A few moments at the PR Society of America conference

A few moments at the PR Society of America conference

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Here and at the full talk I'm pushing the whole networked/grassroots democracy thing, and they seem very receptive.

I seem excessively relaxed, but oh-so dapper, well, at least for me.

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twodogkd

Great interview. That lady covered a lot of ground in five plus minutes.
Regarding starting new Craigslist sites, information about the new sites spreads by word of mouth and via answers to queries on Craigslist itself.
Also, like Craig said, folks who move to the community that are familiar with Craigslist, spread the word. I am an example of that. I began using Craigslist before incorporation when it was a SF only site. I lobbied for a Craigslist for my hometown area, as did one or two others. A year or so later I moved to the Inland Empire. Some time after that Craigslist added the site for our area, and I informed our local Press Enterprise Columnist Dan Bernstein about the new site, and he put it in his very well read column. I also tell folks across the Inland Empire about the Inland Empire CL and how it could help them.
Now we have a lot of users, but we are still not there yet as we need to educate local folks about appropriate flagging, such as flagging the ads/spammers/ from the events ad Events category.
Unfortunately it seems in our community of Riverside CA that our primary flaggers seem to be certain individuals who use flagging as a form of CENSORSHIP in the community/politics forum to stop citizens from getting useful information about matters going on in the City of Riverside/the Inland Empire.
I know my posts about City matters and meetings, and my posts telling the community about the Five Before Midnight blogger http://rivercitycopwatch.blogspot.com have been flagged off repeatedly.
The Five Before Midnight blogger is who I call Riverside's Best and Most Prolific Blogger. This blogger provides unbiased information and links to source documents, and information about upcoming community meetings. The blogger also specializes in Police matters nationwide as well. It has been flagged two or more times in recent days, and I just reposted it again a few hours ago.
The Inland Empire site and the Orange County site started about the same time, and when last user stats were available we were doing ok in the IE but not near as well as Orange County that had quite a bit more traffic.
I'd say the key to a good Craigslist site is lots of folks spreading the word and educating folks not just about the site, but about Craigslist terms of use, flagging (topposters/spammers/per Craigslist terms of use), benefits of registering in facilitating posts and tracking posts, and more.
There is much more to Craigslist than meets the eye, that's for sure.

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