Blogging About Loans: Be careful what you tweet!

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Be careful what you tweet!

I heard on the news tonight that every tweet since the inception of Twitter four years ago is now being archived by the Library of Congress.

Why?

They say it's not because they are trying to make fun of twits who choose to randomly brag about their unexceptional life. Rather there is the claim that tweets are documenting history! With 50 million tweets a day you'd hope there is bound to be one or two that might really be worth repeating or sending a RT in twalk (twitter talk).

But what about all the others?  REALLY? The Library of Congress? I don't know about you, but I haven't seem very many tweets today, or yesterday, or even last week that warrant sufficient value to be achived in my memory, much less that of the Library of Congress!

So think about that the next time you decide to slam someone with a #BAD slam!


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Comment balloon 26 commentsRuth Vogt • April 14 2010 11:29PM

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Well, thank goodness I resisted the temptation to jump on that bandwagon, although I do have a few out there.  It's something like those cases they bury for some later generation to dig up.  Scary thought.  What are future people going to think about all that drivel.

Posted by Jane Peters, Connecting you to the L.A. real estate market (Home Jane Realty) over 8 years ago

Ruth,
Thanks for letting us know that ! I can tell that I only tweet for my business automatically, I have not had time to tweet for fun, what about you ?

 

Posted by Ray Saenz, Homes for Sale in Laredo, TX - Texas, Realtor (Exit Realty Laredo) over 8 years ago

I think that it is a bit absurd - what's next? All I have to say is I'm glad that I don't have anything to do with Twitter.

Posted by Fabien J. Gillis over 8 years ago

Ruth, great points. I see a lot of very bad language on tweets. it is all out there is cyberspace somewhere.

Posted by Bryan Watkins (LRA Real Estate Group) over 8 years ago

Ruth, I was always taught never say or write something you would be embarassed to have your mother hear or see, and I think it is a very good rule to follow in this Internet age.

Posted by Gary Swanson (Century 21 Harris & Taylor) over 8 years ago

Ruth- Really the Library of Congress!!!  What does that say about the state of things...

Posted by Samantha Davault, Fort Worth, TX (Alexander Chandler Realty) over 8 years ago

Looks like I have nothing to worry about, lol. I only tweet my AR consumer blogs. Just incredible!

Posted by Jackie Connelly-Fornuff, "Moving at The Speed of YOU!" (Douglas Elliman Real Estate in Babylon NY) over 8 years ago

Ruth, I'm listening to the news right now and just heard about that...it's kind of interesting to know that what we write is going to be part of history instantly...who knows they might create a virtual museum to house this information.

Posted by Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher (Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island) over 8 years ago

Hi Ruth, That's interesting but with 50 million tweets a day, who in the world would ever want to read it?  I don't tweet much but I think you are right about being mindful of what we put out there.

Posted by Mary Douglas, REALTOR, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado (United Country Ponderosa Realty, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado) over 8 years ago

Big brother is watching!  I'm sure the CIA & FBI have programs that can scan all those tweets for suspicious behavior.  Of course, it's all being done to protect the public...

Posted by Loan Survivor Real Estate Financing Expert (Purchases, First Time Buyers, Pre-Approvals, Refinance) over 8 years ago

Jane, Future generations are going to wonder how we possibly had that much time on our hands! (Wait... even I wonder how the twits have so much time on their hands!!)

Ray, I barely have enough time to blog about important stuff much less tweet about personal stuff.

Fabien, "Absurd" is a good word. I have to agree!

Posted by Ruth Vogt, 719-592-0855 Apply 24/7 www.ColoradoHomeLender.com (Fairway Independent Mortgage, LLS. Equal Housing Opportunity. Regulated by the Division of Real Estate.) over 8 years ago

Bryan, Isn't it interesting that people put "stuff" out there thinking no one is "listening". Little do they know...

Gary, You (we) were raised during a time that children were taught things like that. Nowadays it seems anything goes.   :(

Posted by Ruth Vogt, 719-592-0855 Apply 24/7 www.ColoradoHomeLender.com (Fairway Independent Mortgage, LLS. Equal Housing Opportunity. Regulated by the Division of Real Estate.) over 8 years ago

Samatha, couldn't agree more. We could go on and on about that couldn't we?

Jackie, me, too. No time for all that other stuff!

Carole, "Virtual museum". Now that's an interesting thought!

Posted by Ruth Vogt, 719-592-0855 Apply 24/7 www.ColoradoHomeLender.com (Fairway Independent Mortgage, LLS. Equal Housing Opportunity. Regulated by the Division of Real Estate.) over 8 years ago

Mary, And it's not even about taking the time to read it... it's about trying to figure out what all the symbols and abbrevations mean!

Drew, Probably you are right, but what worries me is by who's definition is suspicious behavior defined.

Posted by Ruth Vogt, 719-592-0855 Apply 24/7 www.ColoradoHomeLender.com (Fairway Independent Mortgage, LLS. Equal Housing Opportunity. Regulated by the Division of Real Estate.) over 8 years ago

Puhleeze! Is there no end to the ways government can waste $$?

Debi

Posted by Debi Boucher, "Realtor Showcase" - Real Estate Photography/Virtual Tours ( Real Estate Showcase Photography) over 8 years ago

I fear you're correct: there is no end, it would seem!

Posted by Ruth Vogt, 719-592-0855 Apply 24/7 www.ColoradoHomeLender.com (Fairway Independent Mortgage, LLS. Equal Housing Opportunity. Regulated by the Division of Real Estate.) over 8 years ago

During my graduate studies in History, I read much of the Anglo/Saxon Chronicles. They were the "tweets" of the dark ages. Sometimes they provided interesting historical information. Other times they mentioned the weather, or who fell in a hole or other interesting, but not important information. I can see the value for future generations. I just follow the same rule of thumb I apply to every means of communication. If you wouldn't say it to the person who just cut in front of you in the grocery line, don't say it any where else.

Posted by Phillip Baird (EXP Realty LLC) about 8 years ago

Phillip, Great advice! I'll think about your comment when I'm standing in the grocery line over the weekend!  :)

Posted by Ruth Vogt, 719-592-0855 Apply 24/7 www.ColoradoHomeLender.com (Fairway Independent Mortgage, LLS. Equal Housing Opportunity. Regulated by the Division of Real Estate.) about 8 years ago

Thanks for the heads up.  I would hate to think that someone in the government is going to read my tweet about my new listing in 50 years.  I hope they have something better to do, 

Posted by Derek Myers (Key Real Estate) about 8 years ago

Better yet, let's hope your listing is not still active in 50 years!!   ***winks***

Posted by Ruth Vogt, 719-592-0855 Apply 24/7 www.ColoradoHomeLender.com (Fairway Independent Mortgage, LLS. Equal Housing Opportunity. Regulated by the Division of Real Estate.) about 8 years ago

Thanks foe the head up! Good info to have. Surprising too.

Posted by Adam Brett, The Adam and Eric Group, Fullerton's Finest (The Adam and Eric Group) about 8 years ago

Thank you for the tip!  I have been using this for real estate but I will be sure to keep it professional!

Posted by Lee Davenport, Learn With Lee: Real Estate Coaching & Consulting about 8 years ago

What? The Library of Congress - can the government use the resources more efficiently or effectively? It's surprising!

Posted by Stephen P. Panczak, Sr, MBA, Realtor, Property Mgm't, LCAM about 8 years ago

OK my Tweets are good but not that good- seriously the Library of Congress..............

Posted by Kathleen Lordbock, Keller Williams Realty Professionals (Keller Williams Realty Professionals) about 8 years ago

One should always be careful what he or she posts online.  The internet world archives everything.

Aaron

Posted by Aaron Silverman, Improving Real Estate Experience through Education (SuccessfulRental.com, Bluewater Property Management, LLC and Lowcountry Turnkey Properties, LLC) about 8 years ago

Adam, I agree! Like the government doesn't have better things to do with our money!

Lee, I know you'll agree that is always a good rule in social media.

Stephen... you'd think, huh?

Kathleen, LOL!

Aaron, gives a much deeper meaning to not burning bridges, doesn't it?

Posted by Ruth Vogt, 719-592-0855 Apply 24/7 www.ColoradoHomeLender.com (Fairway Independent Mortgage, LLS. Equal Housing Opportunity. Regulated by the Division of Real Estate.) about 8 years ago

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