Craigslist Beats MySpace as Top Search Term

Tanking economy helps company to first win
By Wesley Oliver,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 21, 2009 2:09 PM CDT
Craigslist.org CEO Jim Buckmaster, left, and founder Craig Newmark, center, are photographed outside of their office in San Francisco.   (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, file)
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(Newser) – Bargain hunters helped Craigslist beat MySpace as the Web’s most popular search term last week, CNET reports. Searches for the classifieds site soared 105%, giving the San Francisco-based company its first ever most-searched-for crown. Business has been booming—bartering is up 100% and roommate ads 65%—but searches for Facebook, which jumped 415%, threaten Craiglist’s reign, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
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