- Producer18/01/2017Going to Russia 2018 !!Do you remember the 2014 FIFA World Cup? With less than 18 months of Russia 2018, we will keep an eye on the alternatives of the World Cup qualifiers of Europe, South America, North and Central America, Asia and...
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- Producer18/01/2017Bury Me With My Smartphone On.Tutankhamen was buried with fifteen gold-plated chariots along with various other stuff he obviously didn’t need. Next thing you know, all the pharaohs were stuffing their pyramids with everything but the kitchen sink (actually, there were a few...
Comments18/01/2017 #2 Froilán Pérezvery entertaining read, as always Robert!
the tought of being buried with a smartphone has never crossed my mind, but Wi-Fi? YES -PLEASE! not for me, but for friends to come and visit. In fact, in appears to be a recurring meme on the interwebs.
Apparently, when we think of the afterlife, we don't mind of giving away free wi-fi to have company. ALAS, alive, we encrypt our passwords as much as possible so our damm neighbours we have known since forever will not be able to guess them in a life time.
The mind of man works in mysterius ways.
Here, a pharaoh of modern times an odd tastes.
Again, a treat reading you!
- Producer29/12/2016¿Y si viviéramos como si fuésemos libres? / What if we lived like we were free?¿Qué pasaría si viviéramos como si fuesemos libres? Tener el poder de aquello que realmente nos pertenece, NUESTRA VIDA; y sentir la libertad de ser anónimos al mundo, un mundo privado, real y genuino.No tendríamos la necesidad de exponer...
- 18/01/2017John 14:6, Jesus said unto him, I am the way, the truth and the life: no man comes unto the Father, but by me. The churches need to go back to preaching the Bible. To many times I hear Christians say that he or she is in heaven now. In some cases that is true, if he or she have been "born again." We'll talk about the born again thing later. But for those that have not, heaven is not going to be part of them. "No man comes unto the Father, but by me!" Now you have to re-read John 3:16 again. It will tell you what this means.
- 18/01/2017A little look into the world of Nini and Ness Jewellery and how we come up with our ideas for our collections.Nini and Ness Jewellery The Silver Net And Blue Topaz Collection Autumn 2016 The twists and knotting of the local fishing nets here in Bali were the backdrop to the theme of this collection. We love movement in jewellery and it fit...
- Producer17/01/2017My Worst Blog PostPlease stay with me on this. The title is not about this post (hopefully) but about an article I wrote over two years ago, titled ‘How To Look Unprofessional During Negotiations In Five Easy Steps.’ It’s not just the long title that bothers...
Comments18/01/2017 #9 Kevin PashukThanks for the tag @Gerald Hecht... and good to meet you on beBee @George Maifair.
We've all had posts that plopped, and they can be considered lessons.
I was reminded of a little quote I heard about the 3 types of public speakers. I think it may apply to blog posting as well:
There are 3 types of public speakers:
- There are those that talk AT you. (Think hellfire preachin')
- There are those that talk TO you. (Think most presentations)
- There are those that talk WITH you. (These are the exceptional speakers and writers).18/01/2017 #8 Gerald Hecht#7 @Robert Cormack You may be right; you may be wrong. Maybe. Maybe not. What metric can answer these queries through the virtual Hiroshima --wandering blind through the echoes of the (now fallen ) Tower of Babel (2.0)?
"Alexa, who am I?" @Phil Friedman What hath Brutus and his cronies tweeted into my back? What trespass hath earned me this damntion by my fellows?
Now...suddenly...even these concerns drain along with my crimson life fluid...leaving only a strange calm.
The sound of waves gently breaking on the distant jetty.
My regards to @Jim Murray @Kevin Pashuk @Don 🐝 Kerr @Randy Keho...what manner of fog is this?
Envelopi....18/01/2017 #7 Robert CormackAs much as we like learning, @GeorgeMaifair, the message often falls flat in the delivery. What I've learned interests people is really the palpable rather than the expletive. Part of learning these days is the entertainment value, meaning we like to read what stimulates us rather than what appals us. Sometimes the tone does this, other times it's the content. It's always a "thin wire" but it's worth getting right if you want people to follow you. Thanks for the most.18/01/2017 #6 Gerald HechtI often ask wonder if I'm right or merely write; of course, ultimately I'm both, but that's only because it's the act of introspection; of thinking before writing --that IS the work!
It is the organization of a cognitive...umm whatchamacallit that transcends anything one writes, ever...period...I mean EXCALMATION POINT --IN ALL CAPS...no... not in all caps semicolon thank you very much for allowing me to comment period18/01/2017 #4 Franci🐝Eugenia HoffmanWelcome to beBee @George Maifair. Perhaps some may think that a negative title and content will be a different approach drawing a curious audience. I prefer my reading material to be uplifting and positive, but not sappy.
I agree with, Paul, we all write something that we wish would have been written in disappearing ink.17/01/2017 #2 Sandra Smithtend to agree. Why frame something as a negative when it can be framed as a positive - especially as people are more likely to search on "how to..." rather than, "how not to..." I think people use negative questions in order to stand out from the sea of content. But, as you say, can end up looking like a condescending jerk. (Not you :)
- 18/01/2017via Columbia Journalism Review...An open letter to Trump from the US press corpswww.cjr.org Dear Mr. President Elect: In these final days before your inauguration, we thought it might be helpful to clarify how we see the relationship between your administration and the American press corps. It will come as no...
- Producer18/01/2017Have we screwed ourselves out of business? Yes, but it's not too late to buck the trendA certain word has managed to irritate me for a while. So much so, that I feel compelled to write about it. It's another four letter word and it is definitely not my favorite. I actually cringe when I think, hear or see it. I think the time has come...
- 17/01/2017Jan Barbosa Marries Content Marketing and PR cc @David B. Grinberg @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman @Mamen 🐝 Delgado @Jordan Barta @John Barton @Milos Djukic @Gary Farmer @Lisa 🐝 GallagherInfluencer Interview Series: Jan Barbosa Marries Content Marketingwww.callboxinc.com Here we are picking up where we left off, with yet another brilliant and well-liked influencer, brand ambassador, and thought leader, Jan...
- 17/01/2017“What we'll do in the course is teach people a set of tools and techniques for assessing quantitative evidence that will allow them to make claims about that evidence that will generally be accepted by the scientific community as valid.” - read more in the linkThe Fine Art of Sniffing Out Crappy Sciencewww.chronicle.com Two professors at the University of Washington want to teach students how to survive the avalanche of false or misleading data shaken loose by shifts in media, technology, and...
Comments18/01/2017 #7 Gerald Hecht#4 @Milos Djukic If I may, sometimes, whether it makes us uncomfortable or not...we have a moral imperative to attack the person....SOME of Josef Mengele's experiments were very much by the book interms of method and data analysis ; and then of course there is this: https://www.bebee.com/producer/@gerald-hecht/the-obsessively-ambitious-canadian-and-the-american-academic-philosopher-turned-marinecraft-expert-and-yachtsman18/01/2017 #4 AnonymousIt is an art that I am studying for five years on the different social media (LinkedIn and now beBee).
"Something I think I need to work on is learning how to call bullshit on a claim without attacking a person. I’d love to get better at that, and help other people learn how to do that as well." - Professor Carl T. Bergstrom, Department of Biology
University of Washington University of Washington
- Producer17/01/2017The verdict is in... beBee beats LinkedIn for content sharingIf you follow me, you will know that back in April I posted a piece on beBee titled 'LinkedIn, We have a problem.' It showed the stark contrast between page views and post engagements between LinkedIn, where I'd been publishing for over a year. And...
Comments17/01/2017 #40 David B. GrinbergNice buzz, Sandra. I think you hit the proverbial nail on the head yet again.
Put simply, when it comes to blogging and personal branding:
beBee = fostering user engagement and a satisfying user experience.
LI = intentionally trampling user engagement and a frustrating user experience.17/01/2017 #39 Lisa 🐝 GallagherThis is one reason I moved to beBee about a year ago @Sandra Smith. I had engagement on LI but it was dropping due to changes they were making, thanks to their algorithms, many of us were not receiving notifications of those we followed and read regularly. I also find the climate on beBee more conducive and supportive. Also, it's articles like this that benefit from the many hives because people actually see them, re-read the buzzes and repost, hence more views, comments/engagement. Nice to have you here! By the way, we share something in common, I have written about Mental Illness too because I'd like to see the stigma end one day. Have you repurposed your article above to beBee? If you haven't, I would love to read it here. Thanks!17/01/2017 #38 paul wayneGreat Article / Post Sandra and completely agree with some of your comments LinkedIn has changed so much over the last 12/18 Months I have not seen any changes on there platform if anything all I see are problems and faults which never get dealt with from there lack of decent customer services .
I spent lot of time on there platform with building dedicated group networks for Marketing purposes but looks like there rules and regulations are different depending on who you are . Since they made few changes on the LinkedIn pulse I use to get views of 5,000 - 10,000 per article and now lucky if 100 people even view it .17/01/2017 #32 Larry BoyerThanks for sharing your experiences @Sandra Smith. As a data guy I find it interesting to compare beBee with the other social platforms. From my personal experience I see there are different flavors of writing and information shared on beBee and LinkedIn. On my posts, which are more business/IT oriented I get a lot higher engagement on LinkedIn, more views on beBee, but more people liking, commenting and sharing on LinkedIn. Of course it's also not a fair comparison as my LinkedIn network is orders of magnitude bigger. What it does suggest to me is that different types of people are attracted to each platform, at least at this point, and that it underscores the need to find and build your audience on each. By emphasize a full 3-D personal branding approach no doubt beBee will catch up and surpass the other social networks.17/01/2017 #31 Mohammed Sultan@Sandra Smith.After your final analysis ,one is reminded of what people used to say about thoughts and feelings and why they are being in love with beBee.When you are, you will know you are.You will recognize that the feeling is here.It's the same with the platform strategy ;when it's good ,you will know it's good ,you will recognize that the feeling and the more satisfying depth of understanding is here.What makes beBee platform unique is that it enable readers to manipulate their own perception,behavior and attitude,and even uncover their "core interests" which they were unaware of or unable to articulate at Linked in .17/01/2017 #30 Donald GrandyThanks @Sandra Smith for this excellent post. I share your frustration with LinkedIn. If "Happy Birthday" ,"Happy Anniversary" or Congrats on the new job/position are important to you, then rock on. Not what I would call engagement. The only positive I can see is the B$$$ the principles hauled in when they sold to MS. Share your frustration on articles posted on LinkedIn. Love your post. I work full time in Mental Illness. "beBee On"
- Producer17/01/2017"Will someone please make a decision" (insert required number of !)When I say "Will someone please make a decision" I am by no means suggesting that you should defer your destiny to someone else, diminish the need to take "the bull by the horns", or take ownership for your life... or any other pithy saying that...
Comments18/01/2017 #2 Chad CarrollAt my current position the first negative feedback I received was that I needed too much "hand holding". That hurt. But taught me that even as a follower or "fix-it guy" I needed to be more decisive and show initiative. Every action we take, as a leader or follower, requires a decision. Make one. Take credit for it, good or bad, and know that it had to be done. I really liked this article.
- 17/01/2017Kevin O'Leary to enter Conservative leadership race tomorrowKevin O'Leary to enter Conservative leadership race tomorrowwww.cbc.ca Businessman Kevin O'Leary will enter the Conservative leadership race tomorrow, CBC News has learned. The Montreal-born anglophone will launch his campaign in Toronto only hours after skipping the French-language debate, which is tonight in Quebec...
- 17/01/2017Here's a great quote for an influential bee named Phil that you can forward through your network.
(Download and upload with your own message)
- 17/01/2017Brand Ambassador marketing on LinkedIn and elsewhere off-platform is effective... Let 'em see your enthusiasm for beBee ...(with thanks to @Jim Murray for the meme artwork template) — Phil Friedman https://www.bebee.com/@friedman-phil
Comments18/01/2017 #9 Phil FriedmanFor everyone's information, the views on this post on LinkedIn have climbed to over 1,800 now. One of the things for Ambassadors to keep in mind if posting on LI, is that photo updates often get better exposure because they are images and not managed in the same way as long posts by the algorithm. Eh, @Candice 🐝 Galek?
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- Producer15/01/2017How to Not Piss People Off: Great Power is Great Risk With Great Power comes Great ResponsibilityVoltaire, not Spiderman's Uncle BenThat's right, Voltaire said that, or close enough. Uncle Ben paraphrased it for Spiderman. Not that Uncle Ben wasn't a great man. He was. He raised a Millenial with...
Comments16/01/2017 #11 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher#6 I have been doing that but only when I'm going to stored tweets. I'm glad you added the randomizer @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian.
I'm still going to play it a bit more safe and schedule each tweet apart from the other. And, I will add less.
I had quite a few going out each day. @Jared 🐝 Wiese, how many do you schedule per day? Appreciate Paul!!16/01/2017 #10 Sandra Smith#9 True, Paul - I guess I need to find a middle ground... I found the scheduling of tweets caused more hassle than helped - but agree. If you put more thought into *HOW* you are scheduling and *WHAT* you are scheduling - it does work. It just requires a bit more thought up front, which some people don't seem to get. Hence your article...16/01/2017 #8 Sandra SmithPaul, I used to TweetJukebox, now SocialJukebox.... The problem is, although Twitter allowed scheduled repeat Tweets at first, they eventually banned the practice so TweetJukebox had to as well.... As you say, people will abuse it even if they don't realise it's abuse....
At first, I thought this tool would help generate engagement and mean I / my company was always top of mind. I'm now much more of the opinion that scheduled Tweets don't drive engagement - AT. ALL.
Twitter is about the hear and now. The "micro moment" (to steal Google's marketing departments phrase). Thusly, I think if you are doing anything other than sharing in the micro-moment, you are not actually using the platform as it's meant to be used.
I do share my articles on Twitter... but only once. Am I missing out potential SEO / Social media juice? Quite possibly. But I think the risk of spamming is too great to do anything other than this.
If I miss some eyeballs, so be it. Hopefully they will see my next article instead.16/01/2017 #7 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian#4 You certainly aren't alone in that respect, Max. Twitter's seeming simplicity belies its true complexity. It has no peers as a promotion platform. Toss in IFTTT or Zappier scripts that scan for specific hashtags you tweet, and it becomes a social media server cross -posting to any platform with a good API (FB, FB pages, LI, Tumblr, Pinterest)16/01/2017 #6 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian#5 Exactly, Lisa. If you schedule 5 tweets right now, each to fire every 6 hours, in six hours, 5 tweets will pop up at the same time and every 6 hours after that. That cause two issues. 1 - Google indexes tweets. Those 5 will count as one (sort of). 2 - They all pop up at the same time on timelines in spammy bunches.
Since we are creatures of habit, if you always schedule tweets at say, 09:00 the simultaneous tweets could really pile up.
The easy fix is to mix up your intervals. Some at 360, some at 400, some at 300 etc, AND schedule shorter durations. It's so easy to re-schedule that you don't need to go waaay out. The farther out you schedule, the harder it is to control. After I hit "Send" I'll go change the default to 7 days.
Another easier fix is to use either the Daily or Weekly Frequency methods. They will mix things up.
Or, for shares, use the store and schedule in one shot method on the EZ Shortcuts page. It will tweet 28 times every 6 hours and adds a randomizer to the start time. I may add the randomizer to the Minute Interval method
I've taken to only scheduling 7-10 days at a time. There's a button on the Daily Tweets pages to add tweets randomly from your inventory if ever you run low.
Your token issues are more likely a case of a troll you have than too much tweeting. Stay under 100 tweets a day.
I don't think beBee promo tweets are a problem unless that's all that swings by and they pile up. @myTweetPack only tweets promo tweets and RTs from members and has no problems.16/01/2017 #5 Lisa 🐝 GallagherI have been a great test subject for this considering I've had my twitter tokens removed 3 or 4 times now. However, I always use the auto schedule, so my tweets go out every 6 hours. I thnk we found today I may have been tweeting too many tweets even though the time interval was ok? Also, you told me that the tweets should have variety? So, by that... meaning I should not be tweeting everything beBee marketing eg? I'm trying so hard to follow all the twitter rules but they sure can be confusing. If I schedule say 5 tweets on the app within minutes of each other even though they are all from different users and I'm using "Minute by minute" with the default settings ( I change nothing) can that cause a red flag to go up? I always use the default, so my tweets are going out every 6 hours. This last round, I did have a one tweet that was double scheduled by accident. I hope my questions make sense? I don't want to get nixed again. Keep an eye on my account if you don't mind! Thanks for this @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian16/01/2017 #4 Max🐝 J. CarterThis was great for me Paul. I barely pay attention to Twitter and your buzzes on the subject have been quite educational and have inspired me to look at Twitter closer to see how I might be able to use it better and do so with some wise guidance from an Alpha Wolf.15/01/2017 #3 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian#2 Yup, and myTweetpack.com covers all those bases. We even take hashtags a step farther. We allow for hashtags to be rotated so you can use as many as make sense. They won't all be on every tweet instance. We cycle through them. We can also cycle through @mentions if you want to.
I've used as many as 28 hashtags.
That ability also allows us to cross post to other platforms via IFTTT (or zappier, your choice) scripts. I use #in, #fb, #fbp,#tum, #pin.
We also build your follow-me-on-twitter link for you (sue it in email signatures, or your site, in blog posts, on your grocery lists, wherever),
Building Click-to-Tweet links with Images for blog posts was the first function we had.
I can add to your list: Have a description that actually says something about you. Enough with the Khalil Gibran quotes already.
I'm okay with #11, ask for retweets, but not to the detriment of a clickable headline. In other words, Ok if you can spare the room. Since we rotate hashtags, we clear up some space. On a similar subject, "pls follow me" is begging and does not work.
#5 is seriously tough to do.
I don't believe Twitter is well-suited for engagement. It's far too busy and noisy. My feed zips along at 3-5000 tweets an hour. The odds of my seeing a single tweet are minuscule.
DMs are not much better. Most meaningful ones get lost in the clutter of "thanks for following me." I get about 100 a day. Now you know why myTweetPack.com doesn't have any such auto-DM option. I actually started working on a "delete those annoying DMs" function before I got sidetracked.
I mean, sure, engage when and if you can but I guarantee you will miss 80-90% of attempts to communicate on Twitter.15/01/2017 #2 Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand AmbassadorHello @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian, another well written post here & I agree with you " Pissing potential customers off is never a good idea. "
Paul, I have found that to build a large Twitter audience you need to: Here are my top 14:
1-Post great content.
2-Write a professional bio.
4-Place a Facebook/Twitter/Instagram logo on your blog.
5-Engage with others on the social platforms, be real.
6-Make sure your content is shareable.
7-Re-share other people's content that is desirable.
8-Reach out to Top influencers.
9- Use relevant keywords in your bio so you rank in Twitter search. Don’t forget to include your city or region name to attract local users.
10- Use relevant hashtags in your posts. Tweets with hashtags get at least 2x more engagement, and will help you attract new followers who are searching for those keywords.
11- Ask for retweets. Tweets that include “Please retweet” in their text get 4x more retweets.
12- Find people you know by uploading your email contacts to Twitter. They are likely to follow you back, especially since they know you in real life.
13- Include images with your tweets. Research suggests that tweets with images receive 18%-20% more engagement than those without.
14- Promote your Twitter account on all your marketing materials. This includes your business cards, letterheads, brochures, signs and of course, your website.
Now make it happen, start today.
Savannah Supply Chain Guy
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Comments17/01/2017 #1 Lisa 🐝 GallagherNice way to approach changing a habit you want to break @Kyle Kumpf. I do enjoy coffee but I'm lucky, I only drink 1 maybe 2 cups per day. I did give up smoking over 4 years ago. When I did it, I told no one. I found in the past I would tell others I was going to give it up and I added more pressure to myself. After 4 weeks of not smoking I felt safe to share it with others. I am proud that I've been smoke free for over 4 years now. On another note: Exercise- I find if you have a partner to go with and hold each other to it well, it makes exercising more bearable for one and both people are accountable. Nice buzz!