Talk:Craig Newmark

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Article content errors[edit]

Folks, I'd like to correct one error on the page, then articulate very briefly what I do at craigslist, and include one video link:

I'm not politically active, as was on Newsome's transition team, not anything else.

At craigslist, my full time job is customer service, dealing a lot with spammers and scammers.

Interview on Public TV/KQED Josh Kornbluth show:

http://video.google.com/url?vidurl=http%3A%2F%2Fvideo.google.com%2Fvideoplay%3Fdocid%3D-8625237967610875547%26q%3D%2522craig%2Bnewmark%2522&docid=-8625237967610875547&ev=v&esrc=sr2&usg=AL29H23YFIRPrIn_8GN7d2_fXWBJPEcXfA

Cnewmark 17:52, 8 February 2007 (UTC)

Okay, I've incorporated these suggestions, which checked out 100%. I also removed content that didn't belong in the article, but would be better in craigslist. Do you have any other ideas for improvement? —EncMstr 19:33, 8 February 2007 (UTC)
Thanks, appreciated! If it's valuable, I'm involved in a small way with Sunlight Foundation, responsible for Congresspedia.org and anti-corruption tools, and also OneVoice, a peace group comprised of thousands of moderates in Palestine and Israel. is that useful?
Cnewmark 21:00, 8 February 2007 (UTC)
You're welcome. Those might be worthy additions: How are you involved with them? Any links to sources? —EncMstr 21:18, 8 February 2007 (UTC)
I'm started to get involved with groups that work quietly, enlisting citizens to make things happen. My primary contribution is getting the word out, but secondarily, I advise regarding online community. Here're some links for some of those groups, along with articles that might be valuable and/or entertaining. Let me know if that's too much; there's lots more around —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Cnewmark (talkcontribs) 03:58, 12 February 2007 (UTC).

Cnewmark 17:11, 12 February 2007 (UTC)

Folks, looks like a number of links to press were removed, but I don't see any history on that or discussion.

Can someone let me know what happened? thanks! Cnewmark 19:54, 1 November 2007 (UTC)

They were removed by this edit which was not explained in the edit summary. However, that editor has a history of cleaning up link spam, so that's probably the explanation. —EncMstr 20:01, 1 November 2007 (UTC)

The links are valid; how does one get this corrected? thanks! Cnewmark 05:31, 2 November 2007 (UTC)

Thanks, I see the correction!

Would it be appropriate to suggest adding links to clips of my stuff on the Colbert and Stewart shows? Cnewmark 16:33, 2 November 2007 (UTC)

Cnewmark (talk) 21:03, 20 September 2013 (UTC) folks, the Wikimedia folks have asked me to ask you to add the following to this page. (I'm playing by the rules) I've been named as a "nerd-in-residence" by the US Department of Veterans Affairs, seriously. That might make me officially the biggest nerd in the world. I'm still a customer service rep at craigslist

in the first citation, you need to click on Craig Newmark to see the bio

citations: [1] [2]

Cnewmark (talk) 21:03, 20 September 2013 (UTC)


folks, I need a hand, the Forbes article wildly exaggerates rumors of my net worth, and it causes problems including physical safety.
Granted, there's no reliable source for this at all. Would it be ethical for me to suggest someone remove it. Thanks! /Craig 4.31.68.199 (talk) 19:14, 9 February 2014 (UTC)
Are you saying Forbes is not a reliable source? I think it is generally trusted as one even here at Wikipedia. Any idea how they got their information? Seems like someone would have had their lawyer slap them around if that was a frequent enough problem.
Do you know of another source which is somewhat reputable and contradicts Forbes? —EncMstr (talk) 22:56, 9 February 2014 (UTC)
Sorry to delay a response; working with sensitive info, and it will be months before I can go further. A new article by danah boyd addresses the broad issue, in the interim:

http://craigconnects.org/2014/04/smart-words-about-journalism-from-danah-boyd.html[3] The only source of actual info of my net worth is me, and I don't know how to suitably document that, suggestions appreciated, and thanks for your forbearance. Craignewmark (talk) 20:02, 30 April 2014 (UTC)

Preoccupation with Religion/Ethnicity?[edit]

Right now it feels like there is a rather strong emphasis (verging on preoccupation?) with the Jewish parentage of someone who self-identifies as non-practicing and secular. I wonder if one or two of the references to [2] should be removed or combined? Please let me know if I am mistaken and it is a big part of Craig's identity. Kylewm (talk) 18:16, 29 January 2014 (UTC)kylewm

Agreed. Perhaps a bot could be deployed to amend biographies of all secular non-skydivers as well as those who avoid going to traveling circuses?  :-) —EncMstr (talk) 18:38, 29 January 2014 (UTC)
it's about right. I identify as nerd, customer service rep, and Jew, it's just that I don't talk much about the last 4.31.68.199 (talk) 19:12, 9 February 2014 (UTC)
As mentioned in the Template:Infobox person, "Ethnicity should be supported with a citation from a reliable source". In general I strongly disagree in having such a line, and in this specific case - furthermore - there is no "citation from a reliable source" included. --Iopensa (talk) 08:24, 10 February 2014 (UTC). Sorry, I see that in text that there are citations, nevertheless having in your biography a story of your life and family is different than having an infobox with a simple statement which frames you ethnically. it is not the same thing and it does not do the same. --Iopensa (talk) 08:31, 10 February 2014 (UTC)