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News, The Snitch Craigslist Sues JamesList, for Obvious Reasons

Craigslist Sues JamesList, for Obvious Reasons

"Craig" is pretty upset with "James" for allegedly ripping off the well-known and widely used online classified ads idea to create the lesser-known Jameslist.Craigslist, which was created in 1995 right here in San Francisco, is accusing Jameslist of swapping out…
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Dining, SFoodie Cafe Reverie Isn't Connected, Though You Might End Up That Way

Cafe Reverie Isn't Connected, Though You Might End Up That Way

Why would someone in this tech-savvy city go to a Wi-Fi-free café? Here are a few reasons: 1) so you can actually get some writing and reading done without Internet distractions; 2) so you can peacefully enjoy food and a…
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News, Feature Craig Newmark speaks at victim's memorial in wake of Craigslist killings

Craig Newmark speaks at victim's memorial in wake of Craigslist killings

Click here for the latest update. In October 2007, Katherine Olson was looking for work. Since graduating summa cum laude from St. Olaf College with a dual degree in theater and Hispanic studies, she'd mostly cobbled together part-time jobs —…
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News, The Snitch Chronicle Replaces Paid Journalists With Unpaid 'Luminaries' -- and Craig From Craigslist Posts a Picture of a Bird

Chronicle Replaces Paid Journalists With Unpaid 'Luminaries' -- and Craig From Craigslist Posts a Picture of a Bird

By now, aficionados of San Francisco Web journalism have probably noticed the San Francisco Chronicle's new "City Brights" online feature; a group of "luminaries" who, essentially, blog about whatever they see fit. We're ostensibly supposed to be compelled to read…
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News, The Snitch What Do SF's Classrooms Actually Need?: Donors Choose Says "Pretty Much Everything."

What Do SF's Classrooms Actually Need?: Donors Choose Says "Pretty Much Everything."

Craig from Craigslist was on the Colbert Report last week promoting his new venture Donors Choose, a web site that lets you make microdonations to teachers all over the world.Here's a list of some of the most needed things…
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Letters to the Editor

One City, Under Fernet Sweet bitters: I never expected to live long enough to see the day that Fernet-Branca would grace the cover of SF Weekly . That magical nostrum hovered like a threat and…
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Letters to the Editor

Craig, Dissed Your bottom line is showing: As a former newspaper reporter dismayed by mounting newsroom layoffs and the steady decline in quality journalism, I nonetheless can't find fault with Craigslist for siphoning away classified ads, or with Craig Newmark…
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News, Feature Craig$list.com

Craig$list.com

Craig Newmark's stubby fingers tap at the keyboard in an irregular, accelerating rhythm, akin to kernels in a microwave popcorn bag approaching peak heat. Clack. Click-clack. Click-ity-click-ity-click-ca-click-clack. Newmark peers into one of three computer monitors on his home office desk.…
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Film, ISO Substance

ISO Substance

Indian virgin seeks willing woman. Wanted: heavy metal chef. Redheaded family seeks redheaded pet. For hire: preop transsexual e$cort. "I am stalking shell-car guy." Diabetic cat support group. Flogging for flowers. Where can you find all of these announcements, in…
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Calendar, Urban Experience Asia Alive

Asia Alive

FRI-SUN 2/6-8 Watching the British version of Antiques Roadshow always makes me feel like a greenhorn. The U.S. Roadshow has oil paintings from the 19th century, aluminum toys from the '50s, maybe the odd silver-plated something from the old country.…
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Dining, Eat

The Man Who Came to Dinner

Craig for mayor! Maybe you call it Craig's List. Or the List Foundation. Or maybe you're one of the few cybercitizens who've yet to stumble upon this local online phenomenon. In any case, I'm here to tell you that, yes,…
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