Oodle

December 17, 2007 at 5:56 pm (1)

Here’s something i came across via TechCrunch: Oodle.  Oodle keeps track of classified ads from all over the states, and provides a lot of searchability in their interface.  I was thinking it might be a good resource for job hunters, or for people who are planning to move soon – looking for a house, or just to get realistic housing prices before they head off somewheres.  You can set up an account, which apparently gives you the ability to get email alerts when something you want gets listed – that could be pretty cool, but i wonder if it’s s different email for every search, or if you can get all your searches combined in one email.  Plus, email is so clunky – do they have an RSS feed for searches?  I’d rather get results in my Bloglines or Google Reader.  I’ll have to keep looking.  This might be a nice compliment to the three other main representatives of modern online shopping – ebay, craiglist, and amazon.

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2 Comments

  1. craig said,

    thanks for the post.

    you can get an RSS feed for any search on oodle. there is a link at the bottom of every search result to “Get an RSS feed for this search”. perhaps we need to make this more visible…

    the idea of consolidating email alerts is a good one. we’ll definitely look into that.

    thanks for the feedback!

    craig donato
    founder, oodle

  2. centralrapreglibrary said,

    Just as an aside, I stumbled across Oodle while looking for breeders of doxiepoos and was excited to find a web site dedicated to poodle mixes, until I realized that it was dedicated to classified ads. But, it’s still a good site!

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