Weekly Roundup


Geolocation jobs boom; here is a look at some of the other most requested and fastest growing freelance jobs (via Tech Crunch):

“Freelancer.com spotted a whopping 909% increase in geolocation jobs online. As a result of what the company dubs the ‘Apple effect’, Freelancer.com also saw a significant 721% boost in HTML5 jobs."

Some mistakes that one can make when using social media (via Future of Real Estate Marketing):

“As you all know, simply creating an account on Facebook or Twitter rarely equates to being plugged in. The most common reason for not spending time on developing a social media strategy is that real estate agents and brokers fear there will be little to no return on investment – and that frankly ‘it’s just too much work’ or ‘I don’t have the time.’ Here are 3 common mistakes that I see real estate agents and brokers doing all the time

Very interesting analysis of the economy, stock market and the financial future of the world (via Bubble Meter):

“Alan Greenspan on the economy, you can count me as one of the people who blame him for the current economic mess, but I still think he's very knowledgeable about the economy.

Things to know when buying a house (via CNN/Money):

“If you can't commit to remaining in one place for at least a few years, then owning is probably not for you, at least not yet. With the transaction costs of buying and selling a home, you may end up losing money if you sell any sooner - even in a rising market. When prices are falling, it's an even worse proposition.

MapQuest adopts open source format and new models and designs (via ReadWriteWeb):

“AOL's MapQuest announced today that it is launching an open source mapping initiative, beginning with the U.K. and then heading to the United States. The project, available now at open.mapquest.co.uk, uses the new modern design and layout for MapQuest, revealed last week in beta format. However, the data on the site comes from the OpenStreetMap community, an ongoing effort to create free and editable maps worldwide.

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