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October 23, 2009

Helpful Hints from joeeze: Pwn Craigslist

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Wrote Joe Brown in the latest issue (November 2009) of Wired magazine: "If you just search craigslist, prepare to get aced out of some great apartments, torchiere lamps, and big-boned, er, companions. Check it: Every craigslist query is XML-enabled, which means it can power an RSS feed. And if you enter search parameters for, say, a beige 1982 Camaro for less than $500 (still a rip-off), the resulting Web address will be the same every time. Use this to your junk-hunting advantage by pasting the URL into your RSS reader, so any new post that meets your criteria will show up there instantly."

I haven't the foggiest idea what all that means, but you might.

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Joe,

Essentially what it means is that you can have an automatic notification sent to you (in your RSS reader) as soon as an item is posted on craigslist that meets your search terms.

The idea is that you will know about the item as soon as the person makes it available, rather than manually checking later that night when you get home and you find the item you wanted was posted and already taken before you even knew about it.

Posted by: EEJ | Nov 2, 2009 4:26:58 PM

For those of you who never had the pleasure to read a copy of "Wired" magazine, please do! At one point I subscribed to 25 magazines (most bought at bargain prices) and perused the ones I could not afford at the library. Out of all the magazines, I put Wired at #1!

Posted by: Joe Peach | Oct 23, 2009 5:00:41 PM

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