Craig Newmark began the service in 1995 as an email distribution list to friends, featuring local events in the San Francisco Bay Area. Some Craigslist sites cover large regions instead of individual metropolitan areas—for example, the U. states of Delaware and Wyoming, the Colorado Western Slope, the California Gold Country, and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan are among the locations with their own Craigslist sites.
There is always something funny that someone posted on Craigslist, that is for sure.In early 1995, he began an email distribution list to friends.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.For many years I've clung to this unspoken yet firmly entrenched rule of mine, and many of my friends have as well.Clients that have used Craigslist to meet people were few and far between, so I wasn't asked for advice on the subject often. It didn't take long for the first people to answer, and I was surprised with their candor and intelligence.