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Future-Proof: Navigate Threats, Seize Opportunities at ICNY 2018 | Jan 22-26 at the Marriott Marquis, Times Square, New York

Craig Donato had a brainstorm while building a cabin in the Sierra Nevada foothills. "As I was searching for things, I realized how hard it was to use classifieds. I couldn't see all the listings in one place -- or ask for something," he recalls. So he co-founded online classifieds site Oodle.com and serves as the company's CEO. A former CEO for business-to-business integration service Grand Central and former senior vice president of Excite@Home, Donato will speak during the Bloggers Connect workshop at the upcoming Real Estate Connect conference in San Francisco, which runs from Aug. 5-7, 2009. He responded to a set of questions posed by Inman News: What do you see happening in the real estate market in 2009? 2009 is the year of the "social Web." More than 100,000 Realtors have profiles on Facebook alone. This year, agents will really start to see some traction on Facebook, MySpace and Twitter, as well as build brand presence through these new mediums. ...