Why is Craigslist so weird?


Iconic Internet company Craigslist is a strange beast: The founder of the simple, text-based online classified site spends a great deal of his time as a customer service rep reading ad submissions and responding to complaints; the company refuses to adopt new features that most users expect from other sites; and Craigslist intentionally limits its profitability by charging for only a few kinds of classified ads.

Guest: Gary Wolf, Wired

2 Responses to “Why is Craigslist so weird?”

  1. How do you mean Craigslist is weird??

    It helped millions of people selling stuff.

  2. Mark Shainblum says:

    Hi Jon,

    Wasn’t there going to be a second part to this story? I found the first part very interesting.