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Have You Met DeedStreet Yet? Real Estate In Real Time



What’s DeedStreet You Ask?


DeedStreet is real estate in real time. Agents, mortgage pros, investors, and commercial brokers post tweets and ^tag them with their market abbreviation similar to StockTwits. Having said that, my first impression of DeedStreet versus StockTwits is that DeedStreet wins hands down in user appeal and functionality. Obuweb, having crafted such notable brand websites as GeekSquad and seem on first impression to have struck another home run with another beautiful design.

Why DeedStreet?

Doug Lazovick, Founder of DeedStreet pointed out in our discussion that consumers using social media appear to be desensitized to the online marketing efforts of agents and believes that a catalog of key tweets by market and subject in a central location that are indexable, give answers to seeking home buyers, sellers, investors and the like when they want it with your tweet as the result.

Other notables are that DeedStreet intends on getting the actual results right by using Twitter, before rolling into other new media spaces. Doug points out that as DeedStreet’s reach broadens, the ability to exploit results will broaden as well and they are meeting this challenge head on. DeedStreet will then open the door to obvious targets in social media such as Facebook and others, with a distant eye on property listings to round out the conversation in real estate.


Currently you can tag comments as ^REO,  ^CRE, ^MTG, ^RENT, ^LSTG, and a second tag (^AUS for Austin) to narrow it locally. DeedStreet will grab your tags and your business related tweets and catalog them for crawl or direct search on DeedStreet- pretty simple really.

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We’re interested in hearing what you think!

AG has no affiliation with DeedStreet.

Benn Rosales is the Founder and CEO of The American Genius (AG), national news network for tech and entrepreneurs, proudly celebrating 10 years in publishing, recently ranked as the #5 startup in Austin. Before founding AG, he founded one of the first digital media strategy firms in the nation and also acquired several other firms. His resume prior includes roles at Apple and Kroger Foods, specializing in marketing, communications, and technology integration. He is a recipient of the Statesman Texas Social Media Award and is an Inman Innovator Award winner. He has consulted for numerous startups (both early- and late-stage), has built partnerships and bridges between tech recruiters and the best tech talent in the industry, and is well known for organizing the digital community through popular monthly networking events. Benn does not venture into the spotlight often, rather believes his biggest accomplishments are the talent he recruits, develops, and gives all credit to those he's empowered.

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  1. RealEstate Babble

    October 24, 2009 at 1:12 am

    AgentGenius: Have You Met DeedStreet Yet? Real Estate In Real Time Full

  2. Real Estate Feeds

    October 24, 2009 at 1:22 am

    Have You Met DeedStreet Yet? Real Estate In Real Time: Dont be stingy with your thoughts- stop by and comment!W..

  3. Jody Cowdrey

    October 24, 2009 at 4:24 am

    Read about DeedStreet – Real Estate in Real Time:

  4. Matt Stigliano

    October 24, 2009 at 10:23 am

    Benn – I spent quite a bit of time talking to Doug at #bwe09 and I found him to be eager to not only take this idea to great heights, but also wiling to listen to input from the agents themselves. Jay Thompson and I both gave him our thoughts as did many others and I saw in him a great listener and thinker.

    I for one will begin tagging some of my stuff to head over to Deed St. to see how it all works. I definitely think this is a project that could turn out well – not just because of the subject matter, but because of the company’s willingness to listen to those that will be using it.

  5. Jay Thompson

    October 24, 2009 at 11:16 am

    I met Doug and one of the developers of DeedStreet at a Phoenix TweetUp a few weeks ago and was immediately intrigued. As you say Benn, I think they’ve hit a home run.

    In addition to the type and location ^ tags, you can also tag “generic” real estate Tweets with a ^^ (double caret)

  6. Quick Sale Homes

    October 24, 2009 at 4:25 pm

    Have You Met DeedStreet Yet? Real Estate In Real Time

  7. Doug Lazovick

    October 24, 2009 at 5:27 pm

    Am I above shameless self-promotion…No. @deedstreet article on @agentgenius:

  8. Frank Tirelli

    October 24, 2009 at 10:32 pm

    Have You Met DeedStreet Yet? Real Estate In Real Time: What's DeedStreet You Ask? home. DeedStreet is real ..

  9. Portland Realtor

    October 24, 2009 at 11:43 pm

    I’ll have to check out DeedStreet. We’ve heard about it but never really looked into it until reading your post. Definitely worth a look, thanks for the information.

  10. DEED ST.

    October 26, 2009 at 6:20 pm

    Thanks for the write-up on us @agentgenius – Very cool

  11. BHG Real Estate

    October 26, 2009 at 8:40 pm

    Have You Met DeedStreet Yet? Real Estate In Real Time (cool stuff)

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Twitter branches out into voice chat – what could go wrong?

(SOCIAL MEDIA) We’re learning more about Twitter’s forthcoming audio chat rooms, but what is Twitter learning about moderation?



Twitter open on a smartphone on table next to a cup of warm brown tea.

Twitter wants you to talk more with more people. Like, actually form words. With your mouth.

In November, the micro-blogging giant announced it’s testing its new Audio Spaces feature, which allows users to create audio-only chat rooms – making it what Wired calls a copycat of the new and buzzy Clubhouse app.

Twitter itself hasn’t released many details, but tech blogger/app-feature detective Jane Manchun Wong has been tweeting some of the deets.

How it works

Here’s what we know about the private beta version, according to Wong: Users create a chat room and can control who is admitted to the group, whether it’s the public, followers, or followees. Group size is currently limited to 10. Members can react with a set set of emojis: “100,” raised hand, fist, peace sign, and waving hand. Spaces conversations are not recorded, but they are transcribed for accessibility. It uses Periscope on the back end.

One thing that’s not clear: The actual name. Twitter’s announcements have been calling it Audio Spaces, but the product’s handle is @TwitterSpaces.

It’s Twitter! What could go wrong?

The big gorilla in the chat room is moderation – as in, how do you keep humans from being terrible on Twitter?

We can all be forgiven for skepticism when it comes to Twitter’s aim to keep Audio Spaces safe(ish). Twitter can be a toxic stew of personal insults and even threats. Interestingly, Twitter is starting its test by inviting users who are often targets: Women and people from marginalized groups. Great idea! Who better to help craft community guidelines?

Requiring platforms to shut down hate speech and violent threats is having a moment, and Clubhouse is already in the controversy mix. Even as invite-only, the app has had some high-profile failures to moderate with threats toward a New York Times reporter and a problem anti-semitic conversation. It seems likely Twitter is paying attention.

Also on the safe(ish) side: The space creator is all powerful and can mute or kick out bad actors. Spaces can also be reported. Then there’s the transcription, which sets Audio Spaces apart from similar apps. Chat transcription was aimed at accessibility but, TechCrunch suggests that might help keep things civil and appropriate if people know their words are being written down. Hmm. Maybe?

Also… Why?

It doesn’t appear that there was a groundswell of demand from users, but Audio Spaces at least is something different from the feature pile-on making the social media big dogs start to look the same, as in Twitter’s also-new Fleets, Instagram’s and Facebook’s Stories, Snapchat’s… Snapchat. (See also Instagram’s Reels, Snapchat’s Spotlight, TikTok’s… TikTok.)

Clubhouse does appear to be hugely popular in Silicon Valley – and it has the investment capital to show it – so maybe there’s something to this audio-only chat thing. But we’ve already seen pandemic-fueled Zoom-happy-hour-fatigue, as users have gotten frustrated with too many people talking at the same time. Video chat can give users at least a few more clues about who is talking and who might be about to talk. Audio-only chat seems like it could quickly devolve into a chaotic cacophony.

But, Twitter says, conversation will flow naturally, and it advises users to “be present.”

“Just like in real life, the magic is in the moment,” it says.

It’s beta testers will surely have a lot to say about “magic” and “moderation.”

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Facebook’s latest acquisition dives into backend of social media marketing

(SOCIAL MEDIA) This $1 billion dollar acquisition of a CRM shows Facebook diving into the back end of social media for the first time.



Woman checking social media on her phone on a balcony overlooking city traffic.

A social media giant is stepping into the Customer Relationship Management Realm.

On November 30, Facebook announced that it had acquired the CRM platform Kustomer for a deal valued at a whopping $1 billion. Founded in 2015, Kustomer boasts to be a customer service focused platform that is made to support high volume transactions. In a statement on the company’s website, Kustomer CEO Brad Birnbaum believes that the platform’s complementary relationship with Facebook will create a mutually beneficial relationship.

“With our complementary capabilities, we will be able to help more people benefit from customer service that is faster, richer and available whenever and however they need it–via phone, email, text, web chat or messaging.” Birnbaum said, “In particular, we look forward to enhancing the messaging experience which is one of the fastest-growing ways for people and businesses to engage.”

The move may seem unusual at first. In the past, Facebook has opted to purchase customer-facing applications and software, instead of back-end applications. Such purchases include Spanish cloud video gaming company PlayGiga in 2019, and popular gif catalog service Giphy this past May. These applications are often used to build out new features for Facebook’s core platform and users.

Considering Facebook makes around 99% of its revenue through advertising, however, the acquisition makes sense. Through Kustomer, Facebook hopes to provide better support to companies wishing to use the social media conglomerate as a channel for attracting customers. By providing end-to-end support for these businesses, Facebook hopes to drive revenue and become a core channel used to sell products and services.

Only time will tell if the investment in a CRM platform can help drive companies to use Facebook as a primary sales channel. Ultimately, the end goal for Facebook is to increase its advertising revenue, and one could expect the organization to integrate Kustomer with popular existing applications like Instagram and Whatsapp.

The acquisition will have to pass a regulatory review, however, before Kustomer can officially become part of the Facebook family. While that is likely to go off without a hitch, Facebook needs to handle some bigger regulation issues before it can take advantage of its new CRM software.

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This non-judgmental app can help you switch to a plant-based diet

(SOCIAL MEDIA) There are many reasons people choose plant-based diets. If you’re looking to try it out, this app helps you stay on track.



No Meat Today, a judgement-free plant-based diet tracking app.

The interest in plant-based proteins continues to grow. Healthline suggests that Americans are shifting toward plant-based meat substitutes because of shortages in the grocery store due to the pandemic, but there are many reasons to make the switch.

Plant-based proteins are considered more sustainable than traditional meat. Nutritionally, plant-based meat alternatives are often healthier. Regardless of the reason, if you’re one of the many Americans who are changing your diet, there’s a new app that can help you stay on track without making you feel judged if or when you do eat meat.

Your companion to eating less meat

No Meat Today is an app available in the App Store. You can get on a waitlist in Google Play. It’s a fun app that asks you, “Did you eat meat today?” You can even define what meat means to you, red meat, fish and seafood, poultry, eggs and/or dairy. As you eat less meat, your “planet” attracts cows. The design is simple, “don’t eat meat, get a cow.” If you eat too much meat, your cows go away. There’s no judgement if you lose a cow.

The creator, Arnaud Joubay says, “I’m not here to tell anyone what they should do, only to offer a friendly app to those who want to do the same.” It’s recommended to look back at your history to decide whether you want to eat meat or not.


The app was just released earlier this year. Most of its features are free, but you can pay $4.99 for all the features for one year. There have been some very cute cows released for special days. In the App Store, reviews are positive, but the caveat is that the creator asks you to contact him first if you if your review isn’t 5-stars. It’s a cute app that can motivate you to eat less meat.

Here’s the link to the product page.

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