Your SlideShare is downloading. ×
How Craigslist Works
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in...5
×

Thanks for flagging this SlideShare!

Oops! An error has occurred.

×
Saving this for later? Get the SlideShare app to save on your phone or tablet. Read anywhere, anytime – even offline.
Text the download link to your phone
Standard text messaging rates apply

How Craigslist Works

1,679
views

Published on

How Craigslist Works

How Craigslist Works

Published in: Education, Travel, Business

0 Comments
0 Likes
Statistics
Notes
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

No Downloads
Views
Total Views
1,679
On Slideshare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
0
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
10
Comments
0
Likes
0
Embeds 0
No embeds

Report content
Flagged as inappropriate Flag as inappropriate
Flag as inappropriate

Select your reason for flagging this presentation as inappropriate.

Cancel
No notes for slide

Transcript

  • 1. How Craigslist Works 1. Introduction 2. The Craigslist Network 3. Craigslist Financials 4. Craigslist Controversy 5. More Links
  • 2. 1. Introduction Craigslist.org, originally a San Francisco community electronic newsletter, is now one of the most visited English language Web sites, with local classifieds for more than 450 cities worldwide. The site's main function is to host classified ads that cover practically every category you can think of, including housing, job postings, items for sale, services and personals.
  • 3. 2. The Craigslist Network Each craigslist site focuses on a specific community. Originally, craigslist only listed classifieds and announcements within San Francisco. As the service grew in popularity, expanding well beyond founder Craig Newmark's original concept, craigslist added other cities to its network. Today, more than 450 cities have a craigslist community site.
  • 4. 3. Craigslist Financials Craigslist started as a pet project but blossomed into a full-fledged company. In 1999, craigslist incorporated as a for-profit organization. The company also purchased the domain craigslist.com to prevent anyone from buying it and misleading craigslist members. Each year since then, craigslist has expanded to cover more cities and communities, becoming a powerful financial force in the process.
  • 5. 4. Craigslist Controversy One of the biggest challenges for the craigslist community is weeding out scam artists. The site has a section describing common scam tactics and what users should do if they come across them. One scam that has popped up in several craigslist communities involves a buyer overpaying for an item. The scam artist has his money, and the innocent seller takes the blame.
  • 6. 5. More Links How Internet Infrastructure Works ( http://computer.howstuffworks.com/internet-infrastructure.htm ) How eBay Works ( http://computer.howstuffworks.com/ebay.htm ) How Blogs Work ( http://computer.howstuffworks.com/internet/social- networking/information/blog.htm )

×