background

Craigslist headquarters in San Francisco's Sunset District
.Having observed people helping one another in friendly, social and trusting communal ways on the Internet, the WELL, MindVox, and Usenet, and feeling isolated as a relative newcomer to San Francisco, Craigslist founder Craig Newmark decided to create something similar for local events.^ Craigslist was founded in 1995 by Craig Newmark, internet entrepreneur.
  • What is Craigslist? 18 September 2009 5:33 UTC askbobrankin.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Craigslist founder: Internet proves 'people are OK' .
  • Craigslist Inc.: News & Videos about Craigslist Inc. - CNN.com 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC topics.cnn.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Craigslist Inc.: News & Videos about Craigslist Inc. - CNN.com 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC topics.edition.cnn.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Interviews conducted: Craig Newmark, Founder .
  • » Craigslist Case Study - Startup Review Blog 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.startup-review.com [Source type: General]

[12]
.The first emailed San Francisco event listings debuted in early 1995. The initial technology encountered some limits, so by June 1995 majordomo had been installed and the mailing list "Craigslist" resumed operations.^ A: As an email list of SF events, started as a hobby by Craig Newmark in early 1995.
  • craigslist.org - Site Info from Alexa 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.alexa.com [Source type: General]

^ San Francisco for London- early March - .
  • london housing swap classifieds - craigslist 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC london.craigslist.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ Craig Newmark of the San Francisco Bay area founded Craigslist.org back in 1995.
  • Craigslist information center - CL Handbook 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC clhandbook.com [Source type: General]

.Most of the early postings were submitted by Newmark and were notices of social events of interest to software and Internet developers living and working in San Francisco.^ San Francisco for London- early March - .
  • london housing swap classifieds - craigslist 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC london.craigslist.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ A: As an email list of SF events, started as a hobby by Craig Newmark in early 1995.
  • craigslist.org - Site Info from Alexa 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.alexa.com [Source type: General]

^ Copyright Notice: Software piracy is theft, Using crack, password, serial numbers, registration codes, key generators is illegal and prevent future software development.
  • Free use html on craigslist Download - windows software 12 September 2009 8:33 UTC wareseeker.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Soon, word of mouth led to rapid growth. Both subscribers and the number of postings grew rapidly. .There was no moderation, so Newmark was surprised when people started using the mailing list for non-event postings.^ A: As an email list of SF events, started as a hobby by Craig Newmark in early 1995.
  • craigslist.org - Site Info from Alexa 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.alexa.com [Source type: General]

^ Craig originally started Craiglsist to tell friends about upcoming tech or art events in SF. Once the number of people on the list grew too large, Craigslist became a formal website.
  • » Craigslist Case Study - Startup Review Blog 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.startup-review.com [Source type: General]

^ Tag details Craigslist made its debut on the Internet in 1995 as a mailing list announcing local events in the Bay Area which were targeted to people in the blossoming technology industry in Silicon Valley.
  • craigslist Articles, Posts, Blogs, Videos - Technorati 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC technorati.com [Source type: General]

.October 2007" style="white-space:nowrap;">[citation needed] People trying to fill technical positions found that the list was a good way to reach people with the skills they were looking for.^ People remember things like "Need to sell" so they get the idea they are getting a good deal, because "I need to sell", and that is why they click!
  • Selling Products On CraigsList 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.97thfloor.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The current White House has gotten a lot done, but the press focuses on fake controversy, even giving time to people who they know will mislead.

^ MY priorities are all bass ackwards and they are perfectly right to target people trying to polish-the-turd of craigslist unstyled text.
  • Craigslist limits use of HTML, chaos ensues. | Real Estate Internet Marketing by Union Street Media 18 September 2009 5:33 UTC blog.unionstreetmedia.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.This led to the addition of a category for "jobs". User demand for more categories caused the list of categories to grow.^ But employment ads are growing elsewhere: in fact, Craigslist is considering adding listing fees in eight additional markets -- Atlanta, Austin, Denver, Houston, Miami, Philadelphia and Phoenix -- due to higher demand.
  • Craigslist CEO: Our Real Estate Listings Are Booming 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.businessinsider.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I listed my listings, I rented my house, I found my job in Craiglsit and more.
  • craigslist blog » Blog Archive » Tainted Love 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC blog.craigslist.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In addition the bump in real estate listings can be related to the current state of the real estate market as much or more than a tribute to the success of the service.
  • Craigslist CEO: Our Real Estate Listings Are Booming 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.businessinsider.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.About this time, community members started asking for a web interface.^ Ebay and Web Sales Specialist Full-Time available TO start soon - (fortlauderdale ) .
  • south florida web/HTML/info design jobs classifieds - craigslist 18 September 2009 5:33 UTC miami.craigslist.org [Source type: General]

^ Nimble start-ups like Kijiji and Oodle are challenging Craigslist’s long-standing reign as the undisputed leader in web classified ads,” announced Time.
  • The Craigslist Credo: Craigslist vs. eBay | Epicenter | Wired.com 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.wired.com [Source type: General]

^ Senior Web Designer / Full Time / Start ASAP - (Peabody, MA) img .
  • boston web/HTML/info design jobs classifieds - craigslist 12 September 2009 8:33 UTC boston.craigslist.org [Source type: Academic]

.Newmark enlisted the help of volunteers and contractors to create a website user interface for the different mailing list categories.^ Looking for help with a website im trying to create - (U of a) < < software/QA/DBA/etc .
  • tucson all jobs classifieds - craigslist 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC tucson.craigslist.org [Source type: News]

.February 2007" style="white-space:nowrap;">[citation needed] Needing a domain name for this, Craig registered "craigslist.org" (and later, "craigslist.com", to prevent the name "Craigslist" from being used for other purposes).^ No thanks 4 Stars Most visited org domain by smilesol_com Dec 25, 2009 smilesol*com Was this useful?
  • craigslist.org - Site Info from Alexa 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.alexa.com [Source type: General]

^ Neither your address nor the recipients's address will be used for any other purpose.
  • Seven Days of Rage: The Craigslist Killer - 48 Hours - CBS News 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.cbsnews.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Report: Craigslist costing newspapers millions - CNET News 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC news.cnet.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In fact, you can use Craigslist to find what's selling, then expand into other places to increase your profits.
  • Craigslist Blackhat System | Make Thousands of Dollars Per Month! 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC craigslistexpert.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.November 2007" style="white-space:nowrap;">[citation needed] About this time, Newmark realized that the site was growing so fast that he could stop working as a software engineer and work full time running Craigslist.^ Daily time on site for craigslist.org: .
  • craigslist.org - Site Info from Alexa 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.alexa.com [Source type: General]

^ Full time nanny looking for occasional or regular night/weekend work - (Madison, Ridgeland, Jackson, Brandon) < < childcare .
  • jackson, MS all community classifieds - craigslist 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC jackson.craigslist.org [Source type: Academic]

^ "What about if you could automate 95% of the process where you can go out for dinner or watch a movie while your Craigslist system is hard at work pulling in crazy money?"
  • Craigslist Blackhat System | Make Thousands of Dollars Per Month! 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC craigslistexpert.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.By April 2000, there were nine employees working out of Newmark's apartment on Cole Street in San Francisco.^ Ciny to San Francisco - (here to there) .
  • cincinnati, OH rideshare classifieds - craigslist 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC cincinnati.craigslist.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ BEAUTIFUL 3 bedroom Apartment - (San Francisco ) foto .
  • panama apts/housing for rent classifieds - craigslist 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC panama.es.craigslist.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The moments, which are listed in chronological order, begin with Craigslist's 2000 expansion from a San Francisco exclusive service to the largest free classifieds site on the Web .
  • Craigslist — Switched 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.switched.com [Source type: General]

[13]
.Newmark says that Craigslist works because it gives people a voice, a sense of community trust and even intimacy.^ The current White House has gotten a lot done, but the press focuses on fake controversy, even giving time to people who they know will mislead.

^ "People are good and trustworthy and generally just concerned with getting through the day," Newmark says.
  • Why Craigslist Is Such a Mess 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.wired.com [Source type: General]

^ Just type in ebay BUSTED. I wish you well Craigslist and please do not give up because that is what they are hoping for.
  • craigslist blog » Blog Archive » Tainted Love 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC blog.craigslist.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Other factors he cites are consistency of down-to-earth values, customer service and simplicity. .After first being approached about running banner ads, Newmark decided to decline.^ How about running AdSense ads from Google?
  • Craigslist Meets the Capitalists - DealBook Blog - NYTimes.com 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC dealbook.blogs.nytimes.com [Source type: General]

^ "We evolve the site in ways users are asking us for, and users don't ask us to run text ads or banner ads."
  • Craigslist CEO: Our Real Estate Listings Are Booming 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.businessinsider.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.In 2002, Craigslist staff posted mock-banner ads throughout the site as an April Fools joke.^ So she did what any hip 21st-century single would do: She posted an ad on Craigslist.org's "missed connections" bulletin board when she got home.
  • Craigslist Inc.: News & Videos about Craigslist Inc. - CNN.com 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC topics.cnn.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Craigslist Inc.: News & Videos about Craigslist Inc. - CNN.com 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC topics.edition.cnn.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The specific type of ad that bothers me in Craigslist real-estate section is an ad posted by a “buyer’s agent” that shows a specific house and generally has very limited information about the house.
  • Craigslist limits use of HTML, chaos ensues. | Real Estate Internet Marketing by Union Street Media 18 September 2009 5:33 UTC blog.unionstreetmedia.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ AM Covertwalrus Craigslist is one of the safe classified site to post ur ads.
  • The 10 Creepiest Craigslist Casual Encounters | Cracked.com 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.cracked.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[14]
.Craigslist uses a user flagging system to quickly identify illegal and inappropriate postings.^ It also uses a flagging system to remove inappropriate posts.
  • Craigslist cracks down on prostitution, illegal activities* | Technology | Los Angeles Times 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC latimesblogs.latimes.com [Source type: General]

^ With enough user flags, the posted content is deleted from the site.
  • What is Craigslist? 18 September 2009 5:33 UTC askbobrankin.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ This post is mainly here to provide feedback on the thinking of people who use Craigslist and how they feel about it.
  • Craigslist limits use of HTML, chaos ensues. | Real Estate Internet Marketing by Union Street Media 18 September 2009 5:33 UTC blog.unionstreetmedia.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.When users have flagged a posting a certain number of times, it is removed.^ With enough user flags, the posted content is deleted from the site.
  • What is Craigslist? 18 September 2009 5:33 UTC askbobrankin.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I started testing with a tracking image to determine the number of times the posting is viewed.
  • Selling Products On CraigsList 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.97thfloor.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ As mentioned several times above most all C's list categories have many many duplicate listings as well as a very high number of outright fake posts.
  • Craigslist CEO: Our Real Estate Listings Are Booming 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.businessinsider.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Significant events for Craigslist

.
  • In January 2000, current CEO Jim Buckmaster joined the company as lead programmer and CTO.^ Pushed and pushed again, Craigslist CEO Jim Buckmaster finally decides to shove back.

    ^ Jim Buckmaster, CEO of Craigslist, gave a very interesting presentation in Q&A format with UBS Internet analyst Ben Schachter.
    • Craigslist Meets the Capitalists - DealBook Blog - NYTimes.com 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC dealbook.blogs.nytimes.com [Source type: General]

    .Buckmaster contributed the site's multi-city architecture, search engine, discussion forums, flagging system, self-posting process, homepage design, personals categories, and best-of-Craigslist feature.^ I put craigslist search engine on my site??
    • ✔ CraigsList Search Engine - Find what you need Fast and Easy 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC craigslist.thingweb.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Craigslist search engine is great!
    • ✔ CraigsList Search Engine - Find what you need Fast and Easy 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC craigslist.thingweb.com [Source type: General]

    ^ HTML/info design jobs classifieds - craigslist [ help ] [ post ] san diego craigslist > jobs > web/HTML/info design jobs all san diego city of san diego north SD county east SD county south SD county .
    • san diego web/HTML/info design jobs classifieds - craigslist 18 September 2009 5:33 UTC sandiego.craigslist.org [Source type: General]

    .He was promoted to CEO in November 2000.[15]
  • In 2002, a disclaimer was put on the "men seeking men", "casual encounters", "erotic services", and "rants and raves" boards to ensure that those who clicked on these sections were over the age of 18. No disclaimer was on the "men seeking women", "women seeking men" or "women seeking women" boards.^ The tabloids have relentlessly played up stories about two so-called craigslist killers, one who allegedly used the site's erotic-services section to lure victims and another who used the help-wanted ads.
    • Why Craigslist Is Such a Mess 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.wired.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Craigslist CEO Jim Buckmaster (pictured, above right, with founder Craig Newmark) says that Craigslist is not to blame, telling the Boston Globe that roughly one percent of the ads on Craigslist are in the 'erotic services' section.
    • Craigslist — Switched 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.switched.com [Source type: General]

    ^ And who could forget that Connecticut's attorney general recently sent a letter to Craigslist CEO Jim Buckmaster, requesting the erotic services section be removed from the site?
    • Craigslist — Switched 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.switched.com [Source type: General]

    Responding to charges of discrimination and negative stereotyping, Buckmaster explained that the company's policy is a response to user feedback requesting the warning on the more sexually explicit sections, including "men seeking men."[16] Today, all of the above listed boards (as well as some others) lead to a disclaimer.
  • On August 1, 2004, Craigslist began charging $25 to post job openings on the New York and Los Angeles pages. .On the same day, a new section was added called "Gigs", where low-cost and unpaid jobs and internships can be posted free.
  • On August 13, 2004, Newmark announced on his blog that auction giant eBay had purchased a 25% stake in the company from a former principal.^ I posted a free magazine ad for about 25 new magazines i had, and never read.
    • What is Craigslist? 18 September 2009 5:33 UTC askbobrankin.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ All the prostitutes are now posting in the Casual Encounters section of craigslist, where people just want to randomly get together and have sex for free, which is of course completely legal.
    • Craigslist cracks down on prostitution, illegal activities* | Technology | Los Angeles Times 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC latimesblogs.latimes.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Less than four years after eBay bought a 25% stake in the company, the auction site sued Craigslist for diluting their investment.
    • craigslist Articles, Posts, Blogs, Videos - Technorati 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC technorati.com [Source type: General]

    .Some fans of Craigslist have expressed concern that this development will affect the site's longtime non-commercial nature, but it remains to be seen what ramifications the change will actually have.^ It symbolizes the relatively uncommercial nature of craigslist, as well as our service mission and non-corporate culture.
    • craigslist.org - Site Info from Alexa 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.alexa.com [Source type: General]

    ^ These non-commercial sections of the site are important for several reasons.
    • » Craigslist Case Study - Startup Review Blog 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.startup-review.com [Source type: General]

    ^ But Craigslist said eBay never revealed that it was developing its own classified site, Kijiji, which it launched internationally in 2005 and in the United States in 2007.
    • Craigslist, Inc.: Private Company Information - BusinessWeek 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC investing.businessweek.com [Source type: News]

    .As of November 2009, there have been no substantive changes to the usefulness or non-advertising nature of the site (still no banner ads, still only charging for a few services to businesses).
  • In July 2005, Craigslist won the right to beam over 2 million classified ads into deep space (one lightyear away) in the near future after Buckmaster won an eBay auction for broadcasting time from the company Deep Space Communications Network.^ AM Covertwalrus Craigslist is one of the safe classified site to post ur ads.
    • The 10 Creepiest Craigslist Casual Encounters | Cracked.com 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.cracked.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Craigslist gets beamed into space .
    • Craigslist Inc.: News & Videos about Craigslist Inc. - CNN.com 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC topics.cnn.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • Craigslist Inc.: News & Videos about Craigslist Inc. - CNN.com 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC topics.edition.cnn.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ AM rachna_verma Craigslist is one of the safe classified site to post ur ads.
    • The 10 Creepiest Craigslist Casual Encounters | Cracked.com 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.cracked.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    Newmark said, "We believe there could be an infinite market opportunity" in space.[17]
  • In April 2008, eBay announced it was suing Craigslist to "safeguard its four-year financial investment." eBay claimed that in January 2008, Craigslist executives took actions that "unfairly diluted eBay's economic interest by more than 10%."[18] .In response, Craigslist filed a countersuit against eBay in May 2008 "to remedy the substantial and ongoing harm to fair competition" that Craigslist claims is constituted by eBay's actions as Craigslist shareholders.^ Ebay has filed suit against craigslist and its board of directors: .
    • craigslist blog » Blog Archive » Tainted Love 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC blog.craigslist.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Craigslist grouses about eBay lawsuit - pcpartfinder Says: April 23rd, 2008 at 7:32 am […] Craigslist has responded to a lawsuit filed by eBay, noting that it "came to us out of the blue," according to a posting on its craigslist blog Tuesday.
    • craigslist blog » Blog Archive » Tainted Love 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC blog.craigslist.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Craigslist then fired back with some pointed blog postings and claimed the bad guys over at eBay were acting […] .
    • craigslist blog » Blog Archive » Tainted Love 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC blog.craigslist.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    [19]
  • .
  • On May 13 2009, Craigslist announced that it will close the 'Erotic services' section, replacing it with an 'adult services' section where the postings will be reviewed by Craigslist employees.^ Posted by: Michelle 13 Mar 2009 .
    • What is Craigslist? 18 September 2009 5:33 UTC askbobrankin.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Posted by: Denali 08 May 2009 .
    • What is Craigslist? 18 September 2009 5:33 UTC askbobrankin.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Craigslist will replace its controversial online "erotic services" listings with a section where ads are individually checked by Craigslist employees before they are posted, according to Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal.
    • Craigslist Inc.: News & Videos about Craigslist Inc. - CNN.com 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC topics.cnn.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • Craigslist Inc.: News & Videos about Craigslist Inc. - CNN.com 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC topics.edition.cnn.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .Postings to the new category would cost $10 and can be renewed for $5. This decision comes after allegations by several US states that the erotic services ads were being used for prostitution.^ Posted Wednesday afternoon under the "collectibles" category, the listing begins: "4 SALE: BARELY-USED LATE NIGHT TALK SHOW - MAKE ME AN OFFER!!!
    • Craigslist, Inc. : Craigslist, Inc. News and Photos - chicagotribune.com 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.chicagotribune.com [Source type: News]

    ^ Craigslist will replace its controversial online "erotic services" listings with a section where ads are individually checked by Craigslist employees before they are posted, according to Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal.
    • Craigslist Inc.: News & Videos about Craigslist Inc. - CNN.com 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC topics.cnn.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • Craigslist Inc.: News & Videos about Craigslist Inc. - CNN.com 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC topics.edition.cnn.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ So she did what any hip 21st-century single would do: She posted an ad on Craigslist.org's "missed connections" bulletin board when she got home.
    • Craigslist Inc.: News & Videos about Craigslist Inc. - CNN.com 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC topics.cnn.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • Craigslist Inc.: News & Videos about Craigslist Inc. - CNN.com 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC topics.edition.cnn.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    [20]

Related media

.
  • In November 2007, Ryan J. Davis directed Jeffery Self's solo show My Life on the Craigslist at Off-Broadway's New World Stages.^ The website, where wired twenty-and thirtysomethings search for jobs, homes, and love, so fascinated filmmaker Michael Ferris Gibson that he made 24 Hours on Cr...
    • Craigslist Inc.: News & Videos about Craigslist Inc. - CNN.com 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC topics.cnn.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • Craigslist Inc.: News & Videos about Craigslist Inc. - CNN.com 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC topics.edition.cnn.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ ItemNotAsDescribed.com Shows Off Craigslist Failures .
    • Craigslist — Switched 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.switched.com [Source type: General]

    ^ I also used it to look for rental property but the market is so crazy here, and Craigslist so popular, over 100 people showed up for my favorite place.
    • What is Craigslist? 18 September 2009 5:33 UTC askbobrankin.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    [21] The show focuses on a young man's sexual experiences on Craigslist and was so successful that it returned to New York by popular demand in February 2008.[22]

Criticism

.
  • In July 2005, the San Francisco Chronicle criticized Craigslist for allowing ads from dog breeders, and thereby allegedly encouraging the over breeding and irresponsible selling of pit bulls in the Bay Area.^ Craigslist was originally limited to the San Francisco area, with want ads, items to sell, and even personal ads.
    • What is Craigslist? 18 September 2009 5:33 UTC askbobrankin.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Subscribe to the San Francisco Chronicle and get a gift: .
    • Police: Women Pimped Girls on Craigslist 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.sfgate.com [Source type: News]

    ^ Craigslist, the popular community Web site that generates more than 1 billion page views each month, has cost newspapers in the San Francisco Bay area $50 million to $65 million in help wanted ad revenue, according to a new study.
    • Craigslist Inc.: News & Videos about Craigslist Inc. - CNN.com 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC topics.cnn.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • Craigslist Inc.: News & Videos about Craigslist Inc. - CNN.com 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC topics.edition.cnn.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    [23]
  • .
  • In January 2006, the San Francisco Bay Guardian published an editorial criticizing Craigslist for moving into local communities and "threatening to eviscerate" local alternative newspapers.^ Enter your location, pick your pecadilloes and see who's up for some fun in the San Francisco Bay Area, New York, LA, DC, San Diego, Virginia, and Maryland (more locales promised soon).
    • Craigslist - Lifehacker 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC lifehacker.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Craigslist, the popular community Web site that generates more than 1 billion page views each month, has cost newspapers in the San Francisco Bay area $50 million to $65 million in help wanted ad revenue, according to a new study.
    • Craigslist Inc.: News & Videos about Craigslist Inc. - CNN.com 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC topics.cnn.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • Craigslist Inc.: News & Videos about Craigslist Inc. - CNN.com 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC topics.edition.cnn.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ In just over a decade, Craigslist , a non-profit organization, has expanded into one of the largest conglomerates of online communities in the world.
    • craigslist Articles, Posts, Blogs, Videos - Technorati 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC technorati.com [Source type: General]

    .Craigslist has been compared to Wal-Mart, a multinational corporation that some feel crushes small local businesses when they move into towns and offer a huge assortment of goods at lower prices.^ If they are so unhappy then sell the stock they own and move on no hard feelings.
    • craigslist blog » Blog Archive » Tainted Love 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC blog.craigslist.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Craigslist could become a great platform for local businesses and generate lots of jobs rather than just employing 30.
    • The Craigslist Credo: Craigslist vs. eBay | Epicenter | Wired.com 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.wired.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Craigslist could become a great platform for local businesses .
    • The Craigslist Credo: Craigslist vs. eBay | Epicenter | Wired.com 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.wired.com [Source type: General]

    [24]
  • .
  • In August 2007, Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin wrote a letter to Craigslist asking the company to take steps to avoid unwittingly enabling child prostitution through its classified ads.^ Child prostitutes sell themselves on Craigslist .
    • Craigslist Inc.: News & Videos about Craigslist Inc. - CNN.com 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC topics.cnn.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • Craigslist Inc.: News & Videos about Craigslist Inc. - CNN.com 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC topics.edition.cnn.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Dear FSB: My Web company, Careeb (careeb.com), offers social-networking and online-classifieds services, similar to Craigslist but for the Indian market.
    • Craigslist Inc.: News & Videos about Craigslist Inc. - CNN.com 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC topics.cnn.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • Craigslist Inc.: News & Videos about Craigslist Inc. - CNN.com 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC topics.edition.cnn.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Craigslist is the online classifieds behemoth in the U.S., but there's some other savvy companies circling these listings .
    • Craigslist Inc.: News & Videos about Craigslist Inc. - CNN.com 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC topics.cnn.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • Craigslist Inc.: News & Videos about Craigslist Inc. - CNN.com 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC topics.edition.cnn.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    [25][26]

Nonprofit Foundation

.In 2001, the company started the Craigslist Foundation [1], a § 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that connects people to the resources they need to strengthen communities and neighborhoods.^ People remember things like "Need to sell" so they get the idea they are getting a good deal, because "I need to sell", and that is why they click!
  • Selling Products On CraigsList 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.97thfloor.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Look the people who started this company could be making a lot more money than they are A LOT MORE. It disturbs me that Ebay has ownership so who knows how long Craigslist will be what it is today but for now they are providing a great service for free.
  • Craigslist CEO: Our Real Estate Listings Are Booming 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.businessinsider.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ This post is mainly here to provide feedback on the thinking of people who use Craigslist and how they feel about it.
  • Craigslist limits use of HTML, chaos ensues. | Real Estate Internet Marketing by Union Street Media 18 September 2009 5:33 UTC blog.unionstreetmedia.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.They offer free and low cost events and online resources promote community building at all levels.^ She went outside to confront the two men, who told her they weren't stealing it -- that it had been offered for free on Craigslist.
  • Craigslist — Switched 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.switched.com [Source type: General]

^ NOPE, So never mind FEEBAY as they just want more money so make all craigslist free everywhere so they will sell out or you buy them out and be done with them.
  • craigslist blog » Blog Archive » Tainted Love 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC blog.craigslist.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Craiglist is offering for free what they charge for so they are using strongarm legal manuevers to squash Craiglist!
  • craigslist blog » Blog Archive » Tainted Love 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC blog.craigslist.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

It accepts charitable donations, and rather than directly funding organizations, it produces "face-to-face events and offers online resources to help grassroots organizations get off the ground and contribute real value to the community".
.Since 2004, Craigslist Foundation has hosted an annual conference called Boot Camp, an in-person event that focuses on skills for connecting, motivating and inspiring greater community involvement and impact.^ People are scared enough to buy electronics on places like CraigsList, so this ad might have scared some people off since I got NO emails, or calls for a week with this ad.
  • Selling Products On CraigsList 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.97thfloor.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Unlimited Boot Camps + Personal Trainer $149/month- Free Consult - (South Jersey) .

^ I am more focused on how come they DIDNT KNOW that Craigslist does not have a profit motive than them actually being surprised that they didnt have a profit motive.
  • Craigslist Meets the Capitalists - DealBook Blog - NYTimes.com 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC dealbook.blogs.nytimes.com [Source type: General]

.Boot Camp has drawn more than 10,000 passionate people since its inception.^ A big bold title with more general description will catch peoples’ eye more than the usual boredom.
  • Selling Products On CraigsList 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.97thfloor.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ It's also set to collect a nominal fee, no more than $10, from New York City real estate brokers for their property listings.
  • Craigslist Inc.: News & Videos about Craigslist Inc. - CNN.com 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC topics.cnn.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Craigslist Inc.: News & Videos about Craigslist Inc. - CNN.com 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC topics.edition.cnn.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Do you know as I speak and you read this that in 2 months GMC is laying off 10,000 people in Michigan and Tennessee.
  • Craigslist Blackhat System | Make Thousands of Dollars Per Month! 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC craigslistexpert.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

The next Boot Camp event will be Saturday, August 14, 2010[2].
.Craigslist Foundation is also the fiscal sponsor for Our Good Works, the organization that manages AllforGood.org [3], an application that distributes volunteer opportunities across the web and helps people get involved in their communities.^ HTML/info design jobs classifieds - craigslist [ help ] [ post ] san diego craigslist > jobs > web/HTML/info design jobs all san diego city of san diego north SD county east SD county south SD county .
  • san diego web/HTML/info design jobs classifieds - craigslist 18 September 2009 5:33 UTC sandiego.craigslist.org [Source type: General]

^ DC web/HTML/info design jobs classifieds - craigslist [ help ] [ post ] washington, DC craigslist > jobs > web/HTML/info design jobs all washington, DC district of columbia northern virginia maryland .
  • washington, DC web/HTML/info design jobs classifieds - craigslist 12 September 2009 8:33 UTC washingtondc.craigslist.org [Source type: Academic]

^ Craigslist has also had its share of unscrupulous people join its user ranks, including those involved in crimes such as robbery and prostitution , but the site continues to fight these the best they can through the help of their own employees and the at-large community.
  • craigslist Articles, Posts, Blogs, Videos - Technorati 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC technorati.com [Source type: General]

Cities

The first 14 city sites were:[11] (entire list)
Vancouver, British Columbia was the first non-U.S. city included. London was the first city outside North America.
In November 2004, Amsterdam, Bangalore, Paris, São Paulo, and Tokyo became the first cities outside primarily English-speaking countries.
As of May 2008, 500 "cities" in 50 countries are represented.[11] .Some Craigslist sites cover large regions instead of individual metropolitan areas — for example, the U.S. states of Delaware and Wyoming, the Colorado Western Slope, the California Gold Country, and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan are among the locations with their own Craigslist sites.^ The overall idea of this site is relatively straight forward, the search box located in the top right of the web page is your gateway to Craigslist.
  • ✔ CraigsList Search Engine - Find what you need Fast and Easy 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC craigslist.thingweb.com [Source type: General]

^ But a relatively new fan-submitted site seeks to provide some Craigslist levity by highlighting the worst and mostly poorly described items on the site.
  • Craigslist — Switched 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.switched.com [Source type: General]

^ For as much as I love Craigslist they're not that big internationally, usually local classified sites are kings in other countries.
  • Craigslist CEO: Our Real Estate Listings Are Booming 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.businessinsider.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.As of 24 September 2009 (2009 -09-24), there are 695 unique Craigslist sites that can be posted to.^ There has been, of course, the "Craigslist Killer," and the Illinois sheriff sued the site , alleging it promotes and facilitates prostitution.
  • Craigslist — Switched 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.switched.com [Source type: General]

^ Reply to this comment by slimdave420 September 23, 2009 5:48 PM EDT I tend to agree with many that say it is not Craigslist's fault for this and he should not be called the Craigslist Killer.
  • Seven Days of Rage: The Craigslist Killer - 48 Hours - CBS News 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.cbsnews.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ AM Covertwalrus Craigslist is one of the safe classified site to post ur ads.
  • The 10 Creepiest Craigslist Casual Encounters | Cracked.com 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.cracked.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Languages

In March 2008, Spanish, French, Italian, German, and Portuguese became the first non-English languages supported.[27]

See also


References

  1. ^ "craigslist - Company Overview". Hoover's. http://www.hoovers.com/craigslist/--ID__129617--/free-co-factsheet.xhtml. Retrieved 2008-05-08. 
  2. ^ "craigslist.org - Traffic Details from Alexa". Alexa Internet, Inc. http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/craigslist.org. Retrieved 2009-10-17. 
  3. ^ "Can small businesses help win the war?". USA Today. 2007-01-02. http://www.usatoday.com/money/2007-01-02-terror-war-business-usat_x.htm. Retrieved 2009-04-07. 
  4. ^ Lenhart, Amanda; Shermak, Jeremy (November 2005). "Selling items online" (PDF). Pew Research Center. http://www.pewinternet.org/pdfs/PIP_SellingOnline_Nov05.pdf. Retrieved 2007-09-06. 
  5. ^ Davis, Wendy (2006-12-07). "Just An Online Minute… Stunning Wall Street, Shunning Profits". MediaPost. http://blogs.mediapost.com/online_minute/?p=1394. Retrieved 2008-05-08. 
  6. ^ Hau, Louis (2006-12-11). "Newspaper Killer". Forbes. http://www.forbes.com/technology/2006/12/08/newspaper-classifield-online-tech_cx-lh_1211craigslist.html. Retrieved 2008-05-08. 
  7. ^ Lashinsky, Adam (2005-12-12). "Burning Sensation". Fortune. http://money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune/fortune_archive/2005/12/12/8363113/index.htm. Retrieved 2007-08-22. 
  8. ^ Carney, Brian M. (2006-06-17). "Zen and the Art of Classified Advertising: Craigslist could make $500 million a year. Why not?". Wall Street Journal. http://www.opinionjournal.com/editorial/feature.html?id=110008531. Retrieved 2007-08-22. 
  9. ^ a b Thomas, Owen (2007-07-26). "http://www.opinionjournal.com/editorial/feature.html?id=110008531". Valleywag. http://valleywag.com/tech/mythbusting/craig-newmark-filthy-rich-on-ebays-millions-283002.php. Retrieved 2008-08-22. 
  10. ^ Sandoval, Greg (2007-07-03). "Craigslist grapples with competitor on board". CNET. http://news.com.com/2100-1024_3-6194872.html. Retrieved 2007-08-22. 
  11. ^ a b c craigslist.org (November 2006). "craigslist fact sheet". http://www.craigslist.org/about/factsheet.html. Retrieved 2007-09-06. 
  12. ^ "craigslist factsheet". Craigslist. http://www.craigslist.org/about/factsheet.html. Retrieved 2008-05-08. 
  13. ^ "Archived page from Craigslist's About Us". 2000-04-19. http://web.archive.org/web/20000620192058/craigslist.org/aboutus.html. Retrieved 2007-02-08. 
  14. ^ "april fool's rules". Craigslist. http://www.craigslist.org/about/aprilfools.html. Retrieved 2007-02-08. 
  15. ^ "Jim Buckmaster—CEO & programmer". http://www.craigslist.org/about/management.html. Retrieved 2007-09-06. 
  16. ^ "Warning: men seeking men—Craigslist posts disclaimer for gay male personals". Southern Voice. 2005-08-31. http://www.sovo.com/thelatest/thelatest.cfm?blog_id=2296. Retrieved 2007-09-06. 
  17. ^ "Beam your Craigslist ad into space". 2005-07-15. http://www.craigslist.org/about/space.html. Retrieved 2007-09-06. 
  18. ^ "EBay sues Craigslist ad website". BBC. 2008-04-23. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/7362221.stm. Retrieved 2008-05-08. 
  19. ^ "Craigslist strikes back at eBay". BBC. 2008-05-13. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/7399720.stm. Retrieved 2008-05-13. 
  20. ^ "Craigslist to Remove Category for Erotic Services". New York Times. 2009-05-13. http://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/14/technology/companies/14craigslist.html. 
  21. ^ Hetrick, Adam (2007-10-17). "Jeffery Self to Offer My Life on the Craigslist at New World Stages Nov. 1". Playbill. http://www.playbill.com/news/article/111961.html. Retrieved 2008-05-08. 
  22. ^ "'My Life on the Craigslist' Returns Feb. 15, 22 & 29". Broadway World. 2008-01-23. http://www.broadwayworld.com/viewcolumn.cfm?colid=24539. Retrieved 2008-05-08. 
  23. ^ Ilene Lelchuk (July 11, 2005). "Craigslist pressured to ban dog, cat ads". San Francisco Chronicle. http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2005/07/11/MNGJ2DLUUH1.DTL. Retrieved 2007-09-06. 
  24. ^ Tim Redmond (July 11, 2005). "Editor's Notes". San Francisco Bay Guardian. http://www.sfbg.com/40/18/x_editors_notes.html. Retrieved 2007-09-06. 
  25. ^ David Pendered (August 22, 2007). "Mayor rips Craigslist over child prostitution". agc.com. http://www.techmeme.com/070823/p28#a070823p28. 
  26. ^ "Atlanta mayor says Craigslist used for child prostitution". San Francisco Business Times. 2007-08-22. http://www.bizjournals.com/sanfrancisco/stories/2007/08/20/daily24.html?jst=s_cn_hl. Retrieved 2008-01-29. 
  27. ^ Craig Newmark (March 27, 2008). "Multiple language support on Craigslist". cnewmark. http://www.cnewmark.com/2008/03/multiple-langua.html. Retrieved 2008-09-13. 

Further reading

  • Brafman, Ori; Rod A. Beckstrom (2006). The Starfish and the Spider: The Unstoppable Power of Leaderless Organizations. Portfolio. ISBN 1591841437. 

External links

Official sites

News and media

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Simple English

Craigslist is a centralized network of online communities for free classified advertisements (with jobs, internships, housing, personal advertisements, erotic services, for sale/barter/wanted, services, community, and pets categories) and forums on various topics.

Contents

Description

The service was founded in 1995 by Craig Newmark for the San Francisco Bay Area. After incorporation as a private for-profit company in 1999, Craigslist expanded into nine more U.S. cities in 2000, four each in 2001 and 2002, and 14 in 2003. September 2007, Craigslist had established itself in approximately 450 cities in 50 countries.

2007 Craigslist operated with a staff of 24 people.[1] Its sole source of revenue is paid job ads in select cities ($75 per ad for the San Francisco Bay Area; $25 per ad for New York, Los Angeles, San Diego, Boston, Seattle, Washington D.C., Chicago and recently Portland, Oregon) and paid broker apartment listings in New York City ($10 per ad).

The site serves over nine billion page views per month, putting it in 56th place overall among web sites world wide, ninth place overall among web sites in the United States (per Alexa.com on January 10, 2008), to over thirty million unique visitors. With over thirty million new classified advertisements each month, Craigslist is the leading classifieds service in any medium. The site receives over two million new job listings each month. So it is one of the top job boards in the world.[2]

Criticism

  • In July 2005, the San Francisco Chronicle criticized Craigslist for allowing ads from dog breeders, and thereby allegedly encouraging the over breeding and irresponsible selling of pit bulls in the Bay Area.[3]
  • In January 2006, the San Francisco Bay Guardian published an editorial criticizing Craigslist for moving into local communities and "threatening to eviscerate" local alternative newspapers. Craigslist has been compared to Wal-Mart, a multinational corporation that some feel crushes small local businesses when they move into towns and offer a huge assortment of goods at cheaper prices.[4]
  • In August 2007, Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin wrote a letter to Craigslist asking the company to take steps to avoid unwittingly enabling child prostitution through its classified ads.[5][6]

Nonprofit foundation

In 2001, the company started the Craigslist Foundation, a § 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that helps emerging nonprofit organizations get established, gain visibility, attract the attention of potential donors, and develop the skills and knowledge required for long-term success.

It accepts charitable donations, and rather than directly funding organizations, it produces face-to-face events and offers online resources to help grassroots organizations get off the ground and contribute real value to the community.

Awards

  • NYPRESS: 2003, Best Local Website, by Manhattan Reader's Poll[7]
  • Webby: 2001, Best Community Site, by the Academy[8]

Cities

The first 14 city sites were: [9] (entire list)

Vancouver, British Columbia, was the first non U.S. city included. London was the first city outside North America.

In November 2004, Amsterdam, Bangalore, Paris, Sao Paulo and Tokyo became the first cities outside of primarily English speaking countries.

In May 2008, 500 cities in 50 countries are represented.[9]

References

  1. "Can small businesses help win the war?". USA Today. 2007-01-02. http://www.usatoday.com/money/2007-01-02-terror-war-business-usat_x.htm. Retrieved 2008-05-08. 
  2. Lenhart, Amanda; Shermak, Jeremy (November 2005). "Selling items online" (PDF). Pew Research Center. http://www.pewinternet.org/pdfs/PIP_SellingOnline_Nov05.pdf. Retrieved 2007-09-06. 
  3. Ilene Lelchuk (July 112005). "Craigslist pressured to ban dog, cat ads". San Francisco Chronicle. http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2005/07/11/MNGJ2DLUUH1.DTL. Retrieved 2007-09-06. 
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