Imagine that we all were treated in this manner for trying to get ahead in our Real Estate careers.
If you been bah-humbugging the power of Facebook and other social media, take a glimpse at a story that's posted on the Newsweek Web site. It's "The Cookie Crumbles," by Kurt Soller, a New York-based technology reporter who went online looking for Girl Scout cookies and found Asheville's very own YouTube'ing Girl Scout, Wild Freeborn.
Mountain Xpress first reported the story back in January. The saga goes like this:
• Asheville Girl Scout gets her dad, Bryan Freeborn, and college students to hawk her cookies on Facebook, Twitter, Digg, Reddit,StumbleUpon and del.icio.us.
• It works: Combined with some traditional door-to-door and booth sales, Wild Freeborn gets almost 1,000 sales.
• Some Girl Scout parents call for an end to the project, arguing that the organization's rules prohibit online sales.
• Although the Freeborns aren't selling online and are merely taking advance orders, they agree to pull the YouTube video in which 8-year-old Wild urges people to buy the cookies because they help Girl Scouts everywhere ... and because they're yummy.
• Subsequently, the national Girl Scouts office starts its own cookie-hawking Web page (http://girlscoutcookies.org/).
All of this over an organization trying to get ahead, and a little girls ambition to help.............
People are saying that putting this add for Girl Scout cookies online is against policy. How would we survive as agents if we didn't use this wonderful resource known as the WORLD WIDE WEB.......