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Craig Newmark on Helping Others Through Technology

Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012

 "I'm Craig Newmark and I'm a nerd." So begins a talk by Craig Newmark, founder of craigslist, given January 24, 2012 at Santa Clara University (video). Newmark, whose site is one of the 10 most visited on the Web, described his goal as "being able to connect everyone on the planet for the common good."

Newmark was a guest in the Tech Forum series, co-sponsored by the Ethics Center, the High Tech Law Institute, and the Center for Science, Technology, and Society. He discussed how craigslist can help people through its "free stuff" and "barter" categories. His new effort, craigconnects, helps nonprofits with fundraising and brings attention to causes such as military veterans and their families, and open government.

Tags: IT and ethics