The only thing you need to become a member is a valid e-mail address.
The signup process is short and painless -- after entering your e-mail and filling in a verification word (which helps prevent programs called bots from creating accounts to post ads automatically), you'll receive an e-mail that includes a link you'll need to click on to verify your account and log in.
In this article, we'll look at craigslist's impact on the Internet, the corporate structure of the company and some of the controversies involving the Web site.
In the next section, we'll learn about craigslist's presence on the Web.
The company does not formally disclose financial or ownership information.
Analysts and commentators have reported varying figures for its annual revenue, ranging from million in 2004, million in 2005, and , there have been no substantive changes to the usefulness, or the non-advertising nature of the site; neither banner ads, nor charges for a few services provided to businesses.
Once you've done that, you've officially joined the craigslist community.