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It used to be that all politics was local. No one proves how much this little maxim has changed — changed by the web — than Craigslist Craig Newmark.
“I really think we’re at a turning point in history,” Newmark writes in his new weblog. “The Net has given individuals a voice we’ve never had before, and we’re getting serious about using it for real change.
An on-line God, revered across the country for helping people find and shed furniture, boyfriends, pets, and other spare items, the deliberately self-effacing Newmark has always been on a political mission of sorts. He’s had a lot to say to his on-line community about privacy laws — he supported SB 1 and his reasons for doing so provide a good look at why it passed. He’s involved in the lawsuits regading digital copying and, most recently, he’s started on a campaign against spam.
Anyone interested in the Geek perspective would do well, very well, to keep Newmark’s new blog in mind.

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