24 Hours on Craigslist (2004)

Genres - Culture & Society  |   Sub-Genres - Computers, Sociology  |   Run Time - 79 min.  |   Countries - USA  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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A camera crew sets out to document a day in the life of one of the Web's most popular message boards in this eclectic documentary. 24 Hours on Craigslist seeks to dissect the enduring appeal of craigslist.org, a simple, text-based, free-of-charge posting service that internet surfers use to sell goods, find soulmates, and recruit employees/colleagues/collaborators. From 121 postings made on August 4, 2003, filmmaker Michael Ferris Gibson charted random San Francisco denizens ranging from the ordinary to the outrageous: Apartment-dwellers seeking roommates; a drag perfomer searching for musicians; a would-be mom looking for the right sperm donor; hedonists looking for sex partners; an engaged couple seeking a rabbi to perform their wedding ceremony.

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behind-the-scenes, classified-ads, community, Internet, personal-ad, trading, website