CraigsList, at http://www.craigslist.org, provides online local classifieds and forums for more than 550 cities in over 50 countries worldwide. The site is community moderated, and largely free, though there are some fees for job ads. People use Craigslist to seek and/or promote the availability of just about everything, from jobs, to housing, goods, services, romance, local activities, even advice. Craigslist has grown to be the among the 50 most popular site online, with more 50 million people worldwide viewing more than 12 billion pages per month. So it is no wonder that the process of listing something on the service has become known as "craigslisting." Is there actually a Craig? Yes, Craig Newmark started the service as an email list of San Francisco events in early 1995, and still works there. However, Jim Buckmaster has been CEO since 2000, the company was incorporated as a for-profit entity in 1999, and is headquartered in San Francisco.
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