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NAR Announces who their new Social Media Manager is: Todd Carpenter, and my teeny, tiny roll in it!

My copy of "The New Influencers" by Paul Gillin

My copy of "The New Influencers" by Paul Gillin

Today NAR announced who their Social Media Manager is, Todd Carpenter .  Congratulations to both Todd and NAR!
 
This is a huge step in the right direction for NAR  (National Association of Realtors) in joining in on the Web 2.0 conversation with home buying and home selling consumers, and the real estate industry.  Being in the conversation is the first step to, hopefully help NAR to gain more credibility.  Of course just joining is not enough, NAR will need to become more aware of the changes happening and be willing not only to listen, but to take positive action in response to what is being said.
 
Okay, now I am going to pat myself (nice job Deb!) on the back for my teeny, tiny part in nudging NAR, by sending you to Jay Thompsons' NAR Wisdom blog "Why the NAR Needs a Social Media Director " and this guest post "I Completed My Homework " by NAR CEO Dale Stinton thanking me (Deborah Burns, Seattle Real Estate Agent!)  for recommending the book "The New Influencers " by Paul Gillin.
 
If you want to see my outline of how this happened, see my previous post below...."Outlining the Wonderful, Weird Way Web 2.0 Works"

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Outlining the Wonderful, Weird Way Web 2.0 Works….

The copy of "The New Influencers" by Paul Gillin that I won from Hubspot

The copy of "The New Influencers" by Paul Gillin that I won from Hubspot

Outling the wonderful, weird way Web 2.0 works....
 
So today NAR announced who their new Social Media Manager is (Todd Carpenter ) and I played a teeny, tiny part with  NAR taking action to join the web 2.0 conversation (see the following post).  Since the blogosphere is all about conversation, sharing information, and helping to influence, here is an outline of the wonderful, weird way web 2.0 works..............
 
  1. Last February (2008)  I was reading a post on NAR Wisdom  by Jay Thompson
  2. That I learned of from reading a post by Lola Audu, I left comments on both posts.  
  3. Jay's post on "Why the NAR Needs a Social Media Director " prompted me to leave a comment for Dale Stinton (CEO of NAR) recomending a book by Paul Gillin, "The New Influencers ". 
  4. That book I won when I was a listener on a Hubspot Webinar interview with Paul Gillin about his new book .
  5. I learned of Hubspot through their Free WebsiteGrader .
  6. I learned about WebsiteGrader from ActiveRain.
  7. I learned about ActiveRain   from ARDELL.
  8. I found ARDELL on Rain City Guide.
  9. I found Rain City Guide because I was dissatisfied with what I was learning at the Seattle real estate brokerage (to remain nameless!) I had started at as a new Seattle real estate agent.
 
There you have it....why web 2.0 is effective!

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