"For the vast majority of people who have done this work, it has been the hardest job they have ever done, and also the best job they have ever had. but if this work is not for you — if you consider it dull or drudgery or just too hard cuz you would rather watch TV or text someone, then please don't reply because you will have a miserable summer." - A Kennedy Seeks A Deck Hand ....on Cragslist.
posted by The Whelk
on May 11, 2013 -
Over at the Freedom to Tinker blog, Steve Schultze posts
about a recent ruling against Craigslist in their suit against PadMapper
an online service that helps users of craigslist via mapping, and 3Taps
, a platform that documents and stores historical transaction information...
Craigslist responded by filing 17 claims... [more inside]
posted by symbioid
on May 1, 2013 -
"I replied to ads people had posted to the casual encounters section of craigslist. I asked if I could photograph them in visual representations of their ads. Some said yes.
" [NSFW: naked people.]
posted by davidstandaford
on Aug 29, 2012 -
A dude found his stolen bicycle on Craigslist days after it had been lifted and then drives 160 miles to find the thief and confront him
posted by gman
on Aug 16, 2012 -
Just how many applications does a company recruiting on Craigslist have to wade through? It turns out that in 24 hours, for a basic full time job with benefits, the answer can be as high as 653
posted by ChrisR
on Jul 26, 2012 -
"I had these clubs when I was a young bachelor, hair down to my shoulders, tearing up the town in a 1990 Volvo 740 SEL with the sunroof open and the road before me like some great American Dream ready to be snatched, the way candy is from a baby, or a kiss from an easy and drunk woman."
Writer Marc Lewis
is selling his awful golf clubs.
posted by mattdidthat
on Jun 29, 2012 -
Charitable Thoughts About Bedbugs
from the new standard for random web infographic funnies, Lunchbreath
. Since his last appearance here
, LB has also offered useful lifestyle advice about Craigslisting
, Home Security
, Maslow's Hierarchy
, Designer Portfolios
, as well as less practical content about Business Lumberjacks
, Underachieving AT-ATs
, Cow Stomachs
and Moose Lips
But if you prefer a daily format that resembles a conventional comic strip but contains 3-to-5 times the punchlines, may I recommend Bug
, which has recently covered Snappy Comebacks
, Home Security
(yes, related to Lunchbreath's piece), Looting
(also semi-related) and Graverobbing
OR if you just want some single-panel pop-culture in a distinctive style, say Hello With Cheese
. Now you can't tell me webcomics are totally boring for at least two weeks.
posted by oneswellfoop
on Dec 10, 2010 -
Justice in Brooklyn My bike got stolen last night and goddamn if I didn’t have it back before noon today, thanks to a curious but powerful mixture of internet savvy, a responsive police force, and one very special “Law and Order” fan.
posted by shannonm
on Aug 6, 2010 -
"In January 2009, I had an idea; photograph people in their homes that have placed a wide variety of personal advertisements. Although I imagined most people wouldn’t want to give up their anonymity, I rightly imagined some would be willing to. " [more inside]
posted by availablelight
on Jul 2, 2009 -
30,000 customers in the San Francisco area lost power today at about 1:50pm PDT, in a series of power failures which knocked out a major datacenter hub: 365 Main. The hub controls servers for many social media sites, including Technorati
and all Six Apart
properties, including TypePad
. (6A's twitter stream
has updates.) More here
Amusingly enough, 365 Main tempted fate and released a press release today
patting themselves on the back for "two years of 100-percent uptime".
posted by zarq
on Jul 24, 2007 -
Craig's List ad causes woman's home to be destroyed.
We have all heard about the numerous Craig's List scams
, but this one takes things to a new low. Vandals ripped apart Laurie Ray's house after an ad posted on Craig's List invited people to take anything, and everything, they wanted. From the light fixtures to the hot water heater, everything is gone - including the kitchen sink.
posted by rodo
on Apr 5, 2007 -
blows the lid off a disturbing new trend: sex baiting on craigslist
. The story is pretty simple: man makes up fake Casual Encounters ad posing as a woman looking for a good time, then he publishes any and all responses in a public forum. All hell breaks loose.
posted by mathowie
on Sep 8, 2006 -
Websites that changed the world? This Observer
piece lists fifteen websites that aught to be considered the best of the web. It's a bold claim and although the potted histories are excellent, I'm wondering the extent to which it mostly includes website that have broken the public recognition barrier in the uk rather than changing the world
. How many are simply pioneers in their field? Where for example is flickr
posted by feelinglistless
on Aug 13, 2006 -