25 Disember, 2007

Temuramah Computerworld dengan Craig Newmark.

Temuramah oleh Computerworld dengan pengasas craiglist, Craig Newmark. Ada cerita tentang bagaimana beliau dapat idea memulakan craiglist dan motifnya. Kenapa beliau sendiri bertugas di bahagian khidmat pelanggan, bukan sebagai CEO, dijawab dalam interview ini.

Paling menarik adalah pendapat beliau seperti dibawah;

There have been ongoing concerns and criticisms from the newspaper industry that free online ad sites like Craigslist are eating them alive and drastically reducing their revenues. What's your reaction? No one in the newspaper industry seriously says that. I've spoken to a lot of publishers, editors and industry analysts. They say that our site does have a small but measurable effect on classified revenues. But they say the bigger problems are those niche-classified sites which go after the more profitable classified categories, specifically cars and jobs. There's Autotrader.com and Monster.com. Newspapers have much bigger problems. Newspapers are going after 10% to 30% profit margins for their businesses and that hurts them more than anything. A lot of things are happening on the Internet that never happened before because the Internet is a vehicle for everyone. The mass media is no longer only for the powerful, and that's a huge change for the entire newspaper and news industry.

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