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  USATODAY.com - Web board craigslist makes a name for itself
Craigslist is a giant Internet bulletin board where people buy and sell their stuff, trade humor and political wisdom, look for dates, seek home repair advice, share their poetry and often just rant.
Craigslist was born in 1995 when Newmark, then an IBM engineer and computer programmer, started e-mailing his friends about some local arts events.
Craigslist is the default place to look, whether you want to find an apartment, sell your car or find a new lover.
www.usatoday.com /tech/webguide/internetlife/2004-09-28-craigslist_x.htm   (1093 words)

 Craigslist, Inc.: Private Company Information - BusinessWeek
The complaint is being filed under seal because some of the information about craigslist contained in the complaint is governed by confidentiality restrictions.
Craigslist Inc. is aiming to launch on the German market.
Craigslist is also planning to offer its services in Italian and French amongst other European languages in view of low demand in the US.
investing.businessweek.com /research/stocks/snapshot/snapshot.asp?capId=11251097   (342 words)

  Marketing on Craigslist
Craigslist has in place--a set of rules that prohibits advertisers from over-posting or spamming users.
Craigslist’s search function isn't based on a search algorithm; instead, search results are displayed first by date, then by keyword.
Craigslist continues to experience rapid growth--additional cities have come online in recent months and more are expected to launch throughout the next year.
www.entrepreneur.com /marketing/onlinemarketing/article171514.html   (1353 words)

  Craigslist - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Craigslist is a centralized network of online urban communities, featuring free classified advertisements (with jobs, housing, personals, for sale/barter/wanted, services, community, gigs and resumes categories) and forums sorted by various topics.
Craigslist was once renamed listfoundation.org for a brief period in 1999.
Craigslist cooperates with law enforcement, however they have stated many times that they cannot and will not police the site, referring to their policy of allowing users to flag offending posts.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Craigslist   (1345 words)

 USATODAY.com - Web board craigslist makes a name for itself   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Craigslist is a giant Internet bulletin board where people buy and sell their stuff, trade humor and political wisdom, look for dates, seek home repair advice, share their poetry and often just rant.
Craigslist was born in 1995 when Newmark, then an IBM engineer and computer programmer, started e-mailing his friends about some local arts events.
Craigslist is the default place to look, whether you want to find an apartment, sell your car or find a new lover.
usatoday.com /tech/webguide/internetlife/2004-09-28-craigslist_x.htm   (1113 words)

 Craigslist posts - Tech news blog - CNET News.com
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 said it was surprised by the action, stating that eBay had not attempted to discuss the matter with the company prior to filing its complaint.
Craigslist could see revenue of more than $80 million this year, which would be a 47 percent rise from an estimated $55 million for 2007, according to projections in a new report from consultancy Classified Intelligence.
news.cnet.com /newsblog/?keyword=Craigslist   (1992 words)

 Craigslist's unorthodox path - The Boston Globe
Craigslist was a volunteer effort until 1999, when it became a company with employees and payroll.
Craigslist is legendarily slow to change or add new features, which some view as a good thing.
Craigslist is often characterized as an assassin of newspapers, spiriting away their classified advertising revenues.
www.boston.com /business/technology/articles/2008/06/15/craigslists_unorthodox_path   (1248 words)

 Craigslist's Success
Craig'slist is great for so many reasons, but the feature I value most is how easy it is to sort the listings geographically.
Just in the last few months on craigslist I found a new apartment, a cleaning service, a lawnmower, a couple of pieces of furniture, and a place to accept donations of things I didn't need when I moved.
The great advantage of craigslist is that it so popular in the bay area and it that it is free to post an entry except for job entry i believe.
home.wangjianshuo.com /archives/20051125_craigslists_success.htm   (1653 words)

 Craigslist - Valleywag
Craig Newmark at Supernova: Liveblogging the Craigslist founder
"Craigslist free classifieds [...] certainly pose challenges to the newspaper industry as far as being able to raise their profitability over time." Many in newspaper publishing would consider that an understatement.
Susan MacTavish Best pimped her client (and partner in crime), Craigslist CEO Jim Buckmaster, in the original Valleywag Hotties tourney.
www.valleywag.com /tech/craigslist   (2796 words)

 Craigslist Foundation - Legal
Craigslist Foundation hopes and believes that the Materials will be helpful as background reference, but they should not be construed as legal, accounting or other professional advice on any subject matter.
The Site is controlled and operated by Craigslist Foundation from its principal office in San Francisco, California, U.S.A., and is not intended to subject Craigslist Foundation to the laws or jurisdiction of any state, country, or territory other than that of California and of the United States of America.
Craigslist Foundation does not represent or warrant that the Site or the Materials, or any aspect thereof, are appropriate or available for use in any particular jurisdiction.
www.craigslistfoundation.org /index.php?page=Legal   (1473 words)

 OJR article: 'Nerd Values' Help Propel Tiny Craigslist Into Classifieds Threat
I stopped by the funky whitewashed basement and Victorian flat offices of Craigslist recently, and chatted with Newmark, whose eyes flitted to his computer screen from time to time to monitor activity and complaints that come streaming into his inbox.
Newmark considers Craigslist to be a "noncommercial" site, and says he has rejected many buyout or investment offers from venture capitalists and others.
The edgy, free-for-all nature of ads placed on Craigslist has led to a documentary movie called "24 Hours on Craigslist," which follows the trail of various people who have posted on the San Francisco site.
ojr.org /ojr/business/1086222946.php   (2308 words)

 Craigslist-Phenomenon, Bgt   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Craigslist snuck in this year with little fanfare among the top 10 Internet companies based on page views.
Postings on the Vancouver page are up 500 per cent over last year from 4,500 to 28,000, making it the busiest craigslist site outside of the U.S. Vancouverites, known for being hip and wired, realized the totally free service was a lot cheaper than running a classified ad in a newspaper.
Goldman Sachs says craigslist poses a threat to the future of newspaper classifieds, but the company is sticking to its grassy roots and fending off investment offers and advertising requests on a monthly basis.
www.cbc.ca /cp/business/050821/b082122.html   (739 words)

 The Technology Chronicles : Craigslist
Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal today threatened legal action against Craigslist if it does not curb prostitutes from advertising their services on its Web site.
Craigslist leaves much of its policing to its millions of users, who flag posts for the company to review and remove.
In response to his concerns, he said that Craigslist now requires anyone posting a listing the erotic services category to provide a phone number - but he called the measure ineffective.
www.sfgate.com /cgi-bin/blogs/sfgate/category?blogid=19&cat=1586   (322 words)

 craigslist - TechCrunch
The idea behind OLX, in addition to becoming Craigslist for the rest of the world, is to improve on the technology of first generation classified sites.
Craigslist launches their official blog today at blog.craigslist.com.
An interesting end to the Craigslist hoax story over the weekend that left an Oregon man minus his stuff: A couple named Brandon and Amber Herbert apparently placed the ad as a cover to a planned theft of two horse saddles.
www.techcrunch.com /tag/craigslist   (2072 words)

 Wired News: Craigslist: Now It's a Movie, Too
These folks include a transsexual offering erotic services to earn money to complete his sex-change operation in Thailand; an employment agency seeking a toy poodle for a TV commercial; a woman selling her Burning Man ticket due to a bicycling injury; and a dominatrix-cum-personal trainer who makes house calls to wrestle men into shape.
On that same day, Craigslist visitors could even find an ad by the organizers of a flash mob, a group that stages community performance art by gathering strangers in public places to act out random instructions, much to the bafflement of passersby.
Craigslist's popularity lies in its open-ended nature, which allows anyone to post anything for free, except for job listings.
www.wired.com /news/culture/0,1284,59922,00.html   (1175 words)

 » Craigslist Case Study - Startup Review Blog
Craigslist has some mechanisms for preventing the posting of inappropriate content, but for the most part, it is up to the users to flag content.
Craigslist will add a new city to Craigslist when there are enough requests from users to add that particular city.
Craigslist stands by the self-proclaimed “nerd values” of its founder, happy to make a good living for the employees of Craigslist without the need to make an extravagant profit.
www.startup-review.com /blog/craigslist-case-study.php   (5939 words)

 BBC NEWS | Business | Craigslist's silent emergence
Craigslist's popularity has seen it tipped as the next Google or Ebay, and made Craig and Jim into hot media property hounded by Hollywood moguls keen to bring their experiences to the silver screen.
Already, though, shares in Craigslist have trickled through their fingers: Ebay recently acquired a 25% stake from a former employee, a deal neither Craig nor Jim is keen to comment on.
Craigslist's rivals are not fooled by its apparently listless approach to business.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/business/4724165.stm   (759 words)

 First New York, Then D.C.? Craigslist to Charge Fees. - washingtonpost.com
Craigslist, the popular Web site where folks from around the world find used sofas, second jobs, cheap housing and new soul mates, is starting to ask for money for a spot on its busiest pages.
Craigslist executives have also had similar concerns about its job listings pages, prompting a fee for postings in select cities.
On Craigslist forums debating the issue yesterday, many apartment seekers in New York indicated they were in favor of the fee.
www.washingtonpost.com /wp-dyn/content/article/2006/02/03/AR2006020302749_pf.html   (622 words)

 Craigslist Foundation turns its energy to green networking | By Erica Gies | Grist | Main Dish | 01 Jun 2005
Craigslist Foundation's Environmental Non-Profit Network is still taking shape, but it will likely include both social and technological components.
"A lot of the ideas [Craigslist Foundation is] talking about are already under development by the nonprofit open-source community," said Jon Stahl, program manager of ONE/Northwest, a nonprofit that provides technology and communications assistance to environmental groups in the Pacific Northwest.
He believes Craigslist Foundation can put together the five key elements he says are required to support this type of network: strong social ties, common story, dense communication grid, shared network resource, and clarity of purpose.
www.grist.org /news/maindish/2005/06/01/gies-craigslist   (1302 words)

 Gelf Magazine: Ninety-Two Stories About Craigslist
The quality of footage varies, but the 34-year-old filmmaker's documentary, 24 Hours on Craigslist, showcases his photogenic hometown of San Francisco like a ubiquitous backdrop, effectively crediting the City by the Bay not only for giving birth to craigslist, but also for breeding and nurturing the eccentric natures of the film's subjects.
Craigslist chief executive Jim Buckmaster wouldn't allow Gibson to cold-contact users; instead, for a 24-hour period Buckmaster added a "check box" at the bottom of each posting that read: "A documentary is being made today about craigslist.
There's definitely some negative things that go on craigslist, which is emphasized to no small degree in the film by people who are self-destructive by doing too many drugs and involving themselves in unprotected sex.
gelfmagazine.com /mt/archives/ninetytwo_stories_about_craigslist.html   (1732 words)

 Flagged & Removed from Craigslist: Examples of political postings removed "by the craigslist community"
The people who "mistakenly" flag posts are depriving some of the chance to read the posts when they are deleted and wasting the time of those who have to keep reposting them.
Craigslist is trying to be fair, unfortunately there are individuals that have an agenda and abuse the flag option in order to suppress things they don't want the public to know.
These individuals flag with a shared agenda so their actions are in effect a group effort, some openly encourage others to work together on their flagging project.
geocities.com /flaggedoncraigslist   (546 words)

 Craigslist Ad Sought "Silent Assassin", Woman Wanted Hitman To Kill Her Lover's Wife; Offered $5,000 For Hit Job - CBS ...
A woman advertised on Craigslist for a hitman to kill the wife of a man with whom she'd had an affair, authorities say.
Her true intention was only communicated to those who e-mailed her seeking additional information about the job, the Craigslist CEO said.
Buckmaster said the arrest demonstrated the vigilance of Craigslist users, who are urged to report fraud and scams on the site to keep it clean.
www.cbsnews.com /stories/2008/01/28/national/main3758123.shtml?source=RSSattr=HOME_3758123   (838 words)

 Commentary: The Weekend Interview - WSJ.com
Craigslist's obstinate insistence on giving away what newspapers have made their bread and butter has gotten the company a lot of media attention.
This week's expansion means newspapers in 100 more cities will be looking over their shoulders, waiting to see whether Craigslist is about to eat their lunch and get nothing in return beyond the satisfaction of serving its ever-growing community of users.
If Craigslist does what its users ask of it, and Craigslist doesn't need or seem to want all the ad revenue it declines to collect, maybe we, as end-users, should ask them to post some banner ads and give us the money instead.
online.wsj.com /public/article/SB115049840863382886-9QyN65ef6meo_D2UlLOxAdRmbN0_20070616.html?mod=rss_free   (2020 words)

 SiliconBeat: Competing with Craigslist
It's almost trite, at least in the Bay Area, to talk about how Craigslist is reshaping the classfied ads business.
Cauthorn, who ran SFGate.com before leaving this year, illustrates how tiny Craigslist has stolen a massive chunk of the classified market from established media companies such as the Chronicle, the Oakland Tribune and Knight Ridder, parent company of the Mercury News, the Contra Costa Times and this blog.
Craigslist, which has only about 14 employees, is successful because it's easy-to-use, cheap and has generated strong emotional ties with its users, Cauthorn says.
www.siliconbeat.com /entries/2004/12/28/competing_with_craigslist.html   (589 words)

 Craigslist - Valleywag
After last week's FBI sting conducted in concert with local law enforcement, in which 389 arrests netted 21 underage prostitutes, including four in Sacramento, Craigslist is again in the sex-panicked spotlight.
Craigslist has filed suit against eBay in San Francisco County Superior Court, alleging trademark infringement, breach of fiduciary duty, anti-competitve trade practices and deceptive advertising.
[Craigslist] is also a site that is deeply tied up with the fate of newspapers — indeed, many in the newspaper industry blame the site's founder, Craig Newmark, for the downturn in their classified-advertising business.
valleywag.com /tech/craigslist   (1898 words)

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