Thursday, September 06, 2007

If a picture says a thousand words, how many does a moving picture say?

The breakout success of Craigslist has generated other attempts at classified sites, but none quite reach the bar of Craigslist. In cities where CL is active, it is a wonderful place to buy, sell, get a job, or market your own skills. A true online community that succeeds not only despite of its lack of sophistication, but probably because of it.

This new breed of sites, though, has potential of being the next generation. The difference is that the new sites allow video additions to the ad. Sometimes this is done in place of where pictures might have sufficed. Generally the video quality is poor. But this is a natural outgrowth of the YouTube phenomenon and the Internet’s newfound capacity for video.

Check out these three sites:

Know of any others? Send them in.

Video is in.

1 comment:

Patrick said...

This is amazing. Everyone is making comercials now.