Abstruct● Craigslist (craigslist) is a community site that is operated by Craigslist In c. In San Francisco, California, USA. I t was started by Craig Newmark in 1995.
What is the Craigslist?● Craigslist.org, originally a San Franci sco community electronic newsletter, is now one of the most visited English lan guage Web sites, with local classifieds for more than 450 cities worldwide. The sites main function is to host classif ied ads that cover practically every ca tegory you can think of, including hous ing, job postings, items for sale, serv ices and personals. Theres also a foru ms section that allows users to discuss topics on everything from gardening to the Linux operating system.
Strong point● If all you want to do is browse the sit e, you can just visit craigslist.org an d click away. The site has a range of b road categories, and each category has several subcategories, making it easy t o navigate to the appropriate section q uickly. For example, the "for sale" cat egory features subcategories like compu ter, books, electronics, sporting, moto rcycles and collectibles, among others.
Ads● Most ads include the members e-mail ad dress. Craigslist offers a function tha t masks e-mail so that members dont ha ve to worry about their address being o penly available. All transactions are b etween the person who posted the ad and the person responding to it. Craigslist s employees dont get involved in any transactions or discussions unless some one reports a problem.
Criticism● We have criticized that it is July 2005, Crai gslist will allow ads from dog breeder, San F rancisco Chronicle is said to be the cause of the trade suspicious breeding and excess of p itbull in the Bay Area.In January 2006, en: S an Francisco Bay Guardian has published an ar ticle of the contents when Craigslist will ad vance to region, that you are trying to elimi nate the other newspapers in the region. Crai gslist is alsom with Wal-Mart that crush sma ll business local when you advance to the loc al people sell goods at a lower price.