Craigslist Follow Up

On: September 16, 2010
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About Natalie Dixon
I’m a new media thinker, strategist and writer. My current research focus is on the ‘affective bandwidth’ of mobile-mediated communication. My research interests include affective computing, HCI, biomapping, emotion, the impact of mobile phones on social behaviour, analytical design and information visualization. I graduated from the new media track of the Media and Culture masters programme in 2011.


This week Craigslist officially shut down its adult service section of the site in the United States. This follows a short period of censorship. While some are celebrating the decision, blogger Dannah Boyd raises some interesting points on The Huffington Post titled: How Censoring Craigslist Helps Pimps, Child Traffickers and Other Abusive Scumbags. Meanwhile, Craigslist only has one fresh post on their blog, about their ongoing legal battle with Ebay.

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