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  1. 1.<br />A long time ago, in a classroom far, far away…<br />It is a period of collaboration, <br />Five classmates: Greta Smith, Braden Pitts, Kelonda Bland, Josh Haltom and Robert Bogardus gather information and present to you<br />
  2. 2. Jim Buckmaster, President and CEO of Craigslist<br />
  3. 3. The More you know…<br />Jim Buckmaster put his resume on craigslist. Craig Newmark, founder, saw it and invited Jim for an interview which took place on a living room sofa.<br /><ul><li>Craigslist is still the #1 free classified and is more effective than other sites like Craigslist COMBINED !
  4. 4. Craigslist has been trending up in traffic, while most of the sites like Craigslist are flat lining or slightly declining.</li></li></ul><li>Once upon a time…<br /><ul><li> In 1995, the very first post on Craigslist was submitted.
  5. 5. Craig Newmark did the vast majority of the submission to the website himself.</li></ul> <br /><ul><li> Most of the earlier postings to Craigslist were in regards to social events and similar focuses , leaning more towards the Internet industry in the city of San Francisco.
  6. 6. Shortly after took off, word of mouth began to spread causing the site to grow substantially, even beyond the expectations of founder Craig Newmark.</li></li></ul><li>Before time began, there was…<br /><ul><li>At the time being, users were using the site for non-event postings. Visitors to the site were trying to fill job positions. This seemed to be an accurate way companies could best find suitors that would benefit the individual industries. This is how the category jobs got their permanent position on Craigslist.
  7. 7. Since the website was booming, founder Craig Newmark decided he needed to be a full-time addition to his website.
  8. 8. The high demand for the classified ad grew into a website that stretched beyond all others. Newmark felt it was time to find full-time help to keep the website easily flowing and up to date.</li></li></ul><li><ul><li>Before the end of the first quarter in 2000, Craigslist now had nine employees.
  9. 9. The employees worked straight out of Craig Newmark’s home in San Francisco, it was located on Cole Street.
  10. 10. It has been said that the employees that kept the site running were the reason for its growing success. The people that kept the site running were able to have a voice in the industry; thus, showing if the people can give a voice in the industry, it can grow into something great.
  11. 11. Craigslist offered integrity, honesty, and trustworthiness. These were the key factors to Craigslist. Put all these elements together with a user friendly website and you have Craigslist, an outstanding top ranking site that everybody can enjoy.</li></ul>From the beginning…<br />
  12. 12. <ul><li> Craigslist’s main purpose is to host classified adds that cover every category. These categories include including housing, job postings, items for sale, services and personals.
  13. 13. There are also forums for discussion for everything you could possibly think of.
  14. 14. Founder Craig Newmark and CEO Jim Buckmaster’s goal is to provide users with a helpful, yet noncommercial way to connect to people in their communities.</li></ul> <br />The nuts and bolts of it all…<br />
  15. 15. <ul><li> The website has no flashy animation or graphics. The value comes from it’s design and contributions of users.
  16. 16. If you feel the need to browse the site, you just go to and search away for anything you desire.
  17. 17. The site has a broad arrange of categories. Every category goes in-depth with multiple subcategories. This makes it easy to navigate to the right section quickly. For example, the for sale category will have listed: automotive, electronics, sporting, collectibles, books, etc.; these all being subcategories.</li></ul>The nuts and bolts of it all…<br />
  18. 18. <ul><li> Usually ads will include the members email address. Craigslist has a function that will mask email addresses so that members don’t have to worry about their information being exposed.
  19. 19. Every transaction is between the person who posted the ad and the person responding to it. The employees of Craigslist do not get involved unless there is a problem reported by a user.
  20. 20. However, if you would like to participate in discussions or place ads on the site, you must create a Craigslist account. The great thing about this is you only need one key thing : an email address.
  21. 21. The sign up process is very easy and painless. Once signed up, you will receive a confirmation email to verify your account and log in. Now you are officially a member of the site.</li></ul> <br />The nuts and bolts of it all…<br />
  22. 22. The users of Craigslist act as the monitors since they are constantly viewing content that gets posted. Users flag posts to draw attention to the ones that are most interesting or ones that veer away from the websites interests. The tags that users will put on posts are best of Craigslist (a funny or effective post), miscategorized (for posts placed in the wrong section of the site), spam/overpost(a generic post or one that has been used a lot) and prohibited (a post that violates the site's terms of use).<br />Warning<br />
  23. 23. <ul><li>Don’t give your address
  24. 24. Get a second phone line
  25. 25. Always choose anonymous
  26. 26. Insist on meeting in a neutral, public place
  27. 27. Meet during daylight hours
  28. 28. Do not respond to fake e-mails
  29. 29. CASH ONLY,please
  30. 30. Keep clear about a refund policy, or lack thereof</li></ul>May the force be with you…<br />
  31. 31. What it looks like<br />
  32. 32. Craigslist Vs. EbayWhich Website Will Suit Your Selling and Buying Needs Best?<br /><ul><li>Craigslist is a free site! That means that you can list items for free, unlike EBay.
  33. 33. Craigslist items are usually much less expensive than EBay items.
  34. 34. However, with Ebay, you are not restricted to searching for your product within the local city.</li></li></ul><li><br />In case you forgot…<br /><ul><li>As Buckmaster says: “ It’s general internet, classifieds (across all the areas people think of when they think of classifieds), employment, housing, buying and selling stuff, personals and romance.”
  35. 35. It is organized by geographic areas
  36. 36. It’s a site for people to interact</li></ul>And by the way, just about every function on Craigslist is going to involve you possibly meeting in person.<br />
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