Tuesday, December 12, 2006

what's the reference point? (for judging craigslist)

what *should* it be?

a non-profit that covers it's "normal" expenses and uses whatever exceeds to make improvements and such? (in this case it seems to fall short by a whole lot) or the "evilest" of for profits (monetize, monetize, monetize...)

given craigslist's history and claims, I don't see how it could possibly be the latter (yet, mistakengly, this seems to be the standard it gets judged by)

what's worse: it could only be accurately judged by the second standard *in the long run* (we don't have enough info at this point and the info we *do* have doesn't look good... if you look at what seems to be the trend)

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