Craigslist: The Definitive Craigslist Guide for the Recession
To paraphrase one shopping expert, nearly everyone wants better deals on everything these days. Craigslist is a great place to get those deals, and you don't have to be a jerk to get them.
To paraphrase one shopping expert, nearly everyone wants better deals on everything these days. Craigslist is a great place to get those deals, and you don't have to be a jerk to get them.CraigsList Reader - Free tool to search craigslist
Amazing-looking craigslist search and reader toolPadMapper - Free Craigslist Apartment Search
Free Craigslist Apartment SearchCraig Newmark's Keynote Unlocks the Secrets to Building a Community - ReadWriteWeb
There is a difference between an excuse and a reason, know the difference.
Moral lessonRedesigning Craigslist With Focus On Usability | How-To | Smashing Magazine
Pretty interesting look at how Craigslist could be redesigned and retain its minimalism while being more usable and more attractive.
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coolest craigslist search ever!
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Welcome to HEYCRAIG, the simplest way to find the stuff you want on craigslist. Give us a keyword, an email and a location. We'll email you when stuff you want is available. It's seriously that simple.
Simple craigslist search notificationCraiglook: Craigslist Search
Wow. Very nice.
Search all Craigslist. Search Craigslist by City/Zip and Radius. Picture PreviewsWhy Craigslist Is Such a Mess
We don’t have Craigslist around here, and looking at it makes me wonder that it works at all. But sometimes the sheer density of information can make the battle worth it. As does a lack of marketing blindness: How many times did marketing or ‚developing a business‘ actually improve products or the companies making them? From the POV of the user/customer, that is.
I Thought this was a very interesting read - the tragedy of craigslist
The Internet's great promise is to make the world's information universally accessible and useful.
The axioms of this worldview are easy to state. "People are good and trustworthy and generally just concerned with getting through the day," Newmark says. If most people are good and their needs are simple, all you have to do to serve them well is build a minimal infrastructure allowing them to get together and work things out for themselves. Any additional features are almost certainly superfluous and could even be damaging.
Craig Newmark says that craigslist works because people are good, and he has stuck to this point of view without wavering. Whether you accept it as true will depend on your standard of goodness.
despite the initial focus on the irrelevant topic of CL's design, and the typical wired.com annoying writing, the article becomes quite good later: "These are technically sophisticated people who take pride in their work, and when we knock them down they don't just decide to go find something else to do. You could say we are breeding the perfect spammer."
"Craig Newmark seems to have discovered a new way to run a business. He suspects that it may be the right way to run the world."Why Craigslist Is Such a Mess
Great article on the problems with Craigslist as well as a good profile on the founder
The Internet's great promise is to make the world's information universally accessible and useful. So how come when you arrive at the most popular dating site in the US you find a stream of anonymous come-ons intermixed with insults, ads for prostitutes, naked pictures, and obvious scams?
Newmark's claim of almost total disinterest in wealth dovetails with the way craigslist does business. Besides offering nearly all of its features for free, it scorns advertising, refuses investment, ignores design, and does not innovate. Ordinarily, a company that showed such complete disdain for the normal rules of business would be vulnerable to competition, but craigslist has no serious rivals. The glory of the site is its size and its price. But seen from another angle, craigslist is one of the strangest monopolies in history, where customers are locked in by fees set at zero and where the ambiance of neglect is not a way to extract more profit but the expression of a worldview.
"If most people are good and their needs are simple, all you have to do to serve them well is build a minimal infrastructure allowing them to get together and work things out for themselves. Any additional features are almost certainly superfluous and could even be damaging." "During the company's first years, Newmark approved nearly every message on the list, and in the decade since he has spent much of his time eliminating offensive ones. Even by the most conservative accounting, he has passed judgment on tens of thousands of classified ads. Very few people could do this and thrive." "These all signal Newmark and Buckmaster's wariness about what humans, including themselves, might do if given the chance. There may be a peace sign on every page, but the implicit political philosophy of craigslist has a deeply conservative, even a tragic cast. Every day the choristers of the social web chirp their advice about openness and trust; craigslist follows none of it"
this is the anti-businessExtreme Makeover: Craigslist Edition
'make it personal' is like your idea!
The craigslist team isn't interested in updating the site, so Wired asked leading designers to give it a user-interface lift.
Khoi, Anh & Paul contributed one design.
Craigslist Todaybest of craigslist : Tips For Clueless People Who Get Mugged
Good advice from NYC cop.
Anyway, here's some helpful tips for the next time someone jacks your shit. 1) Pay attention. Granted, you weren't paying attention to start with or you wouldn't have gotten mugged, but now that you've been hit from behind / had a gun shoved in your face, pay attention. 2) Follow directions. Give the friendly mugger what he wants. Don't talk back or fight. In all likelyhood, you're a pussy hipster retard, and are, by NYC law, unarmed. 3) You've been paying attention right? Remember some simple things in this order: sex, clothing color, clothing type, headwear, and direction of flight. … In conclusion: Don't be stupid, pay attention, call the cops, and don't be a dick.Do It Yourself: How To Set Up An Auction Using Craigslist and Google Docs
Old article. This is a good way of taking the advantage of Ebay [auctions], combining it with the cost of CraigList [free], and all thanks to Google.
Craigslist auction setup with Google Docsbest of craigslist : Manly Bike for Sale
What kind of bike? I don't know, I'm not a bike scientist. What I am though is a manly guy looking to sell his bike. This bike is made out of metal and kick ass spokes. The back reflector was taken off, but if you think that deters me from riding at night, you're way wrong. I practiced ninja training in Japan's mount Fuji for 5 years and the first rule they teach about ninja biking is that back reflectors let the enemy know where you are. Not having a rear reflector is like saying "FUCK YOU CAR, JUST TRY AND FIND ME".
Best bike ad ever. i just want to meet this dude.
metal and kick ass spokeshackaddict.net: Track Craigslist Page Views
tutorial on how to add bit.ly to craigslist to view the stats of visitsThe Price of my Dreams - $60 a Week — SidSavara.com
Interesting use of outsourcing from 4 Hour Workweek to free up more time
hiring someone to cook for you. craiglist. includes his original ad.
2008.08.04 Sid Savara Food
The Results So Far I’ve been doing this experiment for 3 weeks now, and I can’t believe I didn’t do it sooner. I literally never have to go out shopping anymore, and I hardly even need to use dishes as she prepares everything so I can eat it directly out of Tupperware (which I can place in the dishwasher). Best of all - I now have over 10 hours a week that I didn’t have before. I bet it doesn’t take her more than an extra hour or two a week worth of effort, since she’s cooking meals for her family anyway - and I don’t care if it takes her only 10 minutes a week. The extra time I have is worth it. She asks for my input, but I for the most part ask her to make any healthy food she wants (high in fiber and protein, lots of fresh vegetables/fruits, lean meats etc etc). It is the first time in years I’ve had fruits and vegetables fresh from the farmers market. I’m eating better than ever, and cheaper than if I was going out to restaurants.Downloads: CraigsList Reader Searches the Depths of Craigslist
Pssst.... it is "sentence"best of craigslist : Thoughts from a homeless guy now that I'm back on my feet
8 I was a drug mule and got busted on my first trip. My first time, but the amount (marijuana) was enormous and I got 4 years. First two years out, I had some bad
"So, I was homeless for about 4 years until the manager of a car dealership took a chance on me and now I am the manager of our detailing department. Okay, so what are the things that I really appreciate?"
"Light switches: In a shelter, lights come on, lights come off and you have no say. The ability to control your own lighting is a big deal. ... Weather: I don't pay much attention to weather anymore. On the streets, weather is your life. A homeless guy rummaging for newspapers only wants one section, the weather report. If you can read, and you know the weather, you will have every dude you know asking what is coming. ... Health Care Fear: Did you hear about that Bumfights video? It's BS! No homeless guys are going to fight. We never fight each other because everyone is afraid of getting hurt. You hear about guys who sprain their ankle and then die because they couldn't move for two weeks. Or, you hear about a guy who cuts his arm and his arm swells up the size of his leg. Little injuries kill. I was always terrified of getting hurt because of that."
"Light switches: In a shelter, lights come on, lights come off and you have no say. The ability to control your own lighting is a big deal."