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CNRPA - Commercial National REO Professionals Association

Fog Media is proud to provide our services to the Commercial National REO professionals Association. CNRPA is a commercial real estate training, advocacy and policy organization specializing in Commercial REO or distressed commercial assets. CNRPA teaches training courses all over the country, and was founded by Matthew Mandel, Peter Monroe, and John Murray.

Very nice.

Thank you college humor.

Man Vs Bear
Bing is here, should I care?

I have been asked this questions a couple times now.  Should I care about Microsoft’s bing?  My quick and easy answer is yes.  Any avenue that pushes traffic to your site is something to think about.  Bing just happens to be the new kid on the block.  While it still does not have the volume traffic that Google, Yahoo, or even Ask have it has some amazing features that help break down search and be more consumer oriented.

With that said, Cuil opened last year with a massive press fanfare, but has not been nearly as visible since then.  New comers like Cuil, and now Bing, have the unenviable task of clawing away at the market share of search giants Google and Yahoo.

The longer answer to moving your web strategy to Bing is not as straight forward, and brings up more questions. Does it matter if you are first to Bing? Does your demographic consist of early adopters? Can you afford to have your SEO/SEM strategy moved across another search engine?  If the answers to these questions are yes, then Bing could provide opportunities and revenue streams.  If not Bing could just be another footnote in the long line of forgotten search engines, such as Lycos, Alta Vista, Excite, DogPile, Meta Crawler, HotBot, Infoseek, Magellan, LookSmart, etc.

Wordpress 2.8

I have been running Wordpress 2.8RC and now 2.8 for a few days now. There is a new-ish admin layout, but I am not seeing any major ground breaking changes.  Some minor fixes and more behind the scenes updates in this version.  I am noticing one of our test blogs is running a bit faster.

Some minor issues with a few plug-ins, but I have a feeling that will be fixed shortly with updates from these plug-ins.

I have a feeling the new features, updates and changes will become more apparent as projects develop, and as updates occur.

A very cool idea, to turn your yard or open space into a garden with the help of the community.  So far it is Minnesota based, but I would love to see the project expand into more areas.

Wordpress 2.8 RC1

It is that time again.  That time when Wordpress lets us know that a change is coming.  I just installed WP 2.8 RC1 on the FogMedia server and am testing the latest version of the Fog Media site on it.  Will post my experience and thoughts on it later on.

Here is the change log

I just got Aperture, and the program is amazing.  I love how many photos I can process in a few minutes.  This also concludes my spider photos from the last trip to Florida.

I just got Aperture, and the program is amazing.  I love how many photos I can process in a few minutes.  This also concludes my spider photos from the last trip to Florida.

The New Wild West

One of the reasons I love working with Internet technologies is that the web is still free range.  Small companies and individuals can become large successes by essentially explaining their process.  While this might seem like selling the farm to many, this shows knowledge and expertise.  In the eyes of the growing population of the web savvy this lends credibility to your cause.

In recent days I have taken this idea into my offline world.  I have started explaining almost every step of what I what I am going to do for my clients.  This seems to demystify the Internet and web marketing for them and give them a better perspective of what options are available.

I love this.  I can choose which news categories are displayed and which are not.

Yay Florida and all the ridiculously scary looking spiders.

Yay Florida and all the ridiculously scary looking spiders.