Buckmaster was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He graduated with a bachelor's from Virginia Tech and attended medical school at the University of Michigan. However, he dropped out inciting a lack of interest.
He remained a student for the next ten years by taking at least one class for credit, therefore maintaining certain student privileges like gym access. During this time, he audited classics courses, did data entryand eventually taught himself how to code.
In the early s, he worked as a programmer for the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Researchwhere he deed the organization's web interface. During the Dot-com bubblehe worked as a webmaster a short lived tech company, Creditland, in San Francisco.
In lateBuckmaster posted his onto Craigslist, where he was recruited cougar escort mississauga Craig Newmarkthe founder of the website. In Novemberhe was promoted to the post of CEO. Buckmaster wrote a series of haiku that appear in lieu of error messages on craigslist: . They function as a gnomic clue that what you are seeing is intentional, while discouraging further conversation or inquiry.
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For instance, start too many conversations in the forums and your new thre may fail to show up. Instead, you will see this:.
Referring to the purple peace he created that serves as craigslist's symbol and favicon: . On the topic of craigslist's company culture: . Buckmaster also manages the Craigslist Charitable Fund and serves as executive producer for craigslist TV.
A fan of Noam ChomskyBuckmaster has been accused of personalls " anti-capitalistic ",  which Buckmaster claims is an inaccurate characterization:. American businessman.
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