How Craigslist Works

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How Craigslist Works

  1. 1. How Craigslist Works S1170047 Takahide Ishii
  2. 2. Outline of How Craigslist Works ● What is Craigslist.org? ● The Craigslist Network ● Craigslist Financials ● Craigslist Controversy #1 ● Craigslist Controversy #2
  3. 3. What is Craigslist.org? ● originally a San Francisco community electronic newsletter ● Craigslist.org 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
  4. 4. The Craigslist Network ● Each craigslist site focuses on a specific community. ● Originally, craigslist only listed classifieds and announcements within San Francisco. ● This service grew in popularity, expanding well beyond founder Craig Newmark's original concept, craigslist added other cities to its network.
  5. 5. Craigslist Financials ● Craigslist started as a pet project but blossomed into a full-fledged company. ● Craigslist 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.
  6. 6. Craigslist Controversy #1 ● 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.
  7. 7. Craigslist Controversy #2 ● Scams might involve fake money orders or checks, bait-and-switch schemes, phishing schemes designed to obtain personal information, identity theft schemes and other unethical and illegal activities. ● One scam that has popped up in several craigslist communities involves a buyer overpaying for an item.

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