Tag Archive for: Facebook

Social Media Geo-Location Services. For Real Estate?

26 Aug
August 26, 2010 Applications that allow a user to check into a location, blaring their whereabouts to anyone who cares. The fact that there are huge personal security issues involved notwithstanding, the nagging question I can't seem to shake is: As a Real Estate consumer, do I care? Read more [...]

Oh the Places You’ll Go…(and be tagged)

24 Aug
August 24, 2010 Last week Facebook unveiled its newest feature – Facebook Places. The application gives users the ability to “check-in,” much like Foursquare, to local places of interest. Below you’ll find 3 easy ways to help you keep your “Places” private! Read more [...]

Facebook Privacy Made Simple

11 Jun
June 11, 2010 Privacy, or more specifically the confusion surrounding privacy, on Facebook has been the focus of much media attention and user distress in the past few months. Facebook has changed settings and auto-enabled features without notifying its users and left many feeling their privacy on the social network is in jeopardy. In response, Facebook has launched new privacy settings that give users significantly more control over their personal information Read more [...]

Use Caution When Merging onto the Social Media Highway

19 May
May 19, 2010 As Real Estate agents, it’s important to be friendly and approachable public figures, especially when utilizing social media. However, you still need to be smart and safe with you choose to disclose to others online. I've compiled a quick checklist of things you should avoid doing on social media to help keep you and your information safe. Read more [...]

How To Make People Care About What You “Share”

05 May
May 5, 2010 The most important part of using Facebook professionally is not just to attract new “friends” or “fans”; it serves no real purpose to have the most “fans” or most “friends” if these people are not engaged with you. Rather, carefully build your social capital and constituency. Engage your following and encourage interaction to create a lasting relationship... Read more [...]

We "Like" Facebook, and Here's Why

27 Apr
April 27, 2010 With other content and advertising platforms gathering content from users and advertising others on that content, Facebook is taking a GIANT step in the right direction by leveraging its users/advertisers content to help the original publisher of that content. I think this model is setting up Facebook to become an advertising platform behemoth in the mid-to-long term, and certainly something all of us here in Real Estate need to be cognizant of... Read more [...]

The Champ has been Dethroned. Pay Attention.

22 Mar
March 22, 2010 Something seismic occured in the on-line space last week. The tremors reverberate still. It has nothing to do with Real Estate. It has everything to do with Real Estate. Facebook became the most visited place on the Internet last week - edging out Google as the Internet's most visited site by the slimmest of margins - 7.07% of all traffic to Facebook vs. 7.03% of all traffic to Google. Read more [...]

Why You Shouldn't Give Up Facebook

24 Feb
February 24, 2010 I've heard a slew of reasons. Some users say it's too addictive, while others complain that Facebook is too overwhelming. Then there are some who are at odds with Faceboook's privacy issues, and those who just forget they even have a profile. Whatever the excuse, Facebook is a tool that is too valuable to simply give up. To put things into perspective, with over 400 million users... Read more [...]