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An Internet for the People: The Politics and Promise of craigslist

Jessa Lingel

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780691188904
eISBN:
9780691199887
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691188904.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

Begun by Craig Newmark as an e-mail to some friends about cool events happening around San Francisco, craigslist is now the leading classifieds service on the planet. It is also a throwback to the ... More


From Sex Workers to Data Hacks: Craigslist’s Courtroom Battles

Jessa Lingel

in An Internet for the People: The Politics and Promise of craigslist

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780691188904
eISBN:
9780691199887
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691188904.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter describes two key strands of legal arguments that craigslist has repeatedly—and, for the most part, successfully—made: first, that websites cannot be held responsible for the behaviour ... More


Craigslist, the Secondary Market, and Politics of Value

Jessa Lingel

in An Internet for the People: The Politics and Promise of craigslist

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780691188904
eISBN:
9780691199887
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691188904.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter focuses on craigslist's role as a secondary marketplace for used goods, meaning a market that operates outside of formal businesses and vendors. Drawing on interviews with users, the ... More


Craigslist Gigs, Class Politics, and a Gentrifying Internet

Jessa Lingel

in An Internet for the People: The Politics and Promise of craigslist

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780691188904
eISBN:
9780691199887
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691188904.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter looks at the hustle to find work on craigslist. Using interviews with craigslist users recruited through the site's gigs section, the chapter puts craigslist job searching in the context ... More


Mashup

Jonathon Keats

in Virtual Words: Language from the Edge of Science and Technology

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195398540
eISBN:
9780197562826
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195398540.003.0027
Subject:
Computer Science, Programming Languages

The origin of the mashup is a matter of debate. According to one theory, the phenomenon began in 2001 with the XFM radio broadcast of the song “Stroke of ... More


Introduction: The Politics and Promise of Craigslist

Jessa Lingel

in An Internet for the People: The Politics and Promise of craigslist

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780691188904
eISBN:
9780691199887
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691188904.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This introductory chapter is a brief overview on craigslist and its impact on digital culture. Most people think of craigslist as a simple-looking site with a few basic functions, but in terms of the ... More


Becoming Craig’s List: San Francisco Roots and Web 1.0 Ethics

Jessa Lingel

in An Internet for the People: The Politics and Promise of craigslist

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780691188904
eISBN:
9780691199887
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691188904.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter describes craigslist's transformation from an e-mail list to a massively popular online marketplace. It starts with the role of the San Francisco Bay Area in the development of ... More


People Seeking People: Craigslist, Online Dating, and Social Stigma

Jessa Lingel

in An Internet for the People: The Politics and Promise of craigslist

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780691188904
eISBN:
9780691199887
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691188904.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter looks at what made craigslist personals distinctive from other online dating platforms, focusing on shifting norms around anonymity and a persistent social stigma. More than any other ... More


Conclusion: The Case for Keeping The Internet Weird

Jessa Lingel

in An Internet for the People: The Politics and Promise of craigslist

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780691188904
eISBN:
9780691199887
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691188904.003.0009
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This concluding chapter shows how paying attention to the gaps between craigslist and its peers can help toward a more democratic, less gentrified Internet. To build a case for keeping the Internet ... More


Three Terrors of Flirtation

Barbara Natalie Nagel

in Flirtations: Rhetoric and Aesthetics This Side of Seduction

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780823264896
eISBN:
9780823266869
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823264896.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Nothing seems more harmless than a flirt. But then why at times do we feel the feeling of sheer terror? Why do people turn pale and flee when being flirted at? This chapter considers a range of ... More


Average Dudes, Casual Encounters: White Homosociality and Heterosexual Authenticity

Jane Ward

in Not Gay: Sex between Straight White Men

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781479860685
eISBN:
9781479835782
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479860685.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter examines the relationship between heteromasculinity and whiteness. It considers examples from contemporary popular culture that link homosexual sex with straight white male rebellion and ... More


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