- Producer07/02/2017The Week In Social Media Volume 17A whole very social week has come and gone, we have to admit, social media is a busy affair, too much information and too little time, but don't you worry, because we at The Week In Social Media are doing the hard work for you !!!Hope you enjoy...
- Producer21/01/2017Enhance your beBee ExperienceI am not a social media guru. I am however an old hand at beBee having made beBee my primary platform about a year ago. What I noticed, and this is true of many websites, is that keeping beBee an engaging venue for me does require constant...
Comments23/01/2017 #58 Cyndi wilkins#47 Agreed...I do not tag very often either...Only if something I am writing was inspired by a particular someone will I "tag" them...and I will promote the piece of their work that served as my inspiration...writers courtesy;-) This is a very helpful piece @Dean Owen...Thank you...(tag! you're it;-)22/01/2017 #52 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#27 & #42 An Interesting culture of personal respect and group dynamics. I looked this today to learn more about this here :
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http://senseis.xmp.net/?JapaneseNameSuffix View more#27 & #42 An Interesting culture of personal respect and group dynamics. I looked this today to learn more about this here :
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I can see the depth to these protocols provide a quite complex web of relationships and this shows me I can learn quite a lot from Japanese sensibility - for it is very different to my modus operandi or at least this is not the way I was manufactured when I was processed through an education system which speaks of diversity but is far more a commercial uniformity. Close22/01/2017 #47 Dean Owen#39 I don't often use tagging, usually only when I am promoting something or someone other my personal blog, but it needed to be in the article as it is a vital tool. I guess it is important to understand if the person you tag would be genuinely interested in your piece or if they think it is burdensome. I would hate to make someone feel somewhat obligated to read something I posted, and tagging does that.22/01/2017 #43 Dean Owen#29 The great thing about beBee is that you can tailor your feed and rely on your community, the beBee community to bring to light new users who will appear in your feed through their sharing. So I would go ahead and narrow the funnel if I were you. Ultimately you need to be enjoying a feed free what what you deem irrelevant. Thanks @Deb 🐝 Helfrich22/01/2017 #42 Dean Owen#27 It's my part Japanese heritage @🐝 Fatima Williams. I may write an article soon on the numerous suffixes that the Japanese add to the end of a name dependant upon age, profession, or standing in the community. Fatima-san would be used amongst people of equal standing, whereas Fatima-chan would be talking to a child, Fatima-sama an elder, Fatima-kun, Fatima-sensei etc. It is quite complex.
- Producer14/06/2016Is 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...
Comments17/06/2016 #51 Randy KehoI 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.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!17/06/2016 #49 Aleta CurryS#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!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.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.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!!!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.16/06/2016 #39 Phil FriedmanAleta, 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!16/06/2016 #38 Jim MurrayGary 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 Curry16/06/2016 #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#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 and another here https://www.bebee.com/producer/@paul-croubalian/a-newbee-s-promotion-tool-kit-starting-off-with-a-bang-on-bebee Hope those help Close16/06/2016 #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.