It also boasts compatibility with social media sites, so you can link your Oodle account with your Facebook page and post status updates on the front page asking about services or specific items for sale.Moreover, connecting through Facebook attaches your face and name to an Oodle post, adding an element of trust and security not often found through Craigslist.
You can narrow your search by applying as many filters as you want. One thing Oodle has is the ability to post if you’re a seeker—meaning that you’re looking to buy, rent, or procure certain services.
Globe spokesman Robert Powers said a third-party licensee allowed them to be published because the term “escort services’’ was not properly blocked as a category.
As soon as the Globe became aware of the problem, Powers said, it took down the directory, which will remain disabled for “a few weeks’’ while new filtering software is installed.
Jeff Lawrence, publisher of the Weekly Dig, a Boston-based publication, said he stopped accepting sex-for-sale ads in 2006.
Prostitutes and pimps frequently came to the paper’s offices, Lawrence said, paying in cash for classified ads.