Twitter as Trusted CraigsList

A couples weeks ago or so, I made my first purchase off Twitter – a Nokia E71. I had been eyeing it on Amazon for weeks, but never had a reason to click purchase.

Then late one Friday night Dino mentioned a friend of his was selling.


Notice Dino isn’t selling the phone. A friend of his is.

Dino’s in Wisconsin. His friend’s in Nevada. I’m in Minnesota. Dino and I haven’t met, we just follow each other on Twitter.

A modern day handshake?

This is where Twitter beats both Craigslist, Amazon, and eBay. Twitter is 100% trusted reputations.

By the way, if you follow me on Twitter, you know I’ve been quite happy with the Nokia e71. Far happier than I was with the Blackberry and approaching the happiness I had in my early days with the Treo 650.

Elsewhere, Dave Winer just suggests Twitter needs a Craigslist-like service.

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