February 16, 2009 Predictions of ActiveRain's demise... The party is over...
Do you remember that day? Where were you on February 16, 2009? A member of ActiveRain? A member who read but did not post yet? Not yet a member? Had not yet discovered ActiveRain... ?
On February 16, 2009 you woke up. If you were a member maybe you read ActiveRain's dashboard and saw a post from Brad. Brad Andersohn an ActiveRain employee made an announcement. What did you hear?
"The Party's over"
or were you an ActiveRain member and blogging so what the announcement on February 16, 2009 meant Brad was saying:
"Let's get this Party started, thanks for getting here on time" I got here in 2006. I started blogging a week or so after I joined."
Do you remember February 16, 2009?
I wrote "Bye - Bye ActiveRain" in 2010 about the Predictions of WHO was going to be the next ActiveRain now that ActiveRain, a business was charging some* members for some services.
*Some members... on February 16, 2009 that was future members. Are you a member that joined after February 16, 2009? How about since February 16, 2010? Welcome. Glad to know you!!!
The party is over predictions
Who was going to be yelling "FREE party on our platform" to the real estate industry starting February 16, 2009?
Who was looking in his crystal ball last year and teaching real estate professionals about the web? Where to be on the Web.
"Key Yessaad – Real Estate Trainings and Internet Strategies."
Said to watch Broker Agent Social, RealTown and others... Yessaad also said "Trulia" but that's is really cockamamy to me.
February 16, 2009 Predictions of ActiveRain's demise...
In 2009 real estate Social Network guru? Educator? Key Yessaad predicted great things in the future for RealTown...
In February 2010 I recapped where we were after nearly a year from the 2009 predictions of Key Yessaad:
"Today 173,664 is the count. Of course that does not tell the whole story. Have active ActiveRain members moved on? Yes some have. Have new members joined? You betcha. Did ActiveRain die in 2009? Nope.
Who was going to increase because of this? Trulia and RealTown... (he forecasted the demise of Zillow too. Zillow had a record traffic month in January), yesterday was Zillow's 4th birthday. Happy Birthday Zillow
So Goodbye Activerain and hello Trulia, RealTown, Broker Agent Social, Condo, and a Greater Town!!!
Is the page forecasting the demise of ActiveRain part of Broker Agent Social?
Anyone know what Condo is?
How about "a Greater Town?"
The ActiveRain 2011 celebration party - It's members not traffic
January 17, 2011 ActiveRain announced... 200,000 members.... the confetti fell from the sky in little raindrop shapes... pretty latex balloons with rain drops and the initials AR on them splashed against beautiful sunny blue skies.... a flock of Twitter bluebirds spelled out #AR200K
Did you miss that party?
Look at site traffic on Compete.com for ActiveRain and each of the companies that Key Yessaad predicted rosy futures for in February 2009.
OK here's a graph comparing Broker Agent Social with ActiveRain on traffic (not members):
Compete.com updates these graphs. When you look at this in the future, perhaps Broker Agent Social will be kicking butt.
2010 (January through December)
Broker Agent Social -10.69% (but they had an excellent December... up 23% or something like that.)
ActiveRain +9.78% in 2010. The graph updates. Come back and keep an eye on ActiveRain this year. Growing? Shrinking?
Watch it ActiveRain... at that pace.... the party will be over in 2025 (?)
On February 16, 2009 Key Yessaad of Broker Agent Social predicted : "So today we breakup with Activerain; what a shame - she used to be so much fun...*"
I want to...
cry if I want to..
cry if I want to..
you would cry too if it happened to you.
There is a gender thing there that is unsettling Cynthia Bartch brought it up in February 2010... does ActiveRain have a gender? Don't miss the next party...
It's my party and I'll cry if
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Photo credits the num num cupcake photo is from clevercupcakes Princess Emma's Birthday Cupcakes and the balloons are from ginsnob on Flickr. Both photos are licensed with a Creative Commons license which allows me to share them with you here. Thank you to both clevercupcakes and ginsnob.