Tea with Craig Newmark: Jasmine Lemonade, Nocturnal Bliss

By Jesse Jacobs

Virtually everyone you know uses craigslist.org. Now you can meet the maker: Craig! Nocturnal Bliss is our tea of choice for this episode in which Craig discusses how he got started, and what he’s up to with craigslist.

Note: this video is edited to 10 minutes, but you can listen to the full 25-minute audio interview on iTunes.

Show Notes

  • Just what is craigslist.org?
  • Nerd values: what are they?
  • How it feels to have created a movement
  • The daily grind
  • What is customer service
  • The business of craigslist
  • Doing what feels right
  • Traditional media: is it trustworthy?
  • How Craig deals with fear
  • About health care reform

References

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About the Guest

In 1995 while Craig was working at Schwab, he started craigslist as an email list for friends and co-workers about events going on in the San Francisco Bay Area. In 1999, Craig retired from IT consulting to work full-time on craigslist. What started as a fun side project in Craig’s living room has since grown into one of the busiest sites on the internet, helping people with basic day-to-day needs such as finding a job, an apartment and a date, all within a culture of trust.

Craig is involved with a variety of community efforts and is particularly interested in organizations promoting public diplomacy, mideast peace and new forms of media such as participatory journalism. He’s on the boards of Sunlight Foundation, OneVoice, FactCheckED, and VotoLatino.

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Join Samovar Tea Lounge founder Jesse Jacobs as he shares good tea with friends,  some famous and some not, but all of them inspiring and unique. Featured guests include best selling authors Dr. Andrew WeilTim FerrissChip Conley, and Dean Karnazas, tech entrepreneur and Digg.com founder Kevin RoseZappos CEO Tony Hsiehcraigslist.orgfounder Craig Newmark, and others.

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