SILICONVALLEY.com -- Mar 1 -- Craigslist plans to collect millions of ads and beam them into deep space May 15, accompanied by a videotaped greeting from craigslist founder Craig Newmark. "We believe there could be an infinite market opportunity.'' Users consent by checking a box next to their listings: ``OK to transmit this posting into outer space.'' CEO Jim Buckmaster won an eBay auction over the weekend -- at $1,225 -- for the chance to send a message into outer space. Rumor has it that Hollywood has already commissioned a TV show about the event -- called ``List in Space.''
Mark Brooks: Jim/Craig, what side of the light do your mushrooms grow on? A brilliantly bizarre word-of-mouth/PR ploy in keeping with characterful Craigslist.