Wikis are web sites that allow users to add, edit and delete content at will. They are incredibly potent tools for collaborative writing and for tapping into the collective wisdom of the crowd, Wikipedia being the best example of how well a wiki can work.


Eurekster has extended this concept into the search space, with what they call a swicki. A swicki combines the the communal elements of a wiki and extends it to create a deeply focused community-driven search. The idea is that the crowd (through a ranking and editing process) can create the most relevant results for a particular search term. Users can promote or demote search results based on the results for their search terms. Every click that a user makes refines the swicki’s search results even further, making it a highly dynamic resource that is incredibly customized for every topic.

This blog and many others out there are focused on the cutting edge technologies that are redefining the real estate space right now, I thought a swicki would be a good way to establish a resource for the entire Real Estate 2.0 community.

I have seeded this swicki with some of the best Real Estate blogs out there right now – including the Inman News blog, the Walk-through, Realty Blogging, Hot Property and Rain City Guide – as well as blogs from both Redfin and Zillow.

You can see the result here at The Future of Real Estate swicki.

As a webmaster or blogger you can add this swicki to your own website – doing so begins to aggregate your own postings into the swicki’s results. I would encourage as many of you reading this post to do so – that way we can begin to build the most relative resource out there. Unfortunately, does not allow me to run external scripts on this blog, so to see an example of how this looks check it out on my personal blog.

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