Craigslist Boston has come in handy many times in my personal life. I've found room mates, things to do, jobs, and places to live from careful research on that site. I like the city by city orientation of Craigslist (NH, my home state, has finally got their own Craigslist too) and the multitude of choices for what to look for.
What I didn't know is that Boston.com offers many of the same options and choices as Craigslist. There are discussion forums ranging from stay-at-home moms to books to movies to news. There are green living pages, classifieds and personals that I must add, are a little less seamy than the Craiglists personals can sometimes get. I really liked the section on Boston.com called "Do Good" as well, giving a new focus and importance to people volunteering more.
I feel both these sites can be advantageous to people new to Boston or trying to learn more about their communities. However, when appyling for jobs or looking for a rental, the competition is fierce as these are two heavily visited sites. Going in to situations with this in mind will soften any disappointment that might follow.
Thing 26: Who, What, Where and When Now?
9 years ago