History of the Craigslist
Craigslist is one of the leading American websites that hosts online classified advertisements on various broad categories. These categories include job postings, services, goods for sale, housing, community services and messages, discussion forums, electronic newsletter services, personals and resumes. Each of these categories has various subcategories, as well. In this way, you can easily navigate to the correct type and post an ad.
The Craigslist has its roots back in the year 1995 when Craig Newmark made an email distribution service for his friends for bringing the community together. Earlier, this platform provided its services only in the areas of San Francisco. But with time, it became the most popular website featuring other classified categories as well throughout the world. eBay is also a stakeholder of the Craigslist website as it owns approximately 25 percent of Craigslist. The good news is, at present, the Craigslist covers almost 70 countries and 700 cities all over the world. In addition to hosting popular categories, it also includes a forums section. This section of the website provides the facility to its users for discussion on any topic.