Dorothy Gambrell of Psychology Today put together this map of the number-one places where missed connections occur by state. It’s very telling and also pretty hilarious.
Locality is inherent to the value of craigslist; I go to craigslist.org but I get kicked over to the local instance of craigslist (my IP address sources me to somewhere in the illustrious Lansing, MI). But how does craigslist know where to send me? Some mysterious system of assigning a geocoded IP address to just the right site must be in place…I wonder what that map looks like.