- Producer19/01/2017How To Make Social Media Simple. No I'm Not CrazyHere's the thing. It isn't so much that Social Media is hard. It just takes a ton of time. Even that isn't accurate. It's more that we do the same thing several times every time we do anything at all.If it was a business process it would be...
Comments20/01/2017 #11 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian#8 They just might be related. LOL
At the risk of being offensive, Candice is a HWAHOHS. (Hottie With A Head On Her Shoulders). She's a lot more than just a pretty face. I wonder how many people have underestimated her because of her looks? As the Father of another beautiful woman, that pisses me off.
Our society tends to see beautiful women as strictly decorative. Yet, it was Heddy Lamarre who figured out frequency hopping. She may have won WW2 with that. At the very least she opened the Atlantic shipping lanes. Without her invention, there could have been no D-Day.
Let's not even mention all the technologies that were built on its back.
Since women have only been considered equal for about 50 years, I shudder to think what ideas, inventions, and concepts we missed out on.20/01/2017 #10 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian#6 Right now, beBee does not have RSS or ATOM functionality, so no, we can't autoload from beBee. It would be nice, though. I'd love to just write here, populate Twitter and my blog site, then cross-pollinate everwhere else.
Sorry, the thought is bringing a tear to my eye. . . LOL20/01/2017 #9 Franci🐝Eugenia HoffmanI'm so impressed with you taking your time to create this process. I've gained a considerable amount of information and I am most appreciative. These are great tips and being able to relate them to my blog makes it clearer to me. Enjoy your Dominican cigar and your favorite beverage and take a break.19/01/2017 #8 David B. GrinbergThanks for these tips, Paul, which are very helpful. It sounds like you've certainly streamlined your process. Kudos on that. Although some us may beg to differ about whether you're "not crazy" (lol). Okay, crazy good perhaps.
Also, I'm holding you to your prior promise of using my Twitter account for the 2.0 version of myTweetPack.com - so thanks for that in advance. Lastly, I'm sharing this on three hives. Keep buzzing, my friend!
PS -- and who's this @Candice 🐝 Galek person you keep mentioning? She sounds like Superwoman. I noticed someone with the a similar/same name (I think) on the recent 2017 Forbes "30 under" 30" class of leading global Millennial entrepreneurs. Maybe they're related, you think?19/01/2017 #6 Lisa 🐝 GallagherI just added RSS XRAY to Chrome but I'm still befuddled as to what it does? Will it work when writing a post using beBee producer? Ah, @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian is already saying.. oh great.. I knew Lisa would read this and have 50 million questions LOL. Lots of info Paul and yes, THANK YOU!!19/01/2017 #5 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian#4 Don't bother, Candice. Set your IFTTT to scan your Twitter timeline for specific hashtags. I use #fb for FaceBook, #fbp for facebook pages, #tum for Tumblr, #li for LinkedIn, and #pin for Pinterest.
When it finds one of these tags, it posts to that platform. Then I rotate the tags in myTweetPack.
Make sense?19/01/2017 #4 Candice 🐝 GalekWow great post Paul.. We had a killer IFTTT syndication setup with 4 tiers and 2 rings. But it all started breaking down. It has been a big buggy lately! Have to rehire the coders to figure it all out. When you create multiple tiers and rings it really complicates things. =)19/01/2017 #3 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian#2 LOL, Right now, I'm kicking back with a Dominican cigar and 12-year-old single malt. Yes, the wife is out. I'll need to air the place out later. Or, maybe not, I'm kicking back in the garage.
Show me a man who says he's not afraid of "the look" from the wife and I'll show you either a liar or a fool.
And no, it never stops. I think I have adult-onset ADHD. The scotch is part of my planning routine. ;-)19/01/2017 #2 Kevin PashukMy gawd man! Does your brain ever stop?
Sounds like I have to bring you over to the GTA for a fine cuban cigar and a dram of 17 year old single malt to learn how to slow down a bit. @Don 🐝 Kerr View moreMy gawd man! Does your brain ever stop?
Sounds like I have to bring you over to the GTA for a fine cuban cigar and a dram of 17 year old single malt to learn how to slow down a bit. @Don 🐝 Kerr would encourage you to practice mindfulness, which isn't bad in itself, but I much prefer my formula.
Seriously useful advice however on eliminating busy-ness from your social media world. Close
- Producer18/01/2017Are we really SAFE?Hello, my dear fellow bees.Let me begin this post with a simple question?What do you know India for?INDIA a beautiful country where people from all around the globe visit, a country where gods & goddesses are prayed for blessings and...
Comments19/01/2017 #36 AnonymousThank you @Sushmita Thakare Jain for sharing your brilliant post. According to a study carried out by the British NGO ActionAid, 79 percent of Indian women have already experienced violence or sexual harassment while out and about in the streets. There is several group of people in India, as “Blank Noise”, who have organised several events, including the “I never ask for it” campaign, to fight this terrible trend and to raise awareness about it. Keep going !19/01/2017 #35 🐝 Fatima WilliamsI loved Malaika Arora Khan tweet on what you shared above with everyone. And some of them give women the push they need. To stand up and fight for the respect that rightfully ours.
As Julie says "Every son, brother, father, or loving husband made it a mission to eliminate violence against women. These same men could be the best advocates and greatest allies in the struggle to keep their mothers, sisters, daughters and wives safe on earth. It should begin in every family for the change to happen. Well said Julie Hickman
@CityVP 🐝 Manjit so back at that time I watched several broken clips but had never watched the whole documentary. Thank you for sharing this with us. My heart ached watching the video and the way the criminals spoke of rape. May her soul R.I.P. If ask me about the politicians it only makes me squirm. Can a country run without such people. Is it possible to throw all these baised men out and appoint new ones ! I don't know how to answer that question after Hilary lost the elections.
Thank you19/01/2017 #33 🐝 Fatima WilliamsThank you @Sushmita Thakare Jain for talking the hearts of many women in India. Your voice is my voice and together the sound can be thundering. When ever a women is disrespected in India there comes a feeling of powerless in me as a women. What could I have done if had to be there ? Even I had no self defense lessons at the time in 2012 when Jyothi lost her light to the darkness that enveloped her. It could have been me ! I was in Delhi a couple of months just before this incident happened.
My sisters and me we are 3 girls and my mother struggled to bring us up but she taught us to be bold .She always said I wish I had a son. Which of course has changed as I showed her it doesn't have to only be a man, to look after the family , a women like me can also do it. I helped her raise and educate my sisters and run the family as my dad fell sick ,had a stroke and couldn't work. At the age of 16 and took up my family responsibilities. I had not been bold until 2012 as well. Infact this incident is so close to my heart and it made me the bold women I never knew I had in me. My mentality before used to be like if a guy is approaching I should run in the opposite direction. Today, if a guy challenges me I'd challenge him back. When she ( Jyothi ) died she buried our fears and when we cried we drowned our f change the mindset of the children when they grow up. Teach them that there is no man or woman and everyone is a human and a being with life. To give respect and get respect. Sex should be commonly spoken off and not discreet and I can go on. But, at the end of the day it is the mindset. The ones who are spoilt rotten cant change. I am wishing that this generation is bolder, smarter and kinder children a and have a safe world around them.19/01/2017 #32 Ella de JongDear Sushmita do you know Anu Aggarwal? Today I saw a post on LinkedIn about her work in India. She wrote about: ... "Since the very start, my teens, this is what my dream was!– "Better people's lives". A trained social worker, MSW I saw "sexual repression" and bursting population of india, a huge hurdle in this. So glamorous star, in the early 90s, i openly talked about sex even if it hurt me public image then, and accepted to endorse and be the Brand Ambassador of a condom. ..." You two seem to fight a good fight!19/01/2017 #29 Julie HickmanI have no answers to the utter evil of rape and the general population being accepting of the status quo. Women are meant to be cherished and are an undeniable force for the good of mankind.
One could just imagine if every son, brother, father, or loving husband made it a mission to eliminate violence against women. These same men could be the best advocates and greatest allies in the struggle to keep their mothers, sisters, daughters and wives safe on earth. Don't be silent. Thank you @Sushmita Thakare Jain for your advocacy and thank you @Donna-Luisa Eversley for including me in the discussion.19/01/2017 #22 Sushmita Thakare Jain#7 @Donna-Luisa Eversley thank you for sharing the post, my dear! I am flattered by the response never knew random words unedited but from the heart can be effective. Thank you for motivating me in expressing myself and my feelings. I feel the same way each time a woman or a girl is victmized by these beasts. Our words cannot do justice to them but it can help in raising voices so that this inhuman act doesn't happen again not here but anywhere in the world.19/01/2017 #21 Sushmita Thakare Jain#6 @CityVP 🐝 Manjit will definitely check the video out. I so connect with you on banning, remember even the Nirbhaya case episode was banned by Indian Broadcasting commission and made to reshoot cutting most parts of it.
But, that doesn't change the truth. Does it?19/01/2017 #16 David B. GrinbergThanks for opening up about this important issue Sushmita. I would just say that any man who intentionally disrespects women is really no man at all. And any man who hurts women -- physically and/or emotionally -- is a junkyard dog. There's never a legitimate reason to abuse women or girls -- period!
- Producer16/01/2017What is Everykey?Before I answer this question, let me start by introducing the person that has developed this concept, most of us already know him, John McAfee. I do not work for John McAfee; I have no connection to the Everykey Inc., no ulterior motivation for...
- Producer25/10/2016Testimonials from beBee usersI gathered some last testimonals from bees. Please feel free to add yours and I will add which ones I consider more powerful to help us to spread the beBee BUZZ. Please do not feel bad if I don't put them all. I much appreciate all of them...
Comments10/01/2017 #83 Javier 🐝 beBeebeBee includes all the necessary features to create, showcase and share people's personal brands including a professional profile, professional networking, a publishing platform, affinity groups (both personal and professional), live video capability, interactive job postings, advanced communication tools, and a multi-network content-sharing tool10/01/2017 #82 Javier 🐝 beBeeBy @David B. Grinberg " What makes beBee, Inc. unique in the social media space is that regular users are the real "influencers," not celebrity personalities or cherry-picked "experts" whose content is force fed to users regardless of whether it's relevant or not. beBee.com allows users to receive and engage with content that's specifically relevant to their professional and personal interests per affinity-based social networking. This creates stronger business relationships and more successful personal branding. !10/01/2017 #81 debasish majumderbeBee enable us to interact beautiful minds with warmth and appreciation. by complementing and even critically analyzing each other, it makes the platform pretty friendly and congenial to ensure all bees to thrive with vigor. lovely insightful post @Javier 🐝 beBee View morebeBee enable us to interact beautiful minds with warmth and appreciation. by complementing and even critically analyzing each other, it makes the platform pretty friendly and congenial to ensure all bees to thrive with vigor. lovely insightful post @Javier 🐝 beBee! enjoyed profusely. thank you for the share. Close09/01/2017 #74 Joel AndersonJavier, I don't expect you to use this and that is ok, but drew one quote from a previous work on Contextualism and the powerful influence of an affinity based network.
"Change is never easy, and as humans we are in fact sensitive to any discrepancy in complexity. Might we just try a little harder to put things into context and simply make the most out of our world view(s) across the landscape of context, perspective, orientation and civil discussion?
And on a positive bee buzzing note, that is what I find refreshing so far about beBee."
- Producer05/01/2017Using Instagram to promote your companyI love Instagram. There may be a better way to get your name in front of a bigger group of people, but I don’t know what it is. I know that Facebook has older users, people in their forties like me, but if you like reaching a younger audience with...
- Producer05/01/2017Music styles: REGGAE-DubAs it happens with most of the subgenres the term Dub derives its name from an acronym, and in this particular case it comes from “ dubbing”. The dubbing is just a kind of technic consisting...
Comments06/01/2017 #5 Ian WeinbergI can find no qualifications or required credentials of the several 'practitioners' comprising 'FasterEFT'. Neither Robert G Smith nor any of the other 'practitioners' have specified relevant qualifications and accreditation in the fields of psychology and physical medicine. The emotional and physical well being of our fellow humans is sacred. Therefore before promoting and endorsing companies claiming the appropriate qualifications in dealing with these sensitive issues, we need to know their qualifications, accreditations, the scientific validation of their methods and results and finally, their fitness to practice as mind-body therapists. It is also important to remember that claims of intervention success that don't materialize can aggravate the presenting issue! For me therefore, the spectre of snake oil sales looms large in the endorsement within this post .... as per https://www.bebee.com/producer/@ian-weinberg/drowning-in-snake-oil06/01/2017 #4 Gerald Hecht#1 @Ian Weinberg in light of things like HATE CRIMES streamed live on FB live...the deliberate ignoring of Of my Producer pieces WHICH CALL OUT THE RUSSIANS FOR BEING EXACTLY THE TRASH THAT THEY ARE...nothing surprises me anymore...or even sickens me anymore; it's payback time plain and simple; and Russian State officials and their idiot ghostwriters have ne seen ANYTHING like my umbrella...bastards: https://www.bebee.com/producer/@gerald-hecht/communications-beat-series-volume-706/01/2017 #2 Harvey Lloyd"The emotional and physical well being of our fellow humans is sacred." I am not sure that i can add to this very valid statement. Humans have a responsibility to each other for their well being. This being said, i would suggest that we have become a gullible society that allows the snake oil folks their entry.
If society could internalize your single statement then snake oil would disappear. Measuring any self help against it would cause the deflation of any hype that may appear.
I also believe that a lay person can pursue emotional assistance to others if they follow your value statement. It is when i see the agenda outside of your statement i know almost immediately the agenda is some form of self achievement that does not measure the impact of the act.
I see these all the time, i can't go to or read, informative events or books and compress experience. Just because i go to a seminar on how to use a skill saw, i can't build a house. Thanks for the tag and i do believe you have placed this gambit in the proper circular file.06/01/2017 #1 Ian WeinbergI can find no qualifications or required credentials of the several 'practitioners' comprising 'FasterEFT'. Neither Robert G Smith nor any of the other 'practitioners' have specified relevant qualifications and accreditation in the fields of psychology and physical medicine. The emotional and physical well being of our fellow humans is sacred. Therefore before promoting and endorsing companies claiming the appropriate qualifications in dealing with these sensitive issues, we need to know their qualifications, accreditations, the scientific validation of their methods and results and finally, their fitness to practice as mind-body therapists. Also important to remember that claims for intervention success that don't materialize can be more psychologically damaging than the presenting issue! For me therefore, the spectre of snake oil sales looms large in the endorsement within this post .... as per https://www.bebee.com/producer/@ian-weinberg/drowning-in-snake-oil Perhaps some comments from @Harvey Lloyd @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman @Phil Friedman @Gerald Hecht
- Producer17/10/2016Meet our beBee Ambassadors!In July 2016 beBee launched its Ambassadors Program and we already have 90 top-notch bees on our list that are spreading the buzz all around the world!Let’s meet all the beBee ambassadors! And remember, you could be our next ambassador. Check out...
Comments18/10/2016 #9 AnonymousLeia em português aqui: https://www.bebee.com/producer/@tifanyrodio/conheca-os-50-embaixadores-do-bebee17/10/2016 #3 Kevin PashukTeresa,
Delighted to be part of this list.
It would be truly appreciated to have a really brief bit of info beside each ambassador's name - e.g. The country they are from, and perhaps their bio summary. This would help us to both see the geographic diversity of the bees as well as get to know them a bit better without having to click through each link.
- Producer04/01/2017New beBee ambassadors - 2017Happy New Year ! We wish you all the best: health & success ! We’ve received many questions asking about the specific requirements that need to be met to become one of our Ambassadors. We are priorizing these actions:1. Promote beBee on the...
Comments10/01/2017 #239 Augusto Santos#82 Que ótima notícia @Luizia Patrício! Meus parabéns para você, você realmente merece o cargo de embaixadora por todo seu esforço, trabalho, animação e carisma! A equipe do beBee acertou em cheio ao te selecionar como nova embaixadora, você é um exemplo para todos nós, e eu pessoalmente me sinto lisonjeado por ter sido um de seus primeiros seguidores aqui no beBee. MUITAS FELICIDADES, LUIZIA!!!10/01/2017 #237 Anonymous#206 #208 @Irene Rodriguez Escolar y @Paula Pérez Toledo aqui lo tenéis en español: https://www.bebee.com/producer/hive/bebee-espanol/conoce-a-nuestros-embajadores
E para os usuários brasileiros, aqui está a tradução ao português: https://www.bebee.com/producer/@tifanyrodio/temos-novos-embaixadores-conheca-a-lista-completa-de-embaixadores-do-bebee07/01/2017 #229 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher#215 One day this year @Teresa Gezze and I hope to meet when she makes another trip to Cleveland! Who would have known, from Cleveland to Spain? :)) It would be fun to do a live buzz with you Teresa! Again congrats to all. I would tag all of you but I don't want to fill up your notifications so I've been trying to congratulate you separately. Great picks Javier!06/01/2017 #224 🐝 Fatima Williams#118 Awww Thank you @Aurorasa Sima Feeling more loved than ever with all your wishes and affectation. I am really honoured and proud to have met you all and be part of the team. This is what the world is missing. Come join us on beBee 🤗 Feel the love #beBeelove
- Producer28/09/2016The Thing About Being A beBee AmbassadorHere’s the thing. Right now there are somewhere in the area of 20 beBee brand ambassadors. I pretty much know them all. I had a conference call with several of them last week and we had a hell of a good time.These are bright people, all from...
Comments03/01/2017 #33 Pamela 🐝 WilliamsIt's a drizzly rainy day in NC, that imbecile's face seems to show up everywhere I go, I'm still fighting a bug that a manager gave me as a going away present when my contract ended just before Christmas, and I finally took down our beautiful Christmas tree today...In other words; it's been a depressing day so far...
then I read this:
I’m happy as a well-fed hog to be one of the promotional cylinders on which this site is firing.
I’m Jim Murray, beBee Ambassador and I approved this message.
Well said Mr. Murray! RAH RAH SIS BOOM BAH!03/01/2017 #28 Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand AmbassadorHi @Jim Murray, I agree too with you & for many years I have taken many connections off line from LI because of limits & restrictions. I enjoy helping folks & am here to help beBee succeed & they will be a great continuing success. If you read " Connecting The Dots" that I wrote it was posted on The Creative Coast which is another non profit where I help small business startups, all at no cost to really help connect people & share experiences. If I can help you in any way call or email me 24 x 7 @ 1.404.750.3200, keep up the good work here my friend!! regards, Bill Stankiewicz, www.savannahsupplychain.com29/09/2016 #27 Renée 🐝 CormierI agree with you completely, Jim, and I am motivated by the same things you are. As a communications professional with a passion for business and marketing, it is a very natural thing for me to promote beBee, which is a wonderful social media site that offers compelling content to interested and interesting people. As a writer, nothing could be more rewarding than having intelligent people read and comment on my content. I get a tremendous kick out of seeing how many people read my posts and like what I have to say. I have always been a fast and ready advocate for things I believe in, and I believe in beBee and the power of the wonderful community it is attracting. I didn't need to be named ambassador to do what I do for beBee, but I am proud and honoured that I have been. The work I do here will continue because I know my efforts will go toward making our online community stronger and more attractive than ever.29/09/2016 #22 Michael D. DavisOink! 🐷. That'' Pig Latin for I gitcha @Jim Murray! You've got a nice "in your eyeballs" style of writing that my alter ego Bo " bad boy" Buzzbee can relate to. Keep up the good writting Jim, and thanks for all the pro bono work you put in. It doesn't go unnoticed in my little hovel of a hive. 🐝29/09/2016 #18 AnonymousThanks @Jim Murray! As usual, I am just an ugly fractal troll. The best marketing in social structures, including social networks is a byproduct of a trust and the visions that are common for a large group of thoughtful, committed people (with or without the title) who can effortlessly change the world for the better. Their world and our world. This is a long-term process and the ultimate task for all beBee users. People tend to beleive that an enthusiastic support of someone or something that is worthy means to be a cheerleader. But it is still a sales relationship. I would rather call it this time a social responsible behaviour. George C. Homans, American sociologist and founder of behavioral sociology pointed out that social structure is a human interaction. The mere fact of belonging to something that is worthy will give us freedom. Freedom to develop and grow together. We won't forget each other and human interactions, right?29/09/2016 #15 David B. GrinbergNicely stated, as usual, @Jim Murray Your blogs about beBee and other efforts -- along with that of all the ambassadors and fans of this wonderful budding social network -- has played an instrumental role in attracting more users to the site and growing its popularity. The fact is, to be blunt like you, LinkedIn couldn't give a rat's ass about it's users, especially the non-paying ones. This is especially true for independent writers who once helped build LI's publishing platform (Pulse) into the go-to site for independent writers.
But then LI stripped bloggers of their ability to fully engage with their own networks who voluntarily chose to follow them. This was a cold slap in the face, to put in mildly. Thus, as you state, the exodus from LI for greener pastures began shortly thereafter -- and for good reason. Those of us who were led to beBee by the platform's "Moses" (John White) found an oasis in the desert.
And for those who try to belittle ambassadors as"cheerleaders," I say this: Cheerleaders are all about showing spirit, support, enthusiasm and teamwork. How do I know? My better half, Nicole, was a cheerleader coach for 9-years. So to those who belittle the dedication, time and efforts of this group of impressive and admirable ambassadors and fans of beBee, I would just say this: lighten up a little!
Thanks for all you do, Jim, along with the other fine ambassadors and fans of beBee. Buzz on!
- Producer30/12/2016My New Year's message to YOU .... BE HAPPY During the New Year to come, please do me a favor, do a favor to yourself, do a favor to the others, let your Light shine and live your life's purpose - Be Happy and Grateful for being a miracle of nature. Being happy is not - having a cloudless...
- 30/12/2016MEET OUR CHIEF HEART OFFICER | DailyVee 116 - YouTube -- ► Subscribe to My Channel Here http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=GaryVaynerchuk -- Gary Vaynerchuk is a serial entrepreneur and the CEO...
Comments31/12/2016 #25 Franci🐝Eugenia HoffmanI am very saddened about Irene Hackett leaving the network. If someone has a personal problem or something has occurred on beBee that is upsetting to them, I hope they reach out to someone in the network they feel close to. I am always available if need be.31/12/2016 #24 🐝 Fatima WilliamsBelief in people and understanding them plays a vital role in any context. We need to give ourselves the time to be able to understand and be understood.
Thank you for tagging me dear @Milos Djukic.
2016 has given us enough of shocks, I'm sure she will come back soon as I really love her spirit and energy and she knows that she's loved and her inspiration is needed. @Irene Hackett31/12/2016 #22 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher#14 Thank You for tagging me @David B. Grinberg, my heart just dropped when I read Irene Hacket t let the network? This is beautiful. I wish many places would adopt strategies like this... I know many who work in HR and they are almost robotic in nature, lack the empathy- I'm sure there is a high rate of burnout and it transfers to the rest of the team but this would sure be beneficial for them as well since employees depend on them for so much. I used HR as an example because of a recent incident or two I was just made aware of by a family member and a friend. Very inspiring video @Aurorasa Sima thanks for sharing.31/12/2016 #21 Anonymous"Drowning in the Pursuit of Happiness" by Irene Hackett was one of the most memorable articles ever published on beBee. Now it's gone, but her words are eternal.
"In 2014 there was a movie that was made that largely escaped widescale notice but which deals with the topic of happiness called Hector and the Search for Happiness. It is also a movie that Irene Hackett the writer of "Drowning in the Pursuit of Happiness" I know, will absolutely love. The moment we write or think about happiness we do ironically end up drowning it. Irene's buzz is fantastic because it involves so many different injections of thought, that to consume all of them would require us to spend much more time than the social norm for attention levels can sustain. Yet it is a powerful piece by its own right and offers great self-reflection value as well as referential value. In the course of reflecting on her buzz, Irene asked me of this..." - from "Living Concrete", beBee post by @CityVP 🐝 Manjit (https://www.bebee.com/producer/@cityvp/living-concrete)30/12/2016 #14 David B. GrinbergThanks for posting this Aurorasa. In addition to @Milos Djukic, some other beBee "Chief Heart" co-officers I would recommend include: @Donna-Luisa Eversley @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman @Ali Anani @Federico 🐝 Álvarez San Martín all of whom inspire us all, while helping to create and maintain a positive/satisfying user experience for everyone.30/12/2016 #9 Anonymous#7 Dear @Aurorasa Sima, You have my full support, as always! We'll be back.
"This goal can and must be attained in this life. But even if this does not happen, remember that he who has found the way once, always returns to this world with an internal maturity that enables him to continue his work. Man is firmly convinced that he is awake; in reality he is caught in a net of sleep and dreams which he has unconsciously woven himself." - Gustav Meyrink30/12/2016 #8 Max🐝 J. Carter#6 When she talks about the privilege of being able to watch them grow it reminds why I am going out tonight for my community service in front of a DJ Club.
I think any and every company should have someone such as his wonderful human in the video in place.
We do similar work and I often thought of trying to get back into the corporate environment and what she is doing is the only way I could do it.30/12/2016 #7 Aurorasa Sima#6 To the tagged people: Please consider that I shared this post and that I will be notified of any comments.
Grant me as a belated Xmas gift: No fighting, sarcasm, unsolicited politics and other dark magic stuff here, please. "Open exchange of opinion..." - that includes eristic tricks too.
And @Milos Djukic, my beliked friend, you just lost yourself my blind vote. I am not saying you´re not in the race anymore.
- Producer28/12/2016Fighting Dysevolution: Moving Around and Sitting WellThe ProblemWhat is Dysevolution? Basically, it is in the picture above. And we are suffering because of it. Because of us!I know this all too well, as sitting at a desk all day gives me low back pain, unless I actively prevent or re-align it. That's...
Comments01/01/2017 #29 Jared 🐝 WieseI feel compelled to add this comment:
My intention in sharing this post and on beBee in general is more than Do No Harm. I want to share my personal experiences and passions. Take it or leave it. Hope it helps!
Personally and passionately, I can tell you after breaking my leg in Middle School and having a cast for months, 30 years later I've been walking with my right foot rotated out and often getting knee pain. Yep, realized it because of this method, even after asking doctors in office visits to no avail why I had knee pain.
After applying this pain-free method - no surgery, no PT, no chiro, no POLLYANNA coach, not even drugs from a shrink - I am Pain Free. To me that speaks results and it cost me nothing but a book and a free email exchange (disclosed in their *pricing*).
I would never tell someone to quit their job and join the Moonies. Nor do I pretend to have all the answers. I'm not selling anything. No snake oil involved.31/12/2016 #23 Ian Weinberg#19 There is anestablished body of knowledge used by many specialities who use validated techniques. In the protection of my patients' wellbeing I need to know that a modality is validated and safe . I have not been able to find any objective (scientific or otherwise) validation of the Egoscue method nor details of the accredited qualifications of its founder. I would have expected at the least, a science degree with majors in human anatomy, physiology - specifically neurophysiology (with neuromuscular interface). I'll continue to trawl through the literature and will revert back should I come up with something relevant. Best wishes for 2017.31/12/2016 #22 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher#19 #21 This is actually a quite interesting conversation. I have been suffering from a pinched nerve or worse in my neck and I've been afraid to see a Dr. because so many are too quick to push for surgery instead of conservative management as you noted @Ian Weinberg. It's so easy for the best of us to be misled when we aren't familiar with the medical outcomes of many therapies or so called fixes we hear or read about. How do you find a physician that suits one's needs? In my case, a physician that is conservative and using surgery would be a last resort?31/12/2016 #21 Ian Weinberg#19 @Jared 🐝 Wiese This is not about 'doctor' versus 'non-doctor' nor is it about advocating surgery above conservative modalities. I personally am very conservative in spinal treatment - surgery is the last resort. What it is about is ensuring that a person advocating a treatment program has appropriate qualifications from an accredited institution and that they have subjected their work to objective scrutiny. I refer many of my patients for conservative management to accredited individuals. I'll continue this in the next comment ...31/12/2016 #19 Jared 🐝 Wiese#17 (continued)
What I can tell is a sufferer with terrible posture. I slouch even as I stand - if you can imagine. And I get chronic pain as a result. Will I go see a doctor for each bout? Doubtful :(
I can also tell you that when my wife broke her foot and needed surgury, the doctors where great - and expert - while we had them. Then PT kicked in and the support and effectiveness of healing dropped off dramatically. The other day - years later - I had my wife try the simple foot exercise and they helped better than anything the doctor or PT had been saying.
Re: sitting, we just got new chairs at work. If I sit all the way back, for back rest, in no time I am slouching to form the C-curve - but in the wrong direction.
His book, Pain Free, is from 1998 (based on his work as an anatomical physiologist since 1978 - and I believe I heard also due to pain after Vietnam).
You are right, nothing has really changed, per recent discussions with one of his clinics. I have read stories of people having surgery and still being in chronic pain - to have it finally alleviated with these simple e-cise(TM) exercises. I am not saying to ignore a doctor and do these. I am suggesting if nothing else is working the whole premise is to do certain e-cises - and none of them should ever cause pain. And unlike traditional treatments that treat the source of the symptom, this looks at muscle memory and postural imbalances sometimes at the other end of our bodies that are actually causing the pain.
I am always looking for the best strategies. Do you have any readily available links?
Again, I respect you reading, your comment, and look forward to any more feedback!31/12/2016 #18 Jared 🐝 Wiese#17 Fair enough, Dr. @Ian Weinberg! I totally respect that. Especially since "I am not a doctor" and you are! :)
Curious your thoughts on the other posts I have in https://www.bebee.com/group/the-egoscue-method and per http://egoscue.com/features/who-we-are. Perhaps you have just given your final thoughts, but I hope not...
I have never read that anyone at Egoscue claims to be a doctor. Per http://egoscue.com/faqs,
"Can I still see my chiropractor, physical therapist, massage therapist or other health practitioner while doing Egoscue?
Yes, Egoscue can be used in conjunction with many different healing modalities. That being said, Egoscue’s goal is to return control of your health back to your hands so, ultimately, you aren’t dependent on another person or machine to achieve an optimal state of health. Egoscue’s “hands off” approach educates you on what you need to do to fix yourself."
(to be continued)30/12/2016 #17 Ian Weinberg@Jared 🐝 Wiese Sorry to put a dampener on things but it's important to put things into perspective. Firstly sitting - should definitely not be at the edge of the seat, with pelvic tilt and extended spine (lumbar lordosis). This compacts the facet joints and stresses ligaments. Rather, sitting should be supported by back rest and lumbar wedge. Much of Mr Egoscue's work is not new - it's used by physiotherapists, biokineticists and chyro's. There is also no scientific validation of Mr Egoscue's work. As a pioneering spinal surgeon I'm somewhat sceptical of this program.29/12/2016 #10 Jared 🐝 WieseLisa, on a daily basis and even throughout the day, try this:
https://www.bebee.com/producer/@jaredwiese/the-sharp-1-thing-you-can-do-for-a-pain-free-body View moreLisa, on a daily basis and even throughout the day, try this:
It is something I need to be doing more during the day too. It's called the Static Back and looks passive but is anything but and helps so much more than the back. It gets back, neck and shoulder all in alignment and more... I believe Pete describes it really well in a YT video. Close
- Producer26/12/2016Imagination beyond ImaginationImagination beyond Imagination is a collection of posts that I published on beBee platform. The collection of posts was motivated by the great feedback of readers. This was evidenced by the number of sharing them, commenting on them...
Comments31/12/2016 #27 Deb🐝 LangeDear @Ali Anani I do have drafts of at least 3 more books.
1: The first - trusting our senses in our organisations #26 I would love it to be out by September 2017
2: A draft of the skills and capacities to give and receive non defensive feedback to ourselves, each other and in groups.
3: .A draft of the story of caring for my mother to die at home - a book about death, dying and care of our aging loved ones.
What I know now is writing a book is one thing, then sharing it so it is of value to others is just as much as work as writing!
Unless perhaps, i apply your great model of writing themed blog posts that become a way of sharing and getting feedback from
Others which then becomes refined and into a book.31/12/2016 #26 Ali Anani#25 Few hours remaining here in Jordan for the new year and I wish you dear @Deb Lange a very happy, joyful, healthy and successful new year. I thank you for your kind words and I too look forward to more exchanges of comments between us. I also hope you finish a second book and it shall be as good as your first one, the least to say.31/12/2016 #25 Deb🐝 LangeOh my dear @Ali Anani what a wondrous gift for the beginning of 2017 ! It is now the new year here in Australia and I have just found this post! I am so looking forward to have my imagination evoked by reading and viewing your luscious images and metaphors . In gratitude. I hope you are ok with me sending you hugs 🤗 🤗 hugs 🤗 from downunder. I am so looking forward to
More creative exchanges this year.27/12/2016 #23 Ali AnaniDear @siraj shaik- you touched me deeply with your comment. I hope to have added a little to simplifying complexity.
I wanted initially to include the comments on the buzzes. It turned out that the comments exceeded the book size by an almost a factor of 5. Instead, I shall extract the main highlights of comments soon in a separate buzz.
I liked so much your kaleidoscopic effects example. I used before another analogy of opal as we see different reflections from different sides or angles. Yes, we need to see all perspectives and this was one main reason for compiling my buzzes into E-books.27/12/2016 #22 siraj shaik#19 Hope to see the journey more stronger making complexities being unlocked with simplified reference expressions from the unlocked info's shared adding not just pages but purposeful subject matter. And your words comes as loads of appreciating pats and filling the heart with warm feelings. Before I take pause, surely will make it possible to share some points from discussions, to let the knowledge flow further to grow. The subject matter related to posts I share had been delivered during interactions via real presence and virtually a few times. So I don't bother of owning any nor I focus to target, fish or net... all I focus onto reach. Sir @Ali Anani best wishes to you and all. I have reasons to believe in time travel and life forms out side of earth. "The way we see it: kaleidoscopic effects, what anyone see it, others may not see the same. But can be tuned to share synchronizing in line". Looking ahead to read the unlocked phenomena's at the same moving from present fourth to fifth automation culturing stepping into seventh industrial revolution. There are great minds, researchers, thought and productive thinkers with full of passion. Some carry more than one representation of their own, they know the why's and I am no one to judge. But being active on connected technologies some or many overlooking the phenomenon of 4th automation and 5th Industrial revolution "Catch the Cache".27/12/2016 #20 Amina AlamiThe New Year is like a blank book and I'm so blessed to have your e-book be the first to fill up some of its pages.Nothing is more inspiring than imagination beyond imagination to begin the first chapter of this New Year book. Happy New Year and thank you for this valuable gift.27/12/2016 #18 siraj shaik@Ali Anani The importance of "Imagination beyond Imagination". Yeah this was agreed as high level of expression by some during 1990, and I came to know about fractals through them. @Milos Djukic as a second grader heard about butterfly effect and small info on fractals through an interesting team who were keen on automation .. And I had shared my expressed very few opinions in a community discussion forum during 2014. related to imagination beyond imagination.27/12/2016 #16 Ali Anani#13 Just to so much encouraging comment makes the efforts of writing a book worthy. Thank you dear @CityVP 🐝 Manjit. You are phenomenal in your appreciation and encouragement. I wish I could publish my books on beBee platform, but technical issues are preventive. Have a great and prosperous new year my friend.27/12/2016 #13 CityVP 🐝 ManjitIt is a remarkable contribution http://www.slideshare.net/hudali15/imagination-beyond-imagination which can be viewed by all and most of all inspire the founders @Javier 🐝 beBee and @Juan Imaz because I have never met anyone who has given this much sophisticated thought and still give and give - and everyone who has appreciated this knows this very well. While you run Phenomena Communication, it should be more aptly called a Phenomenon. There is much to love and appreciate about this phenomenal gift and ultimately it ushers in a new year. Even though I have absolutely had no desire to write a book, you have already produced more than any publisher could hope to see or have or hold. And then there is @Sara Jacobovici and so I say, may both of you shine your light into 2017. It is a privilege seeing this as an imaginative evolution that continues to evolve.26/12/2016 #8 debasish majumderwhat a grand way to nurture and care 'the baby' deserve to sustain and trigger more to grow from the seed of the same tree, only aspiring to make the wood dense, deep and dark. lovely post sir @Ali Anani View morewhat a grand way to nurture and care 'the baby' deserve to sustain and trigger more to grow from the seed of the same tree, only aspiring to make the wood dense, deep and dark. lovely post sir @Ali Anani! a true paragon to follow for many writers to thrive with delight, producing an aroma, where you lie as an epicenter. Close
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Comments22/12/2016 #56 Paul "Pablo" CroubalianRE: "It is always a bad idea to NOT use hashtags" Would be interested in this lesson...."
It's a question of twitter logic. People can search for hashtags, so other people load their tweets into Frankentweets, like "#HowTo #build a #loyalFollowing on #social #media". That may increase their chances of being found, but completely destroys any chance of being read.
Even today, I read a piece from a known Twitter-guru who claims that 2 or 3 hashtags as optimal. That is certainly true if you can't rotate them. We can. Use at least 5. Mix up hastags and mentions if you like. The systems will cycle through them. You will be found AND read.
That also helps in avoiding notification overload to those we mention.
You tweeted Susan's post 84 times. That's fine, Susan doesn't mind the attention. But, she will get a notification of every tweet, every retweet, every mention. Better to add her in the rotation box. If you don't know someone, better yet to not mention at all.
This is so important that if you don't use any hashtags, the system will add its own.
Sometimes I'm tempted to cut the limit by 17 to allow for it, but that will get awfully confusing.22/12/2016 #55 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian#54 Re Twitter Math - anyway to integrate a one time tweet when it is saved, so the person can see the tweet on Twitter before scheduling? NOPE, and very dangerous to do. You just might piss Twitter off.
If you use a share to twitter you are usually safe. Usually, because I've been seeing some that just don't work. There will be more of those when select to tweet links become more popular.
The trick is really in respecting the counts above the input box. Also, the most common hastags are shown with their Twitter-math character counts. Try your darnedest to keep 17 characters available for rotation stuff. That way You will always be able to add mentions.
I rarely have less than 20 characters available. The rotation systems frees up a lot of characters.
FYI: Deleting 84 tweets (or 84 000) is one or two calls. It takes 7 calls to tweet something.22/12/2016 #54 Deb 🐝 Helfrich#53 Not a bad, a very reasonable phase 3 or even phase 15.
"It is always a bad idea to NOT use hashtags" Would be interested in this lesson....
Re Twitter Math - anyway to integrate a one time tweet when it is saved, so the person can see the tweet on Twitter before scheduling?
I am ending up with those double mentions of my handle & website because of the two saves. I am not getting the full visual - and I am certain I will - but thinking about the influx of users - a quick tweet test this saved tweet button before scheduling?
If I could see what I'd saved on Twitter, I could edit it before scheduling. Now I am scheduling and seeing my mistakes on Twitter and then deleting 84 scheduled tweets...... ultimately less database traffic22/12/2016 #53 Paul "Pablo" CroubalianJust took a look. We will not be able to handle Russian and other Cyrillic alphabets until V2.0. The database, not the app, is rejecting it. That's why you can't find it in your campaign. The App says, "write this" and the DB says, "nope."
It's a simple fix, but a long one.
In V2.0 we will be rebuilding the DB and we'll fix it at that point. I don't want to delay roll-out any further than it already is. Sorry, but I thought about French, Spanish, and German. The Cyrillic and Arabic fonts were not considered.
My bad.22/12/2016 #52 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian#51 It is always a bad idea to NOT use hashtags. If you have less than 17 characters available, edit the tweet. (Lessons learned the hard way.)
Because of Twitter Math, we can't trigger an error on the writing side. That's why we elected to use character counters and let users decide. Just an FYI but I once put in a tweet that was 246 characters, but only 132 using Twitter math.
I'll take a peek at the Russian, but I doubt I'll be able to make it work.22/12/2016 #51 Deb 🐝 Helfrich@Paul "Pablo" Croubalian - I gave Russian a shot. I did not get an error when I submitted add tweet to db, but it is not available under the campaign "beBee Buddies" I tried twice.
This is obviously very low priority... but there should be an error message eventually if it fails - is it too long(it said I had 2 chars for hashtag & wouldn't have used any) or the charset? I am fine with tabling Russian. But the buzz was available for a test...
Why might depression be a good sign? Почему депрессия может означать что-то хорошее? @goldmanworld https://www.bebee.com/producer/@andrew-goldman/why-might-depression-be-a-good-sign-pochemu-depressiya-mozhet-oznachat-chto-to-horoshee via @beBee22/12/2016 #49 Deb 🐝 Helfrich#48 Il fait très bien! I have gotten Portuguese followers & there are some really big accounts retweeting @Flávio Rodrigues Vieira's buzz on the Importance of Music.
For the first time ever - I am so busy utilizing Twitter that I forgot about LI. My online priorities have reordered in just a couple days. I'll pull these benefits together into a testimonial.....22/12/2016 #47 Deb 🐝 Helfrich#45 #46 ID- 899. I may have forgotten to explicit select shares based on that criteria.... I'm more used to noticing accents en français - it is the only one I've official studied, like taking quizzes. (And Aurorasa's German is pretty americanized....)
4300 impressions in last 24hrs - was getting right at 14k a MONTH last few months.22/12/2016 #44 Deb 🐝 HelfrichOk, first problemo - the circumflex & accent grave didn't work in the poem title en francais: https://twitter.com/InsightsOccur/status/811750612643774464 View moreOk, first problemo - the circumflex & accent grave didn't work in the poem title en francais: https://twitter.com/InsightsOccur/status/811750612643774464
But I think I did just get my first beBee follower direct from twitter @Missy Varner, welcome to beBee!!! Would you confirm if you did find me on twitter, and perhaps which tweet, if you remember. We are crowd-testing an automation 'app' Close22/12/2016 #43 Deb 🐝 Helfrich#41 #42 I scheduled the middle link, pas de problem: https://twitter.com/InsightsOccur/status/811743072489009152 View more#41 #42 I scheduled the middle link, pas de problem: https://twitter.com/InsightsOccur/status/811743072489009152
Yep, I'm going find a French poem to round out my contribution to bringing a larger global audience to great buzzes on beBee. Close21/12/2016 #41 Aurorasa Sima#36 This would be three. Let me know if you want more.
https://www.bebee.com/producer/@aurorasa/vertrauen-sie-nicht-ihrem-bauchgefuhl View more#36 This would be three. Let me know if you want more.
https://www.bebee.com/producer/@aurorasa/8-tipps-aktives-empathisches-zuhoren-lernen Close21/12/2016 #40 Deb 🐝 Helfrich#38 Hey, Pablo - thanks for the Christmas gift. I am having fun with this "1200-pages-of-code-not-app", if you can't tell!!!!!!!!
I totally think labels in English is perfectly fine. You are limiting the userbase, if someone wanted to resell in Spanish, they could pay for that, right?
At least right now, I'm thinking the tweets in other languages are primarily beBee promotions to draw traffic here. And mostly it will be the image that grabs the attention, anyway - the international language.
@Andrew 🐝 Goldman - maybe you can write a small intro to beBee in Russian and that is what I can setup to tweet.... with your 18.6k followers would be interesting to see if a tweet in Russian to a Russian buzz would attract new users...no rush over the holidays....whenever it fits in your schedule and mention me that this is the one you want to tweet, since I won't understand the Russian title...
- Producer16/12/2016Like Eye SinkIs online friendship the same than having a potato pet? Can you build a long-lasting relationship with a potato? Can you add garlic to the gratin without being fried? These are all the fundamental and existential questions I am asking myself on this...
Comments26/12/2016 #77 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher#66 Couldn't agree more @Pamela 🐝 Williams, it's always about perspective when reading. Even when presented with facts people can interpret facts differently. That's what makes us all so unique. As for the potato eye @Pascal Derrien, I saw this photo when I first purchased my camera and I tried so hard to duplicate it because it's so cool to look at. I wasn't successful. I will have to see if I can find the actual pics I did get and you can laugh at *one* if I can find it. Nice read, is it potato or patatoe?18/12/2016 #76 Phil FriedmanI just opened my root vegetable drawer, only to find all the sweet potatoes "yammering" at me! Do you ever wonder if garlic cloves speak French? The other day I had to tell the green beans to cut the French. Lettuce ponder the advice of vegetables and think about once again becoming carnivores. Cheers!18/12/2016 #69 Ken BoddieWe share the exact same allergy, Pascal, to egotistic expertism and, like you, I am neither a twit nor a twitterer. That having been said I am strangely uplifted by your questions for which I have no answers and even more so by your answers for which I have, as yet, no questions. Could it be that we were brother actors in a former stage play on life, or are we merely both battle scarred by exactly dissimilar life episodes?17/12/2016 #64 Pamela 🐝 WilliamsPascal, the way I view social media as having potential for friendship building from friend-chips but mostly it expands and changes perspectives. The majority of us live our lives in the isolation of our self-built communities. The size and geographic stretch of the community differs for everyone. Social media has expanded our community and blurred the limitations of our vision. Dean Owen has completely changed the way I envision China, the Canucks I've 'met' (Jim Murray, Paul "Pablo" Croubalian, Kevin Pashuk) are no longer envisioned as cousins of the Eskimos (kidding), but most especially people like Qamar Ali Khan, from Pakistan, a country that US media has vilified, I have come to truly respect.
To those that want their eyes opened to new perspectives can find it here. I don't see it as not having true value. Though we may bring painted personas we are opening lines of communication on a global scale. We are all potatoes, with all our dark spots and lumpy imperfections. I like potatoes, I consider them one of my most important staples and finding new ways to use the spuds is an enjoyable endeavor, no matter how you dice, slice, or peel it.17/12/2016 #59 Pamela 🐝 Williams#44 Hey, why is Bud and America always aligned!!! huff huff! :-). Kidding! but as Deb mentions; there are some great artisans in the U.S. Come to Greensboro and I know of two great local breweries and some wine bars which are fabulous eateries! Or we can grab some NC BBQ at Fuzzies!
- 14/12/2016It's been a busy week BEE Hiverz, but OH SO WORTH IT.
I have completed a long awaited Promo Graphic for CONNECTING with LOVE, a fast-growing non-profit Charity Organization lead by two altruistic individuals, Mike O'Connor & Mauren O'Conner to help children and families in Guinea & West Africa in so many amazing ways.
They are truly making a difference in the lives who really need it and I am so proud to have done this for them!
Thank you @Deb 🐝 Helfrich for your super sweet compliment on LinkedIn!
Comments15/12/2016 #18 Deb 🐝 HelfrichEmily - you know the bee emojis need to be in the firstname field in order to be mentioned, correct?
I wanted to draw your attention to a cartoon someone just did to illustrate John White's article. This would likely be a fruitful market to think about. Find some online authors you admire with a large audience and give 'em a freebee...
- Producer30/11/2016Differentiation Thru Conversation: BeBee and the Quest for Market ShareTHE LION'S SHARE OF ANY MARKET GOES TO THE FIRM THAT BEST DIFFERENTIATES ITSELF FROM THE COMPETITION...Preface: This piece could have been titled "With Some More Help For My Friends", as it is, in many respects, a natural sequel to "With a Little...
Comments16/12/2016 #158 Phil Friedman#157 Debasish, I agree with you, in the main. I know of no Ambassador who has openly said he or she will not accept the promised future contingent compensation when the platform is sold or gathers significant additional capital investment. So, despite a number of protests and assertions that beBee Brand Ambassadors are not "paid agents of the company", the fact remains that they are. And I don't really know whether that situation is any more questionable than Advocate or Influencer Marketing in general, in which product or services endorsers are paid for their positive reviews. What I do know is that it seriously dilutes the value of what we used to call in print-based marketing and advertising "independent third-party" endorsement. Cheers!16/12/2016 #157 debasish majumderto be very honest, all ambassadors are having an inherent desire to gain themselves financially. but, the hypocrisy is that, all are apparently show in ostentation that they are least bother of individual gain. beBee is becoming popular out of ambassadors sincere approach to make it a distinct one. our contributions are should be focused on making it an exquisite social platform. we must not deviate from our expression. lest we will prove that, we are equally crazy for dividend only, not having the patience to make this social networking site as a distinct one. however, nice insight @Phil Friedman! we need to introspect ourselves.16/12/2016 #156 John Vaughan#155 In the interests of transparency @Phil Friedman, I've zeroed out the negatives on your Comments #136, #138, and #141 here because they deserve it and just because it's .... right.
I, too, will be impressed sh*tless when beBee embraces ethical fairness with the same vigor as they put into promotion, LinkedIn-bashing, and a self-serving interpretation of 'positivism'.
Thanks again for being a useful, trusted contributor.16/12/2016 #155 Phil Friedman#152 Thanks, John. Interesting to note that someone zeroed out the ups on my comment on your post, and has done the same thing here on your comment on my post. It is a prime example of how you cannot give the user base tools for expressing anonymous dissent and expect it not to be used and abused punitively and spitefully. When you click a "relevant" on a piece, hovering over the notice pops up a list of those, including you, who have clicked relevant. But there is even more motivation to bring transparency to actions which are negative expressions.13/12/2016 #152 John VaughanNice, much-needed "truthing', @Phil Friedman. Thanks
Definitely agree that beBee would be well-served to embrace some of the viable Group Management techniques that were pioneered-and-them-abandoned by LinkedIn. Sounds familiar. At the very least, there's the "well, duh' insight that abandoning support for Groups was why many of us abandoned LinkedIn.
I believe that we also agree about the problematic role of advocacy ambassadors in "priming the pump" (https://www.bebee.com/producer/@john-vaughan/priming-the-pump), 'most are spending their time in concierge services and in boosting each other on beBee itself"
Not that there shouldn't be a role for knowledgeable solutions folks to crowdsource some wisdom into a platform that's still struggling (imperfectly). For a coupla weeks there, I think beBee even toyed with the notion of offering equity compensation (i.e. 'ambassadorship') for something other than self-marketing, but not for long... Too bad. It is what it is *shrug*10/12/2016 #151 Phil Friedman#128 #129 Thank you, Juan, for reading and commenting. And for the kind words. Contrary to a few (very few) interpretations expressed in this thread, I have in no way said that I wanted to control how beBee develops or how it's operating procedures have to be. As always, I have only expressed my opinion and recommendations as to what I believe would be advantageous to the stable growth and ultimate success of beBee -- based on my experience in business and as an active user of social media since about 2009. And I believe that you and Javier understand that. My thanks to you for what you guys have done to keep the platform open to independent writers and to keep the playing field reasonably level. Cheers!08/12/2016 #150 Max🐝 J. Carter#149 So what you are saying here Phil is that you want the power to choose who can give you a critique of your work.
It seems to me that the more eyes you have on it, the better chance you have of someone catching something the others would miss.
In my mind you are only limiting your own potential for growth in this practice.08/12/2016 #149 Phil Friedman#148 Pretty obviously, Elizabeth, closed groups should not predominate on a "social" media platform. But, as a natural matter, they would never do so because the owners of most groups want high membership numbers. But sometimes and for some purposes, a closed group works best. (Closed in the sense that only group members can see the interactions.) I own a long-established writer's group on LinkedIn, which was closed, And because it was, members could comfortably discuss their work candidly, critique each other's ideas, styles, and so on -- and in general have a sometimes raucous good time without fear of being ridiculed by trolls or others.
I also own an industry-specific group there, which is composed mostly of industry professionals and business people in that sector, and before LI changed the rules concerning moderation, we had many very informative and intense conversations about issues pertaining to the particular industry sector involved. You just can't do that when anybody and his brother can willy nilly post whatever blather they feel like posting, relevant or not, informed or not.
My point is that private and closed groups can work out better when set up and run properly. As I'm sure you will agree, although one had the right to speak his or her minds, we don't have the right to force everyone to listen or to expect free access to all conversations.
Thank you for reading and commenting. Cheers!07/12/2016 #148 Elizabeth BaileyWell I may as well add my ha'pennys worth. I hate the thought of being excluded from a group I requested to join, but ... I am a member of a number of closed VA groups on Facebook which is a safe place for VAs to ask for advice or help. It is a very valuable resource and I wouldn't be without it.07/12/2016 #147 Robert Bacal#141 I agree that more tools are good. I also believe that if you want TOTAL control over the tools you get, set up your own damned forums on your own domains, and then you can do exactly as you wish, and stop being dependent on, and whining to companies that owe you nothing.
Why smart people continue to rely on third party platforms, WHILE complaining all the time is beyond me. You and others bash linkedin incessantly, and no doubt you'll do the same if BeBee doesn't do as you wish.
Such a sense of entitlement, and helplessness. Get off your duff and do it. The only way to get what you want.07/12/2016 #146 Phil FriedmanAll - your engagement and contributions to this conversation are genuinely appreciated. For those who may not have seen or read it, the following post is recommended as a precursor of this one: ( https://www.bebee.com/producer/@friedman-phil/affinity-networking-is-on-the-line ) Thank you all for all your contributions. Sometimes the comments and discussion are more important than the post itself, and this is, I think one of those times.07/12/2016 #143 Max🐝 J. Carter#141 The Ted Unoffical grou Ideas wiorth spreading.
I was a moderator for a while and got an intimate look at the process.
It really is as simple as adding the ability to add moderators or admins to a hive and then it is a matter of the hive owner working with hive members.
It's this simple Phil, beBee in spirit is about including people and not using the same old tired processes to exclude people based on personal whims or a need to have the the illusion of control fulfilled07/12/2016 #141 Phil Friedman#139 Really? Being a MEMBER of a group has nothing to do with it. And if you were a MANAGER of an LI group with 500,000 members, please tell us which one. I am saying that as an experienced owner and/or manager of several profession- and industry-specific groups and of one of the few business-related hives on beBee, my considered opinion is that the additional tools suggested in this post would help make management of certain types of hives more feasible. I am not suggesting that anyone tell you how to run your hive(s) or groups. You may do as you wish. What I don't see is why you don't want to reciprocate and allow me to run my hive(s) the way I see fit. Let's just agree that this is a matter of opinion and personal preference and leave it at that.07/12/2016 #139 Max🐝 J. Carter#136 No one is forcing anyone to take on the responsibility of running a hive.
Phil I spent more than a year in Li's biggest group with over half a million members and the best way to address your issue is to allow Hive owners to give others in the Hive administrator privileges and then it is all volunteer and takes inspiring your Hive to work with you.
- Producer23/11/2016This Just Out: New Features on beBeeCheck out all the new features that beBee has prepared for its users! beBee’s team is working hard every day to improve this social network that is aimed towards creating stronger professional engagement through personal interests. 1. New...
Comments23/11/2016 #9 Mohammed SultanEveryday you help us see beBee with a completely new lens.@Javier beBee you are orchestrating beBee discipline to cultivate the power of winning partnership among bees.With every new features you are taking us to a new horizon and opening a new window of opportunities.It's a true leadership in action.
- Producer22/11/2016New beBee ambassadors - 2016 NovemberWe’ve received many questions asking about the specific requirements that need to be met to become one of our Ambassadors. We are priorizing these actions:1. Promote beBee on the internet --> Whether it’s through your various social networks,...
- Producer20/11/2016The Great China RoadtripThe Plan A team of six people, three guys and three gals, will leave Shanghai on 31st March for a one month roadtrip covering around 10,000km. Lead Car: 2010 Mazda MX5 Support Car: A well worn Toyota Landcruiser ...
Comments03/01/2017 #48 Dean Owen#47 You sound familiar with driving in Shanghai, which must rank as one of the worst cities in the World in terms of driving danger (along with Bangkok and Rome?). Outside of Shanghai, people drive relatively sensibly! Even in Beijing the culture seems to be different, where people do not cut in, changing lanes every nine yards....23/11/2016 #43 Dean Owen#38 lol, had thought about breaking it up but kind of wanted to see how a looong form buzz would do, and was happy for readers just to scroll through the photos. Didn't expect people to read it all but am blown away that many have. India has to be done! Perhaps in 2018. With you and @Sushmita, we already have half the team!22/11/2016 #40 debasish majumderwhat an amazing post @Dean Owen! i vicariously enjoy the beauty and bounty being offered by the nature and the number of countries you so vividly depict, as if i am experiencing the vicinity of the concern land by myself. here lies your exquisite quality to render your post so eloquently, as if the readers are attached immensely by your renditions as if their own experience. kudos to your excellent expression. thank you very much for such wonderful share.22/11/2016 #38 Praveen Raj GullepalliWhoa there Dean! That's the Great Wall O China of blogs right there! And am on a crawl! A saga. An epic adventure by any means. A rolling travelogue in pics and words. There! Am outta words now. Gotta come back to it a couple more times though. (After thought: Couldn't you have broken it into a four part series mate ;) ?) So when's that Indian road trip happenin? Am with you on the Southern leg of it...Hyderabad and further South to the subcontinental tip...giddyip giddyip!22/11/2016 #34 Dean Owen#30 That is travel bee @Amour Setter, and I expect that was her R8 after she sold everything to travel the world. Not seen her on beBee recently. I think she is busy in her new job. Anyway, I know you have had the same issue and @Federico 🐝 Álvarez San Martín is working on it.22/11/2016 #33 Dean Owen#29 It read just fine Lisa. I'm deep South of China right now exploring some more, this time using the incredible fast train network. Not as much fun, but fun is fun and a flower is a flower. Pretty bad internet where I am so won't be on much this week, but will report back with coverage in the coming weeks.22/11/2016 #31 Sushmita Thakare Jain@Dean Owen I opened your post and when encountered the post was such a long read thought of just scanning through it and reading later, but man this travel adventure couldn't let me go! I am so glad you shared this it's an amazing adventure which teleported me your images are lovely and thank you for not making the post short it would have lost its beauty. Sharing your adventure ahead dear 😊 . Keep exploring and buzzing ✌22/11/2016 #29 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher#16 I deleted my second comment, it didn't read as I wanted. It was supposed to read, this is what's great about Social Media beBee in particular... we get to see the real world through the lens of others and their stories. We get to know people from around the globe thanks to all the interaction we have on beBee!
- Producer07/11/2016How to Be a Wolf in a World of SheepDon't get me wrong. There's nothing wrong with sheep. They're cute. They're cuddly. Their wool makes great sweaters.But . . .Their young are mighty tasty. Some people even like to eat the adults. I find them a little too gamey, though.Nobody eats...
Comments22/11/2016 #25 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher#1 I'm glad this reposted on twitter, I never saw a notification for this, it was probably buried. I played around with the RT function the other night but not sure I'm doing it right? I love this app @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian View more#1 I'm glad this reposted on twitter, I never saw a notification for this, it was probably buried. I played around with the RT function the other night but not sure I'm doing it right? I love this app @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian and I think it's only fair to charge for it. As for the Follow/Unfollow, I just noticed that last week.. so I will have to check it out too. Thanks for all you've done to make this App more than I think so many expected. This app has been so beneficial!! Close10/11/2016 #24 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian#20 Thanks, Michele. To the best of my knowledge, this is the first time a fairly large piece of software was developed without a plan or even an idea of what it would be when it grew up. This was only supposed to be a Summer project to keep me busy while on hiatus.
I'm a self-taught full-stack developer. This isn't my first rodeo, but it is the first one that just grew organically. Fortunately, modern dev methods are easily built in a modular network. Otherwise, The Web App With No Name (yet) would be impossible. Module has joined module, has joined module. This thing may never end
It took more than a hive... it was built by the whole colony.10/11/2016 #22 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian#21 #19 #20 Thanks "Guys." I'm still struggling between what I want it to do and what I can afford to have it do.
I'm stuck between watering it down or not. On one hand, Twitter is too powerful to go at it half-assed. On the other hand, I don't want to emulate its balance sheet. On the third hand, I like to give value to whatever I do.
I'll need a lot more input from everybody over the next month or so while the growth strategies are implemented09/11/2016 #16 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian#13 Yup, that Whitelist stops you from unfollowing people you want to follow regardless of whether they follow-back or not. The same type of thing could work with in-system ads and a blacklist.
There would be an issue of an ad slipping by that wasn't blacklisted but should have been. Of course, we wouldn't allow just anyone to advertise. I don't even know if it's worth the trouble.
Any advertsisers want to weigh in?09/11/2016 #15 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian#14 I'm getting there. Right now, I have the functions done for manually checking out those who follow you but don't make the Follows list. They may be a good match. They usually aren't.
I noticed I wasn't following @John White, MBA View more#14 I'm getting there. Right now, I have the functions done for manually checking out those who follow you but don't make the Follows list. They may be a good match. They usually aren't.
I noticed I wasn't following @John White, MBA from my alter-ego accounts.
Then, I'll get on to functions to do the same type of thing with people who add you to a list. That's a higher form of engagement, but still, anyone can add anyone to a list. That doesn't mean they fit.
That will need a look-see too.
The last bit of coding will be defining the leadership accounts for the Tribes and collecting/data mining their feeds. I gotta figure out how many tribes I can get away with, too.
That's when I will give this Beast a name, its own home, and how-to videos Close09/11/2016 #14 Aaron Skogen#12 I have been updating my scheduled tweets about once a week. Over the last few months, I've added a campaign called "Support other Peoples Posts" or something like that where I am scheduling tweets of posts that have resonated with me from other writers in my network. I have to read this again, and take a look at the clan and tribe functionality, as I haven't fiddled with that yet.
I'm slowly learning and a post like this really helps. I saw those features on the dashboard, yet haven't had a chance to read up in your instructions on how to use them. I am very curious on automating following someone back.
I would be fine adding in promo tweets, if, we can add some user determined blocking functionality. To your point @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian, I would not want John Deere or Cub Cadet promotions on my feed.
Good stuff Paul, thank you!09/11/2016 #12 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian#11 I meant that a few tweets more or less was no biggie. I had the same thoughts, which is why I threw out the question.
RT's are from people we specifically set to RT (Clan) so there's less likelihood of that. Tribal RTs are from specific topic leaders so that too is unlikely. Both are user-set and controlled.
Promo tweets would be a different matter. For example, @Aaron Skogen probably wouldn't want a John Deere ad on his account. I don't know if a blacklist type of thing would help.
Thoughts?09/11/2016 #11 Jared 🐝 Wiese#10 I also had a thought and observation.
We get followed based on what we tweet. If promo and RTs are doing things we may not be into or necessarily agree with, we might start getting the wrong followers.
Or is that no biggie, "If we embrace the notion that Twitter is a promotional broadcast medium"09/11/2016 #10 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian#6 Okay, so the manual following/viewing of those who followed you is done. So is the ability to input a Twitter handle to see what's what, and follow or unfollow as desired. It also highlights any suspended account. It's still in testing with a limited number of testers due to its complexity.
I had a thought last night. The possible eventual higher price for the app due to the growth functions bugs me.
What do you guys think of subsidizing membership fees with promo tweets? The way I see it, tossing in 5 to 10 extra tweets (max) any given day is no big deal.
Conservatively, even if I limit membership to 2000, and assume they have 1000 followers each (conservative, especially after the growth is active) That's 2,000,000 tweets. That should be worth something.
I'm NOT saying that's the way to go. Just one of many things to consider. Anybody have any thoughts on that?07/11/2016 #9 Paul "Pablo" CroubalianSomebody just asked about the procedure to get the first unfollows out of the way. It made me edit the post. Larger accounts will not be able to clean out ALL their first batch of unfollows in one day.
I edited the post to read:
"When you try to process unfollows with, say, a 3-day grace, the system won't find anyone that fits. There's "nobody" that you followed 3 days ago. You followed everybody today.
This is no big deal if you have less than 700 people to unfollow. It only becomes an issue if you have more than 700. I had 1700+.
Three ways to get around this issue if you do have more than 700 unfollows to do. . . "
For most people, it isn't an issue at all.07/11/2016 #8 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian#3 Tell me about it. I just culled 1786! That's not too bad out of 16,000, but still. All you testers can get follow/following and not following back stats from the Dashboard
Right now, the function to look at new followers individually is causing me grief. It's straight forward enough to do for one account but quickly becomes a nightmare when there are many linked ones.
Not to get too techno-babbly, but I'm tempted to just use Twitter web intents. They would be immediate but always open in a new window. That's not ideal.
I'll think about it over lunch
- 02/11/2016Join beBee USA CEO, @Matt 🐝 Sweetwood and I along with our fabulous moderator @Virag Gulyas for a Twitter chat about all things beBee and the future of affinity networking. Be on Twitter at 9:00 PM EST on Tuesday, November 15th and click on or search for #beBee and begin chatting with us! #beBee
- Producer28/10/2016How to Use Twitter. What it Is, is Not, and Should BeA few people inspired this post. Fede first brought up the death of Vine. I'm OK with it. I had no idea why Twitter bought Vine in the first place.Others brought up Twitter's 350-person layoff. They claim it's an omen.Layoffs are rarely seen as a...
Comments29/12/2016 #20 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian#17 I don't know how I missed that comment @Jena Ball. Since then, we've added the ability to rotate mentions as well as hashtags. In V2.0 we will be adding a method of tweet mentioning specific people within a schedule. I'm not sure yet how the final version will work out. We can either grab X# of followers at random, or ask for specific handles. What do you think?09/11/2016 #18 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian#17 Exactly, Jena. That is what I mean by many-to-many. Try tweeting "Hi, Paul, please answer this" I probably wouldn't even see it. Heck, I get so many DMs, I miss most of the legitimate ones.
I use the who is in this picture feature to mention specific people on the first tweet. The others are promo09/11/2016 #17 Jena BallInteresting Paul, because I DO engage with Twitter followers just not by simply Tweeting to all 7,000 of them. Every post I create I target at least 10 people and I do so with a message that invites a response. I also repeat the same Tweet with additional groups of 10 people. I also spend several hours in live moderated chats each week in which the sole purpose is to discuss and engage. Those chats are moderated via a #hashtag, which enables everyone to using it to read what everyone else says and respond. As a result of these efforts (which I admit I have to be diligent about) I have quite a few ongoing conversation and interactions going in both open chat and DMs all the time. I have made a conscious effort to brand myself and my work with the Tweets I create, so that promotional piece is crucial, but it IS quite possible and rewarding to engage and talk with folks on Twitter. It's just a matter of finding your tribe the hashtags it uses.29/10/2016 #14 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian#13 Layoffs + Vine closure sort of go together. The sad truth is that layoffs are usually seen as a positive by Wall Street, less employees mean less salaries, mean more profit.
There IS another side to it. I remember the "John Larroquette Show" on TV. In one episode, John, who played a bus station manager, decided not to replace an employee who was retiring because he had no idea what the guy did. The last scene of the episode had a bus back through his office wall. The driver came out yelling, "Where's the guy with the Stop sign?"
It's important not to lay off the guy with the stop sign29/10/2016 #11 Gordon PyeThe secret to using Twitter as an effective Marketing Strategy tool is to select as short a username as possible ( your company name will appear in full ) in conjunction with your own unique hashtag. Then its just a matter of crossbreeding the appropriate hashtags with your web page https://www.bebee.com/producer/@gordon-pye/my-open-letter-to-lancashire-county-council-june-2014 at your target market or audience !29/10/2016 #8 Richard BuseThanks for sharing this, @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian. I first signed onto Twitter in 2010, but frankly never figured out its usefulness until I read your post. All of it makes sense. I love following tweet streams for breaking news and sporting events. Those tweet streams aren't there for one-to-one engagement: they're there for the masses. With the continual stream of tweets, I get why you advocate tweeting throughout the day, too. Again, thanks for sharing.28/10/2016 #6 Deb 🐝 Helfrich"I don't do any of that stuff on the radio itself. Nobody does." Epiphanies about Twitter sorted.
Seriously, I will remember this buzz when I hear you promoting WAWNN on podcasts and taking applications from clients because of your exclusivity. You know I have a promotional quote in me about how I NOTICE that you (via your app) have found a way to have tweets rise above the noise. Consistency. Campaign. Collaboration.
Maybe I am getting the hang of this marketing thing....
Let's try a real world test. Let's see how many books I can sell. I've got one on Amazon, one on my website - both with pretty well defined niches. I just haven't focused enough on promotion. If you'd like to weigh in on anything that would provide you a use case to promote the app, let me know. I have cleared my calendar.
- Producer29/05/2016How to Use beBee Hives to Your Best Advantage?We approach anything new by comparing it to what we already know. That's normal. It's expected. It's a great strategy. It helped us survive. It's one of the things that allowed us, a prey animal, to rise to dominance on this big blue rock of...
Comments05/01/2017 #94 Joshua Casper#70 By nature social media is democratic insofar as all have access, a portion of whom one would rather not. That is just the nature of the beast. You engage those who you so desire and those who you don't. But private posts and social networking are antithetical concepts, no? If you are engaging with those in your own sphere and file sharing proprietary info for a project lets say why does one need SM, there are already applications for that which dont engage the public.29/10/2016 #93 Phil FriedmanPaul, there is a single undermining problem running through most of your suggestions, namely, the inability of a hive owner/manager to require moderation. For example, you mention "hive as an aggregator". How does that work when every time you return to your aggregation to find it has been joined by a number of posts that you do not want there? Oh sure, you can post guidelines, then reclassify and remove posts that don't meet the guidelines, but that sucks up a lot of time ---- indeed, it will become impossible to keep up with as beBee grows to currently projected user levels. The important aspect of "privacy" is not just ---- indeed it may be other than ---- the ability to restrict who can read the material in the hive; it is the ability to restrict what material is placed in the hive. Without that, the hive system will remain pretty much the undifferentiated mass of postings, little different from the main feed, that it is now. Cheers!25/10/2016 #88 Jared 🐝 WieseAnother [early] great post, Paul. Just re-found this one, as I believe I saw it as a NewBee.
Love the Box metaphor. As well, Meat.
Here's some of the latter:
I have a way to STING comments, posts, buzz and - in fact - anything on the web:
I saw others saving their beBee content in Hive boxes, but this limits one to beBee. Even once Stings are here.
Just something to chew on.... ;p25/10/2016 #84 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian#80 Here's a hack from @Kevin Pashuk regarding getting notifications on other people's posts when you share them.
The notification is a link. If you hover over it, you will see where the link aims. In Chrome, it's on the bottom left-hand corner. From the link, you can see if it's for a real one of your posts, or if it's from a share.
- Producer26/10/2016Contamination of EmotionsMy previous buzz on Unexpected Passion Migrations and subsequent lovely buzz by Sara Jacobovici on Bee Passionate drew great discussions. A comment by Fatima Williams led to the formation of what I suggested as the WPD Factor (Wonderment, Passion...
Comments29/10/2016 #48 Deb 🐝 Helfrich#47 Wow, @David Navarro López - that is such a powerful question! "if we didn't have them [fear & pain]. Could we then have the sensation of "God like" , and make it even worse? "
My gut reaction is you just explained why our minds come equipped with a sense of separation and limitedness. No person is equipped to make decisions for everyone when in possession of a singular body and unique set of life experiences. We are meant to participate, not feel in charge.29/10/2016 #47 Anonymous#40 I agree entirely that fear is hard to define because it has too many nuances, and they vary depending on the individual. One thing is clear: it is common to the whole species. To deny it is to deny our own nature. Which in my opinion, it has nothing to do with freedom. It is up to everyone (fully compos mentis) allowing fear to be a limit. The "sense of freedom" is as well different for every individual. Some might say that freedom is about of being able to choose what you want or you think. But as long are not absolutely responsible for the options to choose from, we are still enslaved by the options we get.
Above all, I am not too sure if we have fully evolved from apes, and if so, looking at what humankind is doing to its environment, well, I wouldn't be that proud of it. We still have too short years of life to be able to evaluate it, but the trend is not very flattering. Considering that we still have the mentioned "limits" of fear and pain, i wonder what would happen if we didn't have them. Could we then have the sensation of "God like" , and make it even worse?29/10/2016 #46 Sara Jacobovici#40 Definitely @Peter van Doorn, the meaning we give to a feeling, experience, or role makes all the difference. The good thing however, is that, no matter how individual or subjective the meaning, there is enough in common for us to allow for identification and in this way still be able to get the support of being part of a community.29/10/2016 #44 Ali Anani#42 To my best knowledge I believe @Sara Jacobovici is writing a buzz on WPD Factor. I only hope she would read your comment dear @Deb 🐝 Helfrich before writing her buzz. Yes, it is precisely this availability of lag time between between stimulus and response hat we may change.
Amazingly, Deb you wrote " Thank you @Ali Anani for hosting what I consider a modern day virtual salon"- I feel you expressed my feelings to all of you here who made this salon a place to be in.29/10/2016 #43 Sara Jacobovici#36 "Awareness releases the stronghold of resistance, and space is opened up, enabling positive thoughts of "Wonderment, Passion and Drive", and we move into healthy, positive momentum. This is vibrant, healthy thinking..." All key concepts and words @Irene Hackett. I am adding this to the design I am trying to put together of the immune system (with appropriate credit given of course). Thanks Irene.29/10/2016 #42 Deb 🐝 Helfrich#25 #27 @Peter van Doorn - I really enjoy reading your comments. I identify with the conundrum of being strong and the result being that others require you to be strong, such that it removes the freedom to be weak/human on occasion.
If we don't feel our emotions as they arise, they do become invisible to us and we suffer drastically, unaware of what is driving our behavior.
The thing is fear will always occur when we are alive. It is in the famous pause that @Sara Jacobovici talks about often, via Viktor Frankl's space between stimulus and response. That is where we really want to target the implementation of the WPD factor.
It is easy to sit over a leisurely coffee on a rainy Saturday morning and use WPD. It is very hard indeed to shift the impetus to close down, hide, or react when fear occurs. And that is precisely the moment when if we have to interrupt our response and look for a new way to react or new possibilities to enact. Then we have a chance to thrive.
I am so grateful for the discussions of this community. Thank you @Ali Anani for hosting what I consider a modern day virtual salon.29/10/2016 #39 Ali Anani#36 Thank you dear sister @Irene Hackett and for sharing your beautiful thoughts. In fact, I had an opportunity to extend discussions on same with both dear @Sara Jacobovici and @Deb 🐝 Helfrich on their latest buzzes. I have confidence they shall enjoy your thoughts here and add to them. Thank you for taking the time to share your valuable input.29/10/2016 #38 Ali Anani#32 I do appreciate your comment @Peter van Doorn. If you would inspect the image and the listings of emotions in its bottom we may see the blue cluster. Under this cluster we tend to move between different stages of fear and their differing intensity. The borderline between them is fuzzy and moving from one state to another is easy since we move within the same boundaries of the cluster. So, fear is hard for me to define.29/10/2016 #30 Anonymous"We contaminate our emotions with many negative ones such as fear. " Well, fear is inherent to our human nature, is the direct responsible of our survival, is the alarm when a danger appears, and it resides in the amygdala. The Urbach–Wiethe disease damages the amygdala, and no fear behaviour is a clear symptom of it. I would say that we contaminate our emotions if we allow fear taking control, whilst we should always pay attention to its signals. Brave or courageous people have fear too, but they take control and do what they have to do, despite their fears.28/10/2016 #26 Ali Anani#25 Dear @Peter van Doorn- brilliant comment and it is a story on its own. Freeing self from fear brought you other responsibility- dependence of people on you for protection. Truly as thermodynamics says we get nothing for nothing. But, don't you agree that helping others is better than being submerged in ones' own fear> I do long to read your response.28/10/2016 #24 Ali Anani#23 Dear brother @Anees Zaidi- I am equally impressed by your very sound comment as I am happy to see you back in action. beBee is not the same in your absence. Yes, we need to remove of the fear of the uncertain from our lives. SPot on as this is the first step to moving on.28/10/2016 #23 Anees ZaidiDear brother @Ali Anani Good day!! a very timely post indeed. We, specially living in this region, are living in the rippling effect of fear. The fear of unknown. Once we embrace the inevitability of this unknown we come out of this fear effect. Death is an uncertain certainty. Once we embrace the inevitability of death the fear of death is removed and we live and spend an enjoyable life. Once we accept 'Every soul will taste death' we are free from all fear and illusions. It is the element of fear that makes 'Wonderment' short-lived. Your closing statement ' self-determination forms a high enough barrier to contain action by negative emotion' is the next step after we remove the fear of unknown from our path. Thanks for sharing your brilliant WPD factor.27/10/2016 #22 Ali Anani#19 ABsolutely stunning your comment is dear @Harvey Lloyd. Your concept of ideas before and after action resonates so strongly with me and leaves me with lots to think about. The value of internal demons shall remain positive and accept the trial and error consequences is ably discussed in your comment. More to discuss on this soon.27/10/2016 #19 Harvey LloydThis is an awesome concept @Ali Anani i would think that a step 1 to this might be the "concept" of success. Emotions are dynamic and changing based on internal and external forces. Ideas are subject to internal forces, in most applications, because we have not yet taken the idea to action. WIthin action, even those who shared your wonder, now can become the triggers to emotional contamination.
What strength will we have when these external forces attack. Although i paint a negative picture of the attack, in reality it is a normal trial and error in the public domain. I have found and i also believe many others have found, when the idea generates from a "service to others" model, our strength emanates from the end goal.
The public domain and its pressing trial and error processes are merely inquiries into the how. If the questions enter the why zone we can answer them through the benefits your success will bring to others.
I believe the attack of a rolling out concept is inevitable. So would should keenly understand our motivations to insure we can sustain the WPD. Internal demons being in control, a prudent review of our motivation/success benefits we can insure no one externally will wake our inner demons.