(I keep getting asked, so …)
Craig Newmark is the founder of craigslist.org, a site where people can
help each other with everyday needs including housing and jobs. The site
has a culture of trust, based on shared values like "treat people like you
want to be treated." He currently works as a customer service rep, in no
managerial role. Previous experience includes thirty years working with
computers for IBM, GM, Charles Schwab & Co, and Bank of America.
He's also working with a wide range of groups using the Net to help each
other out, like Donorschoose.org, the Iraq & Afghanistan Veterans of
America, Kiva.org (microfinance) and Consumer Reports. He's working on the
advisory board of Wikipedia, considering customer service and trust
Craig is also actively engaged with government workers on multiple levels
to use the Net for superior public service, and with Sunlight Foundation
for government accountability and transparency.
He's not as funny as he thinks he is, but sometimes can't help himself.
Craig no longer wears a plastic protector and thick black glasses that are
taped together, but is still a nerd.