The adult ad section on Craigslist caused a big scandal in the United States. Craigslist received a lot of flack for their adult ads. The “Craigslist Killer” was reported to have trolled the personal ads to find his next victim. Despite intense scrutiny and a very public lambasting, Craigslist was not particularly interested in removing this section. In fact, the law sided with Craigslist. According to first amendment lawyer Doug Mirell, “The Communications Decency Act says that essentially those who are simply providing a bulletin board by which others can post their content is not going to be liable for the content itself.” When people cried out about moral responsibility, or about the site being used to facilitate human trafficking, the site reminded people that Craigslist had actively helped authorities track down people engaging in human trafficking. In the end, their adult/erotic section was removed.
Many people asked, “Where are adult ads going to go, now that they are gone from Craigslist?” Duttslist has answered that question. It is a site that is set up like Craigslist, following the same style of user interface. They have made no secret of their adult ad section, in fact they feature it; in their “Hottest Ads” section, you will see the most popular of their adult ads. They also offer more traditional community ads, making the classifieds site robust like Craigslist. but they are catering to the adult industry.
Duttslist is a two-person operation. Mike is the owner and Jen is the media consultant. Their most popular city is Toronto, but they are quickly spreading into major US cities. Active on Twitter, various message boards and escort review boards, Duttslist is actively promoting their site as the new source for adult classifieds.
Their promotions are working because they are averaging over 200,000 page views a day, with more than 15,000 unique daily visitors, and it just keeps growing. They offer three different levels of ads, from the free classifieds to sponsored ads. Though they are not competing with Craigslist, since Craigslist no longer offers an erotic services section, they are raising some eyebrows over there, because they did receive a cease and desist from them.
Ultimately it comes down to the fact that the adult industry was looking for a good adult classified site and Duttslist answered their call. Make sure you check out their site and visit them on Twitter
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