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Rainmaker
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I am not sure what is happening but that coudl be a trend. I tend to skip over these data hounds and self promotion and stuck with my favorites and those leaving comments for me. 

Jan 12, 2015 06:38 AM
Rainmaker
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Yes, but I don't have a problem with that.

What I'll be interested in watching is the fusion that will be called Zulia.

Don't you find that once you have identified a poster as a prolific personal data trafficker, and you don't like personal information, you simply skip over their questions and blogs? The consequence is, should they ever have something important to say, there will be no readers.

Jan 12, 2015 06:29 AM
Rainmaker
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I think we've always had some members that like to post personal stuff and some that don't.  I really haven't see much of a shift.  (Though, it may just be who I follow.)

Jan 12, 2015 04:39 AM
Rainmaker
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Bill Dandridge
MKB, Realtors - Roanoke, VA
GREEN, ABR, GRI, EcoBroker

I do not get that sense. Like Wayne, maybe that is only because I only click on the blogs that appear something that I can learn from or make an addition to.

Jan 12, 2015 03:53 AM
Rainmaker
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Wayne Johnson
Coldwell Banker D'Ann Harper REALTORS® - San Antonio, TX
San Antonio REALTOR, San Antonio Homes For Sale

Kathleen Daniels maybe it's because of the bloggers I tend to follow, but I think I see more real estate info. Sure there are some humorous items and personal too, but I am not getting a Facebook-like experience. 

Jan 12, 2015 02:20 AM
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

I have noticed that I scan through a lot more posts before I see any topics that I'm interested in commenting on. I feel like AR/trulia will be bought out at some point.

Jan 12, 2015 12:11 AM
Rainmaker
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Debra Peters
Referral Realty - Manorville, NY
NY Real Estate Salesperson

I have mixed feelings about this.  I have seen a lot of personal content and have also seen great real estate content.  I am however confused about how Trulia and AR are merging and how that is going to affect the experience of being on ActiveRain.  I also think that some of the posts are not put into the proper category. 

Jan 12, 2015 12:09 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

As with all communities, we evolve.

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Eric Valente
Calabasas, CA
Eric

The likes  and tags features remind FB. 

Why not? The blog should be interactive, readers want to know who you are and what you like.  

 

Jan 18, 2015 04:51 PM
Rainmaker
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Kathleen Daniels I think it's got Facebook like interface, however, content and discussions are still about Real Estate - exception is just some posts.

Jan 12, 2015 12:34 PM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

And, by the way, I do write personal posts.  Perhaps I feel I am seeing more of them because I am writing more posts with a personal spin or touch.

Jan 12, 2015 07:10 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

Thank you all for your comments. There are many folks that I follow and like and I will read and comment on just about anything they write. I simply want to support them.

Jan 12, 2015 07:09 AM