- Producer26/05/2016How to Succeed on beBeeYesterday I wrote on my personal blog about how beBee can become the biggest thing to hit professional social networking and take the crown as "The LinkedIn Killer." Today, I want to talk about getting started on beBee and what you can do to...
Comments24/09/2016 #45 Pamela 🐝 Williams#44 See Jared, now you're getting teh beauty of this site. Not many CEOs do that. Plus you'll find a lot of other beBee staff members doing the same thing. Check out the beBee Scrapbook hive. I think I have a post in there where beBee introduces the entire beBee gang, you'll then recognize the names. :-)06/06/2016 #27 Randy KehoThank you, Ashley, for this very timely and informative post. I, too, am a new-beBee.
As you can see, I have yet to post my pic (I don't have one on this laptop). Nonetheless, I stumbled upon your extremely relevant post within hours of joining and I had to see what all the buzz was about. Okay, enough of the silly word play (It's just too darn easy and a tad bit childish).
I will definitely intend to follow your advice.
- Producer11/03/2017Buzzing Around beBee: Mini-Guide for Newbies (New Bees)Mini-Guide for Newbies (New Bees) What New Bees Needs to Know to Get Started at beBeeI've been active here for just 5 days and I've made no secret of the fact that I am blown away by beBee. That's what I said in my recent blog...
Comments11/03/2017 #15 David B. GrinbergThanks so much for this buzzing primer for newbies, or new bees, Anne. There's a lot of information about the brand ambassador program. In addition to the link provided by @Javier 🐝 beBee, check out these links:
https://www.bebee.com/producer/hive/bebee-english/do-you-want-to-become-a-bebee-ambassador beBee Guide
https://www.bebee.com/producer/@juanimaz/how-much-will-the-equity-of-our-bebee-ambassadors-be-worth By @Juan Imaz
https://www.bebee.com/producer/@pamela-williams/bits-of-honey By @Pamela 🐝 Williams
https://www.facebook.com/bebeeENG/photos/a.1567639900145879.1073741830.1519836261592910/1727878730788661/?type=3&theater beBee INFOGRPAHIC
https://www.bebee.com/producer/@max-carter/what-it-means-to-me-to-be-a-bebee-brand-ambassador by @Max🐝 J. Carter
Also, Anne, check out the beBee guide with buzz on many questions you or others might have about the platform https://www.bebee.com/group/bebee-guide?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=bebee-guide
I hope this is all helpful, Anne. Keep buzzing!11/03/2017 #13 Paul "Pablo" CroubalianCool, you taught me something, Anne. I didn't know about the "view blog" link. I would use Producer->My Profile. I'll update the instructions on myTweetPack.com for linking beBee. That's the link we need.
About ambassadors and their role: You summed it up perfectly. We became ambassadors because we LIKE helping other Bees find their wings. NOT the other way around. Javier and Juan decide who becomes an ambassador and who remains an ambassador.
I have no say in the matter, but it seems to me you're well on your way.
- Producer01/03/2017How to Offer Services as a Freelancer on beBee Offer your services as a freelancer on beBee. Did you know that you can post your services as a freelancer on beBee? Find out all you all about it in this new edition of beBee Guide! Step 1 Log in and go to the profile tab. Once you are there you...
Comments01/03/2017 #1 Deb 🐝 HelfrichIn case anyone wants to know what happens when someone clicks on the APPLY button for a service that you offer, they will receive a message window pop-up to write you a message and it will appear in your beBee inbox. So the next time you see a message notification, it might be for some new work!
- Producer02/02/2017To New beBees Visiting beBee landMy beBee lesson"In giving we receive; In receiving we learn; In learning we grow. "Fatima WilliamsI see alot of new bees Buzzing around and they are in full action for the first week that they arrive. So I decided to put together a buzz with things...
Comments03/02/2017 #18 CityVP 🐝 ManjitI saw the the beBee lesson words at Facebook and they just jumped off the page. LOVE IT! LOVE IT! LOVE IT!
My beBee lesson
"In giving* we receive;
In receiving we learn;
In learning we grow. "
When you look at the video that @Dean Owen View moreI saw the the beBee lesson words at Facebook and they just jumped off the page. LOVE IT! LOVE IT! LOVE IT!
My beBee lesson
"In giving* we receive;
In receiving we learn;
In learning we grow. "
When you look at the video that @Dean Owen shared by @Mamen 🐝 Delgado
The word "learning" is a natural expression.
The rest I will think about later on today as my 18th Paradox Wisdom. Will let you know when that thinking flows online.
* Do note that "giving*" means something different for me in a naturally flowing workable life intelligent world, so I will think about as a separate Renaissance buzz - today if possible but otherwise that thinking will flow over the weekend. Close03/02/2017 #17 Deb 🐝 Helfrich#16 Can I make a suggestion? Would you be willing to move the Madrid office photo to the top for tweeting purposes? Check twitter and see the difference in the 2 tweets I just sent. I think the team photo will grab a lot of attention and clicks to this great buzz! Let me know and I will automate 3x day...03/02/2017 #16 🐝 Fatima G. Williams#10 Thanks Deb Kinda what I wanted to nail through the buzz. I didn't want it to be too long too.
Beeing welcoming and encouraging and demonstrating that we do things differently around here and the New bees need to understand that to comfortably settle down. Sometimes I see a good buzz but they haven't reached out so the content remains out our reach.
- Producer01/02/2017De-pollinating: the Hives & the BeesPollinating too prolific? Unaware of Updates? Cluttered content page? On beBee, content goes to your home page, based on bee Followers and Hive affinity. You can see most activity in your Notifications area. When you connect to someone on...
Comments09/02/2017 #76 Jared Wiese, 🐝 adds VALUE & RESULTS#71 I will agree that we need better controls on the language of posts and hives to which we affine.
I just emailed Fede:
"Today Javier shared a post called 'beBee em Português' in hive 'beBee em Português' to 'Profissionais Administrativos'.
Because I am following Javier, I saw all that.
Please have a way in the new UI to choose what languages we want to see or not - in both posts and hives (posts shared to hives)."
Today, to de-pollinate and not lose Javier, I had to Mute the Hive and/or Post.09/02/2017 #75 Jared Wiese, 🐝 adds VALUE & RESULTS#72 I can't believe I missed this part:
"Report inappropriate comments:
We know that at times a very small number of members can tarnish the experience for our broader community by posting inappropriate comments. While we monitor for these types of comments and work directly with members, you can also flag and hide abusive or offensive comments made on any article or post:
Click the “More” icon on the top right of a comment.
Click “Report” to report the comment.
In the pop-up window, tell us more about why you chose to report the comment."
I know you disagree, Phil. Yet I still believe - and am allowed to write - this is another good reason that we have "-1" on beBee. It can help encourage the commenter to have more appropriate comments.
Sure, some are open and courageous enough to debate openly. Some are not. I am trying to be courageous here, now. I wonder if I will get +1, -1 or nothing because others have given up on the direction of these comments?
Some people prefer to vote on comments, anonymously. Should everyone in the US who votes be forced to openly state who they voted for in an election?
Perhaps +1/-1 is voting that could be looked at as a way to help the commenter understand how their comment was received. Or it could be looked at as an annoyance that the commenter does not get to refute. Two sides of the same coin.
If people against the "-1" have made their point well enough, beBee has already said they are considering all options.09/02/2017 #74 Jared Wiese, 🐝 adds VALUE & RESULTS#72
To be clear, they are giving users the ability to turn comments off for all types of posts.
Hmm. Pretty soon they might even give the +1/-1 option?!09/02/2017 #73 Jared Wiese, 🐝 adds VALUE & RESULTS#71 I see your point. I might add:
I had been in beBee in English for a long time. I built up many followers. I even shared posts there. All good.
Now, however, I see way too many posts about subjects I care no longer. I wish to de-pollinate for a while or even permanently and see what my followers share as sufficient. While perhaps in purgatory-to use your old testament reference - I do not believe I should be in hell forever.
Just like the Lumpy Kingdom is giving the on/off switch to comments. More choice.09/02/2017 #72 Jared Wiese, 🐝 adds VALUE & RESULTSThis just in from the Lumpy Kingdom blog:
"We continue to encourage two-way conversations on LinkedIn, and for many members who publish, comments are a great way to start discussions and can lead to broader reach.
At the same time, we want to give you greater choice in the types of conversations you have on LinkedIn."09/02/2017 #71 Phil Friedman#70 I have to disagree. If a hive is designated as "beBee in English", I think when one joins the hive, one reasonably expects to see a general stream of posts on a wide range of topics being posted in English. Just as someone who joins beBee in Spanish expects the same, except that the posts will be in Spanish. And so on. I don't think the problem is solved by "de-pollinating" but by enabling a practical system for language filtering those hives that declare themselves for a particular language. And similar for those hives that declare themselves devoted to a particular defined topic area.06/02/2017 #69 Phil Friedman#68 That, Jared, is to answer a question with a question. But never mind, the answer to your question is no. It is simply an inappropriate posting because the Hive is "beBee in English". It is not an issue over one instance, but becomes one if it happens over and over again. Because then a member of a hive that is for English gets Portuguese post in their feed too often.04/02/2017 #64 John Vaughan#63 "What were the original results?" asks @Gerald Hecht
Variations on the usual theme, from the Usual Suspects: a modest shitStorm of Outrage from Aficionados - reflexive defensiveness & rejection, misdirection from the topic to personal attack, "Why are you so negative?", "You're the only one who complains", etc. Very tiring.
I get sleepy just talking about it.04/02/2017 #60 John Vaughan#57 :I've noticed your links to http://www.jcvtcs.com/portfolio/
several times...well okay...several million times; anyway, a quick query --is that a convenient URL for reaching you ?" asks @Gerald Hecht View more#57 :I've noticed your links to http://www.jcvtcs.com/portfolio/
several times...well okay...several million times; anyway, a quick query --is that a convenient URL for reaching you ?" asks @Gerald Hecht
JV> That is a convenient link to some useful information that desperately needs to be learned. Use at own risk.
Even more informative: https://jcvtcsblog.wordpress.com/ Repetition implies perceived value.
One can message me directly thru beBee, if we're connected Close04/02/2017 #59 Gerald HechtOverall, this little primer demonstrates the extreme ease and user friendly priority for completing simple tasks --in this case, freeing oneself from the world's most annoying fake shaman/dude/ministry founder (no, not L. Ron Hubbard --he was much more user friendly --he simply died), or stalker, etc..
- Producer26/11/2016Put a Pic with the Name - New Ambassadors added as of Nov. 22, 2016https://www.bebee.com/producer/@javierbebee/new-bebee-ambassadors-2016-november https://www.bebee.com/@larryboyer Larry Boyer - United States https://www.bebee.com/@jan-barbosa Jan Barbosa - Puerto Rico ...
Comments27/11/2016 #20 David B. GrinbergThank you, Franci, for this helpful buzz putting the names to the faces of the new ambassadors. And kudos to @Javier 🐝 beBee on his excellent selections, as usual.
Again, I want to especially recognize those with whom I've closely interacted over the years here and elsewhere: @Neil Hughes @Larry Boyer, 🐝 Brand Ambassador @Jan 🐝 Barbosa @Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador @Andrew Books. Thanks for all YOU do! The buzz is growing louder...
- 07/11/2016Please join me in extending a warm welcome to @koka sexton! Koka is an internationally recognized social media marketing expert, keynote speaker, and former LinkedIn Head of Social Media. Welcome to the hive, Koka!
https://www.bebee.com/bee/koka-sextonkoka sexton - beBeewww.bebee.com Public profile of koka sexton on beBee. beBee is the only social affinity network specialized by sector. Join and get...
- 06/11/2016Just a quick tip.... @Irene Hackett noticed on Friday night that the Google Chrome browser has a nifty little "Translate this page" button that automatically appears if you go to a buzz not in your selected native language. The options link allows you to pick and chose the source language and translation language. I did most of my browsing in Firefox, but this lovely little button might change my habits! There is some great content on beBee outside of English... and technology is making it easy for us to broaden our perspectives!
Comments06/11/2016 #4 Charles David UpchurchThanks for this buzz, @Deb 🐝 Helfrich. You have confirmed what I wrote about in this August, 2015 article, over on LinkedIn.
I think it was just before we "met" as fellow LinkedIn UNfluencers(TM), Deb. Do you mind if I use the image you provided here (with credit to you) to update that old article?06/11/2016 #3 Deb 🐝 Helfrich#2 I'd been copying and pasting from firefox this whole time.... and I probably still will when I am not pressed for time, as doing it chuck by chunk and seeing the translation side by side is improving my languages, whereas just changing the whole page means I don't get to learn anything.06/11/2016 #2 Pamela 🐝 WilliamsThanks Deb. When I moved to Chrome a couple months ago I noticed that option. I also found out that sometimes the pop up does not appear, but there is a little icon in the address bar on the far right that is the translate option. Since I only used this while on beBee I thought it was beBee doing it for a while until I went offsite and it appeared. See how untech savvy I am?
- Producer27/10/2016How to Use the beBee Share ButtonOn beBee content comes first! All of our users share interesting content on different topics in the proper hives but, how can you share interesting information on your other social media accounts? How can you let your contacts in on relevant beBee...
- Producer23/10/2016Why The Comment “Great Post” Is The Last Thing Any Op/Ed Blogger Wants To See.This is part 3 of my now established series on op/ed blogging. Who knows how long this will last. Not me.And what did you hear, my blue-eyed son? And what did you hear, my darling young one? I heard the sound of a thunder that roared out a...
Comments26/10/2016 #45 Ben PintoG R E A T P O S T. Over at the Dark Side, the 'Great Post' that was sent as a private message and was offered as another way to interact with the writer, was nothing more than an engagement tool in and of itself. People still had the option to add the type of comments that you crave. People had the option of commenting directly to the post with two words like 'great post.' There was introduced a third option and that was an auto generated private message that said 'great post.' It was meant to encourage the author to answer that with a message back asking for comments to please be added directly to the article instead of 'back channel.' This created another form of engagement getting people to use the messaging system. Another answer that was used by the blogger was "which post are you referring to?" Eventually they added the actual article information to the auto-response and it quickly went bye-bye.
They are now offering an auto-message to thank those that have checked off on one's skills, but thanking you for only one of them. This generates, hopefully, a response of 'but I did all of them for you...'26/10/2016 #42 Richard BuseMany decades ago most of the great big city daily newspapers had columnists who regularly PO'd people. At best, those columnists managed to shift public opinion. At worst, they usually got people to think about why they loved or loathed the particular piece they were reading. Too often there's a throw-away nature to online discourse. "Great Post" is not a thoughtful comment, nor are quickly-written posts that do not rise above name-calling.26/10/2016 #37 Phil Friedman#36 well, Tony, truth be told, I get Jim to ghost all my stuff --- at least the pieces that piss off a lot of people. :-) Seriously, you could do a lot worse than use Jim as a blogging guide, because he has mastered the art of perking reader interest, while getting people to love him. Well, most people, anyway.25/10/2016 #35 Tony 🐝 Rossi#27 I feel like there's a snarky comment about pollination ready here, but I just can't find it.... Either way, I'm convinced your plan is working; this series, your broader effort, makes writing and online publishing accessible and less intimidating to the audience at large. Keep it up, sir, we'll follow your lead!24/10/2016 #30 John Rylance"Great post" can be viewed as damming with faint praise ( average, mediocre) Mind you finding an alternative is fraught with difficulties. Here are a few to precede post. Superdoopah, amazing, mind-blowing, tantalising, and many others all needing clarification. The crux is clarity of view/comment.
One final thought perhaps a current short comment would be "This post is buzzing" That would set people thinking, it's more active than the "bumbling" Great Post"
- 24/10/2016Starting a new feature. Tips on getting more out of the user experience here on beBee. If you have any tips you would like to pass along, pm them to me and I will edit them into this format. The more bees who contribute the better it will be for everybee-de.
Comments27/02/2017 #6 Jared Wiese, 🐝 adds VALUE & RESULTS#5 Hi @Emily🐝 Bee. Good to read from you ;) Like your new picture and name!
Yes, I've been finding the views and followers on LI a bit all over the place. Some are against BB, some are feeling the urge with the new LI interface. Some are open.
Comes down to content and engagement - on any platform, IMO :) Have both and you will be followed ;)
- Producer29/08/2016The Unofficial Guide to beBee Jargon for Beginners or Busy Bees Hey all you buzz heads out there; this is Bo Buzzbee with your, unofficial and totally unsanctioned, Guide to beBee Jargon for beginners. It’s about time someone came up with a list like this and who better than a total smart-spiracle like me eh?...
Comments27/02/2017 #56 Jim AbleHey, watch it there, Bro Bo, when you talk about bee-in a ZorroBee. That characterization is already taken. But to compensate you for your disappointment, I am sharing this piece to my network and the maximum number of hives allowed. Of course, it remains to be see whether that association helps you on beBee or becomes the kiss death, hoisted on your own petard. https://www.bebee.com/@jim-able23/10/2016 #44 Michael D. Davis#43 Thank you for your comments and adding to the discussion Don! Thanks for following me here on beBee as well. I hope you have an opportunity to take a look at The Daily Chalkboard hive sometime. It's the "honey" I enjoy spreading more than any other on this new affinity social network.06/09/2016 #40 Mohammad Azam Khan#35 Short of that, and when required, beBee has the honey and the buzz and boBee and whatnot is not available, it's just that @Dean Owen is possibly looking for a catchy phrase for the comments. Bees communication, there's the waggle bee dance or waggle dance or waggle in short.
- Producer14/09/2016Tools to Remember Web Sites (and Buzz/Honey!)Ever run across a great web site and realize later you wish you'd saved a link to it? Or, worse, you read something in it that finally hit you and now you want to find that again? Don't you wish you had that "in your pocket" for quick reference?...
Comments20/10/2016 #33 Jared Wiese, 🐝 adds VALUE & RESULTSEver wonder how to Pocket (save) a Buzz (share)? Not so easy, is it?
Here are the quick steps:
1) Share the Buzz to Twitter (with the sideways V),
2) Copy the 2nd line of the tweet from "https" until the first set of numbers,
3) Cancel the Tweet,
4) Add to Pocket!
For example, for the tweet:
"This image has been shared in one of the hives on beBee
You would grab just:
Then open Pocket, click "+" if it does not ask to add.
This should work on phones or PCs!14/10/2016 #31 Jared Wiese, 🐝 adds VALUE & RESULTS#30 Thanks for the share, Lisa!
I don't work with Chromebooks, but some research showed "At the bottom or side of your screen, you'll see a row of apps, called the shelf, and your account picture. You can change which apps are included and bookmark webpages."
It is available from the Chrome Web Store and should show you on the far right of the screen if it is compatible [with Chromebook].
What I do and suggest is adding it to the Chrome browser as an Extension. Then you will see the Pocket symbol in the upper-right of your browser and when on a site to remember, just click the symbol and it lights up red.
If this all works, you click - not right-click - the Pocket button on the toolbar, as shown in the first picture above.
The right-clicking is another method, once it is installed. You do that anywhere on the page - link or not.
On my android phone it is a share with the tilted "V".14/10/2016 #30 Lisa 🐝 GallagherFound it @Jared Wiese, 🐝 adds VALUE & RESULTS, thanks. I have pocket on my Chrome Book and for some reason it doesn't appear in the box when I right click. Maybe I need to reboot because I just added pocket from the Webstore. Under tools, I found add to shelf, do you know what that is?05/10/2016 #27 Jared Wiese, 🐝 adds VALUE & RESULTS@Charles David Upchurch and I have been testing this with the app / mobile. Sharing to Pocket does not work. On smartphones, you can run your Chrome or Firefox browser in Desktop mode, install the Pocket app, then you can SHARE to pocket for any honey or buzz... and never lose it!
I ask myself if I might like to see this again, read it more fully, etc. Indispensable!
With all the honey and buzz that hits our feeds, it is easy to lose track of something you want to see again!26/09/2016 #25 Franci🐝Eugenia HoffmanThese are great suggestions. I just started using Pocket, which seems to be super easy. I also save posts I want to keep in my storage hive "a Bees Reads". Grocery lists, etc. I keep in the memo app in my phone or I write it down on a memo pad. I always have my phone with me and sometimes forget my written list! Reeeeely! This is great "stuff" - thank you for sharing.21/09/2016 #23 Henri GalvãoI love Pocket, but I never thought about using it for continuous reference. Thanks for the idea! As for Evernote, I hear so many people say great things about it. I've never tried it, though, since I already use RememberTheMilk for task management, and it serves me well (although apparently Evernote is much broader than that)
Comments20/10/2016 #5 Harvey Lloyd#4 Yes, it emanates from that series. We went through an exercise with our team a few years back by actually drawing the circle separated by an inner circle. The inner circle was control and the outer was influence. We made the control circle smaller. Much to my amusement folks wanted a larger circle for control. My favorite discussion was over parenting. Parents put their teenage children inside the circle of control. When we questioned their placement they stated,"But i have to be in control I am their parent!" That discussion was both enlightening and sobering for a few. Some reluctantly moved the children to influence. It was a fun experience and opened up a dialogue about separating the two areas.
- Producer17/10/2016Meet our beBee Ambassadors!In July 2016 beBee launched its Ambassadors Program and we already have a bunch of top-notch bees on our list that are spreading the buzz all around the world!Let’s meet all the beBee ambassadors! And remember, you could be our next ambassador....
Comments26/03/2017 #55 Lisa 🐝 GallagherThanks for the update @Javier 🐝 beBee. I still feel honored being a beBee Ambassador and for me it's fun, not work. It's fun because I LOVE the platform and believe in beBee's success. I have a suggestion to Ambassadors who use twitter and don't have a large following, try @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian's app, MyTweetPack.com it auto tweets articles, pulls from other feeds IE: Medium and others (he can explain it more). It also helps you to build a proper following fairly quick. I always try to keep something about beBee pinned to the top of my profile or a link to myself on beBee pinned to the top. If there is a great marketing promo put out, I try to remember to pin that to the top of my profile. I enjoy writing but I find myself spending more time commenting and sharing other's buzzes/articles in order to continually promote beBee. I also promote Power users IE: @John White, MBA and others who have many followers and well, they write excellent articles on top of writing for online publications too! Sorry this was so long. Go beBee!!! It sure has grown.25/03/2017 #53 David B. GrinbergMany congratulations, again, to all the beBee ambassadors worldwide. You all deserve accolades for your exemplary efforts to producing/sharing compelling content and cross-channel pollinating on other social platforms to promote the beBee brand.
I recall interviewing @Javier 🐝 beBee for one of my first buzzes. I asked him why he chose the name beBee? He explained that bees are all about teamwork in building hives and creating buzz. Let's just make sure to always keep the buzz positive, upbeat and inspirational, as you all do -- which is critically important in promoting and enhancing beBee's unique brand.
Lastly, I feel honored and humbled to be part of this wonderful group of global ambassadors all working in unison for a common cause: that is, to make beBee the best it can BEE. Thanks for all YOU do!25/03/2017 #51 stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador#33 @Javier 🐝 beBee you start to know me and my love of applied mathematics...so may i take the basis number for 200 in all my equations related to modelling ? I need to know if it would more or less stay that basis. Otherwise calculations aren't stable..lol... I am jsut asking! And congratulations to all the BA's community, work hard, play hard, have fun...and respect all your peers. For those who wants to join the 30 brand ambassadors science project : please sign-up inthis HIVE: https://www.bebee.com/group/bebee-e-ambassy-project Every good willing soul is welcome, from every country & culture. In the Hive We are ONE !
- Producer13/10/2016What Did I Do Wrong?• write at least 3 relevant wordsI wrote seven.• maximum 30 characters eachMaximum is in "mathematics", which has eleven.• minimum of 3 charactersMinimum is in "data", which has four.• html tags are not allowedI used no HTML...
- 11/10/2016🐝 Join the beBee Guide hive to find all our official tutorials and to be the first to catch the buzz! ✌️
- Producer30/09/2016How to Improve Your Producer Stories (Infographic)You know that on our on-site blogging tool, beBee Producer, you can write about any topic you like, but today we’re giving you some tips to make your stories look great and professional.1. Paragraph style. This option allows you to write titles...
Comments07/10/2016 #17 Charles David Upchurch#7 @Nick Mlatchkov I go back and edit my long-form posts all the time. I'm guessing that you are referring to our current inability to edit short "update" buzzes.
While we cannot update quick buzzes, there are two workarounds.
1) For a short buzz that you can go back and edit, just create it in Producer (as if it was a longer buzz). I've seen you do exactly that, Nick.
2) instead of editing, create a new "replacement" buzz and then delete the original. The downside, there, is that if you don't replace the original buzz right away, you end up losing bee wisdom (all the comments) from the original buzz.07/10/2016 #15 Charles David Upchurch#5 Charlie wrote "Unfortunately, all of these editors are incapable of translating Word's extended formatting, to the point where I have to remember if and what was italicized."
I have found that I can compose in beBee Producer with very little hassle. When I hit a formatting glitch, I just hit enter to start a new paragraph at the point where I want my format change, then I apply the format, then I remove the paragraph break.
HELPFUL HINT FOR ANY ONLINE PUBLISHING PLATFORM: Compose (and format) your stuff offline, first, in Word or with a simpler (and free) text editor like Wordpad, Notepad, Text, or Office Write, then "SAVE AS" rich text format (that's a *.RTF file). After the simplified file is saved, you can re-open the RTF file and cut and paste into beBee, or LinkedIn, or WordPress without losing your formatting.02/10/2016 #9 AnonymousThe producer is quite sufficient for me but I'm not a professional writer, yes we would all like more tools but patience is a virtue....I'm sure the beBee team are working on improvements for the producer, we must remember that Rome wasn't built in a day and beBee is really still in it's infancy!02/10/2016 #8 Javier 🐝 beBee#7 thanks @Nick Mlatchkov we will have to wait. It is important you understand we are 60 people and we are compiting with 8,000 employees companies. This will be possible in the next release, by January 2017. CC @Alberto Anaya Arcas View more#7 thanks @Nick Mlatchkov we will have to wait. It is important you understand we are 60 people and we are compiting with 8,000 employees companies. This will be possible in the next release, by January 2017. CC @Alberto Anaya Arcas @Federico 🐝 Álvarez San Martín @Noël De Castro García Close30/09/2016 #5 Charlie AccettaTo be honest, the functionality as an editor is lacking, just as it is in LinkedIn, Medium, Facebook and every other social writing platform I have tried. As a result, I do all of my writing off-site in Word and paste it into place. Unfortunately, all of these editors are incapable of translating Word's extended formatting, to the point where I have to remember if and what was italicized. Something for the wish list.
- Producer25/09/2016Helpful Hints for "NewBees"Paul Croubalian was the first to coin the phrase "NewBee". beBee is growing so fast I created this post to provide some guidance to the new users. This is just a small introduction. I ask my fellow Bees to share this with the "NewBees" that...
Comments25/09/2016 #9 Deb 🐝 HelfrichVery useful welcome kit, @Pamela 🐝 Williams. I am wondering if there is an easy way to find it in the future.... I just tried adding my commenting post to the links section on my profile and it works. So that might be one way to highlight an important buzz, especially when we know who the author is. What do you think?
- Producer15/09/2016Live Buzz, beBee’s new video streaming toolbeBee has no limits with even more new services at your fingertips! Now you can make live videos with our new streaming tool Live Buzz. Give it a try! Log in to beBee from our new mobile app and share whatever you fancy with your hives: whether...
Comments26/02/2017 #29 Emily🐝 Bee#28 Lol, thanks for the warning @Pamela 🐝 Williams! I have a feeling your video would have been funny.... But I hear you. I once did a FB live and the sound did work. Same like you, it was one of my best, and I got private msgs saying there was no sound. It was the App, not my phone. I was pretty furious. 😂😂😂26/02/2017 #28 Pamela 🐝 WilliamsJust in case you want to use your vocal chords and splash your pretty face all over beBee...try the Live Video. It's easy, and nobody's is perfect so just have fun with it! Oh, but don't forget to mute if you get frustrated with your phone and start using curse words! A wonderful live buzz by yours truly had to be deleted! Sad! Just happy I had that; you have XXX minutes to delete option! How embarrassing that would have been :-)11/11/2016 #26 Anonymous#23 Hey @Don 🐝 Kerr Here is the iOS app: https://itunes.apple.com/es/app/bebee-affinity-networking/id975185842?l=en&mt=8
If anybody need the Android app get it here: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.bebee.android.hive&hl=en
You should probably give that game a whirl tho. Might be fun =P09/10/2016 #22 Lisa 🐝 GallagherAnd if someone doesn't care to have the video on themselves, they can turn the rear facing camera on immediately to video anything they find interesting. Its fun, and I'm enjoying seeing others, hearing voices along with a variety of places etc...people are sharing from many places. Live cooking has been done too, @Hugo Chinchilla just made a tasty looking dish Friday!
- Producer12/09/2016How To and When To Tag Without Annoying PeopleOld habits die hard. They're old habits because they work. Maybe I should use the past tense.They're old habits because they worked. As in, they used to work.As in, they don't work anymore.As in, stop using them.Some old habits no longer give their...
Comments26/03/2017 #81 Joyce 🐝 Bowen#80 @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher Ahhhh, Lisa. No one knows better than I that people don't have time. I never took offense. I had the feeling people were just getting aggravated. Silence can sometimes be deafening. I'm simply offering an alternate reality. I like being tagged. Saves me from digging. I know--especially now--others don't. Since I don't want to spend my time figuring out who likes what, it's better not to tag period. I never thought that those I tagged would run gleefully to see what Joycie wrote--I was just putting myself out there in case they wanted to read it. Everything else has been said.26/03/2017 #80 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher#73 I hope you understand @Joyce 🐝 Bowen that I didn't bring this buzz back up because I was targeting you. I admire your writing. I've just been inuindated with being tagged lately and I'm the type of person who feels they must read/answer anything I'm tagged in. There are good reasons to tag another from time to time but I just wanted people to know if they tag me just so I can read their article, I'm not being rude or ignoring anyone on purpose... I'm just one person trying to help many and I read a lot of material. I love your writing, you are an excellent writer! Keep it up and believe me, people are already aware that you're a great writer, they will come and read no matter as they can :)) Hugs!26/03/2017 #78 Joyce 🐝 Bowen#77 @Pamela 🐝 Williams Don't feel bad. If you don't have time you don't have time. Fact of life. I have days I don't have time, or my mind is wrapped in material. I read because it's part of what I have to do to get sharp and sharper. I just found tagging easier because then I didn't have to pay attention to who's on when in order to see if I could glean an observation. I respect your opinions.26/03/2017 #77 Pamela 🐝 Williams#72 Like Lisa, I'm not mad at anyone about it; It can get overwhelming and I use my lunch hour to check tags as well. I feel bad if I don't get to them and right now I have about 20 in my bookmarks and 10 open on my computer. I love the writers on beBee and again like Lisa I like your posts Joyce...so just know if I don't get to your posts...I'm sorry...I have about 2 hours a day to devote to beBee and that isn't a lot. It's the only thing I miss about being unemployed :-) but i like being able to pay my bills too...so there you go...Life at its finest. Just don't stop buzzing; you'll have readers because you're a wonderful writer! Just don't get frustrated with us corporate working stiffs :-)26/03/2017 #76 Franci🐝Eugenia HoffmanI don't mind being tagged, but I do get overwhelmed. I was traveling last week and noticed a few tags. We were in Blue Ridge, which has very poor connections plus I wasn't able to spend much time online. I don't like to ignore people who tag me and enjoy their posts, however, I sometimes have to store them in my storage hive and get to them at a later date. I'm guilty too, and try not to tag except those mentioned in Hive🐝 Talk or if I feel it is necessary.
I feel the same as Lisa Gallager about being overwhelmed.25/03/2017 #71 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher#68 I love your posts @Joyce 🐝 Bowen and they do come across my timeline. I'm not online until late at night usually. Sometimes I can get to them, other times I'm not able to. I bookmark posts too, if they capture me so I can go back to read and comment. Appreciate. Of course don't hesitate if it's something vital. I'm not mad at anyone just a bit overwhelmed because I don't like to ignore people but I just can't read everything everyone tags me on lol. ;-))25/03/2017 #69 Pamela 🐝 WilliamsJoyce; occasionally is fine, especially if it's something you're real proud of and want to share. I want to see those, I want to read the ones that really got your blood pumping and you think ; I can't wait to see what the other bees have to say; those posts are the must reads for me. #6825/03/2017 #68 Joyce 🐝 Bowenguilty. I just made the decision not to tag after my last post. I figured I was P'Oing people off and did write a comment to those I tagged. I enjoy your comments and observations to those I tagged. I did take a few off that list. If you didn't get tagged by me yesterday, you know who.
That said--tag me. I will read you. I won't tag you back. That's a promise. As for my stuff--I'll take care of it.25/03/2017 #67 Lisa 🐝 Gallaghervia @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian. This is worth reading again. I don't mind being tagged but please tag me ONLY IF you have something you feel is vital to be seen. I love reading everyone's articles but I'm getting tagged by at least 7-10 people per day. I really try to read what I can and honestly if I miss something that is promotional for beBee eg, please inbox me. Just don't overwhelm me LOL. Thanks :))
- 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...
Comments26/02/2017 #14 🐝 Fatima G. WilliamsThanks Sis @Pamela 🐝 Williams for resurrecting this one.
This was, is and will always a very useful handy buzz from my fellow Aries. I am quite good with html and mailto options now took up some online courses too 😆Thank you @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian for being everyone's life saver techy geek ❤🤗✌ Btw When is your birthday 🤔09/09/2016 #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.
- Producer06/09/2016Selecting and Importing Images/ by Dr Margaret Aranda / For any Production, you need good images. Let's say you are looking for a picture of a car lights.Please find 2 pictures, or 3 when you have a lot to say.Remember that graphs, algorithms, pie charts, and diagrams portray...
Comments07/09/2016 #11 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhDTagging @WILLIAM C. BALLARD II, @Manish Nair | Research Postgrad, @Kirstie-Sweetie Louise, @Hemu Rayamajhi, @Naeem Masih, @Stacy Hall, @Victoria Lewin, @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher, @David B. Grinberg, @Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador, @Michele Williams, @Aurorasa Sima, @Charlene Burke, @Adriana Bevacqua García, @Lina Bravo, @Angela Maria Cardona Gomez, @Linda Rubino, @Paz🐝 Hueso Luque, @LUNA OROZCO, @Ray Looker, @Randy Smith, @Nicole Chardenet, @Valeria Gazzara Coach, @David Vernon, @Vincent King, @Annmarie Sherlock and more.07/09/2016 #7 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD#2 Now studies show that for disabled cars on the side of the road, hazard lights blink and attract a drunk driver to actually crash into the car ~ so better to drive off the road and never change a flat tire with your body sticking out into a highway ~ that too causes many mortalities/year. Nice key points here.07/09/2016 #6 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD#1 Thanks, @Gordon Pye, nice on the blue lights ~ that's the 'affinizing' part of beBee, when one conversation stimulates another! I love cars and would truly be interested in learning more. Do you have an article? That would make a great Buzz or Production; Tag me please if you find it!06/09/2016 #2 Gordon Pye@Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD I've got more important UK fish to fry at the moment but one day I will write a history of British Motorised Haulage post WW1., As for headlights, up until the 50s we drove on sidelights and a Spot aimed at the Kerb about 50 yards ahead. An old guy who I once picked up as a hitcher on Trade Plates at Luton told me how using headlights became mandatory after a drunk was run over and killed by a lorry on the outskirts of Birmingham one wet and stormy dark night.06/09/2016 #1 Gordon PyeI find the snazzy " Ice Blue " lights fitted to many executive cars are a menace on unlit roads as they close down your pupils and blind you from seeing anything past them. The older Halogen headlights were OK, but they need to be at least 7 inch and round, square lights are useless and may confuse Owls resulting in their road death !
- Producer06/09/2016My beBee Bee-Bliography – Tips, Suggestions and Reflections On Beeing All That You Can BeeThis post was originally published about 6 weeks ago. Since then I have been appointed a beBee Brand Ambassador and have added a number of new beBee posts to my collection. I have updated all the links here for anybody who is interested.One of the...
Comments07/09/2016 #13 Jim Murray#7 Can't disagree with that assessment @Phil Friedman. Unfortunately, and we have had this discussion, this is something that requires a great deal of diligence in order to control. According to my 80/20 Differential, this may only occur 20% of the time. I'd like to be more optimistic, but right now all I can be is hopeful.07/09/2016 #10 Michael D. DavisThis conversation just got me to thinking @Jim Murray about marketing and all the fun puns that the subject of bees bring to mind and what can be done with that.
Here's one for you; How about a focused campaign to introduce beBee on other media channels, with the campaign slogan being, "How I got a case of the hives and am loving it!"
Sorry guys, but you just received a little glimpse into how my creatively twisted mind works when it comes to marketing.
Anyone in?07/09/2016 #8 Kevin Pashuk#7 #6 - OK. Perhaps I was a little too hasty with my drivel comment. It really was a more of a post Labour Day rant that I just had to get out. Perhaps I should take a course in self-marketing. Do you guys know of anyone? :) (Back to my satirical self now, thank you)07/09/2016 #7 Phil Friedman#6 @@Jim Murray -- @Kevin Pashuk could not be more wrong about his most recent post. For in effect he cautions cautions against mistaking the cheerleading for the game. One factor that I think you overlook -- or perhaps gloss over intentionally, because it is not something that falls within the range of a "tip" -- is that one of the ways to make other people want to move over to beBee is to make it a place where 1) outstanding content prevails (or at least holds it own), 2) affinity networking is a reality, not a pipe dream, and 3) the range of topics and areas of interest is sufficiently broad to ensure that everyone can find a niche form themselves, both in terms of reading and learning, and in terms of writing and exchanging ideas and opinions. One of the major mistakes made on "that other" platform was to tout the high quality of Influencer content, but in fact deliver mostly insipid drivel (the real variety, not the kind that @Kevin Pashuk attributes to himself). I truly hope that committed beBee bees will make the effort to develop and manage topic-filtered hives, and produce high quality content -- whatever that may be. As to my mind, that is the way beBee will rise to where it wants to bee. Cheers!