Craigslist Real Time

The Real Reasons People Love Craigslist for Buying Everything

I was browsing Craigslist looking for a car the other day when something occurred to me. Craigslist shouldn’t work. It shouldn’t be the first place that people stop when looking for anything from a boat or RV to a treadmill or refrigerator.

The site is not attractive. It’s not fancy. It’s not modern. By most standards, it’s a site that shouldn’t be as popular as it is. However, it works because it’s not attractive, it’s not fancy, and it’s not modern. It works because it helps us find things in the ways that we’ve always been accustomed to finding them, even before the days of Google.

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Don’t Overreact About Facebook Graph Search

Facebook Graph Search

I found it humorous that Yelp’s stock prices fell after Facebook announced Graph Search. If there’s one thing we’ve learned about Facebook over the years, it’s that the only thing they’ve been able to slay in their various attempts to jump into something was social networking pioneer MySpace, and even they’re bringing sexy back to some extent. Facebook didn’t kill Foursquare. It couldn’t kill Twitter. It never emerged as a blip on Amazon’s radar and their Craigslist killer was a no-show. No, Facebook will not replace Yelp for business reviews and they won’t make a measurable impression on Google’s search dominance.

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Name that Nerd

Everyone knows a nerd or two.  Do you know the top nerds in the world, and by top, I mean the people who took visionary nerdiness, elbow grease, and luck and translated it all into billion dollar companies?  Below, you will find 15 faces (nine singles, 3 doubles).  Most readers will be able to name 3 or 4.  Real techies can name 5-10.  If you can name more, you are a true guru.  All 15?  Well, there’s a special place for you. (more…)

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