Is social networking a necessary evil?

Real Estate Agent with RE/MAXPrestige
Facebook is such a huge part of our lives today. How else would we know what is going on in the world? I use it for business, my business page advertises my listings. I get referrals from my friends who see my real estate activity through my status updates. I also keep in touch with friends all over the world, some that I haven't seen for years. I am also able to see what is going on in the lives of my teenagers. So, what would we do without it? Today is shrove Tuesday, which means that tomorrow is the start of Lent in the Christian calendar. Many people give up something for Lent. I have been toying with the idea of "giving up" Facebook. Lent is a period of 40 days, I am almost embarrassed to say that I don't think that I can do it! Does that mean I'm addicted? What could be a positive outcome? Maybe I could just limit it to once a day or would that be cheating? What if I decided to read something inspirational instead? How about spending that time calling someone and actually talking to them? Many possibilities of how that time usually spent checking Facebook could be used. What do you think? Could you give up your social media? Is it purely a business tool and so something that is a necessary evil?
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Sue Riley Realtor, GRI

Prudential Texas Properties

Serving Collin and Grayson Counties and surrounding area.

Offering great customer service for all of your real estate needs

Comments (3)

Laura Sargent
Carolina One Real Estate - Mount Pleasant, SC

Facebook is like voicemail - you can pop in and check out - not too much time - you are in charge and it can be as personal or impersonal as you like.  It would be interesting to change the connection for the time period.

Mar 08, 2011 03:12 AM
Kevin Russell
Scottsdale, AZ

Facebook is a great tool. It keeps you in contact and lets everyone you know, what you are doing. People do not want to sift through email, we want quick information.

Mar 08, 2011 04:46 AM
Lorrie Semler, REALTORĀ® in the Dallas area. Call/text 972-416-3417
United Real Estate - Addison, TX
Real Service. Real Results. Real Estate

I just read on Facebook today that one of my sellers found an apartment in the city he's moving to and will be out of his Dallas house by April 1st.  You'd think he would have told me, but no, I had to read about it on Facebook.  It will be soooo much easier to show when he's gone.

Mar 11, 2011 01:10 PM