How craigslist works

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How craigslist works

  1. 1. How Craigslist Works s1170242 Yugo Takashima
  2. 2. Whats Craigslist?● One of the most visited English web site. ○ Main function is to host classified ads.● Theres also a forums section that allows users to discuss topics on everything.
  3. 3. Ads and users● Most ads include the members e-mail address.● Users act like the sites watchdogs by monitoring the content that gets posted. ○ Also flag posts to draw attention.
  4. 4. The Craigslist Network● Each craigslist site focuses on a specific community.● Craigslist employees can focus their attention. ○ Because community members largely moderate the sites.
  5. 5. Craigslist Financials● Craigslist started as a pet project. ○ In 1999, craigslist incorporated as a for-profit organization. ○ The company also purchased the domain craigslist. com.
  6. 6. Craigslists revenue● Earns it by setting fees for job postings in a few cities.● Generates enough it to support its entire staff of 25 people.
  7. 7. Craigslist Controversy● Weeding out scam artists ○ The site has a section describing common scam tactics.● The terms of use on craigslist ○ The site has nothing to do with the content users post.
  8. 8. Conclusion● Craigslist has a big community● This site is run not only stuffs but also users● Now try to weed out scam artists

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