Ethnography Project

July 23, 2009

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Interview Project

July 16, 2009

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July 16, 2009

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Interview Project

June 23, 2009

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Interview Project

June 21, 2009

Melody Noel’s Craigslist Interview with Nikki Ribera


Interview Questions:

1. Why do you use Craigslist? (objective 1)

I’m moving in August so I’m using Craigslist to find local apartment listings in South Tampa for rent. 

2. How do you feel about Craigslist? (objective 2)

I think Craigslist is helpful, it’s easy to use, easy to navigate, I like how they organize the categories. But there are a lot of sketchy listings such as old pictures of listings that are old and outdated.


3. What would you change about Craigslist? (objective 3)

If I could change something, I would make it more reliable, I would have it monitored more by Craigslist employees to verify that all the items are authentic. I’d make it easier to contact the person that posts the listings without signing up for any new accounts, email accounts, things like that.


4. Compare Craigslist and eBay. (objective 4)

Craigslist offers different things such as apartment listings when eBay normally wouldn’t. eBay offers more information about the person like how to contact them if you have any questions. Craigslist is more like a classifieds section in a newspaper that just has more things like local jobs, selling furniture, so it would be easier to go to the place and look at the furniture.  And you can find apartments on there which is right up my alley.


5. Suppose Craigslist changed to a subscription service, would you pay for a membership? (objective 3)

No, I probably wouldn’t pay for a membership for Craigslist just because I could buy a local newspaper for fifty cents now and find some of the things I would see in Craigslist.


6. What is your favorite aspect of Craigslist? Tell me more about that. (objective 1) 

I like the simplicity of the site mostly. I can find exactly what I need in seconds. I can see pictures of what I’m looking for along with doing advanced searches to narrow the findings and weed out anything I didn’t need. Since it is email based it is easy to contact people and you usually get a fast response.

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