The Wonderfulness that is Craigslist… and other great links

I thought I’d start a thread to spread the joy that people receive every single day from their favorite websites… websites like Craigslist!(I’m giving the Denver/Boulder link because I know most of you are from that area.) I’m sure you all know about Craigslist (or if you don’t, you must run and check it out NOW, quickly before dying and withering away from pure shame), but I thought I’d share a few reasons why I think it’s so awesome and joy-filling:

  • You can post anything, anywhere.. for FREE! You can also include pictures.. for FREE! (This is how I got rid of an old couch of mine… and quickly!)
  • You can check out: housing, jobs, community activities/get activity buddies/do pet-hunting (or, window-pet-hunting — my favorite)
  • You can look at discussion _forums!_ Find locals with common interests!
  • And, should you be on the market, there’s a personals section… (I personally just find it interesting how much more direct the “men seeking men” are than any other category)
  • And much, much more.. like checking out the housing costs of an apartment in Rome 🙂

Anyway, I’m a bit addicted to craigslist, so I thought I’d spread it along.

Another must check-out website for geeks is Slashdot, News for Nerds. Updated continuously every day by it’s own members, it can keep you pretty much up-to-date on all the latest techy news. Again, if you haven’t seen it (and I know it’s more esoteric than craigslist), check it out!

I also dig the Newsmap a lot for general news online — there are a lot of other news pages organized like this one, but I really love the general appearance and layout of this page.

Anybody else know of some links that fill their every day with joy?

8 Responses to “The Wonderfulness that is Craigslist… and other great links”

How about albany?

Josh - June 21st, 2005 at 8:55 pm

How about ?

Josh - June 21st, 2005 at 8:57 pm

1) Google, of course, but I’m sure you knew that. for us real google addicts.
2) for game development info
3) and for deals on stuff
4) and for hardware reviews/info
5) for movie reviews (they accumulate all the reviews, and give a % of positive reviews)

And one I had forgotten I bookmarked a while back: the slashdot article generator (they seem so real…):

MoRRIS - June 23rd, 2005 at 11:18 am

Google Toolbar? Bah! Someone isn’t using “Firefox”: (built-in Google toolbar) with “AdBlock”: For shame. 😉

That slashdot article generator is hilarious.

Paradoxdruid - June 23rd, 2005 at 4:19 pm

Hoorah for firefox… biobar is a really nice extension for the biotechies in our midst!!

Josh - June 27th, 2005 at 10:53 am

Can’t find the obscure publication elsewhere?

Josh - June 27th, 2005 at 11:18 am

CiteSeer seems similar to the excellent “Google Scholar”: . Do you find it better for any particular reason?

Paradoxdruid - June 27th, 2005 at 1:42 pm

Are you a Wikipedian? Interested in sociology, technotranscendentalism, statistics, or feminism/Africa/poverty? If yes then this link may be interesting:

Josh - July 24th, 2005 at 8:01 am

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