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Another reason why rap has become pirated is how disposable the music is by fans. Too many artists are followers and don't try to create their own sound and flow.

11 months, 3 weeks ago on How Has Pirated Music Affected Hip Hop?

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Points and Issues raised here only evidence a long standing consumer revolt from the traditional spoon fed bloat from terrestrial radio onto the masses ... and that is choice matters matters more than free.  New artists should seize upon the opportunity it offers to broaden exposure among the music consuming population globally.  I can tell we'll spreading the link love over her from theleakreport.com when its relaunched.

2 years ago on Music Piracy & the Profit Tipping Point

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Hi SDH,

I’m sorry it’s take to long to answer your question, so I hope it’s helpful to you now.

What I did at 564 Jefferson Ave to solve is to determine if the property had ever previously been financed with a conventional home loan by a mortgage lender. If the lender had underwritten that mortgage using Fannie Mae conforming loan standards, then their opinion of the property’s use would be in the mortgage note recorded.

While it requires some research (and knowing what you’re looking at so you can prove it to a Title Agent and Lawyer) the fact that a title insurer underwrote a title policy against the financing proves more than one party agreed.

If you need more clarification, just complete the contact form and I’ll be sure to respond faster next time.

2 years, 8 months ago on How to Find the Legal Use of your Brownstone

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@helenwaite Hi Helen, I just realized that the post I mentioned isn't scheduled to be published until Saturday 10/22/11. But I'll still send you a quick note that it's available and I'm sure you'll find it helpful in your apartment search efforts.

2 years, 11 months ago on 3 Great Websites for Finding an Apartment to Rent

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@LFJeremy Thanks for reaching out and making us feel welcome after installing LiveFyre. You've definitely confirmed our instincts about our need to take care of our small but growing community here - good to know you guys have our back. And whenever you're in Brooklyn, let me know and I'll be happy to lead you to some other great places to explore here.

2 years, 11 months ago on Brooklyn's First Home Buying Guide to Ship 10/26/11

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@helenwaite Hi Helen, I feel your pain. Fact is, not even these 3 sites can do enough to keep from having scams, spam listings and stunts posted there to con the public. At present, I'm working on a new post about an exciting service that helps renters use an old social web feature to create a healthy buffer against this kind of stuff, while also automating the apartment / home shopping process that will be out this Thursday 10/20. I'll make a note to send you the link. I personally think its the answer to this thwarting the BS out there.

2 years, 11 months ago on 3 Great Websites for Finding an Apartment to Rent

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Hi Alan,

Thanks for the kind words and encouragement. Looking forward to connecting with you in our #MDBP efforts.

2 years, 11 months ago on Brooklyn's First Home Buying Guide to Ship 10/26/11

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@margieclayman you're absolutely right (I guess I backed away from the last online community I was involved in (with a big ongoing convo occurring daily) after being skyped by a big contributor to that conversation who only intended to pitch me the entire 30 minute conversation on joining their thing and hire them for what they do. I'm going to renew my participation online and not push away those legit folk who are there for the same reasons as I. Thanks Margie for the great advice.

2 years, 11 months ago on The Winds of Change Are Blowing

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I'd been feeling the same way for some time now (though not exactly for the same reasons entirely).

I've been feeling as though the online world is becoming more a place like Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory, where everyone is sweet, helpful, kind and willing to help ... with an agenda.

Not to say that there aren't folks online who fit that bill, @myagenda and @margieclayman come to mind.

For me, it's beginning to feel like the "interconnectedness" that the online world promises in social media could be a hollow promise.

I actually think it's my fault that I haven't found more "community minded" folks online ... so I'll try a little longer because I, too, want to contribute in some way to make the world a better place ... both where I live and in the larger global village.

And avoid the unnecessary debates and trivial discourse we find in plenty around "that cafeteria you described so well".

2 years, 11 months ago on The Winds of Change Are Blowing

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you should try clicky.com. they provide real time web analytics and offer a one site free subscription. I use it for MyBrooklynReport.com and it's very revealing to see how people arrive at your site and what content tends to draw the most attention. Great for understanding what your visitors are interested in.

3 years ago on 12 Most Important SEO Tips for #blogchat Bloggers

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Each of these folks are well deserving of the praise and honorable mention you've given, Margie. Especially @HeidiCohen @KRLRose @Jeannette Baer and @PegFitzpatrick . These #UsGuys are often the wellspring I gather insight and inspiration from when I slip into the stream for the few minutes I can steal from the grind of business.

3 years, 1 month ago on 12 Most Amazing Things I’ve Witnessed Online

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I'm sure this post could easily have been titled "25 Most Stupid Twitter Behaviors" if the site was titled differently.

But I confess to have committed many of the sins that You, @SMSJOE @MyAgenda @REALChaseAdams and @MargieClayman saved me from (with gentle retribution, of course)

And I'm a better tweeter for it, having been baptized in the water of Twitter Best Practices (especially abandoning my logo for a profile pic)

Yes friends, there is only one true path to twitter paradise ... hold these 12 "Thou Shalt Not on Twitter" high and you will definitely enjoy greater engagement and deeper conversations as takeaways to build on (relationships, business development, etc...)

Another great post, Josepf *stout raised with a wink*

3 years, 3 months ago on 12 Most Irritating to Most People I Know on Twitter Behaviors | Was: 12 Most Stupid Twitter Behaviors

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Hey Josepf,

Your suggestions are brilliant. In fact, I think its the best single reference source for anyone serious about producing content for a blog or site.

But I have to admit, friend ... I cheat a little on my keyword research.

I tend to use Google's Blog Search feature, as well as Digg and Reddit, to see what posts are trending in views.

Perhaps its a more advanced approach, but I, like you, always double check using google keyword tool box to see search volume and Insights for where the traffic is coming from.

Adding this great reference to Reddit. See you in the #UsGuys stream ... and FB ;-)

3 years, 3 months ago on 12 Most Important SEO Tips for #blogchat Bloggers

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