I've been wrestling with whether to bring back Craigslist listings in the search results. I've found a way to include them that I'm told is legally kosher since it doesn't touch their servers at all, but it still seems somewhat dickish to go against their wishes in this, and I've always had a lot of … [Read more...] about Bringing Craigslist Back
Help Replenish Landlord Listings on PadMapper using PadLister
A couple years ago, when I thought seriously that Craigslist might ask me to remove their listings and that I should have a backup plan, I created PadLister for listing directly on PadMapper. Over time it started to seem like CL was probably OK with PadMapper, so I haven't pushed PadLister at all … [Read more...] about Help Replenish Landlord Listings on PadMapper using PadLister
Emails/Letters to Craigslist
Thanks everyone for writing so many emails and letters to Craig and Jim of Craigslist! No response yet from Craig and Jim, but that's possibly because it's been the weekend. In the meantime, I thought I'd share a great letter from a PadMapper user named Jeff Standard. Missed Connections: M 4 … [Read more...] about Emails/Letters to Craigslist
Bye Bye Craigslist :-(
It's with a heavy heart that I must announce that PadMapper is no longer including Craigslist rental listings - they're currently being wiped from the search index. I recently received a Cease and Desist letter from Craigslist, and wasn't able to get a meeting or convince Craigslist's lawyer that … [Read more...] about Bye Bye Craigslist :-(
It's a pretty basic feature, but you can now reorder your favorites list by clicking and dragging! This should allow you to order your list by priority, by dog vs. no dogs, living with a roommate vs. not, or however else you want. Hope you guys like it! Happy hunting! Eric … [Read more...] about Reordering Favorites
Woohoo! PadMapper won the Webby (the judge's panel one, not the web voting one) for Best Real Estate site! Thanks to all of you who voted for PadMapper in the Webby vote, and to all of you who wrote in with well wishes! You guys make this site a pleasure to work on. Also, PadMapper's name is now … [Read more...] about Webby Won!
Eating, Praying, Losing: Getting Beaten by a Voting Bot in 50 Minutes
If you've used the site in the past couple of weeks, you may have noticed that PadMapper recently got nominated for a Webby Award for best Real Estate site! We were pretty excited about this since our team is tiny compared to most real estate sites (it's me and a summer intern), and the Webbies are … [Read more...] about Eating, Praying, Losing: Getting Beaten by a Voting Bot in 50 Minutes
This is an idea that's been banging around in my head for a long time (and a number of you have mentioned it to me also, so thanks for kicking me in the butt): how to put the few places you really care about being close to on the map, and how can you get a sense for the scale of things. The … [Read more...] about My Places
This came as a rather large surprise to me, but PadMapper's been nominated for a Webby award! For those of you who aren't web geeks, The Webby Awards are as close as internet folks have to an awards ceremony like the Oscars. It started back in the dark ages of the internet (1996), and has honored … [Read more...] about Webby!
Who wants to be famous?
There's a journalist for a major magazine that's interested in getting pictures and stories from some people who found places in the East Village in NYC on PadMapper. If that sounds like something you'd be interested in, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll go from there. … [Read more...] about Who wants to be famous?