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Craigslist

Craigslist

Date: Jan 06 2006

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Craigslist is the cat’s meow for savvy web surfers. The site is a free bulletin board where people can post job opportunities, stuff for sale, personal ads, and just about everything else.

Listen to Kevin and I discuss the web site.

Dialog

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Dave

Dave

Kevin

Kevin

Dave:  I find, when I go to Craigslist, I wind up spending hours browsing.

Kevin:  It’s a fascinating web site.

Dave:  I like it because they’ve got, there’s a, there’s a site for every city, every major city around the world. And it’s everything from, you know, jobs to personal ads to people giving away stuff.

Kevin:  And things for sale.

Dave:  Yeah, and things for sale. So, it’s a great resource, and it’s free. It’s a grassroots community…

Kevin:  Yeah.

Dave:  ...which, I think, is great.

Kevin:  It’s cool, and it’s become incredibly popular. I actually read an article saying that the Willamette Weekly, the local indie newspaper, has lost so much of its classified business to Craigslist.

Dave:  Yeah.

Kevin:  It’s interesting to see the things people are selling and, it is a really interesting web site.

Dave:  I find myself looking, checking out the “Missed Connections” site.

Kevin:  Ah!

Dave:  ‘Oh, did anybody see me when I was walking down the street?’

 

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Discussion

Craigslist is an anomaly among web sites. Most sites earn money through advertising, which means that the web pages look too colorful and flashy. Craigslist has a very simple, text-only design. It is neatly organized and easy to use.

Whether you’re looking for an apartment in Buenos Aires or a conversation partner in Bangkok, you can find it on Craigslist. Best of all, it’s free!

Have a look. Craigslist

 

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fujie

China

very good

01:03 AM Jan 06 2006 |

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