Metablogging or meta real estate or just meta rambling
Connecting those dots and somehow in the nexus of all of that, this random press release really fascinates me. Seems that a local real estate broker is taking exception to limitations in the how some local real estate information is used. See:
"Single Mom Pittsburgh Realtor Creates Fantastic New "2.0" Website for Pittsburgh Real Estate "
So I put that up there despite a strong aversion I have to merely passing on others' messages. It just is really fascinating. I actually do wish there was greater transparency in the local real estate market in a sense, though to be clear that is a different issue than the public sector transparency that is so abysmal around here. So I have to applaud the general goal I think is expressed in that, as circuitous the verbiage is in it. At the same time, I suspect the whole thing is overplayed. Not sure where the "2.0" part is in the web site it is touting. It also seems a bit gratuitous in mentioning some past legal cases. Still, I guess someone has to take on the MLS folks if it is to change. Just an interesting use of a PR campaign to do so. We will have to watch whether the story plays out at all.
I just figured out why it caught my attention. It is a 'press release' whatever that term means any longer. Almost an anachronistic concept to many. Yet it reads much like a blog post. Hmm... Maybe local bloggers should be sending out press releases? I'm sure our local media friends will love receiving those.