6 Responses to 5 emerging technology trends

  1. Glenn Rogers October 4, 2011 at 4:24 pm #

    Good article Charlie, there’s a big future for social networking specialists much like SEO is now.

  2. Ryan O'Grady October 6, 2011 at 12:27 pm #

    Online reputation is def growing. You need to monitor your digital footprint very carefully, there are sites/agencies popping up everywhere to help with this process.

  3. Andy Del Vecchio October 14, 2011 at 1:23 pm #

    I just saw this Charlie, very good article…Ryan and Peter did we get a notification for this one?

    and yes streisanding is bad in the new wolrd!

  4. Mike October 21, 2011 at 1:04 pm #

    While I agree we will naturally move on from email to the next medium i don’t think it is accurate to state the “younger generation” uses social media while the “older generation” uses email. Teenagers do not work so of course have less need for email – the average teenager probably spends less time using MS Word than the older generation does too, does that mean word processors are dying? When was the last time a teenager needed to draft a contract with their lawyer using twitter?

    If you have spent any time on twitter you will notice that a large quantity of accounts are set up purely for spam or SEO. This article[1] quotes Technorati claiming that around 95% of blogs are abandoned.

    I don’t dispute the huge changes happening, but there is a lot of bandwagon-jumping here by people believing that website, blog, twitter and youtube for your business is the quick path to success. How many agents got instantly rich when they purchased a fax machine in 1989? Its the same story every 10 years but with different technology.

    [1] http://www.nytimes.com/2009/06/07/fashion/07blogs.html?adxnnl=1&adxnnlx=1319166041-I12WaamyDVfvpfk4nkHFiA

  5. Charlie October 22, 2011 at 1:05 pm #

    Agree that social media is a bit like sex at high school – not as many are doing it as claimed, and those that are doing it are not doing it very well!

    I was a huge sceptic on social media 3 or 4 years ago, but slowly I dipped in, gave it a go, read, attended seminars, saw others getting successes and learned. As I argued in a post last year, “it’s tribal” – we are (slowly) returning to a society where we get info from each other.

    Does this have a real estate application? Of course. Are those that have been doing it a while getting good results? You bet.

    The post above is about emerging trends, they are coming here, already established in the US, so in a way it’s a glimpse of what’s coing down the pipe.

  6. Jhai September 1, 2012 at 10:23 am #

    Agreed this a major trend , but have agents that understand, setting up and monitoring this requires hours of specialist training, how is the average agent supposed to implement all this and still focus on running there business?

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