All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Craigslist’

Newspapers Are Dying For A Lot Of Reasons, And Craigslist Is One Of Them

Newspapers are dying. It’s an inevitable fact that the Internet has made print newspapers largely irrelevant. People think that the Internet has only robbed newspapers of their readers due to the medium’s ability to deliver news faster, but a new study has found that the Internet has been taking ad dollars from newspapers as well. The Raw Story reports a …

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‘Haunted’ Car Parts Allegedly Pulled from Fatal Ryan Dunn Crash For Sale on Craigslist

This is a weird one. As you may remember, Jackass star Ryan Dunn drunkenly crashed his Porsche in West Goshen, Pennsylvania back in the summer of 2011, killing himself and his passenger. And apparently, someone recovered some small parts from the crash and is attempting to sell them on Craigslist. Joe.ie tipped me to the posting, which comes from Philadelphia. …

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‘Craigslist Killer’ Convicted of Murdering Victims of His Phony Labor Ad Scheme

In the conclusion to one of the stranger homicide cases to spring from a classifieds website that you’ll ever hear, 53-year-old Richard Beasley from Akron, Ohio, has been convicted of kidnapping and murdering three men that he found using a phony Craigslist ad. We first told you about this case back in November of 2011 when the Beasley and his …

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Look At Craigslist’s New Visual Design Style

Craigslist is well known for its design, or lack thereof, so it’s interesting that the site now has a more visual listing style. Jeremy Zawodny tweeted about the changes over a week ago, but they’ve gone relatively undiscussed until TechCrunch picked up on the story on Sunday after a lead from Matt Inouye. check out the new “grid view” on …

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Deadly Craigslist Scheme: Teen Faces Life In Prison

Although 17-year old Brogan Rafferty says he only went along with the murder of three men because he was afraid for his life, a jury has found him guilty of aggravated murder; he will be tried as an adult. Rafferty is accused of helping 53-year old Richard Beasley lure men to a rural area in Ohio via Craigslist under the …

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Look At This Creepy Gene Simmons Bug

You too can rock n’ roll all night and party ev-er-y day with this incredibly F-ed up Gene Simmons inspired classic VW. That is, if you live or can travel to Denver, Colorado. That’s where the the car is listed on Craigslist. All it takes is $10,000 and a desire to invest that money in freaking everyone out. From the …

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Craigslist Founder Takes up Cause for Squirrels

Craig Newmark, founder of online communities network Craigslist, is conducting an experiment to expand his understanding of the use of social media to promote the causes he holds dear – this time around being nature – mainly squirrels. So, for anyone, (up to 5,000 anyones), who mentions the hashtag #Squirrels4Good on Twitter or his Facebook Page, Newark will donate $1 …

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Craig Newmark: Could SOPA, PIPA Protest Prompt An “Internet Spring”?

Craig Newmark, founder of craigslist.org and SOPA protester, may have christened yesterday’s massive protest against SOPA and PIPA with a tweet he posted earlier today: @craignewmarkcraignewmarkAre we seeing an Internet Awakening? http://t.co/CYbrXQBE (similar in sentiment to @jeffjarvis and @Mlsif) http://t.co/vwK1MgJO 27 minutes ago via TweetDeck · powered by @socialditto The first link included in his tweet takes you to a post he …

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Craigslist is getting into the SOPA Blackout Day fun, displaying this message when you visit the site: STOP PIPA (Senate 968) & SOPA (HR 3261) Imagine a world without craigslist, Wikipedia, Google, [your favorite sites here]… News Corp, RIAA, MPAA, Nike, Sony, Comcast, VISA & others want to make that world your reality. 80 Members of Congress are in their …

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