It has been 15 years since Craigslist incorporated. Fifteen. Quickly, name one newspaper that has built a better classifieds experience than Craigslist.
Fifteen fucking years. I’ve started tens of posts trying to outline my thoughts and feelings about the publishing industry having spent the last five years in it. But I inevitably start ranting and raving before the third or fourth sentence… like I am now.
How is it possible that in 15 years not one newspaper, in the world, has been able to out compete Craigslist or Kijiji? The business model is fine, but the leadership and imagination is broken .