Clicking ‘Continue’ confirms that craigslist is the exclusive licensee of this content, with the exclusive right to enforce copyrights against anyone copying, republishing, distributing or preparing derivative works without its consent.A provision on Craigslist • Giving them exclusive rights to your advertising. Recently, the company moved this message to a more prominent position on the site, so that people would see it. The company is currently locked in a battle with two companies, Padmapper and 3Taps, over its usage of content in an API format. Raise your hand if this makes you less likely to post on Craigslist.
PadMapper still has a lot of other sources, I’ll be adding more, and I’ll keep mapping pads, but it’s a sad day for pad mapping and apartment hunting. Craigslist is a really important source of apartment listings, and I hope we can get it back someday.PadMapper founder and CEO Eric DeMenthon • Discussing the recent cease-and-desist order he received from Craigslist. His site, which effectively made searching for apartments on Craigslist and elsewhere much easier by pinpointing locations on a map, ran afoul of Craigslist’s terms of service, which prevents sites from scraping Craigslist’s content, even if it improves the site’s own offering. Craigslist, the market leader, has famously been averse to changes, even changes created by outside companies using their data, and unlike many sites of its nature, has refused to create an API to easily allow for mashups such as this one. Think Craigslist will ever change?
I’m a Marine and I’m not going to run from a fight. You wouldn’t want a Marine to run from a fight. Call me crazy, call me stupid. I got shot once and it just angered me more. I wanted to get this guy. I got shot twice, and I re-evaluated that decision. I decided I need to stay alive.Florida-based Marine vet Lt. Col Karl Trenker • Discussing how he got shot, days before Christmas, in a Craigslist-transaction-gone-bad. The Iraq and Afghanistan vet’s fiance tried selling a man’s gold-chain necklace, but Trenker offered to make the transaction due to safety concerns, which turned out to be correct, as the alleged buyer picked up the necklace and ran. Trenker ran after the man, known only as “Galven,” only to get shot twice. Here’s the dramatic part: Following his training as a Marine (29 years experience), he plugged the bullet holes with his fingers, a move which likely saved his life. Say what you will about the Craigslist transaction (it certainly wasn’t the best idea), but that’s pretty amazing, no matter how you look at the situation. source (via • follow)