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RealTown: That’s not a feature — that’s a cockroach . . .

If a bug is disgusting enough, you’re apt to keep grinding at it with your shoe long after it’s dead. If InternetCrusade has six legs, then The Real Estate Tomato is wearing waffle-stompers. Today Jim Cronin takes on IC’s recent discovery of weblogging, the coolest thing to touch their antennae since Listservs. Here’s a quote from IC’s PR piece in Realtor Magazine On-Line:

There’s no shortage of programs that make it extraordinarily simple to create and update a blog. With no more effort or time than it takes to compose an e-mail, you can have your latest blog entry on the Web. Experiment with different software programs, such as Google’s Blogger or InternetCrusade’s RealTown Blogs, both of which are free.

Jim has much, much more to say, but this bit is particularly funny: As nearly as I can tell, every RSS feed from RealTown is clobbered right now.

Yeah, but it’s free…

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    3 Comments so far

    1. Dave Barnes August 30th, 2006 10:12 am

      “such as Google’s Blogger or InternetCrusade’s RealTown Blogs, both of which are free.”

      What is the fascination with “free”?
      Do real estate agents expect to work for free? I don’t think so.
      I hate free. Free means no support. Free means “loaded with advertising”.
      I like paying for software and services.

    2. Jay T. August 30th, 2006 10:34 am

      If “free” is the qualification for a good blogging platform then WordPress qualifies….

      And WP runs circles around Blogger and RealTown.

      Oh, wait, WordPress itself is free, but I do have to pay for hosting my WordPress blog. I think it’s $3.14/month. Cripes, that’s a dime a day!

    3. ardell dellaloggia August 30th, 2006 11:42 pm

      I have to step up here for Real Town and Internet Crusade. In fact I would never have started blogging at all if they hadn’t asked me to test the product in BETA. No Real Town…No ARDELL…not in the Blogosphere anyway. Remember, four of the Top Women Bloggers are Real Town Blogs. You may not like the technology, but you’ve gotta like their women :-)