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Bored with merely wasting time on Twitter, Realtors discover an even better way to fritter away their days: Ganging up on each other.

Wonderful

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  • 18 comments

    18 Comments so far

    1. Joe August 18th, 2010 8:25 am

      Hmm, joking about sex with underage girls is always high on my priority list of things I want to publish publicly. :(

    2. Michael Cook August 18th, 2010 8:31 am

      Terri,

      Can you shed some light on the context of the conversation?

    3. Greg Swann August 18th, 2010 8:35 am

      > joking about sex with underage girls

      Say what? You have zero basis for drawing this inference. You have taken the absurdly ignoble and made it scurrilous. Not cool.

    4. Brian Brady August 18th, 2010 9:41 am

      Oh brother. You gotta wonder if the author of that Active Rain article isn’t gunning for Todd’s job.

    5. Teri Lussier August 18th, 2010 9:42 am

      >Can you shed some light on the context of the conversation?

      Me: “Small talk, small talk, chit chat, wasting time.”

      Todd: “Dumb tasteless joke.”

      Me: “Small talk, small talk, chit chat, wasting time.”

      ::Days pass::

      <>
      Other people: “OMG!!!!! Did you see… ?!?”

      And that’s about it.

    6. Greg Swann August 18th, 2010 9:44 am

      > You gotta wonder if the author of that Active Rain article isn’t gunning for Todd’s job.

      Ah… I didn’t think of that.

    7. Joe August 18th, 2010 11:09 am

      Michael wrote, “Can you shed some light on the context of the conversation?”

      Does it really matter? We are talking Twitter and the ability to RT a single tweet. I know nothing about the guy. For all I know he could be as virtuous as they come, but to post, and I quote, “yeah, or I can take her to some 4am bars that don’t card. Feel free to pass on my contact info.” is incredibly stupid to allow to be used as a joke, and to be allowed to post out of context.

      Greg wrote, “You have zero basis for drawing this inference.”

      Really? Taking a girl to a bar at 4am where she will not be carded does not infer this? I’m not into taking underage girls to bars at 4am in the morning, but I am certain I’m not the only one drawing the inference.

      That said, it’s one thing to say something like that within the context of a blog post, where taking it out of context would be just that, but allowing a tweet like this to linger out there is professionally irresponsible. And yup, he’s paying the price for it now.

      Perhaps I’m biased (and protective) to underage girls, as 3 of our 5 kids are underage girls. If we were in a social setting and this guy made the exact same comment regardless of the context, I would at the very least confront him. If my daughters were standing there, there would be more than a confrontation.

    8. Greg Swann August 18th, 2010 11:25 am

      > Taking a girl to a bar at 4am where she will not be carded does not infer this?

      There is no reference to sex. Zero. The joke was about underage drinking.

      It’s stupid to get bogged down in this, since it was nothing but a dumb joke, and since none of this is anyone else’s business — the point of the post.

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    10. Teri Lussier August 18th, 2010 11:43 am

      I really do appreciate everyone’s deep and public concern for my daughter’s welfare. It’s nice to know that she has a network of people all looking out for her and willing to come to her aid if she ever needs it. She is 18 and heading off to college, she could’ve joined the military, on her way to Afghanistan. Either way, the goal has been to get her to the place where she can handle herself on her own without the aid of chivalrous strangers.

      I’m extremely confident in her abilities to think, and to put the hurt on anyone who thinks they can take advantage of her. She’s been through more in her short life than most adults and she’s grateful to be alive and determined to make the most of it. Truly inspirational.

    11. Greg Swann August 18th, 2010 11:53 am

      > chivalrous

      Beautiful word. Gorgeous sound. You can drag it out indefinitely and it still sounds good.

    12. Jeff Brown August 18th, 2010 12:02 pm

      When did we enter the land of the Pharisees?

    13. Chris R August 18th, 2010 12:31 pm

      Honestly, I could never really see the draw for Twitter. I tried it for a while because everyone praised it, but like the article say’s… it’s a waste of time for me.

    14. Michael Cook August 18th, 2010 1:14 pm

      Thanks for the context, makes at least a little sense now. Still incredibly stupid for any to put on twitter and even stupider if you happen to be in charge of an organization. Not surprised he is in the NAR.

    15. Brian Brady August 18th, 2010 3:04 pm

      @Greg I’m cynical lately. I’ve learned that the “professional SMM in real estate crew” preaches altruism and practices covert egoism, in plain view.

    16. Jeff Brown August 18th, 2010 3:07 pm

      And the congregation said, Amen.

    17. Greg Swann August 18th, 2010 4:38 pm

      > I’ve learned that the “professional SMM in real estate crew” preaches altruism and practices covert egoism, in plain view.

      Got it.

      I don’t know if every claim about the real estate marketing power of Twitter/Facebook/etc. is bullshit, but I ran the stats on the self-annointed on-line real estate marketing mavens cited in the Republic article I mentioned in this post: Ain’t none of ‘em doing squat. The photo-featured agent is apparently a low-end REO lister — on-line real estate marketing with Equator.

      I have never believed time-intensive marketing made sense. Less so today.

    18. Sean Purcell August 18th, 2010 6:10 pm

      A derivative squared conversation of an underlying tweet? An inane tweet at that? Too funny…