- 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...
Comments01/12/2016 #101 Robert Bacal#94 Exactly like egroups did, making it possible for group owners to be compensated, some 15 years ago. Before Yahoo bought them. The business model failed, despite egroups being one of the few places one could run a group from, besides using a listserv. The reason it Failed? .... An expert such as yourself would need no explananation.01/12/2016 #100 Phil Friedman#98 Gerry, it doesn't matter where ultimately the money came from. The point is that they guys who did the work did not have to let their children go without shoes and they did not live on beans and gruel in order to bring the service of the internet and the worldwide web to fruition. If what you are saying is that you are personally prepared to put out the enormous effort and large amount of time required to build and manage a major group of the type I've referred to, the more power to you. Personally, I still have to work to make a living, and so do not consider it building a major group a real possibility, without some way of monetizing the effort, at least to some extent.01/12/2016 #99 Phil Friedman#96 Ian, if I understand you, you are suggesting that you have materials (courses, texts, etc.) that you want to market through beBee. I think you can do that now, except you have to do your own marketing or hire an independent to do it for you. I also understand that you want beBee to endorse your material (a kind of peer review, although not quite) and market them to the beBee user base. Correct me if I've misunderstood.
First, I am not at all sure that the expertise exists in-house to evaluate and "certify" such products for sale, and even if there were, I bet the costs would add prohibitively to the retail price of the products. Second, I think what you are proposing would move the platform away from "volkspublishing" and create conflicts of interest that would undermine the openness and universality of beBee.
I personally think that beBee can very well remain a neutral vehicle. For example, I recently launched a writing improvement program, which I am marketing on various social media platforms, including beBee. ( http://www.learn2engage.org ). BeBee has not evaluated it, and does not endorse it. I depend entirely on testimonials and my own experience and work samples to legitimize it. And I think that is the way it should be.
But hives (groups) are to my mind another matter entirely. Note that my suggestion to create a path to monetizing the creation and management of large groups does not involve beBee in judging which groups to "endorse", but only to provide a level playing field for development and promotion, and a structure for monetization. BeBee could then let the audience (the market) decide which hives it wants to join, and leave it to, for example, the advertisers to decide which space is worthwhile buying. As I said, pretty much like the situation with special-interest magazine publishing. Thanks for reading and commenting. Some very interesting thoughts.01/12/2016 #96 Ian WeinbergHere's a thought @Phil Friedman There are many talented individuals contributing to beBee at the present time. I would suggest that beBee consider establishing a platform where individuals could contribute their expertise (courses, texts etc) to a captive market (the beBee community) sharing those interests. The managers of the platform would review the individuals and their products for value and authenticity. As an extension, the platform could control the flow of revenue - payments into beBee Product Trust Account and release once product successfully sold/implemented. From a personal perspective I would trust product reviewed by the beBee Management and would be happy to pay in. Conversely I'd be happy to sell my online program at a preferential rate through beBee and pay the management/administration fee. This would be a giant step towards a University of Life, mutually beneficial with organic growth possibilities. This is honest, value-based revenue befitting the zeitgeist of this moment.01/12/2016 #94 Phil Friedman#87 You know, Gerry, this always seems to crop up with working academics, who get paid not only to teach, but to "think and write". Believe it or not, owning and properly managing a major independent group or hive requires a huge investment in time and effort. And without some ability to generate some modicum of revenue, you will not see such groups growing up. Instead, you will see only the hidgepodge you see now, or groups run by marketers for their own non-transparent purposes. Simply seeking to support some valuable, but otherwise uncompensated material work is NOT to worship at Mamon's feet, as you seem to imply. It is only to recognize the reality of what it takes to nurture repositories for meaningful content. Even the "volunteers" who founded the Internet did so while supported by pay checks from universities and other public institutions. So please, drop the self-righteous pose. Cheers, buddy.01/12/2016 #90 Gerald Hecht@Phil Friedman We must get to work at once!!! Strike while the iron is hot! This planet is already dead!!! Ha Ha...oh...btw; this piece is extremely well written; to the extent that I feel tremendous guilt for having read it without purchasing any ad space....could I trouble you to send me an itemized bill?01/12/2016 #89 Gerald Hecht@Claire Cardwell We must work quickly to maximize the revenue stream from our ADVERTISING PROGRAM--at once; first we must destroy the "First Nations Protests" in Alberta and North Dakota! Billboards on Mars! Those who lack the resources for The recolonization of the human species will be sent to our special camps (as described in the holographic advertising --subscription only!!!; No "Undesirables" ALLOWED!!!) You are brilliant!!! You're game will rival Cleopatra!!! Your Empire will exceed Princess Leah on Cocaine and Qualuudes!!! Honey = Money...how can anyone not marvel at the GENIUS?01/12/2016 #87 Gerald Hecht#85 @Robert Bacal $$$$$& More Ads!! THROW MONEY!!!! HAAAAAAaaa HAAAaaa!!! Suckers HONEY = MONEY ---THERE'S Gold in that there HONEY!!! Screw the earth ....JUST PAY The QUEEN!!!! Pay, Pay, Pay !!!! Money ....More, More....ADS! WE NEED MORE ADS!!!! Flashing!!!! BLING BLING BLING !!! Take it out of the ground....burn it !!!! Screw the Earth!!! Haaaaa...suckers!!!01/12/2016 #84 Phil Friedman#80 Thank you, Claire, for reading and commenting. Your remarks are always on point and truly appreciated. I hadn't thought about a couple of ads, but that might not be a bad idea, say in a right-side vertical banner. Rates could be set according to hive membership (similar to what is done elsewhere in the publishing industry).The ad space could be sold by the hive owners or offered through a beBee-based clearing house service, with a split of revenue between the hive owner and beBee. There are group owners who could bring literally tens of thousands of users to their hives, which as a readership, compares favorably with the readerships of many special-interest magazines. I doubt that really big dollars would be involved, but perhaps enough to make it worthwhile to actively build and maintain a major hive (group). Thinking out loud. Cheers!01/12/2016 #83 Gerald Hecht#68 @Milos Djukic I wish I understood what all this is about...but --actually, if I really did wish that --I would; so...all I know is I'm really good at solving problems for businesses...can do things that nobody else possibly could...yet have an aversion to terms like business and marketing and am out of this one ...on to reality01/12/2016 #82 Javier beBee#70 @Lynda Spiegel you are rigth. LinkedIn is much more about recruiting, and beBee about professional engagement through passions. So you should keep both because they have different focused. Anyway we will enforce our recruitment capabilities, but - again - it is not our CORE business, as Linkedin. So definetly both have different purposes. !
- 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 ...
Comments23/11/2016 #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!22/11/2016 #28 Sarah ElkinsI loved the entire adventure, @Dean Owen; and my favorite quote was right near the beginning (maybe because I have a similar relationship with my sibs): "I am looking forward to seeing the culture shock and to testing his appetite for unusual gastronomic delights." Perfect.21/11/2016 #26 Dean Owen#25 Oh, one more thing Paul-sensei. I am having technical difficulties sharing your blogs to the Cafe beBee Facebook page. A picture from a different article appears on the post each time (that picture of Amour Setter and the Audi R8). The beBee team are working on it.
- 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
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- 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...
Comments09/11/2016 #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 #16 Anonymous#14 Ha! I remember that show!! The episode you mention illustrates a valuable insight. As one who has lived and breathed work-life in several Silicon Valley Companies, I know that what Wall Street likes often equates to the destruction of an Organization (often referred to as restructuring) breaking it up into smaller pieces - which are then made stable enough for absorption into another Organization's revenue stream. The endless 'flipping' investment strategy called Mergers and Acquisitions..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 #13 AnonymousThanks @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian for the comprehensive look at Twitter's usefulness. I do see the layoff as a possible problem for its future. In Silicon Valley, companies can go down fast - layoffs are never a good sign. Some can gain momentum afterwards - I remember when Apple was nearly dead! I've just started to play with Twitter, thanks to your guidance - and it's been sort of fun!29/10/2016 #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...
Comments29/10/2016 #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.11/06/2016 #74 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian#73 ? I may not be understanding what you mean, Wayne. To write a Publisher post, you can start anytime. It will autosave occasionally. You can close the tab/window and go back to it again. Post drafts are in the producer window under your littel profile picture
- 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 #36 Anonymous2/2 - What contaminates our thoughts? - past conditioning maybe? "Life is too hard", "Nothing good ever happens to me", "I'll never make enough money." "I'm too old, too young, too simple..." All negative emotions are a form of what Deb Helfrich refers to as 'resistance' - in our minds. This is where I see such great value in Sara Jacobovici's brilliant idea in "building up the "immune system" of a positive formula so as to be able to fight off the negativity." Could it be that cultivating awareness of our thoughts, creates an inner environment of "immunity"? 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 dear brother, Ali Anani. I shall continue pondering these mind stimulating concepts as I look forward to more sharing in the new hive you are creating!29/10/2016 #35 Anonymous1/1/ - First, I must express my excitement regarding the Consortium hive!! And I agree, beBee will be remembered and KNOWN for this!!
I find what Eckhart Tolle says about emotions, to be quite interesting - that emotions are the body's physical reaction to our thoughts. (e-motion) He claims that "dysfunctional thinking is what the body reacts to with negative emotion. The voice in the head tells a story that the body believes in and reacts to." Fear, as we know, is a thought of a perceived threat that quite necessarily helps the body prepare for management of a dangerous situation - and thus not necessarily a negative emotion. Fear is only a negative emotion when the thinking of a perceived threat is distorted, irrational. So, our emotions become "contaminated" when our thoughts are contaminated.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.
- Producer25/10/2016Bee PassionateImage credit: Lil Fish Studios In his Buzz, Unexpected Passion Migrations, @Ali Anani asks, “Where is the passion?” Because of Dr. Ali’s choice of the word “migration”, I will expand on the...
Comments27/10/2016 #30 Lisa GallagherPassion can run so deep @Sara Jacobovici. I agree with @Fatima Williams you don't need to be an expert at something to make change or do something different. I even find passion in the simple things, such as the birds chirping right before the sun rises, the tides of the ocean and the smells I take in when near the ocean, out in the forest- these things remind me of the innocence of a child. Pure wonderment we had within us as children. If we can be aware of those passions that stirred us as children, I believe it's always possible to expound on those passions. Many of those scents, noises and senses allowed me to fantasize or dream as a child, I still find myself doing that and yes, I act on some of my dreams as I'm able.27/10/2016 #27 Pamela L. WilliamsAh, @Sara Jacobovici and @Ali Anani, Again rises the question of passion. What is my passion from where does it come from. Every since I wrote that piece I still occasionally contemplate the question. I think you're correct in your thought that it is a hybrid emotion. I can't associate my passion to an emotion, but instead emotions seem to arise from the passion. A perfect example: today at work I was facing a tedious task that was going to take hours/days but then that 'exploring' part of me kicked in and I went on a search for a 'quick fix' you might say (at least less tedious). Before I knew it that internal motivation, that passion that drives me to discover arose. I was on a personal quest and when I'm there, in my mind world, I feel elated. Then I found the fix and I turned hours/days of tedious work into minutes. I felt like I was Columbus and I had just discovered the New World. It didn't matter that the 'fix' already existed in the software I was using, I discovered it for myself, I learned today, my mind expanded just a little. Whoopee!
- Producer23/10/2016The Shifting Tide - Episode 9Welcome to the continuing fictional saga about the life of a young female Indian warrior. This is the next to the last episode and I hope this will explain a lot of what has occurred in the other episodes. As I have written at the beginning...
Comments27/10/2016 #34 Pamela L. Williams#30 Stay tuned Deb. Although I wouldn't call it a happy ending, life is set right, as best it can in the circumstances under which my characters have been placed. Life is full of lessons, we are all tested and we all fail, but sometimes we don't, sometimes we find the path we can take and find peace, with ourselves, with others. "Give me the strength to accept the things I cannot change, change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference". My brother kept this posted on his refrigerator for decades, it was given to him at an AA meeting. The Serenity Prayer. When he passed it was the one thing I insisted be on his marker: Granted Serenity, along with a picture of his cat of course..25/10/2016 #31 Fatima WilliamsDear @Pamela L. Williams this was very emotional and a nail-biter to read. I started reading with a smile and all the characters fell into place and I was still wondering why Running deer hated Nicanol after reading the birth part of the episode. Towards the end I was thinking OMG what is this stubborn child going to do and as I wanted my guesses to be wrong . They were not only right but also claimed two lives instead of what I thought as one.
The loss of a loved one can create such negative feelings and behavior especially when the death is not natural and man-made. I now see why she is treated this way and wonder if Running deer will ever understand that Nicanol has realized the consequences of her action.
Brilliant fantabulous story writing. This one will definitely never cease from my memory.
#Youareawesome #Lovedit #PamelaRocks :)25/10/2016 #30 Deb Helfrich#25 That's what we get in real life. The current imperfect amalgamation of many, many past actions and thoughts. Almost all of which will stay hidden...
But, of course, the question is - even when meanness is justified in some sense by a prior interaction - is it acceptable?
I have held grudges for things unable to be uttered in the same sentence as losing a child. And it is inevitable that there will be individuals who we struggle to get along with - but the poisoning of the clan/community that is an entirely different level of grudge and perhaps one to really be alert for. One person rarely has much of a chance against systemic injustice.25/10/2016 #25 Pamela L. Williams#18 Ah, so you kept them in reverse timeline! Do you see now why that makes sense? To me it had to be written that way, you had to think about the characters and their actions until this episode and everything fell into place. To me it imbued the story with raw emotion.25/10/2016 #23 Pamela L. Williams#5 I actually tire myself out once I start writing, I can't stop. I sat in a coffee shop Saturday, working on the story and before I knew it four hours had passed. They kicked me out because they wanted to close so I went to one of my favorite diners, had a Western Omelet and worked for another hour. I think I got a bit obsessed. You think?25/10/2016 #21 Pamela L. Williams#8 thank you my friend! It was really hard to write. I got attached to my characters. I want to eventually do a Prequel and tell the full story of Friend of the Wolf and Morning Dove. Something is telling me that needs to come first. When I finish the final chapter you'll see that. Yes, it's already in my head. Wish I could write it as fast as the story comes to me. I could write a novel in a weekend. :-)25/10/2016 #18 Deb Helfrich#15 It is a definite absolutely love filled set of wows. I am glad I waited in order to read them together. I actually thought I would finish them last night, but I decided to let the first five sink in. I hoped you would be able to see the pattern in my relevanting. I didn't even want to scroll and see any comments my first time through. Excited for the finale!!!
- Producer22/10/2016OrangeORANGE: Sociable, optimistic, enthusiastic, cheerful, self-confident, independent, flamboyant, extroverted and uninhibited, adventurous, the risk-taker, creative flair, warm-hearted, agreeable and informal.PsychologyIn using orange in business, you...
Comments23/10/2016 #28 Ella de JongAnd what about those awesome Dutch people waving orange flags, wearing orange clothes and ... back in my old days: putting just about EVERYTHING with an orange colour on the coffee table the day before there was a big football match. I still see the look on my male coworkers the next morning: "What were those two silly teachers doing, yesterday???" Thanks for choosing orange @Javier beBee makes me enthusiastically feeling home!23/10/2016 #27 Michele Williams@Javier beBee, you're welcome. Thanks for pointing out the benefit of beBee for smaller organizations and startup teams. Interestingly, seeing the fun and connections that your team is generating with their video buzzes, for example, not only connects them to each other and teaches us how to do a great buzz, but also communicates beBee's values, connecting bees to your brand. The benefit for companies can be two-fold (employees and customers/users).23/10/2016 #26 Javier beBee#25 @Michele Williams exactly ! For large organizations, these connections among employees could improve the relationships between team members and among people who facilitate internal transfers. But not only for large ones. We - as a team - are gettting to know each other much better thanks to beBee. We enjoy our common passions and establish deeper relationahips. Excellent comment ! Thanks23/10/2016 #25 Michele WilliamsNicely put @Javier beBee:
"What is beBee?
beBee is the next big thing in professional social networking. Our mission is to create a professional world that is more open and connected.
beBee is disrupting professional social networking by establishing connections through passions and common interests that create more professional engagement and deeper and more successful business relationships."
The relevance of beBee for an individual's professional networks and clients relationships is clear. For large organizations, these connections among employees could improve the relationships between team members and among people who facilitate internal transfers. Here is research by my colleague Wayne Baker on the importance of relational energy for job engagement and performance.
Owens, B. P., Baker, W. E., Sumpter, D. M., & Cameron, K. S. (2015). Relational energy at work: Implications for job engagement and job performance. Journal of Applied Psychology
http://positiveorgs.bus.umich.edu/wp-content/uploads/Relational-energy-at-work-Implications-for-job-engagement-and-job-performance.pdf23/10/2016 #18 CityVP Manjit#9 Dear @Gerald Hecht this will make it clear https://twitter.com/SocietyManjit/lists/spectraneuron-e2-1 . I prefer the LIST based function of Twitter, and the key to my curation is limiting each list to just 24 thinkers.
It has been such a long-time since I curated these lists, and the link above is a list I have named "The Mediators" by restricting each list to 24 and to only 7 lists per Twitter account, when one of the 24 chosen people no longer interest me, they are deleted and a new account replaces them.
Now if I curate my Twitter lists well, then as I browse the river of content, I am bound to come across content that is going to capture my attention and imagination. Now if I curate that list well, now I have a flow that links with my hive here.
So Gerry, now you see how I use the LIST function in Twitter, the next part is how those Twitter accounts can now flow into my corresponding hives at beBee. For that you must see this buzz https://www.bebee.com/producer/@cityvp/bridging-twitter-with-my-bebee-learning-journey
Finally, the question you have to ask is who have I set up these twitter and hive accounts for. For following? I gave up the pied piper mentality decades ago - now I set up these lists and hives for my learning journey. Now, how would you set up yours?
BTW it is coincidental that I chose Orange for following social media accounts. As Carl Jung says that is "synchronicity".22/10/2016 #14 Mohammed SultanJavier beBee.Your projection of the ORANGE color was supported by most popular projective techniques among psychologists.Their findings in terms of gender associated orange as a simulating color.It shows power ,energy ,self -importance ..etc.This energetic symbol (orange)was selected,according to their research, by most men and also by those women who are young ,who work,who enjoy life and who consider themselves critical,but hardly warmhearted ,content ,disinterested or patient whose loyalty is difficult to develop.So,it seems that one chooses a color that corresponds to one's own temperament.
- Producer22/09/2016BeBee Better Than LinkedIn. I Proved it!Views on beBee vs. LinkedInThis is the key to social media. It all starts with the precious views. As many writers know, LinkedIn has cut viewership for mostly all but In-fluencers.I have been in some cases doing a copy / paste of LinkedIn posts to...
Comments22/10/2016 #63 Pamela L. Williams#61 Jared, I have thought about this subject myself since reading this post. I have worked with Finance departments in many companies. Most of the time it was budget related but after developing a metrics program for one department I started receiving requests from the Finance area to help them use the application I was building to help them track the financial side of the department (transportation, supply chain). It is a complex system I have to admit. There were so many intricate pieces to the puzzle that had to be considered. As a former Accountant at a military food service operation I can attest to how easily things can go awry if you don't watch the details. It is a difficult business and one I have not wanted to re-enter.21/10/2016 #60 Pamela L. Williams#35 @Anders Liu-Lindberg I have the same issue with the Environmental Industry and it's not just beBee but all social media. When I try to get them to engage they just don't seem to want to blog about environmental issues. I understand that, especially if they are writing for an Environmental company or a Non-profit. Many do not take well to their staff blogging about the job.20/10/2016 #55 Lisa Gallagher#54 Sharing helps to gain interaction for sure! I try to share as many articles that I feel others may find relevant even if it's not something that pertains to me. I don't share random stuff, it has to be worthy of reading. For eg, I'm not a techie but if I read a good Tech article I will share it.
Engaging is how others get to know you obviously. That's how I've met so many new people on beBee, by engaging on their buzzes.
I find so many people on here who love promoting others, myself included. I want to see beBee kick butt ;-)19/10/2016 #54 Jared Wiese#53 Thank you for the thoughtful comments, @Lisa Gallagher! I appreciate you taking the time.
I know there are naysayers out there. That's fine. If it doesn't work for them, they can give up and go elsewhere or try something different. Like posting at different times, as you said.
One of the other points you mention that I didn't discuss was sharing. I believe each time someone else shares, your content shows up for that new audience in addition to all of your current hives and followers. That could really help a post take off.
And, certainly, it takes effort to engage - not just by posting something and sitting back. As you said, you have to show interest and interact. That gains followers, they see more of your content, then like, then comment, then share.... that's the theory anyway ;)19/10/2016 #53 Lisa Gallagher#38 @Jared Wiese, I think you made many valid points below. I'm not an expert by any means but from what I've seen of others and even some of my own posts, my viewer rate is much higher and you must at least click on an article to read it. Most of my articles have gotten many more comments and/or likes than on Linkedin. I have a few that didn't do so well but again, they may have been topics that didn't interest many, I could have posted to the wrong hives and I just learned not long ago you can repost your own article to your followers as often as you'd like. Another thing, I've learned it really depends on what time of day someone posts. There was a poster that was put up some time ago that gave you the best times of day to post to beBee, LI, FB etc... I tend to post after midnight which is far from the best time. John's buzz today is a prime example of how many comments a person can receive in less than 24 hours. I also think it depends how often a person comments on others posts, you have to show your interested and get to know others by interacting on their buzzes and last: How many followers. People that are moving here from Linkedin need to remember how long it took them to build their user base (connections) on LI. It took me almost 2 yrs to build almost 800 connections on LI, I'm up over 600 on beBee in just 7 mos. So, beBee wins in my eyes, hands down.19/10/2016 #51 Phil Friedman#48 Anders, I realize you are being sardonic but for the record I did not say that it would "take off". Indeed, I have not made any representation one way or the other, nor taken a position (yet) on engagement on beBee vs LinkedIn.
I have been working on a rather long and detailed post on the subject for Samantha Bailey's "LI Group Owners, Managers and Moderators (OMMs) [LIGOMM]" group on LinkedIn. As you know Samantha Bailey is highly respected onLinkedInasatop ratedata analyst. And her group is comprised of some serious veterans of the social media wars in general, and of the Groups war on LinkedIn. So the eventual exchange should be interesting.
Some data collection is involved, some logical and philosophical analysis. Plus the building of a basic bibliography of relevant posts by others on the topic, and opinions from some established analytic experts. As you might expect, it is taking longer to produce than one of my standard slash and burn pieces.
Anyway, we just recently founded "All Business" whose membership has not exactly grown through the roof at this point.Which I suppose might tell you something in and by itself. And I just wanted to warn you not to expect magic. Cheers!19/10/2016 #45 Phil Friedman#35 Actually, Anders, the title "All Business" means the hive is all business and accepts only native posts about business from real world business people, posted by the original author who is expected to be available to engage with readers about the post. How do I know this? Because I own the hive. And we welcome only posts there that are all business about business. You, my friend, would be welcome. Cheers!
- Producer14/10/2016What’s Being Hidden About Louisiana and How it Has Everything to Do With Agenda 21 (N.Morgan) There has been a lot of speculation about why the Obama camp has completely ignored the Louisiana floods and what that may imply. Why has this administration ignored these victims of these disasters?The Mayor of Walker, Louisiana publicly...
Comments19/10/2016 #32 Charles David Upchurch#17 I looked at
and I do not readily see what you are talking about.
Please understand that I not only care... I also have very real health problems of my own. Of course, that's no comfort or reassurance to you or to anyone else who reads this.
I just wrote and then deleted a longer and more argumentative comment. I decided I can be more helpful to humanity if I do not allow myself to become any more embroiled in conflict.
I wish you the best with your research, and with your cause.19/10/2016 #31 Franci Eugenia HoffmanI am no expert as to what takes place in Louisiana. With that said, my mother and her family were born and raised there and I traveled to and spent time there frequently. I often heard and read about unfortunate goings on in their politics and have for years. IMHNRO, much goes on that is amiss.19/10/2016 #30 jesse kaellis#29
I'm watching this: http://123movies.to/film/ride-the-tiger-a-guide-through-the-bipolar-brain-11522/watching.html View more#29
I'm watching this: http://123movies.to/film/ride-the-tiger-a-guide-through-the-bipolar-brain-11522/watching.html
I think I need an adjustment. I'm not doing that well. The insomnia is getting worse and worse. I don't want to fall into a clinical depression. I didn't want to address this because it is very hard to get your meds right. I don't want to start fucking around with a -- I don't even have a psychiatrist now. I'm not that fond of them. I'm disheartened that I have to deal with this.
So -- yeah, a roller coaster ride. I seek stability about all. Thanks, Gerald. Close19/10/2016 #28 jesse kaellis#27
View counts go up and down. When I get one hundred, I'm tempted to delete the entire post, but someone may have chosen to relevant it or commented and I have to respect them. And leave it up even though I'm embarrassed. Sometimes you just have to say fuck it. It's YOUR experience. YOU are writing about it. This is writing for social media. It's something to enjoy, pass the time, share what matters to you. And if you connect with people that's a bonus. It happens from time to time.17/10/2016 #26 jesse kaellis#25
That's the same for me when I write about Vegas, the life I lived there. There were thousands of people who were negotiating the very same circumstances that I was navigating. Nothing unusual about it. The only difference? I give voice to my memories. And there are people still living that life and have been living that life 20 years after I walked away from it.
So -- yes, I understand you, you want to give voice to a larger picture and that's worthy. But since you are the narrator naturally the focus will fall on you. The way it falls on me.17/10/2016 #23 jesse kaellis@ Gerald -- sometimes I misunderstand your comments. I merely want to be supportive since you are going through an ordeal. It's not a conspiracy THEORY if there is malfeasance in pursuit of profit or carelessness in pursuit of profit. It is a real conspiracy. "And that's the name of that tune." As Baretta used to say.17/10/2016 #20 Gerald Hecht#19 @Joel Anderson This is the sanitized reaction to being accused of an agenda: http://www.mvd.usace.army.mil/ and THESE ARE WHAT IT WAS LIKE TO SWIM IN THE AGENDA:
Who knew "AGENDAS" WERE REALLY WET, BURNED HOLES IN YOUR CLOTHES AND LEFT YOU WITH BILLS FOR TREATMENT OF CHEMICAL BURNS NOT COVERED BY YOUR DEDUCTIBLE?17/10/2016 #19 Joel AndersonIs this the agenda? https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/content/documents/Agenda21.pdf View moreIs this the agenda? https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/content/documents/Agenda21.pdf Just want to make sure I understand the context here. Close17/10/2016 #18 Gerald HechtThis must be something cooked up by some "conspiracy buffs": THESE ARE NOT REAL PEOPLE WHOSE LIVES MATTER OR ANYTHING...wow! https://www.bebee.com/producer/@gerald-hecht/on-today-s-baton-rouge-weather17/10/2016 #12 Gerald Hecht#11 @Charles David Upchurch You really don't understand what's been done to the Southeastern Louisiana Delta Plain; and you don't want to know --you feel comfy with your head in your "conspiracy theory blanket"...nice UH OH! LOOK CHARLES; OFFICIAL NEWS; WHAT WILL YOU DO NOW? http://www.mvd.usace.army.mil/16/10/2016 #11 Charles David Upchurch"Are," not "ate." Darn typos!
My "hyperbole" comment was directed to Nicole, not to Gerald. My assertion that the author was exaggerating was well documented with a direct quote from the article, and a live link to a local resource that has enough detail to demonstrate the insccuracy and hyperbole in Nicole's representation of events.
What most people who live in coastal areas do not want to admit is that they live in areas which have become dangerous, and it is no longer prudent to remain in those areas. People become attached to places, and they want to stay there, so they get angry when tax-supported programs are not sufficient to enable them to stay.16/10/2016 #10 Brian McKenziePolicies and agencies that bullhorn Social Justice, Transition, Resilience, Sustainability and Climate Change are shills for money laundering, political graft, totalitarian control and population reduction. The are not your friends. Go to the source white paper, read their own words. People are miscreant livestock ~ and they intend to act in line with that view.
- Producer17/10/2016We smile and announce more and more ambassadors !Smiling and improved relationships.Smiling on a regular basis conveys a sense of warmth and a positive attitude to other individuals. Smiling people tend to have more friends and wider social interactions than those people who do not exhibit this...
Comments20/10/2016 #151 Gerald HechtSomebody's hacked my account and is making my Profucer Pieces have different wordings--companies calling themselves "Russian banks" are screwing with my shares on google plus and stuff sorry @Javier beBee View moreSomebody's hacked my account and is making my Profucer Pieces have different wordings--companies calling themselves "Russian banks" are screwing with my shares on google plus and stuff sorry @Javier beBee and @Juan Imaz but you've been compromised apparently and I've filed with Ft he FBI Close
- Producer11/10/2016Discovering Your beBee Producer ProfileHow to manage your Producer profile. By now you’re well aware of how to manage your beBee account but, did you know that inside beBee you have your own Producer profile with specific features to manage this on-site blogging tool? Find out how to...
- Producer09/10/2016THE HIVE - beBeeThe Hive Welcome to the hive ! Join the hive !Be a bee, build your hive !beBee is the next big thing in professional social networking. Our mission is to create a professional world that is more open and connected. beBee is disrupting professional...
Comments03/11/2016 #9 Mohammed SultanbeBee mission statement makes a reference of a successful and exciting company that have true values not just concepts because you say it and , live it and your name is identified by it @ Javier beBee.You will find all bees proud of what you have done and are also willing to talk about the future of beBee.It's a wonderful tradition and a true guidance to stick everything together,the hives,the bees and the process.The mission statement provides the focus and the fuel and gives all bees a "purpose" to be Successful and Professional Persons.What's also surprising about the mission statement is that; it gets us down where we want to be positioned in the world of professional media and gives us the passion to"try harder". beBee is the next big thing in professional social networking.
- Producer27/09/2016One More Way beBee Supports Content Producers. We Retweet!Over the last three years, I've published 200+ blogs on platforms like Inc. Magazine, Dice.com, The Good Men Project, LinkedIn Pulse, Medium, Wordpress, Tumblr, and The Huffington Post.Now, of course, I am writing on beBee Producer!When I write for...
Comments28/09/2016 #10 Lisa GallagherThanks for this @John White, MBA, I need to check to make sure I follow all of those accounts. I love that you can pull up names and hashtags on my app but when I do it from my Chromebook, my memory loses me with twitter handles. One suggestion, if I really want others to Retweet (or hope they will), I will load twitter and pull up popular hashtags and find twitter handles that way. It takes 30 more seconds to do so but it's helpful if not using beBee's app.
- Producer27/09/2016beBee Ambassador Program - Terms and Conditionshttps://www.bebee.com/ambassadorsBEBEE® AMBASSADORS PROGRAMThe BEBEE AFFINITY SOCIAL NETWORK SL (hereinafter referred to as “beBee”) Ambassadors program is for select individuals who enjoy producing relevant social content and chose beBee.com to be...
Comments02/10/2016 #47 Pamela L. WilliamsThank you @Javier beBee and beBee team for a clear understanding what what is entailed in and expected of Ambassadors. I hope that I will always represent the beBee brand in a positive and supportive manner; Bee Professional, Bee Personal, Bee Successful! Going to the Scrapbook!28/09/2016 #36 Deb Helfrich#34 Fabulous point, @Michele Williams. This is an organization being built and flourishing via putting culture first, not the old way where tasks mattered more. The other thing that strikes me when you look at it through the HR lens, is that there isn't one job description that fits the whole ambassador team. There are a few common tasks, but otherwise there are writers and techies and project managers and PR folks and customer service managers and connectors and mavens and salespeople.
One of the reasons I enjoy spending time here is this cushy seat that allows me to watch the art of entrepreneurship in action.28/09/2016 #34 Michele WilliamsExcellent post @Javier beBee & @Juan Imaz. A shining example of clarity for leaders and HR professionals everywhere. Equally important is the alignment of the criteria with the culture of beBee as noted by @Deb Helfrich, @Franci Eugenia Hoffman, @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian,@Lisa Gallagher, @hugo Chinchilla, @Kevin Pashuk, etc. So many leaders reward A when hoping for Bee (classic Harvard Business Review article "The folly of rewarding A while hoping for B). I would love to see beBee team up with the Center for Postive Organizations at the The University of Michigan.28/09/2016 #33 Michele WilliamsExcellent post @Javier beBee & @Juan Imaz. A shinging example of clarity for leaders and HR professionals everywhere. Equally important is the alignment of the criteria with the culture of beBee as noted by @Deb Helfrich, @Franci Eugenia Hoffman, @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian,@Lisa Gallagher, @hugo Chinchilla, @Kevin Pashuk, etc. So many leaders reward A when hoping for Bee (classic Harvard Business Review article "The folly of rewarding A while hoping for B). I would love to see beBee team up with the Center for Postive Organizations at the The University of Michigan.
- Producer17/09/2016What is coming next ...Hi beesThanks to your feedback , beBee will become unbeatable.We are working onInstant messaging Video conferencing enabling file exchange Multipicture buzzes (galleries)Better UXCarrousel multimediaLive video buzzes with live commentsProducer with...
Comments26/10/2016 #74 José Ramón López#73 Gracias @Javier beBee por tu respuesta. Sí, me refiero a implementar una manera de etiquetar una publicación o buzz. Un hashtag sería genial. Por cierto, eres increíble. No sé cómo puedes estar omnipresente con todas las responsabilidades que tienes. Impresionante. Gracias.26/09/2016 #68 Deb Helfrich#66 The simple brilliance of why beBee will ultimately succeed is that the concept is about putting people first - giving everyone a chance to interact how, where, and when they please - while challenging the status quo of social media being all about shouting into a vacuum. I received a warm and encouraging welcome and I want to extend that to as many people as possible. To me, making sure that welcoming atmosphere continues to occur is the best possible use of any differentiator. If you are spending time using beBee, then having an automated indicator that you do spend time here is the best way for newbees to spot someone who is in a position to give directions and make introductions. It is an excellent way to keep the community flavor during explosive growth.26/09/2016 #67 Anonymous#61 @Charles David Upchurch & @Deb Helfrich great points...
I for one kind of buzzzzz around, reading, learning...Im a rather shy bee until I get comfortable in my new area. I like to understand and share what I feel is valuable to me might be valuable to someone else. I dont think one beBee is more valuable than another just because they dont post as much or they post in spurts. All beBees are valuable to the hive. #Value vs #!Quantity #Quality This platform is still new so it will definitely take time for some of newBeezzzzzz26/09/2016 #66 Anonymous#61 @Charles David Upchurch & @Deb Helfrich great points...
I for one kind of buzzzzz around, reading, learning...Im a rather shy bee until I get comfortable in my new area. I like to understand and share what I feel is valuable to me might be valuable to someone else. I dont think one beBee is more valuable than another just because they dont post as much or they post in spurts. All beBees are valuable to the hive. #Value vs #!Quantity #Quality This platform is still new so it will definitely take time for some of newBeezzzzzz26/09/2016 #65 Anonymous@Javier beBee directed me here to post suggestions and add to the wish list. (and Im going to make some honey about this too..hee hee)
I think it would be really cool if like facebook, we could have something like bzzzzzzness pages, not only for ourselves (because I see that we do) but for clients we do #smm for as well. Right now, I have to log out of my beBee, FB, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc...and RE-log in as my client into all those same platforms I just logged out of to use beBee and post and share to their other platforms. beBee has the most absolute awesome tool that we can post something here and/or write honey and then SHARE to multiple platforms with out having to leave beBee. WOOOoooo! YES! THAT rocks! But it would be so much easier time-wise (at least for me) If I could switch on the fly between my account and my clients w/out having to close out and relogg in. Right now I have one computer for me and two other computers setup with login as my clients. (Ok..I believe in total transparency, not conspiracy--my friends--Im doing free SMM for Starbucks cards to test this as a selling point for my freelance biz..which I am available by the way! lol) Right now that is the only suggestion I have as beBee ROCKS the HIVE bay-beeeeeeeee!23/09/2016 #64 Pamela L. Williams#58 #59 #61. The best option is to direct them to the Cheat Sheet hive and the Guide on the beBee blog. There are many posts on using beBee I'll be doing a rewrite on my newbee post and make it more 'textbook' for navigating beBee. I think my long post Honey was pretty detailed so please feel free to share that.23/09/2016 #63 Robert Bacal#61 Automating based on honey, comments, numbers shared, etc, is all easy to automate, so in that respect I don't see any advantage to one approach or another. I think Javier addressed that. I guess I'm not a gamification kind of guy...I just can't imagine anyone I know caring about such things, but that doesn't mean it's uncommon. Just not common among the folks I know, @Charles David Upchurch22/09/2016 #62 Javier beBee#61 @Charles David Upchurch we will mark the most active bees in the platform. This is very easy. This will be automatic so no body will be able to ask for this mark. You simply have to be very active. This mark will appear and disappear depending on your current activity. CC @Noël De Castro García @Alberto Anaya Arcas thanks22/09/2016 #61 Charles David UpchurchNice idea, @Robert Bacal, but I can see some definite challenges with both the reason for doing it and the implementation of it.
1) beBee wants a user-friendly "ranking" for the sake of gamification. Encouraging FRIENDLY COMPETITION has proven to be an effective way of keeping social media platform users engaged, over time. Some of us would be active without any such ranking or competition. Some people need the game aspect of it as a reason to participate.
2) In terms of implementation, @Javier beBee has indicated that he wants the process to be automated. How would they automate the choice of "what kind of bee" we are, for those of us who do all of the above? And, to @Deb Helfrich's point, is a producer inherently more valuable than a reader/researcher, buzzer, or commenter...or is that simply an indicator that that person has experience with doing that particular activity (producing, reading/researching, buzzing/sharing, commenting) so that person can be a resource for others who are doing the same thing?
- Producer19/09/2016GIFT OF 'LAUGH'!Laugh can boost ones energy A catharsis to stress All perhaps love to embrace Keeping smile in face One can comfortably win the race Where all are running in haste In their own pursuit with behest A tiny span of life...
Comments19/09/2016 #1 Lisa GallagherOh @debasish majumder, this is priceless. Your photo alone made me break out in laughter!! Again, another great message- all of us who love to laugh and feel happy rather than down need to keep spreading smiles :)) Thanks, I may work on a 'happy, fun' buzz this evening!! Smiles to you!
- Producer13/09/2016Fun and Games in Start-Up Land: User Needs are EverythingBy now, most of you know that I'm working on my latest and, hopefully last, start-up. The fun thing is that is isn't "mine" at all. It came to life on its own during discussions and comments on discussions right here on beBee.It's the Web-App built...
Comments14/09/2016 #10 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian#8 Either way will work now, Lisa. The system adds a # when it writes the tweet. I set it to delete any #, commas, or extra spaces when the tweet is scheduled.
If you accidently schedule in the past, they will be deleted every time you access your dashboard. To be specific, any untweeted tweet scheduled for before today (whenever "today" is) gets deleted.
No need to even think about it.
The bigger issue is in skipping hashtags or going long on a tweet.
There are some Twitter changes expected Sept 29. What we do here will still work fine.
You will likely have more room. We'll adjust limits as needed.14/09/2016 #8 Lisa GallagherI wonder if I went over 140 characters and scheduled tweets for in the past... I could see me having done that? I'm going to keep this open for the next tweet I schedule. I hope I get it right. It's that math thing LOL. I don't use the # sign at all? And do I put comma's between my words for hashtags? Thanks for this @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian14/09/2016 #7 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian#6 Yes, Donna-Luisa, promotion on Twitter is much like radio advertising. You can't just run one spot. You need to run many. Twitter has a built-in tweet scheduler, but you need to enter each instance one at a time. That takes far too much time.
The time-wasting is worse for those who manage multiple accounts. It's much worse
Most Twitter applications focus on growth-hacking. I am of the opinion that most do it wrong. V2.0 will do it right. For now, we are sticking to scheduling tweets for maximum promotional impact.
Soon, we will move to supporting each other with ReTweets based on subject matter (tribes) and connection (clans).
The growth hacking component will also be based on tribes13/09/2016 #5 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian#4 Yes, they've been talking about it for about 3 months now. No one really knows exactly how they'll implement what or on what schedule. We'll cross that bridge when we get to it. That's one of the reasons we did what we did and how. We have more flexibility in implementing the new stuff if and when it shows up.
Remember how Twitter said they were going to bump up to 10,000 characters? I'm still waiting13/09/2016 #4 David B. GrinbergKudos Paul for all of your admirable and impressive efforts in perfecting this app though the beta stage. I'm sure you've heard by now that Twitter is reportedly making changes to lengthen the character count of tweets by not counting images and other things in the character count. I shared an article about this earlier today from The Verge. Again, your persistence and perseverance with this project are praiseworthy. Good luck, my friend!
- Producer09/09/2016How To Build Your Own Share By Email ButtonFatima Williams commented on Milos Djukic's post, "Fractals, Beauty of Complexity (and Chaos)." In her comment, Fatima asked about a Share via Email function. Franci "Legs" Hoffmann also asked about it. Frankly, I thought Share via eMail already...
Comments09/09/2016 #12 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian#7 I usually throw everything like this into the beBee Cheat Sheet Hive. Actually, you just gave me an idea. I'll let it percolate in my noggin before letting it out to play. I think the thing I like best about beBee is how the dialogue and camaraderie spawn new ideas.
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- Producer21/08/2016Some Tips For Budding PoetsWrite to express. Not to impress.What goes around comes back stronger. Spread Positive Vibes.Be Interesting. Be Mysterious. The less you reveal about your inspiration, the interesting will be your poetry.Engage on post of other poets and use...
Comments28/08/2016 #17 Darryl John#16 Thank you Margaret I am in the process of designing a new website where I will offer advice and my imput on social issues included in that will be a how to guide based around these pointers to assist budding poets , its only in the prototype stage but I will inform you when its fully functional I have not yet decided wether I will charge for this course or offer it free any imput would be appreciated, the main purpose of the website will be to showcase my writing talents to secure more writing work alongside my advice for poets26/08/2016 #9 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD#2 You definitely are "adding some value" and for those of us Stirred Along by @Ali Anani , Ph.D. such as @debasish majumder and @Anees Zaidi and @Mohammed A. Jawad (and more), this is inspiring! I'm Sharing to "Dr Margaret Aranda: Stirring Authors Along" and "Fractal Poetry - dedicated to Ali Anani, PhD. Also Sharing to "Dr Margaret Aranda: Stirring Authors Along" to benefit new writers to do the 'Switch" from 'regular' writing to that of the prose of poetry! Tagging @Salma Rodriguez and @WILLIAM C. BALLARD II, @Ray Looker, @Selim Yeniçeri as accomplished artists and writers, excellent for more!22/08/2016 #7 Mark AnthonyHi Darryl John! As this is about affinity and, I have just read my comment again, I just wanted to say something. This post is great and it is something I will refer to and, re-refer to time and time again. There is , for me anyway, learning here and I wanted to say thank you for sharing!21/08/2016 #4 CityVP ManjitI think that poetry is so diverse that one particular view of what poetry is becomes a tiny slice in that tremendous diversity. Poetry is not one question but any question that evokes or stirs something within, but it can be one question if we want to understand some facet of it - knowing full well that actual poetry is like art, a highly interpretative medium.
In one way poetry as an interpretative medium is best a personal experience between the reader and the poem, but I also found an interesting view some weeks ago when I discovered the work of Susan Sontag
One of the quotes of hers that challenged my perspective is this one:
There is an even more dynamic account of Sontag's perspective at Brainpickings https://www.brainpickings.org/2015/01/16/susan-sontag-against-interpretation-content/
There are also people who have pitched in about poetry such as Wendel Berry on how to be a poet : https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poetrymagazine/poems/detail/41087
Then there are people who give advice about poetry as a profession, whereas most people who look upon poetry is for the love of it, but yet again it represents another perspective http://www.artofmanliness.com/2012/03/22/so-you-want-my-job-poet/
The poet whose story I found most profound is Wilfred Owen - he not only captured the misery of war but wrote poetry while in the battle and lost his life in battle http://www.telegraph.co.uk/books/authors/jeremy-paxman-why-wilfred-owen-was-the-greatest-war-poet/
All of this to me means immense diversity whether that be mastery, meaning or magic.21/08/2016 #3 Mark AnthonyThank you Darryl, there seems to be some good words here!
I was some where once and joined a writers group.I was 22 at the time and the only writing I had really partaken in was when I was at School as well as,letters This was the first time I had joined any sort of writers thing. We had to present something, anything at our first meeting. I kept thinking about stuff, trying to be clever, sublime and all that jazz. After all the thinking , when the day came , I had wrote nothing. I then panicked and just wrote this!
Trouble , trouble everywhere
Inside here, outside there
Brother fighting brother, friend fighting friend
When will this madness ever end
A hole in the sky, pollution everywhere
Does anyone, anywhere really care
It was off the top of my head and it certainly, to a degree, reflected how I was feeling at that time. I am 22 years older now and a lot has happened.
I look froward to sharing , and reading , more here on beBee21/08/2016 #1 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD"Keep your critics close. They're there to push you harder." Love love that, as writing poetry is 'putting yourself out there' to get shot. Especially for new poets like me. Think others would like this insight and inspiration, too: @debasish majumder View more"Keep your critics close. They're there to push you harder." Love love that, as writing poetry is 'putting yourself out there' to get shot. Especially for new poets like me. Think others would like this insight and inspiration, too: @debasish majumder, @Franci Eugenia Hoffman, @Ben Pinto, @CityVP Manjit, @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian, @Sara Jacobovici, @Aurorasa Sima, @Alexa Steele, @Michele Williams, @Ali Anani, Ph.D. all! 💃🏻~mags Close