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We saw two days of power politics this week, with President Obama’s speech and the republican presidential candidate debate, but do you know what the

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Friday Blog Scan: Things We Liked from the Week That Was

To fail or not to fail. Just as real estate is finally contending with the reality that newspapers really don’t deliver value and that their demise might open up mew opportunities, Washington steps in and talks bailout. Is this a good idea? The Business Insider Silicon Alley had some thoughts on that this week.

Lynda Gratton is a professor at London Business School. She often writes smart/feel good articles. Learn to Glow is one such example that offers us insight into how to become invaluable at work.

Can you over Twitter? Yup. And when you do, you run the risk of loosing followers. Check this video by RodneyB from Reachd.

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Friday Blog Scan: Things We Liked from the Week That Was

We know how well the big sites in real estate (Realtor.com, Zillow, Trulia) rank in the search engines. And we are clear about the vast amount of traffic they receive. We also know that consumers are drawn to these sites first before drilling down to the local broker and agent sites. What we inside real estate know that most consumers may not is how many local listings are actually missing from these search sites. Jay Thompson digs a little deeper into this discussion in his post this week titled Where to search for homes online.

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Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Website Nominated for 2009 Webby Award

We haven’t even reached our first birthday and we have been nominated for “The Internet’s highest honor” according to the New York Times. I think this is validation for all of the blood, sweat and tears that went into getting this site live nearly nine months ago. We are nominated for a People’s Voice Award and that requires all of our followers to Register and vote for our site. We are nominated in the Real Estate Category and are currently in dead heat for first place with HotPads and Trulia.

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Friday Blog Scan: Things We Liked from the Week That Was

The numbers of boomers adopting social networks and Web 2.0 tools online continue to rise especially in regards to using platform that offer them new way to communicate with their loved ones. While the younger generation may not be so quick to friend mom and dad on Facebook, according to this article in Adage this week, both generations are enjoying the benefits of Skype. Next thing you know, Grandma will be Tweeting to the grand kids. And what a great way to bridge the generation gap.

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