for W3c validation
Update @ 9:42: Zillow is now live again!
Update @ 9:57: Check the Zillow Blog for an overview w/ links!
There are a couple primary features being added to the site tonight (site should be live shortly):
- Neighborhood Pages — discuss your neighborhood, such as Queen Anne in Seattle.
- Zillow Discussions — talk about a topic of interest, such as Home Buying or Home Selling. Or connect with fellow real estate professionals.
- Polls — anyone can suggest a poll that is either targeted to a selection of ZIP codes or targeted nationally (shown anywhere polls appear on Zillow). The polls will display throughout neighborhood pages and Zillow Discussions.
- Enhancements to the Real Estate Guide (wiki) — there is now an integrated search module in the upper left corner of every wiki page, plus you can now upload images to the wiki (yay!).
Here’s the RE.net play-by-play for you Zillow fanatics out there:
- No surprise, Greg Swann from BloodHoundBlog breaks the story — “Zillow.com’s latest release me-too’s Trulia.com’s recent me-too release: Can either make the leap from ghost-town to community?“
- John Cook posts “Zillow enters citizen journalism” at his Venture Blog
- Mashable’s Kristen Nicole posts “Zillow to Get More Social“
- Ken at Realivent posts “Zillow releases a slew of new features“
- Sramana Mitra writes “Web 3.0 and Zillow“
- Cristina Ledesma posts “Zillow.com expands real estate community to the neighborhood“
- Cory Bergman posts “Zillow expands into hyperlocal news“
- The Real Estate Bloggers posts “Zillow Goes Hyperlocal With Neighborhood Pages“
- Glenn at Inman News writes “Zillow zooms out with neighborhood discussions, data“
- Eric Berlin posts “Zillow Leads the Social Networking Charge on the Real Estate Market“
- Joshua Jaffe posts “Zillow launches social networking features to catch up to Trulia“
- Joel Burslem at FoREM posts “Zillow Flounders A Bit With New Release“
- CoolDMZ posts “Community real estate features on Zillow“
- Donna Bogatin writes “Zillow: Can We Talk? Real Estate Gets Social“
- Legacy Group posts “Zillow annouces 6,500 Community Websites“
- Jeff O’Brien writes “Zillow Goes Crowdsourcing“
- Ben Barren posts “‘However, the bulk of the content on the Neighborhood Pages we have left up to you, the Zillow community.’“
- Rafe Needleman posts “Zillow adds community pages” at Webware
- Tiza Major-Posner (my project blogger apprentice) posted “Zillow.Com – Why I Like Them and Why You Should Too!“