"PUFF-BACKS"--THAT'S WHAT I CALL OTHER SOCIAL MEDIA SITES.....Lots of Hot Air That Is Meaningless drivel.

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Real Estate Broker with Douglas Elliman Real Estate

THE "PUFF-BACKS"--THAT'S WHAT I CALL OTHER SOCIAL MEDIA SITES.....Lots of Hot Air That Is Meaningless drivel.

When Richard Weiser, Kerrie Greenhalgh and the like are all writing posts about commenting here on AR I felt the need to put in my 2 cents worth....

Those other sites that seem to be so ominous in their size and apparent popularity are really not the thing that is pulling comments off the posts here on AR---I believe the reason comments are down is because of the huge number of agents who are so busy right now that they can't find the time to spend here on AR like they (we) used to....They will be back in my opinion!

As to the other social Media sights--those are just "wind" in the lives of so many people. that we are going to see a diminishing of their popularity in the very near future. Those other sights will have a harder time recovering because they are simply "Puff-backs" that mean nothing to anyone in particular---except the few people who NEED to get their fix everyday of hot air--meaningless drivel and inane comments about their inane lives!

I call those sites "puff-backs" since all they are is "wind", hot or not!

As people get busier in their lives, with hard, sought after work, they will have less and less time to PLAY on social websites ...That's my view point and I am sticking to it!

CONTENT ON  CERTAIN SOCIAL MEDIA SITES IS MEANINGLESS DRIVELYou heard it here first: For those who are wondering what is going to befall Social Media, I predict that those sites that are out there now and appear to be the "big thing" will either evolve into places of real commentary (e.g, ActiveRain), or will devolve into the "next big thing".

THE REASON: Unless you have something of substance to say, you won't find the time to say it! If you are a busy agent, the time it takes to go on FB and any other social site is too time consuming unless you have an important message. ActiveRain fills the bill in my opinion, especially for real estate agents.

Who knows what the next big thing will be? No one, because that is what the next big thing is: "THE UNKNOWN"

ANYONE ELSE SEE IT THIS WAY? If so, add your 2 cents worth too!

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Paula, My blogging and commenting on ActiveRain and elsewhere has been cut back dramatically due to time constraints.  It's a good problem to be productively busy, but a social media community like AR does need consistently good blogs and insightful comments to attract visitors and grow.

March 17, 2012 07:17 AM
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Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, Sr. LBA,
...Finding Your Place In The sun!
Douglas Elliman Real Estate

Rick; I agree---so lets try to do that! :) I am finding the best time to do it is first thing in the morning and again late at night if I am still up.. I try to get a few comments in but no where near what I used to do! I used to get at least the ten comments we are allowed and many times many more than that. II wonder how AR views this lull?

March 17, 2012 04:34 PM
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Paula McDonald
RE/MAX The Woodlands, TX 936-203-0279
Chevaux Group, PLLC

Preach on!  There are just not enough hours in the day to do it all.  Those who claim to be on every site everyday must not be that busy in their business.  I barely have time for AR these days but feel it important enough to do my best to stay active. 

March 18, 2012 03:12 AM
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Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, Sr. LBA,
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Douglas Elliman Real Estate

Paula: I agree; there are not eneough hours in the day to get the work done that has to get done...much less chit-chat on FB or Twitter. It appears rght now that those two are more important for the Politicians thatn for us mere mortals!

March 18, 2012 05:21 AM
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Ridiculous quest there. What happened after? Thanks!
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