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Women in Tech Powerhouses Take on the World

March 19, 2015

Hey, my team and I often support and share the work of women who really have their boots on the ground in the tech sector. We always ask for suggestions for folks we may be missing, but often we get repeat suggestions. I thought it'd be helpful to compile a list of all the lists… Read more »

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When I Got My Philanthropic Act Together

March 12, 2015

4 years of craigconnects Hey folks, I started doing a lot of philanthropic stuff around 2000 or so, after getting a good sense of my personal mission. This was around the same time people helped my understand that, as a manager, I kinda suck, and decided I was much better devoting myself (at CL) to… Read more »

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#20yrscraigslist: respecting boundaries while helping out

March 9, 2015

During the last ten years it’s sunk in that I should do more and more to help people out. Doing customer service, somehow, helps me understand that such help should be done respectfully and effectively. Customer service also helps me understand my own limitations. Years of reflection helps me understand that I could never help… Read more »

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#20yrscraigslist: one lesson regarding trolls and customer service

March 3, 2015

(Note to self: get better at this, then better.)

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20 years of craigslist, a reflection by an old-school nerd

February 25, 2015

Sunday school, over fifty years ago, I learn that I should know when enough is enough. In 1999, I re-articulate that to myself: no one needs a billion dollars. A year later, people help me understand that, as a manager, I suck. So, I hire someone smarter than me to run the company, and stick… Read more »

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Female Founders Take On the Startup World

February 24, 2015

Hey, this past weekend my team and I were really impressed by the tweets from the #FemaleFounders Conference. This is the real deal. Y Combinator, founded by Jessica Livingston and Paul Graham, just hosted the second Female Founders Conference, where women shared their stories and practical advice for building a company. If you're ready to take… Read more »

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6 Women Rocking Tech for Good

February 20, 2015

Folks, I figure it's really important to highlight women who are really making positive changes across the tech sector. These people aren't often given the recognition they deserve. If you're able, please support 'em and follow them on Twitter. They're the real deal. 1. Jessica Greenwalt, CoFounder & Lead Designer of CrowdMed Follow @jessgreenwalt While… Read more »

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Protecting the Internet via the upcoming FCC vote

February 17, 2015

Okay, long story short, this is about saving the Net for regular people, versus providing privileges for companies that spend lots of money lobbying in Washington and misinforming the American public. The deal is that on February 26th, the FCC will vote on rules that promote strong Net Neutrality, which is about a level playing… Read more »

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Salvation Through Comedy

February 13, 2015

Okay, I realize that I'm not as funny as I think I am, which Mrs. Newmark will remind me about now and then. However, sometimes I want to confront people with an unpleasant truth, and confrontation often makes thing worse. (By "truth", I mean what I think is the truth; please adjust for that.) In… Read more »

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Toward Trustworthy News: “Lies, Damn Lies, and Viral Content”

February 11, 2015

We’re talking about an authoritative report regarding “how news websites spread (and debunk) online rumors, unverified claims, and misinformation.” That’s not, in itself, news, but it’s real valuable in that this report brings together and surfaces a lot of untrustworthy and very common practices. My perspective, as usual, is that I’m a news consumer, never… Read more »

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