I posted yesterday to Twitter that I thought realestate.com.au was so Web 1.0 – it’s flat out boring and feels like it’s been produced by a monopoly media company – hmmm. That aside, take a look at Zillow. Now here’s a real estate platform – and note the word platform not portal – that provides the interactivity that makes a site worth visiting. Take a poke around and see how it provides people with “ownership” of their information and the way people can add value to the site and to their own experience by publishing information that’s relevant to their own circumstances.
Is Zillow coming to Australia any time soon? Perhaps the API platform allows this to happen now. Someone who’s a bit techie might be able to tell me.