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S P W13

  1. 1. How Craigslist Works s1170048 Susumu Ito
  2. 2. Introduction to How Craigslist Works Craigslist.org is now one of the most visited English language Web sites. 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. 3. The Community and Gigs Categories The Community category on craigslist functions like a community center's bulletin board. It includes subsections for local news, politics, announcements, volunteer opportunities, rideshare programs and other local events and activities. The Gigs category is for short- term work assignments rather than permanent jobs.
  4. 4. Video Gallery: Online Shopping Craigslist is just one Web site to consult when you're looking for unique items. In this video from Medialink, learn about the growing popularity of online shopping and some sites where you can find some truly one-of-a-kind merchandise.
  5. 5. The Craigslist Network Craigslist communities appeal to a broad range of users. The simple, organized layout and helpful search engine makes navigation easy. Craigslist members range from teenagers to senior citizens. They post on the forums, shop online, trade tips and make new friends.
  6. 6. Craigslist Financials Newmark and Buckmaster strive to keep craigslist a service-based company focused on online communities. They have refused offers to sell the company for a huge profit. Many of their decisions fly in the face of traditional business strategies, but Newmark has said that keeping the communal culture of craigslist intact is more important than making enormous profits [source: craigslist.org].
  7. 7. 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. Scams might involve fake money orders or checks, bait-and-switch schemes (in which you think you're getting one thing but end up with another), phishing schemes designed to obtain personal information, identity theft schemes and other unethical and illegal activities.

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