Fred Griffin Tallahassee Real Estate, Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker (Fred Griffin Real Estate)

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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Perhaps I'm wrong to think this but, in our line of work, we are out there, front and center 24/7 and I'm as transparent as they come. So, I could care less who is watching me via the internet - we're out there for the world to see anyway! 

I break no laws so, I'm fairly certain they're quite bored watching me!

If they're going to try to sell me something because of my past searches, I'm a big girl - I know how to say, "No" and I know how to hit the delete button!

Mar 01, 2018 09:05 PM
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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

I just assume anything I do online is being watched by the government, Facebook Google and a couple gremlins 🧟‍♂️👽

Mar 01, 2018 07:40 PM
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Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT
PETER TESTA

I was on the other day & an ad for women's designer shoes came up... knew immediately my wife must've been using my device. So collect that data Facebook... I'll never fit into any of those pumps. 

Mar 02, 2018 09:54 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

Bite me Facebook! You use me, but I use you too!

Mar 02, 2018 03:44 AM
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John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

TMI.

If you didn't already know that Big Brother is watching, welcome to 1984.

Mar 01, 2018 08:35 PM
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Steve Higgins
RE/MAX Kelowna - Kelowna, BC

No I haven't thanks for the info and link.

Mar 01, 2018 06:24 PM
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PropertyMinder (AccelerAgent)
PropertyMinder, Inc. - San Jose, CA
Modern Tools for the Modern Agent

Interesting, Fred Griffin. Sorry if this is a stupid question - but what purpose does the Facebook Data File serve? Is it just damage control from Facebook (i.e. - a backlash about secret files and now an attempt at online transparency from them)? - Tim

Mar 01, 2018 06:07 PM
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Anna Hatridge
R Gilliam Real Estate LLC - Farmington, MO
Missouri Realtor with R Gilliam Real Estate LLC

Thanks for letting us know it's there.  Not going to take the time to download it as I really don't care what it says.  I decided a long time ago that  if they can remember my user name then they know  the who, what and when I am online.

Mar 07, 2018 06:03 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Fred Griffin - When it comes to online activities, I think we should have some saying opposite to ----

“What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas”!

Mar 02, 2018 05:47 PM
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Carla Freund
Keller Williams Preferred Realty - Raleigh, NC
Carolina Life RealEstate & Relocation 919-602-8489

I have not and FB isn't the only one. 

Mar 02, 2018 10:34 AM
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Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, Blackstone Realty Group - brokered by eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
The House Kat

I hadn't, but just did so.

The file shows every friend I have on facebook, the date I added them, as well as every friend request I rejected, those still pending, those friends that were deleted and the date (deleted by them or me). It shows every ad that's been either sent or perhaps read (I dont' remember half of those so I bet it's sent). All "sessions" that have been setup with Facebook. All photos. All comments. It's crazy the amount of information that is in the file. I guess it might be worth keeping for the pictures, just in case someday Facebook access is eliminated for some reason. Otherwise, it just goes to prove that everything we do online is captured somewhere.

Mar 02, 2018 07:11 AM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

I guess I'll give it a go Fred & see what they have on me lol.

Mar 02, 2018 05:46 AM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Thanks for this, Fred. 

Mar 02, 2018 04:23 AM
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Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
MOOERS REALTY - Houlton, ME
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

 The banner ads that follow you and I around the Internet in your size, color, price range. I built a Jeep online before the last purchase and that little black grand cherokee with the moon roof and leather seats followed me for months. Not just a jeep, the jeep with the wheels, the feature package. That's the way the cookies that track you crumble. Oh, your back, it 's you. Let's pick up where you left off shall we? Your shopping habits and browsing topics are valuable information sold to the highest bidder and all the surveys filled out to save 10% or win a free ice scraper, market analysis, whatever are part of being on retail radar today. You can move but it does not mean you are not followed and studied like a hawk. Our real estate websites remind buyers these two you liked before... keeping them close and in the corner of the eye just in case they are now suddenly ready and here we go. Which credit card and the expiration, three little secret numbers please. The buyer is reminded you liked this one two weeks ago and how does it grab you today after kicking other property listing tires on our site and down at country 22? Ready to buy this split second?  I'll wrap it up and meet you down at the check out. Making it easy to find the ones that were popular to you before is part of today's marketing. We are all targets, hunted, wooed, court and sparked. Ever heard of the term cooking with gas, spin Fred Griffin ?

Mar 02, 2018 03:35 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 have attempted to order one several times, but it does not seem to be working.

 

Mar 01, 2018 08:49 PM
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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 link.

Mar 01, 2018 06:43 PM
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J.R. Schloemer, CRS
Kentucky Select Properties - Louisville, KY

I have not downloaded this, but it looks interesting.

Mar 01, 2018 06:34 PM
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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

I assume everything I post on-line could be read..I like Debe Maxwell, CRS am transparent so have at it!

Mar 04, 2018 06:59 AM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Hmmmmm..... all those tracking tricks are so kreepy, but I guess, it is the reality and we have to get used to it. 

Mar 02, 2018 11:12 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

No, and I am sure that Google does the same.  A

Mar 02, 2018 01:09 PM
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Shawn and Angela Miller
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Amabassador Real Estate - Lincoln, NE
Lincoln and Omaha, NE REALTORS®

We are all sheep when it comes to technology.  Companies dangle some shiney things in front of us in order to use their product.  In return, they know every about us.  It's the way of life..... I guess, get use to it.

Mar 02, 2018 09:08 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I have not, but I also have several plugins that disable tracking, cookies and the pixel.

Disconnect, Ghostery, Ad Block Plus and NoScript.  Probably a few more that don't reside on my taskbar.

Mar 02, 2018 09:07 AM
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Anna Banana Kruchten Arizona's Top Banana!
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

Big data (daddy) does whatever it wants and it (they) know everything about it. So no not surprised at all by any of the big ones.....

Mar 02, 2018 08:45 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I also think it listens to me. I talk about a product or place and then i see ads for that place or item. Creepy

Mar 02, 2018 08:34 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

just requested it and waiting for the email.....

Mar 02, 2018 07:54 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor,CRS,e-Pro nailed this one!

Mar 02, 2018 05:58 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

As a whole we are naive to the ramifications of the ability of those who CONTROL access to information to control a society.

"I do nothing wrong so I'm safe," is the pinnacle of naive.

Have we learned NOTHING from what the Russians tried to teach us such a short time ago? It is all right there on Facebook and we should be aware...it not just FACEBOOK.

"I done nothing wrong so I'm safe."

Clearly, no understanding of what can be done with this information is present.

Mar 02, 2018 05:40 AM
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Greg Cremia
Shore Realty of the Outer Banks - Nags Head, NC

What they are't showing you is how they, and others are listening in on your home life using the microphones on your tablets and phones.

Mar 02, 2018 05:27 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

Interesting. Once I do this, what would I do with it?

Mar 02, 2018 05:04 AM
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Peter Mohylsky. Beach Expert
PrimeSouth Properties - Santa Rosa Beach, FL
THE BEACH IS OPEN

Thanks Fred, you coming this way anytime soon?t

Mar 02, 2018 03:37 AM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

I had no idea they are doing this. I will check it out. Thanks for the information.

Mar 01, 2018 07:45 PM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Nope.

Mar 01, 2018 06:36 PM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

I have not.  Why would I want to do this Fred Griffin - what purpose does it serve?

Mar 01, 2018 06:18 PM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

I have yet felt the "urge" to do this. 

Apr 03, 2018 08:55 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I have not

Mar 02, 2018 08:48 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Fred Griffin We don't have a chance. It it isn't Facebook, it's Google or it will be someone else.

Mar 02, 2018 07:24 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

Thanks.  I will check it out.

Mar 02, 2018 05:55 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

No.

Mar 02, 2018 03:29 AM
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Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
www.SIBRealty.org 305-931-6931

What a great tip. 

Will do it tomorrow. 

Thank you.

Bookmarked.

Nov 21, 2018 09:38 PM
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Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

Interesting -

Jan 18, 2019 04:12 PM