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What Makes You Tick? by Douglas E. Schoen, Michael J. Berland

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CHAPTER 25

Craig Newmark

FOUNDER AND CHAIRMAN, CRAIGSLIST

What began as a small San Francisco Web site to inform friends about local events has in a few years become nothing short of an international phenomenon. Craig Newmark, founder and chairman of the online classified advertising site craigslist.org, is one of the few dot-com success stories with a happy ending.

Newmark, an eighteen-year veteran of IBM, started the site as a hobby in 1995. Four short years later, the list had surpassed a million page views a month, prompting Newmark to quit his day job and incorporate as a for-profit.

Today, craigslist’s fifty million users click on an estimated thirty million classified postings each month at more than 500 sites in all fifty states ...

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