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.

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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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