Jerry Newman, Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation (Brown Realty, 210-789-4216,www.JeremiahNewman.com)

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Dario Ferreira
Attleboro, MA
Internet Marketing

If people would understand that anything they post online can be eventually accessed by someone, then there would not be any issues.

I can't believe that people are so dense to believe any internet visible data can be secure. 

Banks and government agencies get hacked,  why do they think social media sites would be different.

Apr 16, 2018 10:44 AM
Rainmaker
2,304,926
Nina Hollander
RE/MAX Executive | Charlotte, NC - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

I am not jumping the gun and moving. The damage has been done. Why move?

Apr 16, 2018 10:19 AM
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Carol Williams
U.S.: I specialize in helping agents who have been in the business 2 years or less create a thriving business. - Wenatchee, WA
"Customized Mentoring & Marketing Services"

There are no secrets anywhere.  I'm not going to become a hermit.

Apr 16, 2018 10:33 AM
Rainmaker
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
www.HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Anyone who thought their PUBLICLY POSTED CONTENT would not be viewable by THE WORLD and considers this a scandal/issue/privacy concern really needs to wake up.  No offense, but this is like having your email on your web page and being mad when someone harvests it and spams to it.

 

I've been off of FB for some time and have been deleting my personal page's content over the past two years BECAUSE I understood this a long time ago and for me it was more their political slanting and allowing pictures of ISIS beheading people to stay up or anti-cop stuff to stay up, but God forbid you post something that's pro-American, pro-cop or based on conservative values, that stuff will be reported by the social justice warriors and removed by FB in the blink of an eye.  That's why I left them.

 

As to alternatives, Gab.ai is a good one that is based on the first ammendment.  But for me, I'm more for staying off of social media period.

Apr 16, 2018 12:39 PM
Rainmaker
4,501,125
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

No. I am more active on Facebook than ActiveRain. 

Residential real estate professionals need to have a presence on Facebook to interface with prospects and clients.

Apr 16, 2018 10:52 AM
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2,435,329
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.AtHomesCharlotte.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

Let's see, Equifax lost our highly personal, critical credit information; Facebook shared our vacation and fur baby photos, our comments and our 'likes.' Hmm....

It's outrageous what the public concerns themselves with...and what they don't!

Our business screams for us to be social - I'm not giving up Facebook just because they're doing what Google and other entities have been doing for years

Now...Wanna see a picture I shared on Facebook of my Dukie?!

Duke

Apr 16, 2018 12:37 PM
Rainmaker
2,827,931
Michael Jacobs
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena Area Real Estate 818.516.4393

 

Safety first.  FB is primarily a way of keeping in touch with people I know.  I have no plans to leave or change my approach.  Yet. 

Apr 16, 2018 11:47 AM
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PropertyMinder (AccelerAgent)
PropertyMinder, Inc. - San Jose, CA
Modern Tools for the Modern Agent

It won't dissuade me or the company I represent, Jerry Newman. Facebook is still a social media powerhouse and undeniable hot spot for free, popular, and extensive networking. 

How about you? Are you closing your Facebook account and/or looking for alternatives, Jerry? - Tim

Apr 16, 2018 11:12 AM
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Hannah Williams
Re/Max Eastern inc. - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818

No it will not stop me as I am careful of what I post

Apr 16, 2018 11:59 AM
Rainmaker
388,679
Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT
PETER TESTA

I'll still post to my Facebook Business Page, I always knew they spied on me & sold my info; it was glaringly obvious when I'd suddenly get ads popping up for something I was just searching for.

I have a personal FB but I rarely-never post on it.

The only thing that will get me off of FB completely, and in a heartbeat- is if they start charging us to use it. It's not worth an investment of any sort of money to me. I'd go right to their competition & start developing my Instagram. 

Apr 16, 2018 11:11 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams fox cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

In the list of scandals going on in our country right now, this is a minor one, but it is a good smoke screen for those in DC who like to ignore the real issues.

 

Apr 16, 2018 12:21 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Jerry,

We have a presence on FB, but we are not active.  We knew it was trouble when someone posted a picture of us with two agents who were years later indicted and thrown in jail.  We had the foresight of removing that photo, way before their dishonesty was discovered...A

Apr 16, 2018 12:21 PM
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4,167,168
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
"Franklin MA Homes"

I'll continue to use it....

Apr 16, 2018 12:05 PM
Rainer
16,042
Andrea Moore
The Mortgage Market of Delaware - Lewes, DE

Yeah no.

Apr 16, 2018 10:46 AM
Rainmaker
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Area Real Estate

I am actually deciding that. I have very targeting ads & am really wondering how much of a decline this is going to cause. I do think that if you don't think 'someone' is not spying on your internet goings-on, something is wrong with you. But they were selling our info to 3rd parties & didn't even know what was going on with the info.

Time will tell. We should do a poll.

Apr 16, 2018 10:46 AM
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Anthony Kirlew
Fiscally Sound - Gilbert, AZ
Helping You Make Fiscally Sound Choices

There is no alternative currently. The thing people need to keep in mind is that nearly every social media site works the same. If you are not paying to use the service, you are the product...

I choose the high road; Faceboook is an amazing place to connect with and stay in touch with family and friends. It is also an amazing advertising platform where you can dial in a very specific audience (location, income, interestsm etc) and get in front of them for a fraction of the cost of Google ads.

Apr 17, 2018 09:42 PM
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769,835
Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, ePRO, CRS, RCS-D
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
Co-Host of Mail-Right's: Real Estate Agent Podcast

Scandal?

FB was just doing what we've always known they'd do. No scandal except in the media.

 

No, business as usual, FB is less than 5% of my biz anyhow.

Apr 16, 2018 03:30 PM
Rainmaker
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Richard L. McKinney P.A.
Atlantic Shores Realty Expertise - Port St Lucie, FL
For Results that MOVE you on the Treasure Coast!

Scandle???? This is not a scandle. This is the media trying to scalp the president.  This crap has been going on for twenty years! The internet is full of advertisers watching what you do. If you don't want to be watched then don't go on the internet bc they can see everything you do. 

As for me personally, I don't care what folks look at on my Fb page. Look all you want. I have nothing to hide and really don't care what anyone thinks. 

 

 

Apr 16, 2018 01:37 PM
Rainmaker
2,587,967
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

NOPE, they already have everything at this point.. Continue on....

Apr 16, 2018 01:36 PM
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Fred Griffin
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

 Hi, Jerry.

   I minimized my presence on FB a couple of years ago.  I have a couple of reunion groups, one business group, some family members.  

  

Apr 16, 2018 12:50 PM
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Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

My account is deactivated. I haven't gone so far as deleting it, but I don't use facebook. -K

Apr 16, 2018 12:39 PM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker

I never post and seldom comment. So not stopping me!

Apr 16, 2018 11:59 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

I used Facebook for what was intended i.e. whatever happen to so and so. Today, I live that inquiry and it is full time. Don't need Facebook for that

Apr 16, 2018 11:58 AM
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512,034
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

I use FB almost exclusively for personal use and not business and plan to continue to use FB.

Apr 18, 2018 05:37 PM
Rainmaker
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Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

Facebook is an important part of our business. I personally rarely post anything on it, but we post many business related things there often.

Apr 17, 2018 08:25 PM
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Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

The short answer is Nope Jerry Newman 

Apr 17, 2018 06:31 PM
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Jerry Newman
Brown Realty, 210-789-4216,www.JeremiahNewman.com - San Antonio, TX
Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation

Thanks for all who stop by for a response. It was great hearing from many of you since I haven't been posting much lately. Have a Wonderful Week1

Apr 17, 2018 12:54 PM
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Gloria Valvasori, Accredited Senior Agent
BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS REAL ESTATE SIGNATURE SERVICE - Mississauga, ON
REAL Experience | REAL Commitment | REAL Results!

If people would only realize that once you post something on the internet it is there forever and can never be erases... be mindful of what you post..

Apr 17, 2018 08:26 AM
Rainmaker
2,397,796
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I seldom post, mostly make comments.  No one even know what I had for lunch last week.

Apr 17, 2018 07:44 AM
Rainmaker
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Gary L. Waters, Broker Owner, Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC
Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC - Rockledge, FL
... a small office, delivering big service!

I will be facebook free by the summer... too much drama!

Apr 17, 2018 06:36 AM
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Joan Cox
Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I leave much of my personal information off, and don't post often anyway.

Apr 20, 2018 08:52 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I will not be making any changes.

Apr 17, 2018 05:55 AM
Rainmaker
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Lynda White
Bluegrass Homes & Farms Realty, Agent Know How - Louisville, KY
Admin. Mgr., Keller Williams Realty

Nope. Still there. I always said don't post anything on Facebook that you wouldn't have printed on the 1st page of the newspaper. 

Apr 17, 2018 05:24 AM
Rainmaker
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
BVO Luxury Group @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ

No - because I haven't in a long time

Apr 17, 2018 05:13 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I do not post

Apr 17, 2018 04:35 AM
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®,CRS,
RE/MAX Professionals. - Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!

We really have to look at where Fac

Apr 16, 2018 11:18 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Jerry Newman - No.

As long as I keep my stuff to me, I am not afraid of Facebook leaks.

Apr 16, 2018 11:04 PM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Los Angeles CA

no.

Apr 16, 2018 10:47 PM
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

no.  I have no expectation of "privacy" on line anywhere

Apr 16, 2018 08:31 PM
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Jeff Perlis Prime Properties
Prime Properties - Lake Arrowhead, CA
Experience Your Own Transformation!

I do not use FB.

Apr 16, 2018 07:08 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I don't post FB and don't plan on starting

Apr 16, 2018 06:32 PM
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Mike Kelly,CRS,CIPS
The MJKelly Team - Santa Rosa, CA
"One of Sonoma County's Natural Resources"

I thought one of these most "Don't have a clue" questions asked of Mr. Zuckerberg was, "You don't charge for Facebook. How do you make money?" The Billionaire took a breath and stated, "We charge for ads." If my clients are on Facebook then I will stay on Facebook and stay IN THE FLOW of those clients. This whole knashing of the teeth that Facebook would use our "personal information" to make money was laughable. When you got your first credit card you surrendered it all! I post on Facebook and yes, pay Mr. Zuckerberg to "boost" my post. Cheap and fun! And what do I give up for this? They know I'm married to Lou Ann, have a dog named Jake (cutest ever!), that I loathe Trump, love trout fishing, cajun food and have been a dues paying Realtor for 40+ years. And yes, I do understand WHY those ads for Orvis keep poppign up to the right of my screen! 

Apr 16, 2018 06:28 PM
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

I believe there is a big difference between hacking and selling data. 

To answer your question ... no, it won't. 

Apr 16, 2018 06:22 PM
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John Meussner
Mason-McDuffie Mortgage, Conventional Loans, Jumbo Loans, FHA, 203(k), USDA, VA, - Walnut Creek, CA
#MortgageMadeEasy Walnut Creek, CA 484-680-4852

Nope, I think anyone was being pretty naive if they didn't realize all FB was allowing to happen.  When you use a free service, YOU are the product.  I learned that lesson a while ago.

Apr 16, 2018 06:06 PM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I was fatigued by the election post oin Facebook that were totally fake and hateful.

Apr 16, 2018 05:53 PM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

I never expected security so am not left hanging or shocked by the outcome. I don't post anything that I am not willing to be spread.

Apr 16, 2018 05:13 PM
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John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Hello Jerry Newman  I am not concern on my Facebook post.

Apr 16, 2018 05:03 PM
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Sybil Campbell
Long and Foster REALTORS® 5234 Monticello Ave Williamsburg, Virginia - Williamsburg, VA
REALTOR® ABR, SFR, SRES Williamsburg, Virginia

I use Facebook so seldom that it hasn't affected me.

Apr 16, 2018 04:51 PM
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Anita Clark
ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA

Jerry: I will be where I believe real estate consumers will be, and right now FB is definitely in that mix.

Apr 16, 2018 04:46 PM
Rainmaker
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Dan Tabit
Northstone Real Estate Inc. - Sammamish, WA

No. It's silly to assume anything on social media is ever private. I opened all my settings early on.  I will always consider alternatives if the market moves somewhere else. 

Apr 16, 2018 03:43 PM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

I may need to violate the TOS but I will continue on FB.

The lesson to be learned by people who own a business, repeating what I have said many times, FB knows more about their users than ANYBODY.

Business owners should know to UP/INCREASE/MULTIPLY their Facebook ADS budget before the roadblocks are erected. It's still less expensive than the Evil Empire.

Don't use Cambridge Analytics but there are MANY more with the very same capability.

 

Apr 16, 2018 02:28 PM