Yesterday, Facebook launched its newest feature called Marketplace — a direct competitor to the widely popular Craigslist. The idea was to take the “buy and sell” groups that 450 million users are already using and create a whole new tab in the app for peer-to-peer shopping.
Much like Craigslist, the idea was to create a shared space for people to buy and sell goods in an easy to use, safe environment. And much like Craigslist, that didn’t last long. Within a day, the Marketplace was flooded with ads for drugs, sex, animals, and a number of other weird things that are supposed to be banned from the app.
Pittsburgh’s Facebook Marketplace is classic Pittsburgh weird. pic.twitter.com/JjSLFf4Zd9
— Jeremy Kanter (@jeremykanter) October 4, 2016
— Haley Stewart (@Helllllas) September 24, 2016
Facebook Marketplace is off to a great start. pic.twitter.com/EkGdbWl7vI
— Jon Steinberg (@jonsteinberg) October 3, 2016
Thank you Facebook Marketplace for giving me the opportunity to buy babies or guns… pic.twitter.com/4g08zXkpmk
— Zack Neiner (@ZackNeiner) October 3, 2016
facebook marketplace is already popping pic.twitter.com/Qc1joZAthD
— vex. (@yungvexed) October 3, 2016
Someone is literally selling tamales on the Facebook marketplace pic.twitter.com/FgDC6tTn2v
— Jud (@the23jud) September 21, 2016
Facebook Marketplace is everything I dreamed it would be! pic.twitter.com/SjEKgaDnmz
— Good Boy Inc. (@Dank_Pal) October 3, 2016
— Tim Bernal (@tombornal) October 3, 2016
look at the high quality goods and services being offered on the Facebook marketplace near me pic.twitter.com/znRY1RdJih
— spooky anson (@AnsonLongSeabra) September 8, 2016
Thanks, Facebook. pic.twitter.com/qPEhbUmZHj
— Zach Kahn ? (@zkahn94) October 3, 2016
You see guys, this is why we can’t have nice things.
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