Craigslist, Yellow Pages, And Web Directory Lists As Information

UnCategorized In the space of a few years, phone books have lost out on popularity. Of course, let me not count the occasion when my husband left the toilet paper roll on the floor, directly beneath the waiting empty roll, for the 72nd time in a row. But for its actual use of providing information to me, I cannot remember when I last used it. In this day and age my .puter is always so much closer than the phone book, although I must admit, it is much harder to throw across a room when frustrated. But yet I keep the thing around, try to camouflage the ugly machine with my decor or what have you. I have to keep it out and in plain sight for the whole world to agree that yes; I have a phonebook available for your information pleasure. Heaven forbid I lose another useless monstrosity. Right, because something that is 6 inches thick and could be injurious when thrown appropriately could be lost easily. But seriously, do you think I know where it is? No, because I never use it. Just about anything that I need from it can be found on the Internet. The people that want to be found will be in the phone book, but I can look for them online as well. And if they don’t want to be found, well, I am not going to find them in either place. But every year, Bell without fail drops one off at the end of my driveway, and within minutes, it ends up – somewhere – just in case I have an immediate phone number emergency where 911 does not apply (I have that one memorized, anyway). Gone are the days of letting our fingers do the walking through the Yellow Pages. In fact, the ubiquitous Yellow Pages are on the Internet as well. The Yellow Pages can’t be knocked; they still remain one of the most useful information services out there. When looking for local information on businesses or services, it is my most preferred destination. But I don’t intensify my strength training program by flipping through hard copy information. I log on. In fact, it is faster for me to find out about my pizza place on the Internet than to find the phone number in the book. Also, with the advent of sites like Craigslist or web directory sites, I have many more options available to me within seconds if I need information. Craigslist and web directories operate very similarly to the Yellow Pages, with a few extras. Craigslist is primarily a classified ad site, but it can give a whole lot of useful information. Not only can I find local business information, but can also look for housing (which will .e in handy for my husband if he attempts the toilet roll conundrum one more time), look for work, social activities, or whatever other .munity classifieds information you might want. What makes it even better is that I will be free from the attack of the ads while I am doing so, as I am in so many other places on the Internet. In fact, Craigslist is so easy to use, and now, very much in demand, having over 15 million users a month, that even my online Yellow Pages are archaic. The information on Craigslist is also current information, which does not always hold true for the Yellow Pages, online or otherwise. And now, with eBay controlling some of its shares, it is doing very well even in the presence of big players like Google and Yahoo. Phone books may already have be.e things of the past, but we have already found substitutes. About the Author: 相关的主题文章:

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