"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!
You 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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