How neat Realtor.com that you have a Twitter handle, and have figured out how to comment on other blogs in reference to the recent alleged debut of porn ads on Realtor.com. We get it, you have no idea how it got there, so in utter freak out mode, you opt to accuse the user of a conspiracy in using photoshop to alter the image, and then decide to go with malware or spyware on the users computer that would still leave you clean of any wrongdoing.
I think that’s great that you responded, but the problem with your response is that you seem to want to shove it down the throats of your own product providers in true 1.0 style with polished spin that should end the conversation. How else would you explain not linking out to the posts that had reacted to the porn ad, or leaving comments closed on the Realtor.com website to your press release? There is no rug to sweep that beautiful porn ad under, there is not enough duct tape in the world to silence one million agents, and there is no press release well written enough to erase it from the minds of those that are reacting peacefully and mostly satirically to a situation that would be humorous had you approached it in that fashion.
You screwed up, but you keep screwing up, and that is the sin. Open comments on Realtor.com and let Realtor members address you with their concerns. I first asked you on Twitter this morning to do the right thing, and I’m urging you again- listen to Realtor subscribers.
I won’t be linking to the Realtor.com press release until comments are open and proper linking takes place, but you can get caught up on the story here as the original story seems to have gone private or been killed by the user.