Thursday, June 19, 2008

wondering if this guy knows what he's getting himself into...

(doesn't look like it)


You sound like you are buying what I see as the craigslist BS wholesale -- I hope you understand what you are getting yourself into...


P.S. I'd definitely step back and take a critical look at it. Good luck! D.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

(prostitution: what self-policing?) police are pointing out the obvious...

re: (last paragraph) "They say they self-police, but there are times when our officers will go up there [on the Web site] and find they just aren't doing it"

Thursday, June 12, 2008

let's see what Dennis thinks...

well.... Dennis Little appears to think very little :) -- I' m assuming he read my comment and declined to post it (I've been using Linux as of late and sometimes there is a problem with the pop-up widows -- oops! windows! sticky letter "n"-- such as those that appear when you post comments)

re: "While everyone tries to figure out what makes Craigslist so successful, the answer lies in Craig Newmark's guiding principle: Give the customer what they want. Time and again, Newmark cites this secret to success in his interviews and his business has an astoundingly effective feedback loop with customers."

Hi Dennis!

How do you figure this works-out in practice? I mean... to have effective feedback you have to
have enough people working customer service, no? Craigslist has been severely understaffed and getting more so by the day (when you look at the number of customer service employees and the number of customers supposedly served), as far as I can tell... just seems that is couldn't possibly work-out, that it's just BS and gullible reporters...


Monday, June 9, 2008

why is Microsoft shutting down Live Expo?

they figured they weren't going to succeed, of course...


P.S. my belief that the only way to beat Craig (and his equivalents) at his own game is to do what he says only gets stronger as time passes... D.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

is Walmart a threat?

potentially... it's *way* to early to tell if they will make a real difference -- can they get people to pay? (that's the real test -- craigslist has succeeded in repeatedly doing this in a very unusual and difficult to duplicate way) D.

(Craig's story blows up) what if craigslist didn't "dilute" ebay in a legal sense?

doesn't matter what it's called... (the contradiction remains) D.

(Mozilla helper: (Craig's story blows up) what if craigslist didn't "dilute" ebay in a legal sense? )