CraigBlog is the personal blog of Craig Newmark, the founder of Craigslist. Craigslist is an extremely successful way of making transactions fast and cheap, connecting buyers and sellers, employers and job seekers, renters and landlords, etc. Usually without a fee. He created it to "give people a break," and Craigslist is the 37th most-trafficked site on the web, and is so efficient that it drives newspapers crazy. Ebay keeps trying to buy it, but they're not selling. Here's an interesting article on him in the WaPo.
Craig Newmark just joined the board of the Sunlight Foundation, one of the more interesting projects for promoting transparency, good governance, and democracy in the United States. Esther Dyson, one of the most influential, smart, and socially conscious venture capitalists who walk the earth, is the head of the Sunlight Foundation.
Update: No, Esther Dyson is not head of the Sunlight Foundation. She's just the richest person on the board. Ellen Miller, who is the Executive Director of the Sunlight Foundation, wrote me to correct my error, and provide me with the link to their org chart. I asked her how much money I needed to give to atone for my stupid, lazy mistake. Feeling like an ass never felt so good. Long live the 'net.