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Published:April 20th, 2009 14:04 EST

Craigslist CEO, Jim Buckmaster chats with Judyth Piazza on the American Perspective

By Judyth Piazza CEO (Editor)


CEO since November 2000, Jim has led craigslist to be the world`s most used classifieds in any medium, and one of the most popular websites in the world (trailing YHOO, TWX, MSFT, EBAY, GOOG, NWS in page views) -- while maintaining its renowned public service mission, non-corporate vibe, and headcount of less than 20.

Formerly served as craigslist`s lead programmer and CTO, contributing the site`s multi-city architecture, search engine, discussion forums, flagging system, self-posting process, homepage design, personals categories, and best-of-craigslist.

Before joining craigslist, directed web development for Creditland (defunct) and Quantum. In 1994-95, built a terabyte-scale database-driven public website for ICPSR at U-Mich.

Graduated summa cum laude from Virginia Tech with a bachelors in biochemistry, and studied medicine and classics at the University of Michigan.