Geebo Challenges Craigslist to Twitter Smackdown
Uh-oh, Craigslist! It's on now! After being highly criticized by the likes of the New York Times and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution over its Erotic Services listings, the online classifieds site now faces a public challenge from a direct competitor. This week, Greg Collier, owner of rival classifieds site Geebo, was the latest to throw down the Craigslist gauntlet.
Through Twitter, Collier targeted Craig Newmark, the owner of Craigslist, and said that scams and prostitution will continue on the site until Newmark "finally waves that white flag." To ensure that his tweets (Twitter messages) would be turned into a roar, Collier forwarded his critical messages to CNN and ZDNet and selflessly assured the media that his actions were solely out concern for public welfare, not just to hype his own site. Sure, bud. That's very honorable of you.
Hopefully, Newmark will respond to Collier's Twitter bravado, giving us a 140-character-or-less throwdown. Let's get ready to tweet, er, rumble! [From: ZD Net]