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by CareyBot

NEW YORK – Alas, we've entered the age of user-generated content on the Web: blogs, message boards, online communities, classified services, social bookmarking. And the change is beginning to be felt in real estate. Ten years ago most people used the Internet to find information, but very few people actually posted things themselves, Rich Barton, CEO of, pointed out during a panel discussion Friday morning at Real Estate Connect. But today, more people are leaning in and typing, participating in newsgroups and message boards, creating their own blogs, and sharing news stories and links through social bookmarking services like Digg and Delicious. "Instead of everyone kind of observing the Web, they are contributing to the Web," said Barton, whose Seattle real estate startu...