craigslist and all its uses, from Life in the USA: The Complete Guide for Immigrants and Americans

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The craigslist Phenomenon
Begun in San Francisco as a community site in 1995, the more than 300 craigslist sites provide community forums all over the United States (and beyond). The various craigslist sites post over 10 million classified community advertisements a month. Most advertisements are free; craigslist makes its money by selling certain help wanted and real estate advertisements in San Francisco, New York and Los Angeles. The company describes its mission as providing a trustworthy, efficient, relatively non-commerical place for folks to find all the basics in their local area.

Major craigslist categories are: