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Craigslist Simple and Effective

Posted on Monday, November 26, 2007 by No comments yet

Cameron Ferroni of Marchex wrote today about the special place Craigslist holds for him…

… it really boils down to the fact that the simplicity of the experience and the personal nature of the interactions make this stand head and shoulder above any other online service of its type. For those of us in the industry we would do well to take this to heart – and maybe, just maybe, spend less time worried about our slick UI, our SEO strategies, and our mapping technology, and spend more time worried about the specific value proposition for users.

Some of our members compare Front Porch Forum to Craigslist along these points… simple and extremely effective on a few fronts… period.  We get lots of interesting suggestions for new features and we’ve implemented some and will add others over time… but I’m excited to stay true to our initial premise of “simple and effective.”

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