EVEN MORE: keep in mind that they were doing this in 1998! when craigslist was in San Francisco ONLY (seeking out job posting prospects etc. in plenty of other metro areas shows definite intent and action towards "accelerating growth" as far as I can see...) D.
MORE: as usual, I'm just picking ONE issue but read the whole thing if you have the time and interest (there is plenty that should give you reason to do some research and see for yourself) D.
Jim: "we've never done anything to accelerate the growth in terms of advertising or anything like that."
well... see for yourself: it certainly looks like drumming up business to me! (much more agressive than plain old advertizing...)