Is Big Brother Watching You?

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Real Estate Agent with REMAX Premier Realty - The Villages

Is Big Brother Watching You?

Well, I am pretty sure my big brother is not watching my blog; even my kids only check it out once in a while (and then get annoyed because we painted the hearth while they were away at college and they didn't get a say in the matter).  But you can be pretty sure your office manager or the president of your real estate firm is checking it out once in a while!

However, with Google Alerts, you can be surSimplyConnecticutRealEstate.come that others are keeping an eye on what you are saying!  When I got the opportunity to meet Alan Dalton when my company invited him and two other RisMedia people to come talk to us, I wrote a blog post about it.  RisMedia found it and mentioned my blog in their online newsletter.

When I was working on writing a post in ActiveRain while updating a Realtor.com listing, suddenly the entire look of the Realtor.com listing changed.  I posted about it--I wasn't too happy.  Realtor.com called me the next day to let me know that my area of the country was part of a test, and that it was not supposed to be permanent.  They also asked me for feedback on the new look.  I was more than happy to tell them what I didn't like and what I did.  I was impressed that they would call.  I would be even more impressed if they changed things back to the way they were.

When I posted about Birding Books, PetersonGuides.com wrote a comment on the post telling me about new aps for the i-Phone and i-Pad for birders.  Too bad the "contact us" link on their website doesn't seem to work, because I tried to write to them asking for permission to use a screen shot of their website in my blog, but when I hit "send" on my question, it just kept saying "please wait." I tried it again the next day, and the same thing happened--not good.

So fellow bloggers, I am just giving you a hint that you never know who might be watching, aside from you clients, your competition, your friends, and other ActiveRainers!

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 Mary-kay Canfield

REALTOR®, ABR, e-PRO, IMSD, SRES, SRS

Chris K. Canfield

REALTOR®, ABR, CRS, e-PRO, GREEN, SRES 

The Villages FL Area Real Estate

 

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Rainmaker
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Mary-kay Canfield and Chris Canfield
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Hi Christianne - I find it is always a good thing to write a post in draft mode anyway.  : )

March 03, 2011 01:16 PM
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Tricia DeSouza
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Wow... kind of cool and scary at the same time that so many people can follow what you do online. I guess that's why you can never be too careful what you post on the internet.  It is permanent and anyone can find it.

March 03, 2011 01:45 PM
Rainmaker
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Mary-kay Canfield and Chris Canfield
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Hi Tricia - It shouldn't be scary if you just think before you post (and this goes for everywhere--especially Facebook!).  : )

March 03, 2011 02:05 PM
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Stefan Winter
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That is the beauty of google alerts, I have way to many setup, and if my small company does I know if I write about a big corporation they are bound to notice.

March 18, 2014 01:33 PM
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We also love Google Alerts, but we sometimes wonder if we have too many set up.  :)

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