May 18, 2009
Somebody Pull a Craigslist on Craigslist
Earlier today, Kurt Andersen said:
Yesterday I told Craig Newmark that craigslist had effectively expropriated newspapers’ classified-ad business and put it in escrow….
Right theme; wrong approach. Instead, how ‘bout we do what Daniel Bachhuber suggests: out-compete Craigslist.
I don’t agree with all of Daniel’s points. But I do think that he’s directionally correct. On today’s web, Craigslist is feeling awfully creaky and old-school. There’s an opportunity for disruption there.