The move came shortly before e Bay's planned spin-off of Pay Pal, and an effort to divest other units to focus on its core business.
As a consequence, the young company was forced to rename to James Edition.
People trying to get technical positions filled found that the list was a good way to reach people with the skills they were looking for. User demand for more categories caused the list of categories to grow.
The initial technology encountered some limits, so by Majordomo had been installed and the mailing list "Craigslist" resumed operations.
In January 2000, current CEO Jim Buckmaster joined the company as lead programmer and CTO.
Buckmaster contributed the site's multi-city architecture, search engine, discussion forums, flagging system, self-posting process, homepage design, personals categories, and best-of-Craigslist feature. On August 1, 2004, Craigslist began charging to post job openings on the New York and Los Angeles pages.
He was promoted to CEO in The website expanded into nine more U. On the same day, a new section called "Gigs" was added, where low-cost and unpaid jobs can be posted free.
The company does not formally disclose financial or ownership information.Craigslist has a user flagging system to quickly identify illegal and inappropriate postings.Users may flag postings they believe to be in violation of Craigslist guidelines.It became a web-based service in 1996 and expanded into other classified categories. Having observed people helping one another in friendly, social, and trusting communal ways on the Internet via the WELL, Mind Vox and Usenet, and feeling isolated as a relative newcomer to San Francisco, Craigslist founder Craig Newmark decided to create something similar for local events.In early 1995, he began an email distribution list to friends.