Why Craigslist is Such a Mess

Why Craigslist is Such a Mess

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Stephanie Kinnear
Aug 25, 2009

Anyone who likes to buy secondhand anything is probably more than a little interested in what happens on Craigslist. Scanning those bright blue links can become an addiction. We love Craigslist, but we'd be naive to deny the fact that it's got a few problems...

Those problems are the subject of a lengthy, interesting article by Gary Wolf in Wired magazine. According to Wolf, most of the issues that make Craigslist messy and less-than-perfect stem from founder Craig Newmark's resistance to change anything about the site.

The article is also a history of Craigslist and a profile of Newmark — a really fascinating read.

Do you have issues with Criagslist? Do you think there are ways it could work better for you?

Via Wired.com

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