Thursday, August 21, 2008

why are craigslist's "modest fees" in fact hefty?

... because they charge per post (that adds up dramatically), instead of offering a subscription like plenty of other sites do nowadays -- this allows them to claim not to be greedy, while in fact making quite a bit of money and continuing to add to the list of cities that must pay for job listings (as of now...)


P.S. people keep bringing this up when a new slue of cities are "considered" to be added to the pay list (craigslist has never concluded not to charge in any of the cities it "considered" for charging) D.

Monday, August 11, 2008

the wondrous craigslist "customer service" that people just can't get a hold of...

Now, having said this, these people deserve an entry on this blog. Not because of their main beef -- is their currently non-profit in fact a ripening pyramid scheme? I have no interest in taking up this issue, it is not relevant to this blog -- but because their experience ("all e-mail requests for assistance have had no response"; 3rd paragraph, end of first sentence), among many others, shows just how hollow craigslist's "customer service" really is..


Saturday, August 9, 2008

what does it mean when people send you press releases?

... probably nothing :) -- I just found it interesting...


P.S. Just so everybody knows, I have no interest in fighting anybody's battles for them; if I find something relevant to this blog I will write about it but not because somebody sent me their press release; please don't go to the trouble...D.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

(craigslist "success") unlikely, indeed!

this coming from business *intelligence*? (just ask Craig! and give him plenty of space to ramble on... )


P.S. I shudder imagining what the not-so-smart business interviews are like... are these people all brain dead? D.