Users flag posts to draw attention to those that are particularly interesting and those that detract from the site.
Newmark registered "craigslist.org", and the website went live in 1996.
In January 2000, current CEO Jim Buckmaster joined the company as lead programmer and CTO.
The only thing you need to become a member is a valid e-mail address.
The signup process is short and painless -- after entering your e-mail and filling in a verification word (which helps prevent programs called bots from creating accounts to post ads automatically), you'll receive an e-mail that includes a link you'll need to click on to verify your account and log in.
If all you want to do is browse the site, you can just visit and click away.
Most of the early postings were submitted by Newmark and were notices of social events of interest to software and Internet developers living and working in the San Francisco Bay Area. The number of subscribers and postings grew rapidly.The Gigs category is for short-term work assignments rather than permanent jobs.Craigslist (stylized as craigslist) is an American classified advertisements website with sections devoted to jobs, housing, for sale, items wanted, services, community service, gigs, résumés, and discussion forums. In March 2008, Spanish, French, Italian, German, and Portuguese became the first non-English languages Craigslist supported.There's also a forums section that allows users to discuss topics on everything from gardening to the Linux operating system.