Craig Newmark is founder of Craigslist, which is generally regarded as the website that fundamentally reinvented the classified advertising business model.
The site, which had an estimated turnover of US$100 million in 2009, now receives more traffic than either eBay or Amazon, attracting 47 million unique visitors per month.
Newmark, who is a regular keynote speaker at the world’s largest technology conferences, was a speaker at the Dublin Web Summit 2.0. He talked about the Craigslist business model, creating trust and verification on the web – and Harry Potter.
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