Craig Newmark Quotes

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  • The country is in some trouble, because the media, which is supposed to provide a check and balance on government, has decided to stop doing that as a collective entity.

    "Citizen Craig doesn't trust 'MSM'". Interviewed with John McManus, October 25, 2005.
  • Treat people like you want to be treated; live and let live; and also give the other person a break now and then.

    People   Giving   Want  
  • I look at what the phone company does and do the opposite.

    Phones   Opposites   Doe  
  • I admit that when I think of the money one could make from all this, I get a little twinge. But I'm pretty happy with nerd values: Get yourself a comfortable living, then do a little something to change the world.

    Thinking   Nerd   World  
    "Mr. Craigslist, Master of the Nerdiverse". Interview with Josh Mchugh, September 01, 2004.
  • A lot of publishers have close relationships with people in power. So the press, which used to speak truth to power, doesn't. The big result of that has been the erosion of trust.

    Erosion   People   Speak  
  • What works on the net works for people in general. The net has very little to do with technology, what matters is how people use the technology.

  • From the very beginning, I was involved in talking to people, listening to people. And it hasn't stopped. The idea was that people send me information; I'd ask them about it, listen, try to do something about it - and then ask for more feedback.

    Talking   Ideas   People  
  • Follow through with basic values, and remember to provide good customer service.

  • We want to offer job training and mentoring and build the site with more robust, reliable and flexible technology.

    "From 'Craig's List' to virtual community" by Writer Elizabeth Knefel, March 25, 1998.
  • I want to help accelerate the evolution of the press because right now, newsrooms are cutting investigative journalists, and we need investigative journalists.

    Cutting   Needs   Want  
  • Getting out of the way is really important.

    Important   Way  
  • Okay, I'm not in the news business, and I'm not going to tell anyone how to do their job. However, it'd be good to have news reporting that I could trust again, and there's evidence that fact-checking is an idea whose time has come.

    Jobs   Ideas   News  
    "An Observation Regarding Fact-checking and Journalism From an Outsider" by Craig Newmark, January 13, 2012.
  • My take on the whole dot-com bubble was that a lot of people who wanted to make a lot of money got too excited and hyped up the commercial aspects of the Internet prematurely. I think the vision of the Internet as a democratizing medium - as everyone's printing press - is real. We got distracted from that by the mass hallucinations of the bubble.

    Money   Business   Real  
    "CRAIGSLIST / On the record: Craig Newmark". San Francisco Chronicle Interview, August 15, 2004.
  • I'm not in the news business and won't tell people how to do their job. I'd like to restore trust in the news business, though, and feel that restoring fact-checking will really help. News business realities mean that such fact-checking has to be practical, it has to be fast and cheap.

    Jobs   Mean   Reality  
    FaceBook post by Craig Newmark from Nov 28, 2011
  • In business, there are times when you disagree, and sometimes it turns out that you're just plain wrong. Humor takes away tension and helps you realize you're wrong.

  • Finding a good cause is incredibly hard and time-consuming.

  • Crooks are early adopters.

    Crooks   Crime  
  • We don't have much in the way of a business strategy. Like no business plan. Which I say to torment all my friends who are VCs or MBAs. That's always entertaining. The deal is, it's a mixture of luck and persistence.

    Persistence   Mba   Luck  
  • We think of Craigslist as a form of Social Media.We provide a simple service that is mostly free and we leave money in the community, instead of taking it away. Shared values, nothing fancy, treating people like we want to be treated. What works on the net works for people in general. The net has very little to do with technology, what matters is how people use the technology.

  • I feel that one of the best things a person can do for another is to create a job. So you do OK commercially, and then you try to make a difference of some sort.

    "CRAIGSLIST / On the record: Craig Newmark". SFGATE Interview, August 15, 2004.
  • I want you to know, at this very moment, I am simulating normal human behavior.

    Want   Normal   Moments  
  • The stuff that works best is driven by passion rather than dollars.

    Passion   Dollars   Stuff  
  • I am committed to doing customer service for Craigslist for the rest of my life. The exit strategy is death.

  • I don't expect to be a ‘leader’ with this thing. I'd rather be a builder. I'd like to build a way for people doing good work to connect, to learn from each other, protect each other, and then I want to get out of their way.

    People   Leader   Want  
  • Sometimes a slow gradual approach does more good than a large gesture.

  • Choose your mistakes carefully.

  • A lot of people, myself included, are excited about blogging and stuff like that, citizen journalism, but I do remind people that no matter how excited we are, there's no substitute for professional writing, no substitute for professional editing, and no substitute for professional fact-checking.

  • I had one simple idea about telling friends about arts and technology events. People in the community suggested everything else to us, and that's our theme. We're really run by the people who use the site. We just run the infrastructure, and help out with problems.

  • Craigslist does serve as a platform where people help each other for the basics, and also, shows people that the Internet is good for mutual support. I do feel pretty good about that.

  • We don't think of ourselves as do-gooders or altruists. It's just that somehow we're trying our best to be run with some sense of moral compass even in a business environment that is growing.

    "CRAIGSLIST / On the record: Craig Newmark". The SFGATE Interview, August 15, 2004.
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    Craig Newmark

    • Born: December 6, 1952
    • Occupation: Entrepreneur