Craigslist

Craigslist (styled craigslist) is a classified advertisements website with sections devoted to jobs, housing, personals, for sale, items wanted, services, community, gigs, résumés, and discussion forums.Craig Newmark began the service in 1995 as an email distribution list to friends, featuring local events in the San Francisco Bay Area, before becoming a web-based service in 1996 and expanding into other classified categories. It started expanding to other U.S. cities in 2000, and currently covers 50 countries.In March 2008, Spanish, French, Italian, German, and Portuguese became the first non-English languages supported.
Posts about Craigslist
  • Craigslist creates safe space for hate

    … are well within their rights not to do business with hate groups. Rather than censorship, this is merely a case of content moderation. These businesses have terms of service which limit what content can be used with their platforms as most online businesses do. One website that doesn’t seem to mind the recent proliferation of hate speech is craigslist…

    Greg's Corner- 14 readers -
  • Facebook Marketplace follows craigslist’s dangerous lead

    … In a previous blog post we stated “Craigslist has nothing to teach Facebook” in terms of content moderation. We defended Facebook stating they have a much better content moderation system in place than craigslist. However, it seems we may have been a bit mistaken in that defense because it seems Facebook Marketplace is following craigslist’s bad…

    Greg's Corner- 13 readers -
  • Craigslist has nothing to teach Facebook

    … Noted news and opinion website Slate recently published an article entitled “What Facebook Can Learn From Craigslist”. One could assume by the headline that Slate must mean craigslist can teach Facebook something about Facebook Marketplace, but that’s not the point Slate is trying to make. Instead, Slate makes the questionable claim craigslist…

    Greg's Cornerin Social- 20 readers -
  • Craigslist and OfferUp used in multi-state car theft ring

    … are said to have used both craigslist, which is no surprise, and classifieds app OfferUp to sell these cars to unsuspecting buyers. A number of the suspects were caught after they had bragged about their crimes on social media. It’s unknown what has happened to the money given to the suspects by buyers, but if history is any indicator…

    Greg's Corner- 19 readers -
  • Why haven’t the classifieds murders of two young men caused any concern?

    … Within the past week two young men who were both full of promise lost their lives after trying to complete transactions through online classifieds. In the first case, 19-year-old Brian Brown was shot and killed in North Miami Beach while trying to sell a Playstation through craigslist. He was getting ready to leave for college in Northern…

    Greg's Corner- 18 readers -
  • Was craigslist used in the country’s largest art heist?

    … There’s no doubt that craigslist has a crime problem. One industry observer even called craigslist a ‘cesspool of crime’. The crimes committed on craigslist are countless, but one you don’t normally hear about is art theft. We’re not talking about dogs playing poker either. Over 25 years ago, two men disguised as police stole over $500 million…

    Greg's Corner- 17 readers -
  • Geebo is not for naught, despite what Forbes may say

    … Geebo is not for naught, despite what Forbes may say Recently, Forbes.com published a blog post about startup classifieds apps LetGo and OfferUp and how one of them may be the latest craigslist killer. By that we mean a proverbial David taking on the Goliath of cragslist, and not one of the 100+ murderers that have used craigslist to find…

    Greg's Corner- 19 readers -
  • Triple digit murders highlight craigslist’s lack of safety

    … Triple digit murders highlight craigslist’s lack of safety Last year, The Washington Post ran an article entitled “Think twice before answering that ad: 101 murders have been linked to Craigslist”. That number was provided by the AIM Group who maintain a public list of victims on the Craigslist Killings – Craigslist Safety blog. Since…

    Greg's Corner- 21 readers -
  • Facebook and craigslist team up to fight fake news, not notice irony

    … Facebook and craigslist team up to fight fake news, not notice irony Since the 2016 Presidential Election, ‘fake news’ has been the story that’s refused to die with Facebook being ground zero for most fake stories that are perpetrated on the internet. In the past Facebook has taken steps to combat this problem without really fixing anything…

    Greg's Cornerin Social Facebook- 17 readers -
  • Seven Nagging Problems with Social Commerce

    … is. Is it Facebook Marketplace? Is it apps like OfferUp and LetGo, which seem just a stone’s throw from Craigslist? Is it subscriptions with active communities on CrateJoy? Is it just ad retargeting on social networks? Is it sharing your eBay listings on your social media feeds? Before social commerce can take off, it needs to develop a gravity center…

    Marketing Technology Blogin Social- 24 readers -
  • Craigslist founder spends half a million to combat harassment, just not at craigslist

    … recently spent the half million to fight the trolling on the oft-vandlaized Wikipedia. Wikimedia says the money will be used to launch a program to help editors “more quickly identify potentially harassing behavior.” While Wikipedia is a highly resourceful and valuable website, it can’t possibly contain the amount of trolling, harassment and cyber…

    Greg's Corner- 21 readers -
  • Everything old is new again: Facebook Marketplace used for robberies

    … Everything old is new again: Facebook Marketplace used for robberies Back in October, we posted on this blog about how Facebook’s new Marketplace feature was not only rife for abuse, but that the abuses were already taking place. These were some of the same abuses that have plagued craigslist for years. Now, industry watchdog The AIM Group…

    Greg's Cornerin Social- 14 readers -
  • Harassment Continues on Social Networks (Infographic)

    … Despite constant efforts by social networks to protect their users, a new survey by Craig Newmark found that harassment still runs rampant. Newmark—founder of craigslist, craigconnects, Rad Campaign and Lincoln Park Strategies—found that 22 percent of social network users were victims of bullying, harassment and threatening behavior in 2016…

    David Cohen/ AllTwitterin Social Facebook- 17 readers -
  • 8 Ways Bloggers Can Make Money on the Side

    … for a modest fee. Content marketing in and of itself is a huge online activity right now, and you could make some good money by offering to blog for local businesses in pursuit of SEO. There’s nothing in the blogging rule book that says you have to be destitute while you pursue your dreams of being a successful blogger. With any of these side jobs, you…

    The Blog Herald- 10 readers -
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