A Look at the United States of Craigslist

A Look at the United States of Craigslist

Sarah Rae Smith
Feb 10, 2012

I spend a great deal of time each day on Craigslist. For work, for myself, for friends, and sometimes, just because. Have you ever noticed that Craigslist knows where you are? Well here's a giant map of the United States according to Craigslist web traffic data.

In this day and age I'm ok with the Big Brother aspect of Craigslist knowing where I am. What I find completely fascinating is seeing who should be shopping where and how the country breaks down shopping wise outside of major metropolitan areas.

Do you shop exclusively in your own city? In the Midwest, it's pretty easy to accomplish a days worth of travel for a specific item. I've driven a few states away in the past and have always been grateful I did. What do you think of the map above? Let us know below.

You can read more about this map, what it means, how it interacts with Cragslist and it's users from the link below.

• Read More: Chalkboard Maps: United States of Craigslist from IDV User Experience

(Image: IDV User Experience)

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