Love in the Time of Algorithms
A new study has discovered that in one in ten of all Craigslist ads for men-seeking-men, the men being sought aren’t necessarily gay.
The study was conducted by researchers at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health, who are studying online hook-ups to address sexual health concerns. They specifically looked at the Read More
Congress may have turned off the federal government, but it appears its jilted employees are more turned on than ever–and they’re finding satisfaction online in various ways.
First, the Internet caught wind of a series of Craigslist personal ads in which people purporting to be federal staffers sought consummation, sometimes for cash. Even some private-sector employees heroically put their pudenda on the line.
The Church of Scientology has allegedly been using Craigslist to hook new members–likely with promises of spiritual cleansing and house calls from Kirstie Alley–and hacker collective Anonymous is fighting back with counter-ads.
Fed up seeing your ex swooning over another woman, fresh on the heels of your breakup? One Houston woman decided to take matters into her own hands, and instead of just Facebook stalking both of them, posted the photo and address of her ex’s new girlfriend in a Craigslist ad soliciting sex.
This one is dedicated to all the olds who insist millennials are risk-averse: spotty youths are now using Twitter to solicit rides from strangers and acquaintances alike.
They do it to get to school, pool parties, and more. That’s right, your kid might be hopping into a car with a stranger in his or her swim trunks right this minute. From WNYC’s apparent Bay Area Teen correspondent Bianca Brooks:
Soldiers in war zones who are using Craigslist’s casual encounters section to hook up might want to figure out an alternative method of relieving stress. Despite warnings from their higher ups, soldiers are still turning to social media and Internet personal ad websites to solicit sex even though it violates military rules.
Craigslist, a cesspool for casual hookups and lightly used Ikea furniture, recently became the setting for a scam when two brothers from Pittsburgh took thousands of dollars from hundreds of people. Daniel and David Isabella are accused of duping 250 users by offering them discounted concert and sporting tickets, but never actually delivering on their promise.
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Cronuts are hot right now. So hot, in fact, that a couple of regular Paulie Walnuts are amassing the delicious pastries and selling them on Craigslist at up to five times the original price.
The croissant-donut hybrid is sparking Magnolia-Bakery-in-2002 levels of buzz, although most have never even lain lips on its flakey, sugary layers. Cronuts are found at Dominique Ansel Bakery in SoHo — but only for a few minutes after the opening at 5 a.m., after which point they’re sold out.
But thanks to some Craigslist schemers, the hungered masses throughout Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens and sometimes Staten Island can get their mitts on the half-breed pastries.
Love in the Time of Algorithms
A woman in Washington State proposed to Amanda Bynes last Sunday in a heartfelt post published to the personals section of Craigslist. That is, if Amanda Bynes didn’t actually write the bizarre missive herself.
The much-ballyhooed Citi Bike sharing program launched yesterday and we already have our first romantic encounter!
A post on Craigslist’s men seeking men Missed Connections section described a scene ripe out of a terrible gay indie movie. The man in question said he spotted another dude looking somehow “adorable” with one of those gaudy blue bikes straddled between his legs. Sadly, the poster was late for a meeting in Hell’s Kitchen (of course) and couldn’t seal the deal before he sped away.
Either this is the least romantic thing that’s ever happened or the best native ad we’ve ever seen.