Craigslist founder to speak in Columbia

Mon, 04/05/2010 - 1:30am
The Associated Press

Social networking pioneer Craig Newmark will share his insights into the Internet economy and other musings Tuesday at a "fireside chat" and luncheon with Columbia business leaders.

The Craigslist founder's first trip to Missouri is hosted by the University of Missouri's Tiger Institute for Health Innovation, a collaboration with the Cerner Corporation. Tickets for the general public remain available through the Columbia Chamber of Commerce.

Newmark began Craiglist in 1995 as an e-mail list for friends and acquaintances in San Francisco. The site has since grown into a worldwide network of local classified ads and Internet chat rooms.


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