Founders Syndrome Is a Real Thing, Says Craigslist Founder

“I wasn’t temperamentally suited to be CEO or really any kind of manager,” says Craiglist founder Craig Newmark. “So I was thinking maybe it is time to step down. The biggest lesson is that founders syndrome is a real thing. The faster you think about that and then step down the better off you are.”

Craigslist Founder Takes up Cause for Squirrels

Craig Newmark, founder of online communities network Craigslist, is conducting an experiment to expand his understanding of the use of social media to promote the causes he holds dear – this time around being nature – mainly squirrels. So, for…

More People Think Facebook, Twitter Negatively Affect News Quality

A new survey from Craig Newmark’s pro-philanthropy initiative, craigconnects, shows that social media isn’t really making any headway in changing how people get news about politics and elections. Furthermore, most who participated in the survey said that social media sites…

Craig Newmark: Could SOPA, PIPA Protest Prompt An “Internet Spring”?

Craig Newmark, founder of craigslist.org and SOPA protester, may have christened yesterday’s massive protest against SOPA and PIPA with a tweet he posted earlier today: @craignewmarkcraignewmarkAre we seeing an Internet Awakening? http://t.co/CYbrXQBE (similar in sentiment to @jeffjarvis and @Mlsif) http://t.co/vwK1MgJO…

EXCLUSIVE: Craig Newmark Gives Update On #perfectgift Campaign

Earlier this month, we did a story about a campaign launched by Craig Newmark, founder of craigslist, to raise money for the American Red Cross. To recap: for every post on Twitter and Facebook describing the perfect gift (using the…

Craigslist Founder Starts Donation Campaign Using Twitter

If you’ve ever sold or purchased goods, searched for a job, looked for an apartment, cruised for a hook-up, or generally used the Internet for anything, you’ve likely at least heard of craigslist.org if not used it yourself. Despite being…

LikeMinded Launched by Craigslist Foundations

Craig Newmark, founder of Craigslist, has just announced a new site called LikeMinded.  The site will attempt to serve as an aggregate source for community involvement and local action.  People can use the service to share stories of successful community…

Craigslist Founder Announces New Site

Craig Newmark, the founder of Craigslist, is trying something new – and substantial – today.  This morning, he launched Craigconnects, an initiative (and website) designed to encourage and trigger charitable acts all over the world. Craigconnects isn’t intended to be…