Craigslist: Big-Hearted Site Makes Life Easier For All Of Us
The Personal Side of Craigslist
I have a tee shirt from Craigslist. The money I bought it with goes to support community service efforts. I wear it often since I love craigslist so much. It took me a while to realize that when I wear it people who must mostly have their mind in the gutter, assume I am a regular poster on the casual encounters section. Actually, I had never even read that section until recently, but even there Craigslist outshines regular newspaper classifieds, in my opinion. I have used Craigslist to find employees, get renters, make friends, free cycle things, sell good stuff, find great stuff, find yard and estate sales, get clients, find dates for my elderly mother, do salary research, do rental research, get questions answered, find contractors to fix my house, and get entertained. I cant remember how I ever lived without it.
Is there a Craig behind Craigslist? There sure is! Craigslist was started by programmer Craig Newmark as a fun project for his friends in San Francisco. Craigslist is now one-fourth owned by Ebay, although so far the corporation has done nothing with the...