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New Jersey Realtors dive into cyberspace

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The New Jersey Association of Realtors is diving deeper into cyberspace, purchasing virtual real estate in the online world of Second Life, building profiles on networking sites LinkedIn and Facebook, and rolling out audio podcasts for members. The association announced that it has opened a virtual office in Second Life at Second Life is a three-dimensional, interactive online world. Other real estate entities, including Coldwell Banker and the California Association of Realtors, are also among the "inhabitants" of Second Life. NJAR created a profile on Facebook that allows visitors to view pictures and read about events, according to the announcement. The association also announced that it has created automated electronic feeds for its weekly association newsletter and updates at its Web site. "The RSS (Really Simple Syndication) feeds make it possible for people to keep up with the NJAR Web site in an automate...