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Craigslist launches weekly Web series about users

NEW YORK (AP) - Long a bastion of anonymity, Craigslist is putting a few of its users on camera.

The San Francisco-based classified ads site on Thursday launched a weekly Web series that documents people using it.

The videos are available on Craigslist and Google's YouTube. They're a kind of marketing tool to showcase the benefits of the site.

Users in Los Angeles were given the option of participating in the series, which will present 14 episodes. The videos were created in a reality TV style by "Project Runway" producer Drew Brown.

Episodes include a fashion designer trying to get Sandra Bullock to wear a dress of his and a woman trying to track down a "missed connection" - an alluring stranger.

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