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But Craigslist actually *is* a den of sin, Mike

Just look! (warning: NSFW. In fact, not safe for home either really.)

Attn: all hobbyists and escorts - AJC front page - m4w - 29
Date: 2007-08-22, 2:51PM EDT

Looks like a few bad apples are gonna ruin the ATL scene again. Today's Atlanta-Journal-Constitution has a front page article in which Mayor Franklin blames Craigslist for promoting child sex, and the vice squad discloses how it has been conducting stings on this list. To the ladies, thank you all for your lovely services, and pls be on guard, and to my follow hobbyists, lets continue to flag the fakes, and also be on guard. Pls don't let a few bad apples ruin a good thing. Have fun, and as always, play safe.

The BKeeper.

Techdirt and its commenters mocked the Atlanta city mayor over her accusation that Craigslist is promoting child prostitution. I dunno, it's pretty clear what's going on in the "erotic services" section on Craigslist. That's a huge part of their traffic too. It's not all apartment-finding and mattress-selling over there, you know. :)

I found this quote from the AJC article interesting:

Company founder Craig Newmark, who also was mailed Franklin's letter, no longer is involved in the company's daily affairs and is traveling, Best said.

Craig's not part of Craigslist anymore?

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Craig was at a real estate conference I attended a couple weeks ago in SFO and said he was on his way to the Middle East to work on setting up some form of media site aimed at bringing a louder voice to moderates in the area. His theory was that moderates with a voice could bring change where extremists on either side never will.

He hasn't entirely, but is working on getting out of day to day operations on the site.

I think that is a serious problem and it isn't enough some moderate form.. :-)


FYI -- Franklin is a black woman. I think you referred to her as a "he" or "him". Just figured I'd let you know.

No need to post this. Just an FYI.

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