The idea behind syndication is the distribution of content - making, for example, printed content available to readers living in different locations. That's how people could read Ann Lander's and George Will's columns in the New York Times, the Cleveland Plain Dealer and the San Francisco Chronicle and most other places across the land.
We call it "syndication" when the same real estate listings are being published on countless websites. That's nonsense. Anybody living anywhere in the world has access to the same information. Where I look for a listing is a matter of preference, not geographic limitation. The motivation for this kind of "syndication" is making money pure and simple and there's nothing wrong with that. Let's call it what it is: duplication, proliferation, and, in the worst case, online pollution.
Just because technology makes something possible doesn't mean it's automatically a good thing.
Too many real estate professionals (and nearly all clients) don't know the difference between a New Years resolution and image resolution.
Low-tech issue: the rest of the world (outside the US) does not use legal size paper. When wet signatures are required, say from Chinese or German buyers, and the legal size document is emailed to them they have no way of reproducing the document without reducing it to their standard A4 size. If you've encountered this problem how did you solve it?
Massive Android flaw allows hackers to ‘take over’ and ‘control’ 99% of Android devices. The age-old problem of separation of OS and hardware is rearing its ugly head.
From a recent post:
"After scouring dozens of listings online and spending his Saturdays and Sundays visiting properties in person, Guiro came away frustrated. The pictures he reviewed online just didn’t match up with the properties he saw in person."
That's because we do not have wide-angle eyes. ;-)