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24 April 2009

Friday Blog Scan: Things We Liked from the Week That Was

Bill Gates, Barry Diller and about a billion dollars in venture capital have been thrown at real estate. Yet for the most part, the transaction today looks almost identical to what it was back in 1990. Brian Boero from 1000wattconsulting takes a peak at real estate past and present. He wonders if we have reached the end of the real estate story or not. This is a riveting post worth reading.

Lon Cohen, writer and Director of Communication at  als-ny.org publishes 7 Ways to Approach Twitter published on Mashable that includes a litany of great links to learn by example.

I read this post about Facebook and it dawned on me that at this rate, at some point in my life, mostly everyone in the world will be accessed through this one database. I’m torn between wonderment and little Orwellian concern.

Still think blogging is a fad? According to the WSJ Business, it’s become America’s newest profession.

Soonr launched in 2005 and has become a leader in mobile cloud computing making it possible for those working in the field to stay organized and share work with colleagues through two of the hottest devices on the market: the iPhone and netbooks. This week Tech Crunch reports on the release of their 3.0 version and updates which includes one called “Projects”, which makes sharing and organization easier and better. Interestingly, the screen shot used in the post is that of of an iPhone open to a list of various real estate files. As cell phones continue their surge to become the most important device we own, access to all your docs through an inexpensive cloud server that your can share with other agents and your customers will prove to be invaluable for the paperless agent on the go.

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