Craigslist Continues to Gain
According to Hitwise (via Mediapost), Craigslist continues its impressive growth (sans marketing). Craigslist has become a real force in local; it's a collection of local communities and viable marketplaces and it now has a powerhouse local brand.
There are now three questions in my mind:
1. How much of the classifieds market will Craigslist ultimate take from traditional newspapers? (Peter Zollman's Classified Intelligence estimated tens of millions in jobs advertising in a single market)
2. Who will try and buy Craiglist? (There have been offers before; eBay now owns 25%)
3. Even if there is an offer, will Craigslist sell? (Or would eBay try and block a non-eBay sale?)
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