Anil has written an absolutely dead on criticism of an annoying recent editorial in the San Francisco Bay Guardian.

I was startled by this phenomenally wrong-headed editorial

in the San Francisco Bay Guardian. Tim Redmond exposes his insecurities by arguing that Craig Newmark’s work in Craigslist doesn’t build communities because it threatens the business models of alt weeklies. I don’t want to put too fine a point on it, but this is a blatant example of scapegoating horseshit.

he’s profoundly wrong. Craigslist builds communities in the cities where it has a presence by providing a home for the gift economy and information trading that is often difficult in contemporary urban society. In short, Craigslist lets people act like neighbors

Read more of Alt Weeklies, San Francisco, Curiosity, and Bullshit.

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