The On-Line Book To Show Face and Make Friends

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Education & Training with Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty

The clue about this post was definitely in the Title.  (haha) If you guessed FACEBOOK, you guessed right.  So why is FACEBOOK the place to have your face and make friends?  I know why I'm there...because my oldest son is a college student, and he's there.  It just another way for us to connect.

His pictures, friends, updates and more are there for Dad's viewing pleasure(shhh...don't tell him)  You see, I am 3-4 hours away from Cal Poly, so I can't just hop in the car and "be right there!"  If students from colleges all over the Country are on FACEBOOK, then I assume most parents like myself are as well.  I know they must miss their kids too.

Question here is, should you be there?  If so, why?  If not, why not? 

Tomorrow, (I am totally stoked),  we're having the one and only Jay Thompson discuss FACEBOOK and his thoughts on the ins and outs of why he's there, and what works for him.  With over 500 friends there, Jay is the perfect guest to have on RAIN Radio for this topic.  Thanks Jay.

I'm equally as excited about this show because we have some surprises for Jay, and for our listeners and callers too.  Facebook launched on February 4, 2004, and currently has 120,000,000 active users, should you, or are you one of them?

Come find out everything you want to know or ask about FACEBOOK
, it's not just a place for friends or to find people, is it also a place for business?  We'll also be giving away some cool AR stuff, so know your trivia...

  
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Elizabeth Nieves
The Elizabeth Nieves Realty Group - Durham, NC
Bilingual Raleigh - Durham North Carolina Real Estate Team

I'm already tweeting it! This is going to be a good one, my friend!!!  :-)

Dec 11, 2008 02:39 AM #76
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I'm really excited about this show, I have been on Facebook since 6:00am scouting all the many features and options.  I just saw Carolyn tweeted about it as well, came through on my friendfeed in FaceBook.  Today, let's talk about how this works for connecting with others, building more meaningful relationships,  and increasing our business potential.  It's gonna be a great show...I'm really excited Jay is joining us.



Photo used without permission courtesy of Flickr
(But I know Jay won't mind, he's my facebook friend)

Dec 11, 2008 02:49 AM #77
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Elizabeth Cooper-Golden
Huntsville Alabama Real Estate, (@ Homes Realty Group) - Huntsville, AL
Huntsville AL MLS

Brad, I love Facebook!  It has been a great tool to help me stay connected to my colleagues from Nashville, and new friends all over the US.  If they have have a Relo in Huntsville, they won't be able to forget me, because I'm in their "Face" daily:)

I'm looking forward to Rain Radio today. I'll see you there!

Dec 11, 2008 02:57 AM #78
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James Wexler
wexzilla.com - Scottsdale, AZ

looking forward to learning more about facebook as I have only used it as a social tool, not in any way related to real estate or professional netowrking

Dec 11, 2008 03:13 AM #79
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Fabiola Jurisic
Gateway Realtors GMAC Real Estate - Wood Ridge, NJ

Would Love to learn how to network on facebook, not only to keep in touch with my family in Europe, but get some business done.

Dec 11, 2008 03:46 AM #80
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Hey everyone, If you have any questions for Jay or myself, feel free to ask them here, I'll be using these comments on the show today.  We'll go live in 1 hour, the chat line is open now.  See you there...   :-)

Dec 11, 2008 04:02 AM #81
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Susan Brooks
RE/MAX Performance Plus - Kent, WA

I have been thinking about joining facebook but have not had the time yet.  Today I have a chamber of commerce Holiday luncheon to go to at broadcast time.  Will this be recorded?

Dec 11, 2008 04:14 AM #82
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A Special Announcement

or A Mini Blog Post - This is called a Blogment! LOL~

Jay -thanks for being our special guest today, you are awesome my friend and you parted with some valuable and very useful information for listeners and callers.  I can't thank you enough. 

Just a couple side notes:  We gave away over 5000 AR points, 2 AR Fashion Shirts, and information about Facebook that may help anyone listening to the show, increase their potential business this next year.

The Grand prize was awarded to JOHN NOVAK today for guessing the answer to this trivia question:

"Who wrote the very first Blog post on ActiveRain?"
The answer?  It was our guest: Jay Thompson

Here are the other winners from other questions today:

1st question:   Carolyn Tann-Starr  "Blogging Bertha is the Alternate ego of what popular AR Blogger?" 
2nd question:  Sally Cheesman  "Who started ActiveRain? What two names?"
3rd question:   Lisa Heindell  "Who has the most points on ActiveRain?"
4th question:   Carolyn Tann-Starr  "Who has the post with the most.....comments?"
5th question:   Ginger Sala  "Who just got their first listing from Facebook, and was the first to mention it in this post?"

For the answers, guess you'll just have to listen to the show!!  :-)))

A Very EXTRA EXTRA Special thanks goes out to my dear friend, Elizabeth Nieves who managed our chat room today that at one point had 60 guests.  Thank you Liz, we couldn't have done it without YOU!!  (MWA!!)  ;-)

I've added a link to this post if you happened to miss the show, it's one I think you'll all really enjoy! Thx.

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Dec 11, 2008 06:38 AM #83
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Lisa Hill
Florida Property Experts - Daytona Beach, FL
Daytona Beach Real Estate

It's official. Brad is "totally stoked"! LOL. Brad, do you have a secret surfing habit?

Dec 11, 2008 06:47 AM #84
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Elizabeth Nieves
The Elizabeth Nieves Realty Group - Durham, NC
Bilingual Raleigh - Durham North Carolina Real Estate Team

You are TOO GOOD to me, Brad! You KNOW that I totally love helping you with the show. I have to tell you that the chatroom was OFF THE CHARTS ROCKING today!! We had the BEST OF ACTIVERAIN represented there...but there is ALWAYS room for more.

I had a goal of 50 chatters...and we actually got to 59 in the room AT ONE TIME. However, when you count the ones who came in and stayed a while...but had to leave...we were OVER 60! HOW AWESOME IS THAT?

MY GOAL FOR NEXT WEEK:  100 CHATTERS!!!

Here's my challenge:  IF you were there today in the chatroom, mark you calendar for next week. BRING A GUEST! Tell somebody that their seat was empty today...but that we're gonna hold it for them till next week.

COME PREPARED TO PARTY NEXT WEEK!!!

 

JAY was GREAT! He's a natural! Our callers were so excited and perky! AND YOU, my friend...well YOU ARE DA BOMB!!! ~GBU~

 

Dec 11, 2008 08:59 AM #85
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Tom Plant
WINEormous.com - Murrieta, CA

Brad - Sorry I missed the show. I've been on Facebook for a few years now. I think it's the ultimate social network.

Dec 11, 2008 10:14 AM #86
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Marian Gregor-Ann
Keller Williams - Ann Arbor, MI
Arbor area Real Estate

Hi Brad, I heard about it 40 minutes too late :~((  I'll go and catch the recording. It'd be cool if we got notified of these things a little earlier???  Oh well. next time.

Dec 11, 2008 01:56 PM #87
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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

This is a test to see if my responses are being logged or if the system is still messed up.

Dec 12, 2008 09:05 AM #88
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Mesa, Arizona Real Estate Mesa Arizona Realtor
Homes Arizona Real Estate LLC - Mesa, AZ
AzLadyInRed

Brad, see what I mean? Yet another post of your's I'm commenting on. Love Jay....will listen to this. AND yes, I'm on Facebook - of course. ;-)

I need to know what the yellow highlighting on your posts mean, and how you do that?

Pepper

Dec 12, 2008 11:01 AM #89
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Larry Brewer - Benchmark Realty llc
Benchmark Realty LLc - Nashville, TN

Brad - I have not spent any time on facebook. i know that's it's another opportunity to connect with an audience, but i seem to have a shortage of time.

Dec 12, 2008 01:38 PM #90
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Jeff R. Geoghan
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Lancaster, PA
REALTOR, Marketing Manager

I am having some great successes on Facebook connecting with local members who know someone I know.  The power is in the 2nd tier!

Dec 12, 2008 01:50 PM #91
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Ginger Sala
Wilkinson & Associates, Wilmington NC - Wilmington, NC
Wilmington NC Real Estate & Relocation~

Hey Brad, It was a lot of fun today on rain radio. I got in late but just in time to win a prize~ hey that's the forst thing I have won since grade school. Looking forward to next week. Thanks~

Dec 12, 2008 03:53 PM #92
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Gena Riede
Riede Real Estate, Lic. 01310792 - Sacramento, CA
Real Estate Broker - Sacramento CA Real Estate (916) 417-2699

Brad, great job getting all these excellent sources to help expose what Active Rain members can benefit from.

I can't wait to hear all about the in's and out's. Thanks for your hard work!

Dec 13, 2008 01:40 AM #93
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Tucson Real Estate Experts Anne McKechnie
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Tucson, AZ
Previews Property Specialist

Thanks Brad for the ever great information. Facebook is a great medium to connect

Dec 14, 2008 06:48 PM #94
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THanks for providing all of this great information on Facebook. I have an account but haven't used it much and am starting to see what I've been missing.

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