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Broker Blogwrap: Inman Bloggers Connect Redux

Broker BlogWrap is our tribute to the brokersphere. 'Cause we love you that much— we really do. Posts of note may be passed along accordingly.

1) Fun with panel discussions: We're recovering from a hectic week of partying shop talking and elbow-rubbing at Inman Bloggers Connect, the online component, if you will, of the Inman Real Estate Connect conference. Good times were had by all. Thanks to everyone who came out for our panel!

2) The MLS, it seems, is very protective of their data — even though that data is free and accessible to all via the internets. So much so that they're not above making some heavy threats towards anyone who republishes said data. Seems a bit paranoid, no? [Luba's SF]

3) Now that we've established that MLS provides free, publicly accessible information, yet is still very protective of it. Even more bizarre is the top-secret-military levels of technology designed to protect this info. The Front Steps issues a clarion call against the MLS token code generator gadget, the little gizmo that issues a new passwords every minute for RE Agent MLS log-in. Seems a bit excessive. [The Front Steps]