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An Internet for the People: The Politics and Promise of craigslist

Jessa Lingel


Begun by Craig Newmark as an e-mail to some friends about cool events happening around San Francisco, craigslist is now the leading classifieds service on the planet. It is also a throwback to the early Internet. The website has barely seen an upgrade since it launched in 1996. There are no banner ads. The company doesn't profit off your data. This book explores how people use craigslist to buy and sell, find work, and find love—and reveals why craigslist is becoming a lonely outpost in an increasingly corporatized web. The book looks at the site's history and values, showing how it has mostly ... More

Keywords: Craig Newmark, craigslist, classifieds service, Internet, freedom of expression, data privacy, website

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780691188904
Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: September 2020 DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691188904.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jessa Lingel, author
University of Pennsylvania