When you create a new advertisement, you will be presented with the following fields that need to be filled out – Posting Title, Price, and Specific Location.
The large box entitled “Posting Description” is where you actually write your ad.
Craigslist is the place where numerous communities conduct the everyday business of life: Locating affordable apartments, selling household items, buying cars and, yes, finding people with whom to have sex. Their findings were published in the December edition of MIS Quarterly.
Researchers at University of Minnesota and New York University have linked the latter type of transaction, facilitated thousands of times each day via Craigslist’s personal ads, to a 15.9 percent increase in HIV infections after the site moves into a new U. The study — titled, in part, “Internet’s Dirty Secret” — found that Craigslist transactions are linked to more than 6,000 cases of HIV infection nationwide each year, resulting in as much as .3 million in annual treatment costs.
For example, in 1996, a Maryland woman, Sharon Lopatka, apparently agreed to be killed by torture and strangulation in a conversation with a man in an online chatroom.
These facts alone should encourage any real estate professional to use this advertising phenomenon.
Even though the concept is not new, when you compare Craigslist to article, mobile or video marketing, it still works very well.
Robert Frederick Glass pleaded guilty to killing Lopatka and later died in prison while serving his sentence.
In a case that might be regarded as a quasi-consensual homicide, "John," a teenage boy from Altrincham, England, allegedly tricked another teenager into killing him using long conversations in an online chatroom.
The study notes that a one-year delay exists between the arrival of Craigslist and an increase in HIV cases in a particular community.