Craig Newmark is a hardcore Java and Web programmer who grew up wearing a plastic pocket protector and thick black glasses, taped together, the full nerd cliche. He started craigslist in early '95 as a means of better connecting to people by letting them know about cool or useful events happening around San Francisco. It rapidly grew and built a large community of people who wonder if there really is someone named Craig involved with this. He ain't no big deal. Craig is somewhat embarassed that this is called "craigslist".
http://www.craigslist.org/ was started in the SF Bay Area by "Craig Newmark" in 1995. The site includes a community bulletin board with classifieds. The organization uses a common-sense, down-to-earth approach and works to make the net more personal and authentic. It advocates social responsibility and promotes small, local non-profit organizations.
Craigslist currently serves 50 million page views per month, and is ranked among the world's 125 busiest websites (Alexa). In a recent study, Forrester Research recognized craigslist as the most efficient internet job website, noting the company's dedication to quality customer service and regional focus (WSJ 4/2000). The site has expanded to other cites, including LA, New York, Boston, Portland, Seattle, San Diego, DC, and Chicago.
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