Craigslist founder featured in Engineering speaker series

Craig Newmark, founder of craigslist.org and craigconnects.org, presents “Getting Real Change Done with Social Media” in the College of Engineering Distinguished Speaker Series at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 7, in the Lonestar Auditorium at the Maverick Activities Center.

Since its founding in 1995, craigslist has become one of the world’s 10 most-visited English language web platforms and has fundamentally changed classified advertising.

Providing its users with mostly free advertising opportunities, craigslist lets people help each other with basic needs such as housing and jobs. The site is based on a culture of trust, encouraging participants to play an active role in policing the information that is shared.

In March, Newmark launched craigconnects, which focuses on technology for the common good, connects people who do good works, and improves and ensures media integrity.

A reception starts at 6 p.m. in the second floor lounge of the MAC. The reception and lecture are free, but guests should RSVP online.

Read more information about Craig Newmark.

Source: MavWire

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