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September 11, 2008 8:50 AM   Subscribe

Craigslistindex graphs data pulled from Craigslist listings.

On the front page you can compare the costs of different regions. Listed in further detail are: rental, real estate, auto, and overall pricings; as well as personal and job listings. (via Mashup Awards, more Craigslist Mashups)
posted by Korou (13 comments total) 8 users marked this as a favorite

 
Won't load.
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 9:10 AM on September 11, 2008


It was working fine half an hour ago. It's become very intermittent.
posted by Korou at 9:20 AM on September 11, 2008


Apparently San Francisco is less gay than the national average, and my town is gayer.

What? Don't look at me.
posted by lostburner at 9:35 AM on September 11, 2008


We killed it. Coral Cache.
posted by Happy Dave at 9:37 AM on September 11, 2008


You'll be thrilled to hear that the most expensive car on Craigslist is an 89 Civic.
posted by echo target at 9:40 AM on September 11, 2008


Thanks Happy Dave. I was trying to remember that site.
posted by Korou at 9:44 AM on September 11, 2008


See now thats the kind of data collection that might make CL actually useful. (Assuming the data is accurate and fresh) Of course, you also have to keep in mind that the data only represents the small percent of the population that posts on CL. Similar to LostBurner's comment, my town shows a higher percentage of homosexual postings (51% compared to 49% hetero), but that doesnt mean my town has more homosexuals. It just means it has more homosexuals posting to CL than hetero's posting to CL.

either way, I'm still painfully (hetero)-single, so I'm not sure how this knowledge helps me ;P
posted by jmnugent at 10:43 AM on September 11, 2008


Really useful. Thanks. Good find.
posted by nickyskye at 10:56 AM on September 11, 2008


lostburner, I was surprised at the same thing; SF is less gay than the national average. Though, thinking about it, it probably has something to do with the fact that there's less social stigma to homosexuality here.

I'd love to see graphs that are more user-definable; feeding the data from the Musical Instruments section would be a lot of fun for me.

But this is cool, even with the current, limited data set.
posted by lekvar at 1:13 PM on September 11, 2008


See now thats the kind of data collection that might make CL actually useful.
Right...because it's fucking useless??
posted by ghastlyfop at 3:59 PM on September 11, 2008


Dorothy Gambrill, of Cat and Girl fame, made some sweet maps along these lines, too.
posted by thecaddy at 4:07 PM on September 11, 2008


Why isn't Washington DC inputted into this data? I smell a rat.
posted by parmanparman at 4:21 PM on September 11, 2008


Yeah, the most expensive cars table is just stupid. Those are mostly (all?) typos/accidental prices in cents.
posted by Hello Dad, I'm in Jail at 3:02 AM on September 12, 2008


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