Craigslist offers 2nd chance for missed connections

Oakland Tribune feature: “Missed Connections” is a craigslist board for people who want to follow up on a random encounter:

Since it began, Newmark has watched Missed Connections grow from 100 to 4,000 posts a week, across the 34 cities the Web site serves. “Like everyone else, I really do hope that it works,” Newmark says. “I’m a bit of a romantic.” …

Do the hunters ever nab their elusive bounty? “Once in a while, someone connects. It’s just not very often,” Newmark admits. “One person has to write it, another has to stumble onto it. It’s a long shot. But romance is always a long shot.”