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Did you know that you can have a successful real estate transaction with someone who you met through Twitter even though you never mention the words "real estate" or Realtor? Did you know that you can start a Facebook page and people will "like" it without ever sending out a note inviting people to become fans? Last week, as I was going through my e-mail I found a message that was sent through Flickr asking me if I could help someone buy a home. Flickr is a huge noncommercial social network where people share photos. My profile on the site mentions what I do for a living but my photos are like everyone else's -- they are just photos. I don't advertise anything on Flickr because that is not why I am on Flickr, and it is against the community guidelines. Flickr also serves as a social network, and it may be among the few that that has not been taken over by marketers. The guidelines don't allow members to advertise anything, and I have never gotten spam ...