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    Aleta Curry

    Is beBee Doomed? Not quite yet!
    Is beBee Doomed? Not quite yet!@Gary Sharpe's recent post Is beBee Doomed? has sparked a spirited and refreshingly civil discussion, with all sorts of ideas getting an airing. Thanks, Gary! This post is not a rebuttal, rather it is in response to my beBee experience thus far, and...


    Randy Keho
    17/06/2016 #51 Randy Keho
    I didn't join this platform to impress or influence anyone. I dont care if I get 1 or 10,000 views on a buzz. I don't measure my worth in that regard. I only joined a week ago and have enjoyed ever minute of it. So far, I've left my business venture on the sidelines. Forwarding that aspect of my life is not a prority. I focus on the topics that interest me and the variety of people I've had the opportuity to meet from afar. My senses have been awoken. I'm taking bigger, fresher breaths everyday. I feel alive, again. My brain has regained function. As an American, (good, bad, or indifferent) I feel that my countrymen and women will find buzzes appearing in languages other than English to be an unwelcoeme distraction. Our supriority complex is deeply engrained. Unfortunately, as a people, we feel we must be catered to and pampered. We're above using a translater. That would require an effort on our part. We can't have that, now can we? That's just something to think about as the American audience is being sought. Just an observation on my part. Myself, I wish I could converse in all languages. I'd only be better for it.
    Phil Friedman
    17/06/2016 #50 Phil Friedman
    #46 @Aleta Curry - thank you for that clarification. I had no doubt that you were not "making up" that occurrence to which you took exception (offense?), but I am not a fan of non-specificity, because it often casts aspersion where they are not deserved. In the case that you now mention, I will not presume to speak for the author who, in that case, refers to his "A-List", other than to say I have personally never seen it, during its now relatively long existence, as anything other than a playful satirization of the contemporary night-club scene, which originated as a way of tagging people to make sure that they saw the weekly goings on, independent of LinkedIn's policy of choking down notifications. To paraphrase Groucho Marx, surely one would not want to be on that list given many of the people who are. Anyway, I am glad to hear from you that you are a champion of (civil) disagreement. Personally, I always avoid controversy, and am made uncomfortable by disagreement. But to each his or her own. Cheers!
    Aleta Curry
    17/06/2016 #49 Aleta Curry
    S#38 #38 @jJim Murray said, 'As this site grows, it will become harder to manage and its character will be put to the test. But because we are all early adaptors, we'll be able to deal with that. Bottom line, I feel that my opinion and my contribution mean something here. That simply did not exist on LinkedIn.' Yes, spot on, Jim!
    Aleta Curry
    17/06/2016 #47 Aleta Curry
    #41 That's pretty much how I feel too, @Deb Helfrich. One of the first things I noticed was that my stream was a blank slate; it felt incredibly liberating that it was completely up to me to decide whom to follow and what hives to join, and that that would direct what I saw in my feed. Brillo! I really do feel that this beBee thing is not just the new fad; it'll be here for a long time to come.
    Aleta Curry
    17/06/2016 #46 Aleta Curry
    #39 That followed on from my earlier remarks, @Phil Friedman, it was the 'welcome to the A-list' remark. I didn't make that up , *someone's* got an idea that there's an A-List here. And the person to whom it was directed had just arrived. I don't know what gave you the idea that I think anyone is obliged to read what I write or pat me on the back about it, so I'll have to ignore that remark. If you get to know me better, you'll find out that one of the ideas I champion is that of being able to disagree civilly. I don't for a moment think that everyone shares my opinion about everything - people do tend to agree with me often, but that's because I'm moderate and really rather sensible; I guess that does mean that I'm *used* to validation, but that doesn't mean that I *need* the validation; I've grown quite confident in life. Thank you for your welcome.
    Neal Rauhauser
    16/06/2016 #45 Neal Rauhauser
    #14 The LinkedIn system was broken for a LONG time. There in the middle of some major machine learning system upgrades, but it's been too slow in coming to stem the flow of refugees, and with the announcement of the Microsoft deal that turned into a flood.
    Neal Rauhauser
    16/06/2016 #44 Neal Rauhauser
    The number of 'Skinfluencers' shot up at LinkedIn right after the Ashley Madison intrusion. Some are humble camgirl trying to move up market, but some are hardcore, albeit penny ante, extortion artists. Get the married man to engage, get him to complain about the wife a bit, do the background checking. OK, honey, send me one BTC right now, or I'm gonna tell her what you're doing behind her back.

    beBee is marvelously open right now, but there are hazards to that from user experience down to disk storage and computational resources. I presume our fearless leaders are keeping tabs on these things and that they will act, when appropriate, to protect the community.
    Rebel Brown
    16/06/2016 #43 Rebel Brown
    #41 I'm honored to have had the opportunity to interact directly with the bebee founders and I'm SO thrilled to know that they are determined to remain a TRUE social platform. Meaning no segmenting, A listing, preferential anything. Everyone can see all content that they are interested in, we can all chat freely. THAT"S what this is all about. Bravo beBee!!!
    Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    16/06/2016 #42 Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    #35 Thank you @Juan Imaz! The feeling is mutual.
    Deb Helfrich
    16/06/2016 #41 Deb Helfrich
    @Aleta - brilliantly funneled quote from @Rebel Brown - "I am here to share & connect with anyone & everyone."

    I chose where I invest my energy, which is almost always to be supportive and add my own unique value. But I would never want to restrict anyone else's right to create & curate their own experience.

    As long as beBee continues to give the members the tools to self-curate, this platform will skyrocket.
    Ewan Muirhead
    16/06/2016 #40 Ewan Muirhead
    #37 awesome thank you! Great community vibe here
    Phil Friedman
    16/06/2016 #39 Phil Friedman
    Aleta, you say, "I’ve only been here five minutes and I’m already being not-so-subtly put on notice that if you’ve got the right look, you can be ‘in’ in five seconds..." I would be very interested to understand the basis for that statement, as one of the things that strikes me about the group of independent writers who swarmed here from LIi is that it is in the main unusually accepting of, and helpful to new arrivals and baby beBees. But that said, do not mistake camaraderie born of months and years struggling against the demon of Algorithmic control and broken promises at LinkedIn for clique-signed. And as a writer, do not fall into the trap of thinking that simply because you speak, others are obligated to listen, and especially to agree and pat you on the back. For what it is worth, I welcome you to the arena, and offer my support for you to take your turns in the sunlight, but remember, the rest is up to you. Grumpy' lecture 237 is now over. Cheers and welcome!
    Jim Murray
    16/06/2016 #38 Jim Murray
    Gary Sharpe is a big brain guy. But like all big brain people there's a tendency to overanalyze. My experience here has been nothing but positive. The responsiveness of the management of this site and their willingness to actually listen is off the charts. This is not LinkedIn. But a social and business media site that, as far as I can tell, is intent on doing right by their users. As this site grows, it will become harder to manage and its character will be put to the test. But because we are all early adaptors, we'll be able to deal with that. Bottom line, I feel that my opinion and my contribution mean something here. That simply did not exist on LinkedIn. Good post Aleta Curry
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    16/06/2016 #37 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    #27 Any friend of Big JIm's is a friend of mine. I wrote a Getting Started Guide. It's here, https://www.bebee.com/producer/@paul-croubalian/a-quickie-getting-started-on-bebee-guide View more
    Federico Álvarez San Martín
    16/06/2016 #36 Federico Álvarez San Martín
    Thank you very much @Aleta Curry.
    Juan Imaz
    16/06/2016 #35 Juan Imaz
    #28 many thanks @Aleta Curry and @Franci Eugenia Hoffman! You're the best!
    Aleta Curry
    16/06/2016 #34 Aleta Curry
    #27 If you managed to negotiate the quagmire of LInkedIn's system, @Ewan Muirhead, I can promise you you'll find beBee's user interface a breeze. It may well be the easiest and most intuitive one I've yet come across. And I don't actually disdain LinkedIn's, it's not bad, just maybe a little de trop in terms of how much of it there is for my situation - er...do I need a company page? A sub-company page? How much can I talk about myself after all? And LinkedIn tends to be buggy, though in all fairness we don't have the world's greatest Internet here in Australia and I don't know if that has anything to do with it.
    Aleta Curry
    16/06/2016 #33 Aleta Curry
    #28 Thanks for the compliment, @Franci Eugenia Hoffman, and you're right, this IS what it's all about. Either that, or it's the Hokey Pokey. Either way, I figure I'm going to have fun with it!
    Aleta Curry
    16/06/2016 #32 Aleta Curry
    #24 You've spoken right to the crux of the matter, @Don Kerr - intention is everything here. People with the most diverse viewpoints can converse if their intentions are true - and the Hive is the better for it!
    Aleta Curry
    16/06/2016 #31 Aleta Curry
    #18 Wow, thank you for your praise, @Kevin Pashuk, I'm very flattered by it. I just speak my mind (such as it is) from the heart.