Tag Archives: Social Media & Web

Cluetrain, Derailed: Double Consciousness of the Social Age

Posted By Rob Hahn December 20, 2012, Filed under: Marketing, Real Estate, Technology@ 4:02 PM

For the past several years, I've been an alumnus interviewer for my alma mater, Yale University. Yale has a program like many other schools where people who have actually been there spend time with an applicant to try to determine not their academic credentials or their track record of

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A Theory of Real Estate Brokerage: Thinking About Dr. Dunbar

Posted By Rob Hahn October 21, 2012, Filed under: Management, Real Estate@ 12:09 PM

I saw the following cross my Twitter feed earlier today: Great piece by @hardaway in @fastcompany "Big Brands' Journey Toward Social Business" fastcompany.com/node/3002175 via — Brian Solis (@briansolis) October 18, 2012   Brian Solis, of course, is the widely respected "social business"

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Requiem for the RE.net: Inman San Francisco, 2012

Posted By Rob Hahn August 5, 2012, Filed under: Marketing, Real Estate, Technology@ 4:16 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W4ga_M5Zdn4 To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under heaven. Years hence, we will look back on the summer of 2012 as the time when we in the real estate industry turned a page. That page has been turning for a while, but Inman Connect San

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IN BRIEF: Please Think Before You Update…

Posted By Rob Hahn March 4, 2012, Filed under: Marketing, Real Estate, Technology@ 2:51 AM

Longtime readers of this wee little blog of mine know that one of the topics I revisit from time to time is about REALTORS and physical security. My last post on the topic was a sad one, and one in which I advocated that real estate agents -- in particular female real estate agents -- get a

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Real Estate Blogging: The One Big Mistake People Make

Posted By Rob Hahn February 14, 2012, Filed under: Marketing, Real Estate@ 12:07 PM

  I know, my posts of late have been full of sturm und drang, and lots of big time industry happenings and futurism type of Nostradamus stuff. Yes, we live in interesting times... which can get tiring. Even for me. So in the way of self-diversion, I thought I'd write about a topic I haven't

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Things Go In Cycles: The Return of Walled Gardens?

Posted By Rob Hahn July 23, 2011, Filed under: Marketing, Media, Technology@ 12:07 PM

It's a hot Saturday morning here in Houston, and the sunlight is so strong you can almost feel the weight of it on your skin. Maybe it's early onset of sunstroke, but I felt like musing on random things. Feel free to skip this post; it isn't likely to be useful to anyone. But I'm thinking about

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Curious Things Are Afoot, Part 3: Google Plus and the New Paradigm

Posted By 7DS July 20, 2011, Filed under: 7DS@ 12:56 AM

In Part Two, we looked at how social might impact real estate, if it is in fact taken very seriously indeed.  All of it triggered by the acquisition of SocialBios.com by Move, signaling a major strategic move into social. In yet another display that the universe has a sense of humor, the

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Curious Things Are Afoot, Part 2: Commodities, Power, and Change

Posted By 7DS July 19, 2011, Filed under: 7DS@ 9:00 AM

In Part One, we congratulated Ernie Graham and his team at SocialBios for getting acquired. I hope he picked out a nice Lamborghini Reventon in taxicab yellow. The second Curious Thing that came about just as Move was announcing its acquisition of SocialBios was the confluence of two seemingly

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Curious Things Are Afoot, Part 1: Move Acquires SocialBios

Posted By 7DS July 18, 2011, Filed under: 7DS@ 7:00 AM

This is the first part of what I think will be a three-part examination of some rather curious things I've been seeing. First of all, I'm sure other sites will be announcing the news that MOVE has acquired the startup SocialBios. From the press release: Move, Inc. (Nasdaq: MOVE), the leader in

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The Challenge of Apple to Social Marketers Everywhere

Posted By Rob Hahn July 15, 2011, Filed under: Marketing, Real Estate@ 12:44 PM

  The other day, at the as-yet-unnamed Houston Social Media Club dinner, we got to talking about (what else) using social media for marketing purposes. I was reminded of that discussion checking out the new InmanNext post on Engagement by Michael McClure (that's Mr. ProfessionalOne to you).

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