Tag: Craigslist


LundList Classifieds: handy tools, poor oversight and functionality

LundList Classifieds: handy tools, poor oversight and functionality

By Sharon Hill The new Las Vegas, Nevada-based Lund List Classifieds has several things to recommend it - features that differentiate it from the typical YACLW. Unfortunately, many features are not working, or at least not working this morning when we tried to use them. We also found a really offensive ad which, given the scarcity of ads in the system, should have been discover



Backpage.com prostitution-ad revenue hits monthly high

Backpage.com, the classified advertising site owned by Village Voice Media, set new records in October for revenue from online prostitution advertising and for the number of prostitution ads on its site. Ads on Backpage for escort services and body rubs -– both euphemisms for prostitution -- generated at least $2.1 million in October, according to the AIM Group. That’s 3.8 percent hi


EggDrop: free mobile classifieds app

EggDrop: free mobile classifieds app

By Sharon Hill San Francisco, Calif.-based startup EggCartel, Inc. launched its mobile classified platform EggDrop in June. Many, including TechCrunch and All Things



NY Times columnist: Escort advertising a free speech issue?

New York Times writer David Carr, who covers pop culture and writes the Media Equation column for The New York Times, presents a defense of Village Voice Media, which is under siege by attorneys general and clergy for the online publication of escort advertising on Backpage.com.


Prostitution-ad revenue down slightly in September

Monthly revenue from online prostitution advertising in the U.S. dipped 2.9 percent in September to $2.95 million compared to $3 million the previous month, based on analysis of five leading websites that publish sex-for-sale listings. At the same time, the number of listings tracked on those sites plus two others was 224,000, roughly flat compared with August listings. The number of unique visit


Backpage vs. clergy re adult ads

Backpage vs. clergy re adult ads

Clergy vs. Backpage has stepped clearly into the public eye with yesterday's full page ad in the print version of The New York Times. The advertisement, paid for by a new coalition of 36 multifaith religious leaders, called on Backpage owner Village Voice Media to stop accepting adult services ads. The group of Christians, Jews, Muslims, Sikhs, Humanists and other denomination clergy published the



Backpage sees 50 percent annual gain in online escort-ad revenue

Backpage.com generated $2.1 million in revenue from online prostitution advertising in August, a 50 percent increase from the $1.4 million it generated in the same month in 2010, according to AIM Group estimates. The August revenue, however, was off about 1 percent from July. It’s just the third time monthly escort-advertising revenue dipped in the 12 months since online classifieds pow


Feds open criminal investigation of EBay: Did it misuse secret Craigslist information?

Feds open criminal investigation of EBay: Did it misuse secret Craigslist information?

Did EBay violate federal laws when it internally shared confidential information from Craigslist as it was about to launch its own free-classifieds business? A federal grand jury in San Jose, Calif., where EBay is headquartered, is apparently investigating that question. At least one subpoena has been issued --- no one is saying how many, or to whom they were sent --- seeking information about “i


Online prostitution advertising stunted by Craigslist’s departure

Online prostitution advertising stunted by Craigslist’s departure

By Mark A. Whittaker ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. (Sept. 6, 2011) – In the year since Craigslist eliminated ads for prostitution from its sites in the U.S., the amount spent on online prostitution advertising in the U.S. has been reduced by more than 50 percent, research by the AIM Group shows. Total online revenue generated by prostitution advertising tallied by the AIM Group from S



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