Craigslist founder brings Web back to basics

Real Estate Connect Speaker Profile

Craig Newmark is the soft-spoken man behind the nationwide network of online community sites known as craigslist, which feature back-to-basics bulletin-style classifieds, as well as community discussion boards.

The sites have made a mark on real estate, with more brokers and agents using them as another place on the Web to expose their listings, and more consumers turning to the Internet for real estate information.

On craigslist, visitors can look for a job, an apartment, a house, sofa, Saturday night date, art class, Por