OK, so I didn't really see this one coming but when I sit back and think about it, I'm not really all that surprised. One thing I've known for a long time is that Bob Stewart likes to shake things up a bit every once in a while. When it comes to this whole TruliRain thing, I'd say there's certainly been some shaking going on for a while.
Another thing I know about Bob is that he does care about this community and about the experience people get from being a part of this community. See this pic below? Where was it taken? It was taken in 2009 at REBarCamp in Seattle that was held at Zillow's headquaters. Ironic? I thought so. :)
Basically, we were having lunch and I mentioned a community type that was missing from the Active Rain web site. While we were eating our lunch, Bob took out his trusty computer and created the community type right there. As soon as I heard the news about the whole Active Rain / Trulia thing, I thought of this photograph. Of course, that made me think of some other photos of Bob and the "old school" Active Rain crew but most of them have to do with beer and or sushi and I'd hate to have to get all nostalgic on everyone... :)
Congrats to the Active Rain crew for taking a pretty bold step. A step that I'm sure will make some happy while making some not-so-happy.
This one is going to be fun to watch...