- Producer23/10/2016HopeOne day, two men were crossing a chasm as the rope bridge gave way. Both began to plummet to their deaths. The first man fell in Hopelessness. Believing he was too far from the cliff face when his fall began, he closed his eyes, wrapped his...
Comments23/10/2016 #13 CityVP ManjitIn a strange way it is fitting that as my, @Deb Helfrich and @Pascal Derrien comments got redirected here, that where we were all pondering what "final" means in Alan Geller's buzz, we actually got transported to Gary's buzz "Hope". Here it is not the mindset of two people falling, but our comments falling, and as they fall into this place, the lesson for me here ironically is one of hope.23/10/2016 #11 CityVP Manjit#9 Hi Federico, glad you responded from Gary's buzz because I had left my first note for Alan on his buzz and it didn't go there. Then I re-wrote another note, but now I see that both got deposited in Gary's buzz [Hope] below, so just like Deb I don't know how the comment stream got redirected but glad you are aware of this and I will leave it to you to analyze and see what is happening.23/10/2016 #6 Deb HelfrichSomething is definitely fishy. Everywhere I go, I am offered the "follow" button for @Alan - but it does not work.
Of course, I have followed him loyally since time immortal - OK, July 2015.
@Federico Álvarez San Martín View moreSomething is definitely fishy. Everywhere I go, I am offered the "follow" button for @Alan - but it does not work.
Of course, I have followed him loyally since time immortal - OK, July 2015.
@Federico Álvarez San Martín - is something wrong with Alan Geller's profile or has he simply blocked me, even though I am listed 4th in his friends list? Close23/10/2016 #5 CityVP ManjitA 21st Century mind is not an instrument of freedom but a flow of freedom. For me Alan Geller represents a 21st Century mind as a flow of freedom.
What finality means I do not know because finality is the only certainty all human beings face, but in the course of a human life there are pauses and pivots and this is what we have the personal power to decide.
At the end of the day the Garden of Eden resides within us and it is we who tend this garden and thus from garden we can imagine, which is never a finality when it has contributed to our collective evolution.
I don't know what final means but I have the imaginative capacity to know what it means at a personal level. Thankfully the human race is so diverse, it is impossible to interpret personal context, a creative statement or reading another mind.
What we can do is appreciate what we know and what I know is that I am appreciative of Alan Geller's unique spirit and flow.23/10/2016 #1 CityVP ManjitA 21st Century mind is not an instrument of freedom but a flow of freedom. Alan Geller represents a 21st Century mind as a flow of freedom. What finality means I do not know because finality is the only certainty all human beings face, but in the course of a human life there are pauses and pivots and this is what we have the personal power to decide.
At the end of the day the Garden of Eden resides within us and it is we who tend this garden and thus from garden we can imagine, which is never a finality when it has contributed to our collective evolution. I don't know what final means but I have the imaginative capacity to know what it means at a personal level. Thankfully the human race is so diverse, it is impossible to interpret personal context, a creative statement or reading minds. What we can do is appreciate what we know and I do so here.
- 19/10/2016Interesting update on LinkedIn yesterday. Anders Liu-Lindberg said "Here's why I don't spend more time on beBee, Inc. Tonnes of views and almost no engagement. How do we make it better?"
Some of my observations:
- You are known on LinkedIn [2,472 followers]. You could write anything and get engagement. That's great!
- There is no dedicated Business Finance hive now. Why not create it? No hive may indicate limited viewers. Build it, promote it and perhaps that will be the change you seek.
- If you title a post with "Basic Finance Function" and it is not understood, is it a shock that engagement is down?
- When you put that in Accounting, you may get 1.5k views from the hive's 87.5K users. But will they understand and engage?
- On LinkedIn, I search business AND finance, and your articles were 3 of the top 4 from 3M results. ..."business finance" (in quotes) =
Comments22/10/2016 #2 Jared WieseHats off to @John White, MBA who stuck in there with a couple of trolls chiming in - all while offering constructive advice, per the original question.
Above and beyond the call of duty!
To date, this user is still sharing mostly his content on LinkedIn, again. Nothing new on beBee.
How can we best help curious users like this?
- 18/10/2016On declining the appointment as a beBee Ambassador, Sara Jacobovici wrote "Thanks for checking in but I can't take something on that I know I will not have the possibility to fulfill up to my professional standards. I will continue to be involved with beBee and look forward to it. Wishing you all the success." - This speaks volumes as to what an incredible and invaluable member of the community she is. Updated list below:
Comments22/10/2016 #19 CityVP Manjit#15 Wow Dean! As an aside, I had no idea about Lewis Terman's contribution to promoting the IQ test https://alumni.stanford.edu/get/page/magazine/article/?article_id=40678 View more#15 Wow Dean! As an aside, I had no idea about Lewis Terman's contribution to promoting the IQ test https://alumni.stanford.edu/get/page/magazine/article/?article_id=40678 I knew about Fred Terman but had no idea that Lewis Terman was his father until today! When you know my background you will know that I absolutely love the contribution of William Hewlett & David Packard, and Fred Terman is a central figure also to the birth and rise of Silicon Valley http://www.scaruffi.com/svhistory/sv/chap76.html Close22/10/2016 #12 CityVP Manjit#11 Like Steve Jobs says, one cannot map the future looking forward but connecting the dots backwards. While I want to enjoy each passing day over the next three years, in three years time, that is the time when we look back and see what culminated and what worked and what was missed and not seen. For now, the clearest thing I know is that Sara is with us in spirit, if not in name and that is what counts most for me https://www.bebee.com/producer/@cityvp/sara-jacobovici
- 20/10/2016A beautiful tale and explanation about what beBee is by @Aurorasa Sima.
Don't miss it please!!!A Coach, A Forest, And A Beeaurorasa.podbean.com The most mysterious episode yet...
- 20/10/2016New podcast episode (it´s mysterious)Aurorasa Coachingaurorasa.podbean.com Aurorasa Coaching´s Podcast - Emotional Intelligence Training, Coaching, Empowerment / Articles:...
Comments20/10/2016 #3 Michele Williams@Aurorasa Sima, this is a must listen testimonial podcast not just for beBee but also for the power of human connection for well-being and business. Aurorasa, I think you would also enjoy work by the center for positive organizational scholarship at The University of Michigan.
- Producer13/10/2016With a Little Help for My Friends...WHEREIN AN OUTSPOKEN ADVOCATE FOR beBee PRESENTS SOME SUGGESTIONS FOR CONSIDERATION... I found out early on that the toughest comments came from those who cared most. Michelle Williams in a comment to How Do You Really Build Engagement? ...
Comments23/10/2016 #238 Peter van DoornAnd a typo, ...expect..... #237 You are right, but it is not what I said. "one can not expect to be original OR different"
noun, plural individualities.
the particular character, or aggregate of qualities, ........ that distinguishes one person or thing from others.........; sole and personal nature:
a person of marked individuality. .............sounds like unique to me ................ IMO22/10/2016 #236 Peter van Doorn#232 Resistance is futile. Even those who do not want to belong, belong to the collective of those who do not want to belong. After so many billions of lives already lived, one can not aspect to be original or different. Resistance is futile. There is nothing new left.22/10/2016 #232 Phil Friedman#231 Peter, I cannot answer your question because I personally believe we should revel in our differences. I have found that the strongest bonds are formed between people who embrace their respective differences, and who welcome diversity as the very spice of life. That is why I would not want to be part of the Borg collective. Cheers!22/10/2016 #230 Phil Friedman#229 One of the problems is that some politicos who claim to speak for freedom of expression employ bully tactics that disclose an underlying willing ness to shut down freedom of expression, once they have achieved ascendancy. A society's commitment to freedom, and it's necessar pre-condition, free expression, is its willingness to tolerate the expression of minority dissent. If a democracy devolves into a tyranny of the majority, it is no longer a free system. Peace and cheers!19/10/2016 #225 Gerald HechtSpeaking as a beBee Brand Ambassador I shall expect nothing less than an informed debate...I find the idea of a "mutual admiration society" abhorrent. Having said that; I know damn well that you @Jim Murray View moreSpeaking as a beBee Brand Ambassador I shall expect nothing less than an informed debate...I find the idea of a "mutual admiration society" abhorrent. Having said that; I know damn well that you @Jim Murray are a longtime advertising/marketing con man --and you @Phil Friedman are a rather provincial inspector of loose rivets, signs of metal fatigue, etc. on small recreational watercraft --a rather provincial figure from the backwaters of Florida hailing from that dreadful backwater of a nation known as the 🇺🇸. Further, I know that your entire little group of "beezers" take great delight in your "clever semantic checker games" the head of an old Oak Barrel from Phil's boat repair shop --you should know that you are not quite so clever as you may think 💭; with your (often) inept puns, thinly veiled colloquialism-filled double entendres, and ethnic insults...I will be as generous, tolerant and forthcoming (should warnings be required) as possible;BUT MAKE NO MISTAKE...The AMBASSADOR IS 👁! Close19/10/2016 #224 Phil Friedman#223 I agree 200%, Claire, although I think perhaps the U.S. presidential campaign has irreversibly tarnished the image of "debate". How about a passionate discussion of ideas and opinions? Just kidding, as I seriously value your input. I know that you are a regular reader of my posts and the discussions they occasion. And I genuinely appreciate your interest and support, and value your contribution to the conversation. I hope that you will find occasion express your opinions further. Thank you for reading and commenting. Cheers!18/10/2016 #222 Phil Friedman#221 Yes, Jim, and according to some just as meaningful. I am not so sure, though, about that assessment. Perhaps it is a conceit, but I see most of the light comments as, nevertheless, indicative of people reading and thin jining about what is being said. Cheers!18/10/2016 #219 Phil Friedman#217 Peter, it is easy to obfuscate and play obtuse. But you do not fool me into thinking you are. Cost/benefit ratio is a concept of a reflation ship between two variables that need, as you point out, to be defined. Usually, in a case like this, the cost is in dollars to the company for initial creation and ongoing operation, whilst the benefit is user satisfaction and resulting revenues. All not easy ultimately to determine, but pretty straightforward to define.
Ditto for the rest. Thank you for joining the conversation.18/10/2016 #218 John Vaughan#216 in response, @Phil Friedman
PF> "... who is the you? ..."
JV> Short answer: you is ALL of the above (from my comment #210) "based on the criteria of MULTIPLE STAKEHOLDERS (including customers)," If you design for only one constituency, then you don't really understand - or implement - "user experience"
PF>"... if his dissatisfaction ...is mirrored in a major section of users, that is one thing. If not, that is quite a different situation."
JV> for starters, when you design for a large population - and particularly for the socialNet - you don't do so on the basis of "the majority wins and the rest of you are shit out of luck". Being a minority position or a plurality isn't really "a different situation"
PF>"Of course, a UX expert for hire will have a tendency to opt for greater refinement ..."
JV> No. The only "of course" part of the equation is that a UX person will probably identify and recommend more sophisticated solutions. But then again - isn't that why they were hired in the first place? Like any competent professional, the UX person works within the constraints that are defined by the client.
PF> "... but that does not necessarily make business sense"
JV> (Again, from my comment #210) "based on ... BUSINESS REQUIREMENTS", I often describe myself as "A Business Analyst with Design Talent"
Phil, you clearly didn't read what I just wrote for you a couple of comments ago. Please inform yourself a little on the topic - I'd love to have a conversation with you.
FWIW: I wrote the 14 "slides" in UNDERSTANDING (http://www.jcvtcs.com/understanding/index-understanding.html) back around 2005 (in part, as a guide for clients). It's a little dated now, but still provides some decent grounding.
- Producer23/06/2016So you want to be a beBee Ambassador? This isn’t a typical post for me… There are way more words than normal. It does show you the inside mind of an introvert – how I process things and come to the conclusions I do. This isn’t intended as a ‘how to’ post, but more of an op/ed piece...
Comments19/10/2016 #119 Anonymous#88 @Gerald Hecht, I've long believed (before beBee) that "miracle" is possible. So that is all right. Or perhaps it is not. Let's see how, it will not be easy. I will never surrender. "ME" neither. About "WE", I am not so sure. Serenity is the most sophisticated form of spiritual agitation while practice of creative writing carries with it a Sentience of Serenity (S.O.S.).
For more details about C-Butterflies, please check: "You Are a Social Leader? The Butterfly Effect", LI long form post published on June 30, 2015
(https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/you-social-leader-butterfly-effect-milos-djukic?trk=prof-post)19/10/2016 #118 Gerald HechtTell my wife...please; seriously you've been a great audience...OH AND DON'T FORGET THE SOUP AND SALAD BAR....OH...and remember:ALYWAYS AIM FOR THE STARS ✨, AND YOUR PROJECTILE WILL HEAD SOMEWHERE BETWEEN YOUR HEIGHT AND THE STARS!!! G'night 💋💋💋you've been a great audience!!!!19/10/2016 #112 Anonymous#86 @Gerald Hecht Both of these member were encouraging me when I was new here. My writing flowed and I contributeas much as iI can with comments to be a very active newbee! @Franci Eugenia Hoffman and Gert Scholtz often read my articles and some of my very first contacts to reach out to me. I express gratefulness to them because they were so kind when I was struggling.. I don't understand what you mean about the emotional state that you feel. Thank you for your question. KAK19/10/2016 #111 Lisa Gallagher#109 @Joel Anderson, that's funny! Just when I think my husband and I have mastered the art of communication after all these years, I realize from time to time it's always a work in progress. It's rare I can get a hold of him on his phone, it's either turned off or he's in areas with spotty cell service. On the other hand, if I go to the grocery store and I'm gone for more than an hour or so, he's calling me to find out what I'm doing. Uhm, shopping for food and I thought I'd stop in the deli section to see if they are offering pedicures today.19/10/2016 #110 Lisa Gallagher#102 I'm glad there was no offense taken, @Kevin Pashuk. Sometimes I do re-read what I type and it may take several attempts before I decide, that just doesn't sound the way I meant it to (as I read it out loud to myself). That's what happened when I read my now deleted comment. Yes, I was just trying to convey the differing writing styles and that there are many who have differing tastes in what we read. I agree about the edit button, that would help a lot :))19/10/2016 #109 Joel Anderson#103 @Kevin Pashuk Yep, and I seized that moment on the way in to work this morning. That doesn't bother my wife. It is when I take a detour to seize the moment coming home from work and she calls me knowing where I am but still having to ask--'What are you doing?" I need to figure out a better way of communicating with her. :)
- Producer18/10/2016Cynicism As PositivityOFTEN SEEN AS NEGATIVE, TRUE CYNICISM IS VERY OFTEN THE MULCH OF IDEALISM...Preface: I first published a version of this article on LinkedIn and beBee not very long after the Producer platform was launched. Since then, I've had some additional...
Comments20/10/2016 #51 John Vaughan#45 "... perhaps you should do something like what I've done ...." sez @Phil Friedman.
Thanks for sharing some examples of your past work, Phil. Very nice.
Actually, that's pretty much what I tried to do in Comment #41. It's is filled with links to my past work, including: a portfolio of clients, published articles, software, case studies, conference papers, explanatory articles, a gallery of creative artwork, "best practices" examples, explanations of process, university papers, (did I mention the masters in Ed Media - or the masters in Interactive Telecommunications?). It's all there at http://www.jcvtcs.com/. Well, actually, some more writings are at https://jcvtcsblog.wordpress.com/
Be my guest. Later, dude.20/10/2016 #50 Phil Friedman#48 #49 Thanks, Graham, for reading and commenting. And for the kind words --- which are especially gratifying coming as they do from a "contrarian". As an alleged cynic, I personally have great admiration and affection for contrarians, who likewise serve a valuable societal function, IMO. Keep the faith, and watch your six. Cheers!20/10/2016 #49 Graham Edwards#36 Thanks of the shout out @Phil Friedman... my working definition of contrarian is "You say black and I will say white" so we can have the discussion to ensure it's really black. Even if I know it's black, it's always good to pressure test it. lol
When it gets into the real world light you never know what it will look like.20/10/2016 #46 Phil Friedman#44 Yes, Praveen, that is very true. And the world needs all of them --- something I personally have never denied. What I do reject, however, is the notion that we should accept what we believe we cannot change. For as I've said, that is too often an excuse for not doing anything, not even speaking out about something that should not be. Cynics, in the true sense of the word, make people uncomfortable. And to my mind, that is their calling in life, and their function in the scheme of things. Thank you for reading and commenting, as you always do, with genuine insight and understanding. Cheers!20/10/2016 #45 Phil Friedman#41 Thank you for what, John? Pointing out I spelled a word wrong? Isn't that an OC action, for which no thanks are needed or appropriate. As to history, perhaps you should do something like what I've done to put an end to questions about my history, and for pissing matches. See below. :-)
"I'll Show You Mine, Then You Show Me Yours" ( https://www.bebee.com/producer/@friedman-phil/i-ll-show-you-mine-then-you-show-me-yours )
And ( https://www.linkedin.com/in/friedmanphil )20/10/2016 #44 Praveen Raj GullepalliSo, between how things ought to be (An Idealist's preoccupation) and how things are ( A Realist's paradise); we have the Cynics. Whose full time duty it is to compare and rant at this disparity:) And then, there are those, who quietly go about making the Ideal, Real! But it would be an incomplete world without even one of these different kinds! They all inspire each other, don't they dear Phil?20/10/2016 #43 Praveen Raj Gullepalli#26 Read my copy of it in my high school days Gerry...a quiet meditative read it felt...and spawned the love of one particular bike in my heart...The Royal Enfield. Used to see a couple of my uncles take that bike apart and putting all together again all by themselves over lazy weekends at home. They never heard of Pirsig. Lila was a poor follow up i felt when it hit the stands.I recommend Zen &The Art to my younger biker friends, hoping it would make them less hot headed and more contemplative on the journey ;)20/10/2016 #41 John Vaughan#40 The History Guy loves The Record. It is my Friend, @Phil Friedman. I had previous careers in older media (Graphics, Animation, Video, Writing http://www.jcvtcs.com/portfolio/index-newmedia.html) before Digital came along, so I kinda get it ... at least in my own mind. Also: Documentation Manager (http://www.jcvtcs.com/portfolio/dow-jones.html, http://www.jcvtcs.com/services/documentation.html), well-published and a conference "voice" during the Early Daze of Digital (http://www.jcvtcs.com/papers-tcs/index-papers-tcs.html). Have written literally hundreds of professional-grade documents for my 100+ employers & clients (http://www.jcvtcs.com/uxp-tasks/index-uxp-tasks.html). Blah blah blah...
In short: Yes, I "have a clue". I have a shitload of a clue, when it comes right down to it.
To your point: I'm well aware of "the correct editorial device". I'm also painfully aware that the technically-correct-but-stuffy "Elements of Style" are kind of dated - and occasionally inappropriate to this medium. Particularly an aggressively, self-righteously *casual* environment like beBee.
So I deliberately chose to forgo the 'proper' form and just skip ahead to the truth (It's spelled 'cojones') - without the pretense. A simple "thank you' would've sufficed.
Cheers!20/10/2016 #40 Phil Friedman#38 For the record, the correct editorial device to use when quoting a phrase that contains a misspelled word or other error is "[sic]" inserted in the quote immediately after the error. We print media dinosaurs know this... And a lot of other stuff about which digital natives haven't a clue.Cheers!20/10/2016 #37 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 and Juan Imaz but you've been compromised apparently and I've filed with Ft he FBI20/10/2016 #36 Phil Friedman#32 thank you, John, for reading and commenting. I think you agree that cynicism is often the necessary prerequisite to attaining clear vision, particularly on social media. Someone recently asked me if I didn't really mean "skepticism". I explained that a skeptic is actually a cynic without cajones.
@Graham Edwards describes himself as a "contrarian". I am not exactly sure what he means by that, but I do know that he calls 'em as he sees 'em. Which is what cynics do. Cheers!19/10/2016 #35 Phil Friedman#33 Great to hear from you, Linda. Have missed your sensible contributions to the conversation back from the days of Writers4Writers on LinkedIn. Although I am not a beBee brand wrangler, I nevertheless welcome you to this potentially great platform. With a big hug back. Sent to you all the way to Colorado. Cheers!19/10/2016 #33 Linda SkarrupLove how you explore the positive aspects of cynicism.... we often skate along the surface of what seems like a negative personality type or communication style only to find wisdom and truth. I resonant well with your reference to Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, it was powerful when first published and remains to be an integral part of our culture....
- Producer19/10/2016Put a Pic with the Name - New Ambassadors added as of Oct. 17, 2016Welcoming our new beBee Brand Ambassadors added as of October 17, 2016https://www.bebee.com/producer/@javierbebee/we-smile-and-announce-more-and-more-ambassadors Image Credit: Dean...
- Producer17/10/2016List all Members of any LinkedIn Group!!We all know that on LinkedIn we are restricted to joining just 50 main groups of the 1,000's of LinkedIn Groups available, plus based on your business you may not be able to join some Groups where you would have access to your target audience.Based...
- 18/10/2016The success of beBee may in no small part rest on the positive culture of respect fostered by founders @Javier beBee and @Juan Imaz . This quote about Twitter is telling, "The haters reduce the value of the company."
Promoting care and friendship while also supporting respectful disagreement is a careful balancing act that increases the value of beBee for all users. Thoughts?Twitter trolls were part of the reason why Salesforce walked away from a dealwww.businessinsider.com Salesforce was very concerned about the abusive users on Twitter, according to CNBC's Jim...
Comments18/10/2016 #7 Deb HelfrichPart of the reason it is so prevalent on Twitter is the anonymity and brevity that Twitter propagates - it is just the right kind of hiding place for people to hurt others and vicariously watch it. But the differential with beBee is the emphasis on being a whole person, If you are here to try to communicate with other real people, the opportunities are endless. Haters may reduce value but Positivity is priceless.18/10/2016 #4 Harvey LloydTrolls and the thoughts of their distraction reminded me of Proverbs 14:4 "Where there are no oxen, the manger is clean. But much revenue comes by the strength of the ox"
Today's translation, All good things come with BS, enjoy the good things and make ready the shovels, so that your garden might grow.18/10/2016 #3 Harvey LloydThe hoard is coming, its not if, but rather when. BeBee like all other institutions will suffer from its own success. I'm not a programmer so don't understand how code could aid. The force that has to deal with this is the user. If BeBee becomes your home then it is your responsibility to keep the house clean. Each user needs to use the tools given to assist in drowning out the trolls. No need for a crusade, but just a pointed effort, to pick the broom up and sweep the trash out when you see it.18/10/2016 #2 Lisa GallagherI think the fact that beBee has promoted and stood by their mission statement of (paraphrasing ) Be personal, be professional. The entire platform understands as well that beBee's CEO and many who work for beBee always keep their eyes and ears focused and the users respect and value this as well. They have created a welcoming Social networking platform, there is no other like it! Good question @Michele Williams!18/10/2016 #1 Michele WilliamsTwitter left at the alter..."What's happened is, a lot of the bidders are looking at people with lots of followers and seeing the hatred," Cramer said on CNBC's "Squawk on the Street," citing a recent conversation with Benioff. "I know that the haters reduce the value of the company...I know that Salesforce was very concerned about this notion." (quote from article above)
- Producer18/10/2016Interview with Javier Cámara, founder of the social network beBeeOriginal article published on ynicio.com on October 12th 2016.beBee provides a new way of making connections based on the behaviour of bees, one of the most productive and efficient animals on EarthThis affinity-based social network connects users...
Comments18/10/2016 #13 Vincent Andrew#9 "there is great need for personal and meaningful interactions, space for which is not really provided on other social media platforms that are either too profession-focused, casual-connect focused, status-update focused, redirect focused or I-talk-you-listen focused". Well said Praveen!18/10/2016 #9 Praveen Raj GullepalliAnother quality resource on the origins and purpose of beBee! It is well and truly a Society-Media platform (as opposed to generic social-media), really making a difference to how people connect, engage and benefit personally and professionally! And this is where it becomes appealing to all age groups and communities globally, as there is great need for personal and meaningful interactions, space for which is not really provided on other social media platforms that are either too profession-focused, casual-connect focused, status-update focused, redirect focused or I-talk-you-listen focused, dear @Javier beBee
Thanks for the share!18/10/2016 #8 Anonymous@Javier beBee - what you share in this interview is a prime example of the quality leadership behind beBee and the reason it will continue to grow & expand. The business principles & knowledge of the start-up market along with the value that is seen in the entire team at beBee are markers of real success! Sharing this on twitter!18/10/2016 #2 debasish majumderGreat post! motivating for entrepreneurs. wish beeBee may flourish beyond expectation. lot of excellent faculties are congenially working, pretty hard and above all under the apt tutelage of Javier beBee the affinity network is gaining huge momentum. wish in south East nations along with India it may emerge as a popular networking site too. enjoyed read. thanks for sharing such nicely elucidated post.
- Producer18/10/2016From Winnie-the-Pooh to NietzscheImage credit: FamaHaber I cannot express the feelings I have been going through since I found my name on the new ambassadors list and the response I am receiving from you to my having to decline. I feel...
Comments18/10/2016 #7 Jared WieseTruly beautiful and illuminating, @Sara Jacobovici. When I saw the pic and title, I think a bit of the kid in me DID anticipate :)
Ahem... hate to break it to you... but this sort of honey is EXACTLY what an ambassador produces! Please keep it up!!
Yours in sweet anticipation...
- 18/10/2016Successful Online Business: Interview with beBee Co-Founder Javier Camára Ricawww.successful-online-business.com Co-Founder of affinity-based social network beBee, Javier Camára Rica, shares some personal info and explains the purpose of...
- 17/10/2016Truly thankful to be named as a beBee brand ambassador today along with several other highly engaged folk.
So what next? Perhaps I'll take my cue from a little bee in my garden today - keep gathering pollen to produce some great honey...
- Producer17/10/2016Dear @Javier beBeeImage credit: universal musings I was very honored to see my name under the list of ambassadors. It is because of this personal attention, support and encouragement that you and your team show us bees on beBee that makes me a proud member....
Comments19/10/2016 #38 Sara Jacobovici#34 I accept your comment as a reward @CityVP Manjit. I can't disagree with what you write because of its source. I was very moved when you described the position as ambassador of the heart. I was recently offered a role in a small business company at first as CHO, Chief Heart Officer but then switched to CHE, Chief Heart Executive, because che in Chilean means friend. I can't be more grateful than to have heart associated with two roles related to my work. Another interesting connection is that in both cases my ability to commit to the responsibilities of the role factored into my decision. Thank you Manjit for offering me an alternative perspective, but at this time I don't know how to do that; you authentically can.19/10/2016 #36 Deb Helfrich#34 Yes, yes, yes!!! It is my sincere opinion that the love @Sara Jacobovici has shared as she poured her heart and mind into so very many discussions over these last months has been a priceless gift. I honor her decision, but she will remain in my eyes a crucial part of this platform in every way possible.19/10/2016 #34 CityVP ManjitHi Sara Jacobovici the first thing I did when I heard from Gert Scholtz about the ambassador news, I looked for the announcement buzz and when I did not see your name there, I did not realize that you have declined that until I came upon this buzz. I do not see this form of beBee ambassador as carrying a responsibility but as a flow of love.
So I accept this as love for there is no responsibility in accepting love but only appreciation as an enlightening flow of energy.
I understood why Marlon Brando sent a representative of the first people to the Oscars https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2QUacU0I4yU I also understand why your nature is such that you say "unfortunately" but you also say "I will continue to support beBee by participating, contributing, sharing and promoting beBee." and that makes you IMHO an ambassador of the heart. We need this love on this Earth, and if we market this love, or give it a name other than love, or if we confer it with honour - it will not prevent it from being love.
Any award that is composed 100% of love is an award I will accept - but if we took a nano of a percentage away from that love - then it is merely an award. Share such love with me in this spirit, and as an agape moment, the most unconditional award of all is the one that our own heart gives and then shares with all. For me it is always this appreciation that counts not the recognition.
- Producer17/10/2016AMBASSADORS' ANTHEM!Smile, a healthy mime Bring enormous energy to our mundane design All we devote to promote an indelible note A passion, none can comprehend our sincere ode, Our tedious work as a working bee With mellifluous symphony, we glee...
Comments19/10/2016 #8 Lisa GallagherVery touching @debasish majumder and congrats to you! That is always my wish, that people can forgive and let go. Life is too short and grudges serve no purpose other than to hurt the person holding it. We need to be more understanding of one another and not so quick to judge. No one really knows another person's story. I have to remind myself of that. This was a good reminder.17/10/2016 #4 Deb Helfrich"Peace is our foremost agenda
beeBee is platform to disseminate such propaganda
I am happy to board with numerous luminaries "
You contribute so much in your own unique way, @debasish majumder View more"Peace is our foremost agenda
beeBee is platform to disseminate such propaganda
I am happy to board with numerous luminaries "
You contribute so much in your own unique way, @debasish majumder. Many congratulations! Close17/10/2016 #2 Fatima WilliamsWow wow so well said @debasish majumder and such a beautiful message from your angelic poetry. Humans crave for everything that is free which would otherwise cost us money,sweat and time We forget the beautiful things that are ready available for free like you said the oxygen from mother Nature, our parents , siblings and loving friends.
"We have and we crave aren't we so naive"
- 17/10/2016TO ALL THE NEW AMBASSADORS: REMEMBER THIS; GREAT HONOR AND JOY IS NOT AUTOMATIC --ENJOY RESPONSIBLY --BEE RESPECTFULTodd Rundgren - One World & Road to Utopia - YouTubewww.youtube.com Gerald Hecht shared a...
- 17/10/2016TO ALL OF THE NEW AMBASSADORS; WITH GREAT HONOR COMES GREAT RESPONSIBILITY 📚🔬For What Its Worth /w Lyrics - YouTubewww.youtube.com Gerald Hecht shared a...
- 07/10/2016Wake up, LinkedIn! A (be)Bee is stinging!www.linkedin.com Recently, LinkedIn has been busy with a significant overhaul - with more new features being on their way. Among the already renewed features, LinkedIn Publisher has probably been the most relevant...
Comments08/10/2016 #6 Robert Bacal#5 Agreed on all points, @Deb Helfrich. It's hard to imagine LinkedIn finding more ways to alienate users if they wanted to intentionally. I forgot the limits thing for connections.
There is another side to this, though, and that is whether at least some users of social media have some naive belief that the owners of the platform are more benevolent than they are. Or even, maybe a sense of entitlement. One thing is sure: Taking away something that people are used to having is a really really bad idea. But, what happens, when, let's say BeBee introduces its way to create revenue? If that impinges on vocal Bees, will they turn?
I don't know. It's going to be an interesting ride, and Bebee can't help but have learned from LinkedIn, as it demonstrates every day.08/10/2016 #5 Deb Helfrich#4 As you know, writers write, so they seem to be the ones expressing the most, but the LIONs who lost connections were exceedingly vocal. Why alienate the very people who have demonstrated that they will spend a lot of time and effort creating value for the company by connecting people far and wide? Also the job seeking and job fulfilling crowd are not really getting their money's worth, from most accounts. Given the 10,000 employees that LI has, the strategy of not having a vocal social media presence by the company on its own platform is baffling. You cannot ever please everyone, but you can show that the people responsible for the maintenance and evolution of a platform actually know what is going on. Which is essentially the point of this article by Andrea Torti - there is no 'customer service' at all on LinkedIn. We know beBee will do better.08/10/2016 #4 Robert Bacal#3 @Deb Helfrich No question that LinkedIn has created an incredible reservoir of anger on the part of what is actually a very small, but vocal segment of its user base - those that write and share updates with the expectation of having those read.
We'll see how that same group reacts on BeBee as things evolve. Bebee needs to seek out additional funding via VC, so it will have new partners with their own agendas, plus there is the issue of a possible exit strategy for current investors and owners. Lots of changes can happen, but one thing is sure - Javier and his staff are so better connected to the average user on Bebee where no such connection exists on LinkedIn.07/10/2016 #3 Deb HelfrichSo much of the animosity towards LI comes from the absolute lack of concern towards the user-base. Features coming and going willy nilly. Outsourced help desk that never quite seems to comprehend the actual issue being reported. Providing data that doesn't reconcile. Lots and lots of basic programming bugs.
When the 'commodity' of a business is an engaged user community, it pays to embed ways for people to be heard at all stages of growth.
- Producer03/10/2016The Spanish LinkedIn Stings the Big AppleA year and a half after it was established, beBee flies to the United States with a clear goal: to be the first global Spanish social network”.JOSÉ A. GONZÁLEZ. MADRID. In 1931 the american historian James Truslow baptised the United States as the...
- Producer02/10/2016For Those Who Are Still Confused About beBee AmbassadorsMy dear fellow Bees: I was appointed a beBee brand ambassador a few months ago. I'm not exactly sure how this came about. Mostly likely because I had, since coming to beBee, become very interested in attracting people to the site. I behave this way...
Comments03/10/2016 #33 Kevin PashukI don't know if my post about being on the in crowd started the ruckus (https://www.bebee.com/producer/@kevin-pashuk/calling-all-misfits-non-conformists-and-outliers-it-s-hip-to-bee-square) but for those who read the post, I was certainly talking about the potential to ruin the concept of Ambassadors if we carried our baggage over from the other platforms.
Perhaps it's a good time to drag out a post I wrote near the end of June? I've think we've come full circle in our discussions. In it, I describe the behaviour expected of every bee.
https://www.bebee.com/producer/@kevin-pashuk/so-you-want-to-be-a-bebee-ambassador03/10/2016 #28 Anonymous#26 Not at all dear @Pamela L. Williams ! Thank you so much for the kind words. I really appreciate your kindness. I once wrote that it is desirable to be a modern social media "gladiator". We are modern social media "gladiators". No one was hurt, our weapon is the pen that can not cause body damage, but can bring elation. This community is a shield against the decline in quality. We inspire each other to be better, it is a rare phenomenon. Only when we are awake, but also a little imaginative, we are able to share with others the most valuable parts of ourselves. Writing is the best way for a personal expression of gratitude to ones who read. Once again, Thank you dear @Pamela L. Williams. Friends like Pamela forever, of course :)02/10/2016 #27 Anonymous#24 @David B. Grinberg, my dear friend from USA. I would like to express my gratitude for all that you have done. I am most grateful for your support, kind sir. Your strong human-centred leadership and strategic communication skills along with your generous support of people has earned you much deserved respect. You're a true citizen of the world and philanthropist. I am grateful for your kindness, loyalty and commitment to all of us.02/10/2016 #26 Pamela L. Williams#24 Did I sound like I thought otherwise? If so my humblest of apologies @Milos Djukic, I was just trying to say that your words are full of wisdom and I have learned educating others, helping others learn is the mightiest of endeavors. You do it eloquently and with kindness. If anyone took it any other way, I am extremely sorry. I adore Milos. Friends Forever!02/10/2016 #24 David B. Grinberg#22 I can personally attest that @Milos Djukic is a peace-loving and noble man with only honorable intentions. He has been a dear friend to me over the years, who always spreads encouragement and support and goodwill -- in addition to gracing us all with his wonderful writing, unique perspectives and important insights from his beautiful mind. Thank YOU, Milos, for all you do to make the world and social media space a better place. I salute you!02/10/2016 #23 Pamela L. Williams#22 Ah, but what is the old saying: "The pen is mightier than the sword" It is not the fight, it the wisdom that comes from your words. Anyone can sound intelligent but it is the wisdom and humanity behind the words that is a sword raised against ignorance. True?
- 25/09/2016@Javier beBee ...Jared Wiese on Twittertwitter.com “With new Live Buzz video feature, beBee does them ALL now! Why go to many platforms/networks when you have it all PLUS better engagement?!...
- Producer24/09/2016The Key Philosophical Differences Between beBee Ambassadors and "Influencers" on Other Social NetworksLately, I've been seeing a lot of discussion about beBee Brand Ambassadors and several have called me into those discussions for feedback. In fact, much of this blog has been taken from my responses in the comments on a viral conversation on...
Comments02/10/2016 #81 Andrew PorterI'm still playing catch up and was on my holidays when this was published, but the points are well made about the differences between ambassador and influencer and the facts about the program, if you really like something you are going to engage and participate in highlighting the product or brand...you only reap what you sow, and the seeds of beBee must be sown far and wide for it to compete and be successful...very well explained @John White, MBA27/09/2016 #76 Franci Eugenia Hoffman#40 @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD contacted me is taking a break from beBee due to her friend that is extremely ill and other circumstances. Those of you that are close to Mags can reach her on her Twitter account. cc @Pamela L. Williams @Lisa Gallagher @Donna-Luisa Eversley @Ali Anani "@Paul "Pablo" Croubalian @Deb Helfrich @debasish majumder26/09/2016 #73 Lisa GallagherThanks for taking the time to write this @John White, MBA, you laid out the facts of the program nicely. We are not influencers and as @Dean Owen noted, we also are not responsible for managing problems people encounter on their posts. Isn't there abuse@beBee.com and support@beBee.com if people have issues? I for one, do not feel I am any better than anyone on this platform and I have much respect for all the bee's I interact with. There are so many wonderfully talented people on beBee and I'm doing today what I've done since I began on this platform- promoting as much as I can because I want to see beBee succeed and it's never been about me. Javier built a great team in Spain first and now with you John, and @Matt Sweetwood working hard in the US to help beBee grow, well I see this as a win/win.. as I said, many great people here, yourself included.25/09/2016 #72 Deb Helfrich#71 #70 You both have summed it up nicely - the criteria is sincere effort. The whole point of this platform is the way that it is meant to accommodate each person tailoring their experience. Each ambassador does their own thing and contributes to the ultimate success of the platform in a number of unique ways. The commonality is that you do invest your time in a way that makes others enjoy their beBee experience.25/09/2016 #71 Ali Anani#69 I always believed that money is the reward for doing professionally a job out of the heart. Money is a reward or by-product of devotion and excellence. Focusing on money is not the way. I applaud your comment @Javier beBee View more#69 I always believed that money is the reward for doing professionally a job out of the heart. Money is a reward or by-product of devotion and excellence. Focusing on money is not the way. I applaud your comment @Javier beBee and I am in full support of beBee Close25/09/2016 #70 debasish majumderlovely insightful post @John White, MBA. the distinction of a beeBee ambassador are nicely crafted where one may be surely allured by the colorful contribution and the salient features of ambassadors, how they take the cudgel to make this platform a distinct one by their sincere effort, unlike other social media platfor. enjoyed read. thank you for sharing the post.25/09/2016 #69 Javier beBeeThanks a lot for your comments. We are willing to have more ambassadors, people who is making beBee better and bigger, but remember that being an ambassador is also an "attitude". Ambassadors dont have any privileges. They will only get money from equity if the company succeeds. Who is sharing equity with the users in their company ?25/09/2016 #68 John White, MBA#66: @John Marrett: If users are wearing the scroll wheel that is a good sign! It means we have a lot of buzzing going on here on beBee! As for the comment system, in a future release beBee will give users a choice between the existing commenting system and one more Facebook-like. We realized that some users like the current system and others prefer a more "traditional" one. So, why not give them a choice?!25/09/2016 #65 John ValledorThank you for explaining the metrics behind emerging beBee jargon e.g., VIB.
The fact that a beBee VIB is going the extra step in sharing the benchmarks that define scalable designations goes far beyond its competitors that do not.
I now know how to play by the rules of this social media channel--thank you!