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Social Media and Social Networking 101 First, let's take a look at the difference between social media and social networking and a little history lesson. Social networking is not new. You and I have been doing it for centuries, okay maybe not you and me, but the human race. When we mingle with co-workers around the coffee machine, go to a fund raiser, club, party, business get-together, seminar, golf, sewing circle, etc., these are all forms of social networking. Similarly, the new online social networking is a bi-directional mode of communications between people, sometimes a group of people with similar (0 comments)
social media: Choosing the Right Social Media Partner - The Five Point Relationship Test - 03/24/11 09:20 AM
h buyers and sellers are becoming increasingly more tech savvy and are demanding more time and energy from their agents for less. Meanwhile, agents are constantly looking for ways to stay on top of technology advances and the ever changing social networking sites while still reaching their buyers and sellers in as little time and money as possible. Brokers are looking for ways to increase market position by staying on top of the technology curve, retain and retrain agents on new marketing tools, and help agents become or stay relevant in an advancing social and technology driven environment. If one does (8 comments)
With the social networking craze continuing to capture headlines, and names like Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Google now common topics of dinner conversation, one cannot ignore the impact this new medium has had on our lives. Did you like the Super Bowl ads? If you didn’t tweet your thoughts, your opinion was probably not counted! Researchers were watching Twitter data to assess the biggest winners and losers! Big business spends millions of dollars a year on social networking and media. Twitter and Facebook logos are now common place on most advertisements, television and print media. The latest car gadgets include (4 comments)
For the first time ever, U.S. web surfers visited the Facebook social networking site more often than any other site in 2010, beating out Google now in the number two spot, according to a report from Hitwise, an Internet analytics firm. As a real estate virtual tour provider we spend a lot of time on social networking activities both for the company and to promote our clients. But what is social networking and how can it help sell real estate, you ask? Using Wikipedia "the online encyclopedia" for the term "Social Networking" it is described as: A social network (3 comments)
Are Your Virtual Tours Naughty or Nice? Virtual tour providers and virtual tours are all exactly the same, or are they? Does it matter if you use one that offers free virtual tours or one that charges a monthly subscription? Does it matter if the virtual tour company is brand new or may claim to have 100,000 users? Does it matter who owns it or what the company philosophy is? It does depend on “why” you want a virtual tour in the first place. We are all being overwhelmed with choice these days, and real estate technology is no exception. (4 comments)
social media: East Bay Property Marketing and Social Networking Explained - 12/15/09 11:39 AM
East Bay Property Marketing Studios spends a lot of time and money on social networking, so just what is this social networking phenominom and should you as a real estate agent, professional or business owner get involved? And if so, how much? Should you be writing a blog (web log) such as this one or should you have your profile on Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, Activerain? And the list goes on and on from there... So, let's take a look at what social networking is and a little history of social networking... First of all, social networking is not new! You and (2 comments)
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