I was just catching my daily dose of TUAW.com (a site for Apple geeks) and came across two articles: Is my iPhone making me dumber & Is my iPhone making me smarter? Those articles are interesting ways to look at what technology has done for us. But forget Apple and the iPhone for a minute because I want to talk about all the fantastic resources made available to us in the car biz. What could I be talking about? I’ll give you a hint – you’re looking at one right now. Those articles got me thinking about DealerRefresh, ADM, DrivingSales, and all the others like Pasch’s, Kain’s….there are getting to be too many to list.
Sure, some might call each of these sites competition for the other, but that doesn’t matter either. By the way, Jeff and I don’t view anyone as competition – it is all for the greater good. All of these sites, collectively, enhance our knowledge and answer our questions. They’re free and contain some really incredible info.
It wasn’t that long ago when you had to rely solely on 20 Groups, Automotive News, or a vendor’s seminar to get a different perspective on things or to even know something else existed. I think these resources are making us all smarter. My only question is: Why aren’t more people participating?
As DealerRefresh is approaching its 6 year birthday with the blog and just had its first birthday on the forums, I want to pass my thanks to everyone who has freely given their time and knowledge to make this site so great. I also want to pass a thanks to those who have done the same on the other automotive resource sites too. Ralph, Jared, David, Brian, and everyone else who has provided the platforms – thank you! And Jeff – thanks for posting your thoughts online all those years ago.
Now we can all sing kumbaya together – lol
Have any of these Automotive Resource Sites helped you? If so, how?