Fred Griffin, on leave of absence from ActiveRain, Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker (Fred Griffin Real Estate)

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Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

I basically just assume nothing I do is private anymore..-Kasey

Jun 19, 2017 07:03 AM
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Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor e-Pro, CRS, RCS-D, Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

Then they will read all my blogs, because that's all I do on Twitter, post blogs and re-post my friends posts to support them. I'm sure I'll bore Twitter soon enough compared to Trump's tweets.

Jun 19, 2017 06:56 AM
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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

I only use my Twitter for posting blogs and pictures of listings so they can have at it.

Jun 19, 2017 07:04 AM
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Fred Griffin, on leave of absence from ActiveRain
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

 

   This does not mean they are only tracking your Twitter posts... it means that they are inside your hard drive, they are tracking EVERY website that you visit, how much time you were there, etc.

     Just like Facebook, they will build a dossier on you, and sell your information to third party marketers..  which may include Zillow, or even other real estate Brokerages.

  Delete any Twitter App on your smartphone (and get rid of Facebook Apps, too).

  Be sure to clear you hard drive frequently, delete cookies, search history, etc.

  Nina Hollander  Candice A. Donofrio  Kasey & John Boles  Jeff Dowler    Lynnea Miller

Jun 19, 2017 08:54 AM
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John Meussner
Mason-McDuffie Mortgage, Conventional Loans, Jumbo Loans, FHA, 203(k), USDA, VA, - Walnut Creek, CA
#MortgageMadeEasy Walnut Creek, CA 484-680-4852

Not too worried about it.  I don't put anything on social media I dont want people seeing or knowing.  All it means to me are more annoying ads from wannabe mortgage "Coaches"

Jun 19, 2017 12:33 PM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

not aware of that.... there is no privacy....eveything is shared everywhere....by everyone.... at anytime....all the time... 

Jun 19, 2017 11:40 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I am not surprised.

Jun 19, 2017 09:36 AM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

I knew this was coming. Thanks for the reminder, Fred, on our settings. Then again, I don't do much on Twitter but tweet my posts, so they can track all they like.

Jun 19, 2017 07:34 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

We tweet our posts, and that is it.  Like Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, CRS we will eventually bore everyone except our friends. A

Jun 19, 2017 07:33 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Fred Griffin do we have a choice? Anything we do on the Internet is found, soon!

Anything we do on the Internet is found, soon!

Thanks for sharing. Appreciate it.

Jun 19, 2017 10:52 PM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

Like Kasey & John Boles - I'm an open book - track me all you want, I'm used to it!

Jun 19, 2017 08:03 PM
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Steven Nickens
Elite Pacific Properties Maui - Wailea, HI
R(S)GRI ABR, Maui Real Estate Hawaii

Isn't anything private anymore. Actually if it helps get my blogs out there wonderful. No doubt they are listenings, check out what's happening in Washington.

Jun 19, 2017 07:50 PM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

Of course they will, surprised it took so long

Jun 19, 2017 05:41 PM
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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Nothing is private in social media!!

Jun 19, 2017 05:29 PM
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Caroline Gerardo
CMG Financial - Newport Beach, CA
C. G. Barbeau the Loan Lady nmls 324982

Perhaps they may find better deals on Gardening supplies, travel, poetry and real estate for me///??? Of my interests the one they sell back to me is specific travel - always cruises - but I don't like cruises.  Off topic point is - they can have my information, good luck

Jun 19, 2017 01:10 PM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Real Estate

How annoying. I'm glad I don't like Twitter.

Jun 19, 2017 11:36 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I am not a fan of the Twitter.  I think I have an account but never use it.

Jun 19, 2017 11:13 AM
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John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Fred Griffin Thanks for the reminder. There is no privacy anymore.

Jun 19, 2017 09:37 AM
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Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl
Samsel & Associates - Clark, NJ
The Last Names You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

I was unaware, but I'm also not surprised.  If there's a way to manipulate the situation to make money, some one is going to figure out how to do it.

Jun 19, 2017 09:13 AM
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Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

Not tweeting a lot except for occasional listings and blog posts. I'm too confused by the plat form. 

Jun 19, 2017 07:16 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Do not post on twitter, so Iam safe for now!

Jun 19, 2017 07:13 AM
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Dave Halpern
Keller Williams Realty Louisville East (502) 664-7827 - Louisville, KY
Louisville Short Sale Expert

Let them track.

Jun 25, 2018 04:29 PM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Thanks for the heads up, don't get on Twitter very often.

Jun 22, 2017 09:39 AM
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Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS
Phoenix Property Shoppe - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

Not surpised one tiny bit.  The more they keep doing this stuff the more it's going to turn folks off........

Jun 20, 2017 05:27 PM
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Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi
NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656 - New Lenox, IL
708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience

Had noted that there were some changes to Twitter visually .. and in utilization, Fred Griffin.  Was not aware of the changes you refer to.  Thank you for sharing it ...

Gene

 

Jun 20, 2017 11:40 AM
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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

Big brother is watching.

Jun 20, 2017 08:02 AM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Great, more spam in the future I bet

 

Jun 20, 2017 07:42 AM
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Jolynn Anderson
EXP Realty, L.L.C. - Trenton, MI
Experienced Realtor - Southeastern Michigan!

Ugh - tracking and data mining is very invasive IMO.  I like to use twitter for current events.  I wanted to reseach how the Active Rain community uses it for selling and marketing homes.  I like the usage of hashtags in posts that can integrate with other social media outlets. 

Facebook is popular in our area but many agents are using monthly paid for rehashed promotions - one agent's page had dozens of automatic posts and only one listing from March.  It leaves an impression that it is automated and not a real person.

I am just restarting my business and I want to use social media - clients seem to rely on it more and more everyday. 

Jun 20, 2017 07:19 AM
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Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

No surprise. These companies start out claiming they will protect our privacy but it's only a matter of time before they need increase profit margins and start selling data off or using it to generate additional marketing income.

Jun 20, 2017 07:01 AM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

I did not know but I am not surprised.   

Jun 20, 2017 05:35 AM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Geneva Financial, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

These social media sites are rapidly losing my interest

Jun 20, 2017 05:32 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ

I don't use twitter

Jun 20, 2017 05:06 AM
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

I don't use either of those - so I'm good - I saw the writing on the wall a looooong time ago - or rather my husband did!

Jun 20, 2017 04:26 AM
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Elizabeth R. Elstien
Self Employed at Elizabeth R. Elstien: Write, Research, Edit, Sell, Educate - Eugene, OR
Realtor turned real estate writer & educator

I had heard Twitter was going the way of Facebook. As I only use social media for business, I will still use it, but just be more careful. "Big brother" is everywhere.

Jun 19, 2017 10:46 PM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

Twitter is struggling and is trying to find ground where they can survive and stnd out.

Jun 19, 2017 07:46 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I guess because of the loss of control on most sites is why I don't work them

Jun 19, 2017 04:59 PM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

No, I had no idea but it does have sense since Twitter is used now mostly as a promotional tool and not a  way to communicate. 

Jun 19, 2017 01:56 PM
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Harry F. D'Elia
RentVest - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

wow thanks for update

Jun 19, 2017 12:21 PM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Fred Griffin Since I don't post on Twitter, they can save a lot of time on me.

Jun 19, 2017 10:55 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I'm with Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, CRS and Kasey & John Boles on this one.  They'll be real bored of my blogs soon enough... especially since they're posted through hootsuite and I don't even log in!  Also another good reason to clean your cookies and cache every once in a while.

Jun 19, 2017 10:02 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Spying is the thing today everywhere....

Jun 19, 2017 10:00 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Thanks, I quit Twitter a long time ago excpet for a Breaking News Network feed.

Jun 19, 2017 09:14 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Thank you for the information.

Jun 19, 2017 08:41 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thanks for sharing this information.

Jun 19, 2017 08:10 AM
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Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

I did not know about these changes, but all I tweet about are my business Facebook posts - which are all about real estate. 

Jun 19, 2017 07:55 AM
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

Thanks Fred.  I was not aware of this yet I am not surprised.  I only use the Tweet for blog posts ... however I will take the time to change my Twitter settings. 

Jun 19, 2017 07:54 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Yep I was aware. I don't do much on Twitter except share posts, Instagram photos, and other peoples' posts from time to time.

Jun 19, 2017 07:45 AM