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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A 2nd look at wishlistr (CN)

With over 100K wishlists created so far and the Christmas season approaching (or is it all ready here? Comes so much earlier than it used to), CenterNetworks takes another look at wishlistr.com.

In reality, it isn’t much of a look at all, offering only a snippet of advice about having direct links to the items instead of making them go to Amazon or elsewhere and copying the URL. Still, since our goal is not link to news about websites instead of the websites themselves, this was my best option.

SO, check out what CN has to say, then check out Wishlistr itself. Could be useful in filling the growing need to cater to the digital holidays.

Here’s a gift idea for your wishlist:

Center Networks’ Take on Wishlistr | Digg’s Take Take on CN’s Take

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