Craig Newmark - Craigslist

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Craig Newmark - Craigslist

Craigslist killed the newspaper classified ad. Wondering what Craig Newmark might kill next? Om and Joyce chat up the philanthropist on how he's fighting terrorism, then chime in on Facebook's 'privacy issues'.

Craig Newmark, the founder of Craigslist is probably the only classified ads mavin you'll ever see on The Daily Show (with John Stewart).

Not bad for the quiet guy that made millions by morphing an email list for arts and tech events in the Bay Area into the most successful online classifieds service in the US. (And possibly the world)

Om and Joyce talk to Craig about what's next for the man that killed classified ad revenues for newspapers across the country.

Discuss the man running day to day ops, Jim Buckmaster, Craigslist's CEO.

And Craig's other passions: the Consumers Union Board, the Sunlight Foundation, and micro-financing small companies in the West Bank of Palestine with the help of Israelis, Palestinians, and the U.S. government.

Why? "Prosperity is the best fight against terrorism."


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Did Facebook mislead users with an Opt-In Opt-Out switcheroo? Is Facebook or third party affiliates at fault?

Learn how to block yourself from Facebook's beacon - link.

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