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Boost Productivity by Hiring Someone to Slap Your Face If You Go Off Task

Like many of us, Maneesh Sethi gets distracted by the Interweb at work and his productivity suffers because of it (ahem, and yes, I realize you’re probably doing the same thing by reading Neatorama right now – mea culpa!). [...]

The United States of Craigslist

Image: IDVsolutions/Flickr John Nelson of IDV Solutions graphed the map of the United States, according to the areas that have their own Craigslist board: … here is a map that approximates geographic coverage to individual [...]

Man Stole Own Bicycle Back After Spotting it on Craigslist

Danny Lesh noticed that his stolen bike ended up for sale on Craigslist. When police declined to intervene, Danny decided to take justice into his own hands (or feet, in this case): After haggling over [...]

Turn an Old Television Set into a Dog Bed

If you have a large dog, then an old computer monitor probably won’t serve as a dog bed. Sara Alleman does, so she used an old television set that she found for free on Craigslist. It looks like a simple refinishing project — unless you want your dog bed to be cable ready. Link -via cecilia

Woman Steals Back Her Stolen Bike

When Kathryn Lucas of Colorado found her stolen bike for sale on Craigslist, she took action. She arranged to purchase the bike from the thieves, verified it was indeed hers, and then “test rode” it all the way to her car, where she loaded it up and brought it home. Once she got home, she called [...]

Clever Bandits

These aren’t your garden variety crooks. Oddee has a neat list of 8 bandits that elevate crime to an art form. For example, read about Anthony J. Curcio, the guy who hired decoys on Craigslist for a bank heist: In an elaborate robbery scheme, a crook robbed an armored truck outside a Bank of America branch [...]

Craigslist by the Numbers: 10 You Need to Know

95 Craigslist started as a tech mailing list in 1995, which quickly morphed into a place where tech recruiters posted job listings. Christina Murphy was a frequent job poster/head hunter on Craigslist. 98 Murphy teemed up with Nancy Melone, an Internet consultant, and together they roped Newmark into starting a nonprofit called List Foundation in 1988. In fact, [...]