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Q: What is craigslist?
A: Local classifieds and forums - community moderated, and largely free.

Q: What can I find there?
A: Jobs, housing, goods, services, romance, local activities, advice - just about anything really.

Q: What is the origin of craigslist?
A: An email list of SF events started by Craig Newmark in 1995.

Q: Who runs craigslist?
A: Jim Buckmaster has been CEO since the year 2000.

Q: What is Craig up to these days?
A: Craig launched craigconnects in March 2011 to "connect the world for the common good".

Q: Is craigslist a nonprofit?
A: No, craigslist was incorporated as a for-profit in 1999.

Q: Why does craigslist still use a ".org" domain?
A: It symbolizes the relatively non-commercial nature, public service mission, and non-corporate culture of craigslist.

Q: What is CL?
A: Popular nickname for craigslist and an easy alternative web address - cl.com

Q: How much traffic does craigslist get?
A: More than 50 billion page views per month

Q: How many people use craigslist?
A: More than 60 million each month in the US alone

Q: What languages does craigslist support?
A: Catalan, Danish, Dutch, English, Filipino, French, German, Italian, Norwegian, Portugese, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish

Q: How many classified ads does craigslist receive?
A: craigslist users post well over 80 million classified ads each month (including reposts and renewals)

Q: How many job listings does craigslist receive?
A: More than 1 million new job listings each month

Q: What about craigslist discussion forums?
A: More than 200 million user postings in 100 topical forums

Q: How many employees does craigslist have, and where are its offices located?
A: 40-some craigslist staff work at offices located in San Francisco, CA

Q: Is craigslist hiring?
A: Yes! Current CL job openings are listed here

Q: How many craigslist sites are there?
A: More than 700 local sites in 70 countries

Q: What is the craigslist Charitable Fund (CCF)?
A: CCF, funded by craigslist, donates millions each year to worthy charities.

 

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