Craigslist sex-for-sale ads may not return — but prostitution ads won’t go away, either

05 Sep 2010

Is Craigslist done carrying “adult services” ads?

Yes. And no.

We’re betting that this weekend’s stunt, placing a “censored” banner where the adult-services section was in the United States, will become permanent — even if Craigslist CEO Jim Buckmaster and founder Craig Newmark didn’t intend to terminate the prostitutes’ advertising hangout forever.

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Peter M. Zollman

Peter M. Zollman brings more than 35 years of media experience to his role as founding principal of the AIM Group / Classified Intelligence Report. He has worked with a wide range of media companies, dot-coms, technology providers and start-ups to develop and expand successful interactive-media services. He is based in Altamonte Springs, Fla., near Orlando.