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'Nichification' and More Alter Mostly Mobile Classifieds

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 04.03.2014 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Here's a new one: 'nichification' in classified advertisements. As if they weren't already categorized into assorted and sundry. Except now they're more than the print variety to which so many of us have grown accustomed.

How to Un-Blind a Blind Job Ad

Liz Ryan | Posted 06.09.2012 | Money
Liz Ryan

You know those things -- they're the job ads that say "A growing organization in the northern suburbs seeks a yada yada something or other." The job ad tells you what the employer is looking for, but it doesn't tell you which employer it is.

Wanted: Kidney, In Good Condition

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

WDRB Fox 41 reports that a Kentucky woman placed an ad in a local paper looking to find a kidney donor for her ailing friend. Margot Kirchner wante...

Breaking: eBay classifieds sell hard core porn and more

Craig Newmark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Craig Newmark

Hey, check out the details here, but here's the gist: As a practical example of eBay's "advanced filtering" and "family friendly" classifieds, we've...

Creepy Classifieds: The Funniest Ads Newspapers Have Ever Printed (PICTURES)

Huffington Post | Dan Abramson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Craigslist may be the current home to creepy classifieds, but it all started with newspapers. If you could afford 5 bucks a letter (or whatever it was...

The FTC Confuses Newspapers With Journalism as it Seeks New Media Tax

Michael Gonzalez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Gonzalez

To alleviate the plight of the newspaper industry, the FTC is considering remedies including a proposal to extend the Copyright Act to make facts proprietary, increasing NPR and PBS's funding, and levying a tax on Internet users.

DirectEmployers Association Working To Change Job Search Industry

AP | CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — Bill Warren founded an early online job board in the 1990s, helped kick-start an industry and was president of, one of ...

Wal-Mart Launches Web Classifieds to Compete with Craigslist

Slate | Chadwick Matlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Wal-Mart doesn't know it yet, but it may be the savior that local newspapers have been praying for. The big-box retailer launched a new service withou...