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  1. 1.                                                   By:                      Brian Zielinski
  2. 2. History and Creator <ul><ul><li>Pierre Omidyar is creator of eBay </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>He and family came to U.S. from Paris, France when 6 yrs. old </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pierre graduated from Tufts University with a degree in computer science </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Found eBay on September 4, 1995 as an experiment he was trying. </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Purpose of eBay <ul><ul><li>Purpose of eBay is to give an oppurtunity for people to make money </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Also, purpose is to give people a chance for better prices rather than in a convenient store. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Another purpose is for people to experience online shopping with the best products one can buy. </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Content make up of eBay <ul><ul><li>eBay is made up of all different kind of merchandise that people sell to make money. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>This merchandise lies under many categories that makes your search of an item easier to find. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Also made up of millions of users who create accounts to sell personal items that will sell for money </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Uses for eBay <ul><ul><li>You can use eBay in Business field for an ordinary person to buy and sell merchandise in order to make profit </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Also can be used at home by looking on computer to see if they have your desired item for sale </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. How eBay is Web 2.0 tool <ul><ul><li>eBay is a Web 2.0 tool because instead of people having individual sites for their products, eBay is one big site that pulls all people's items together which then is easier for people to access. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Also a Web 2.0 tool because people come together on a core website as one running the website with their merchandise to buy and sell. </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Similar Sites <ul><ul><li>Similar sites to eBay are craigslist, amazon, and </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Craigslist is a site that people can sell items but is not that safe and organized as eBay is </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Amazon is a site to sell items but people cannot sell stuff. it is a business on their own </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> people can sell stuff </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Research Says....... <ul><ul><li>Research says eBay is a good tool for people to buy and sell items </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>It also says that they have to increase amount of safeguards to help guarantee customer satisfaction and protect from any theft or fraud of some sort. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>For the most part, eBay is a successful Web 2.0 tool that is convenient and easy to use for all customers or investors. </li></ul></ul>