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A website content writer or web content writer is a person who specializes in providing relevant content for websites. Every website has a specific target audience and requires a different type and level of content. Content should contain words (key words) that attract and retain users on a website.
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  1. ProducerNicole Chardenet
    Who Really Needs A Company Blog?
    Who Really Needs A Company Blog?Photo by Serena on FlickrThe average company blog reminds me of an abandoned garden. There are a few sad, ungerminated seeds lying dormant in rich soil, and the gardener is nowhere to be seen. If you were a fifteenth-century English peasant, it...
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  2. Kris Keppeler

    Kris Keppeler

    18/01/2017
    Kris Keppeler
    A Madwoman Today, A Prince Tomorrow
    doesthishappentoyou.wordpress.com My latest post on Channillo, for Does This Happen to...
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  3. ProducerRandy Keho

    Randy Keho

    17/01/2017
    Busting Open The Doors of Perception
    Busting Open The Doors of PerceptionMy reading habits spiked during the mid-to-late 1980s. I had the time.I'd embarked on a career in radio broadcasting and tied the knot for the first time.I was a budding studio engineer for a semi-automated* FM radio station, which meant I was a...
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    Randy Keho
    19/01/2017 #19 Randy Keho
    Medicinal marijuana could replace Vicodin, Xanax, and Ambien, which would reduce the growing abuse of prescription drugs.
    Forty-four people die everyday from Vicodin, Xanax prescriptions have quadrupled, and Ambien results in 42,00 emergency room visits per year.
    https://www.facebook.com/attn/videos/1257331604302296/
    Gerald Hecht
    18/01/2017 #18 Gerald Hecht
    #11 @Paul Walters well that's not my clip --it's a clip someone put together tho "remind me"... I think it was the same person/people who took my "Spring's a Comin' " display;

    I should stayed where I was ...instead of making a Faustian bargain...for a mere Ph.D.
    Gerald Hecht
    18/01/2017 #17 Gerald Hecht
    #10 @Randy Keho ..."and always let your conscious be your guide"🎶
    Paul Walters
    18/01/2017 #16 Paul Walters
    #14 too late !!!!!!
    Randy Keho
    18/01/2017 #15 Randy Keho
    #13 This was part three of three -- The End. However, Milc, you can follow the links at the bottom to read the first two.
    Randy Keho
    18/01/2017 #14 Randy Keho
    #12 If I were you, @Paul Walters, I'd stay right where you are. Unless you begin to experience the onset of early dementia.
    Milic Bogdanovic
    18/01/2017 #13 Milic Bogdanovic
    Lot of us had similar university experience. So far I like what I read, lets see what part two will be like.
    Paul Walters
    18/01/2017 #12 Paul Walters
    @Randy Keho seems we had similar university experiences!!! Oh for those days. I am currently domiciled in Indonesia and the mere mention of drugs gets you into a lot of trouble ...wonder if I should move ? Great post, thank you
    Paul Walters
    18/01/2017 #11 Paul Walters
    #9 @Gerald Hecht cool little clip there Mr Hecht.... more please
    Randy Keho
    18/01/2017 #10 Randy Keho
    #7 Superb insight @Gerald Hecht. The rule of thumb is to always use the buddy system. If there's nobody else on your wavelength, as your last comment indicates, you could be in for big trouble, whether you're aware of an existing condition or not. From what I've read, therapy of this nature requires a controlled environment. My personal experience confirms this hypothosis. Huxley enlisted a friend to observe and assist.
    Gerald Hecht
    18/01/2017 #9 Gerald Hecht
    #6 @Randy Keho I shouldn't ...but what the hell https://www.youtube.com/shared?ci=hUR7Ix2voxk
    Gerald Hecht
    18/01/2017 #8 Gerald Hecht
    #6 @Randy Keho At the risk of further incrimination, I present you some snippets of that time...long ago and far away...https://www.youtube.com/shared?ci=hUR7Ix2voxk
    Gerald Hecht
    18/01/2017 #7 Gerald Hecht
    #6 @Randy Keho it's funny that you chose this topic (excellent post by the way!)...back when I was an undergrad...one my roommates (who had a gig at the campus radio station) developed paranoid schizophrenia...none of knew what was up with him ...and as we all were "part time psychedelic cowboys" at the time , we were all having "Strange Days" (it's probably what made switch my major to Psychology) --I was reading Huxley one evening and listening to his show...and ... I can't even explain it in a comment; gist: he locked himself in the studio ...and in between playing entire Doors, Pink Floyd, and Syd Barrett solo LP's...he ranted his delusional visions on the air.
    The campus police had to break the door down where upon he immediately took them out (knocked out --not killed) with a fire extinguisher...ON THE AIR!

    That's when it started to get really scary...
    Randy Keho
    18/01/2017 #6 Randy Keho
    #5 The Morrison biography I mentioned provides an extensive look into his earliest influences. It's very telling.@Gerald Hecht.
    Ironically, the song you linked was one of the songs playing through the bluetooth speaker I paired to my smartphone while I wrote this post.
    I often listen to it in the solitude of my office. However, it wasn't the uncensored version you kindly provided. The End.
    Gerald Hecht
    18/01/2017 #5 Gerald Hecht
    This is very scary... all this talk about "Cleansing the Radio's Antenna of Reception" and black light posters and strobes...I'm really scared ..LET ME OUT OF TH https://www.youtube.com/shared?ci=AsfIGagJGmo
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    18/01/2017 #4 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    This is a Wow post, @Randy Keho. Very interesting and it's nice to know more about you. The use of drugs (not the illegal use ) has come a long way. Hopefully, drugs with medicinal properties will soon be recognized for their potential effectiveness.
    Kevin Pashuk
    17/01/2017 #3 Kevin Pashuk
    I knew there was something that made Randy the way he is.... it's his mind altering experimentation with RADIO.
    Randy Keho
    17/01/2017 #2 Randy Keho
    #1 I have at least one copy of each, but they're stored in boxes in my basement. They're more than 30 years old, so there's no telling where they're at.
    I didn't mark the boxes, which was a huge mistake. If I come across them, I'll let you know. I used to use them as writing samples. @Gert Scholtz
    Gert Scholtz
    17/01/2017 #1 Gert Scholtz
    @Randy Keho The facts on The Doors and Huxley got my attention - and never knew about Huxley's Nobel prize nominations. Any chance you can post some your older book reviews you refer too? Thanks for an interesting read Randy.
  4. Kris Keppeler

    Kris Keppeler

    16/01/2017
    Kris Keppeler
    OhMyGod, Episode 47
    kriskkaria.podbean.com How to say condom in Belgian. The adventure continues in the OhMyGod series with the addition of Adonis, Brad, and Angelina to the group. Visit the Drunken Cyclist here https://thedrunkencyclist.com/. If you enjoy these audio stories, consider...
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  5. ProducerMigdalia Burgos

    Migdalia Burgos

    07/12/2016
    Job Seekers Beware: Scammers Out To Steal Your Identity
    Job Seekers Beware: Scammers Out To Steal Your IdentityI am registered in one of the freelance sites called Guru, and I applied for a freelance job yesterday. I was shocked to receive a reply the same day and even more shocked when they wanted to communicate with me via Yahoo Messenger immediately for...
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    Randy Keho
    09/12/2016 #6 Randy Keho
    I've had three friends hacked on Facebook over the last two weeks.
    At least you know when you get a friend request from someone who's already a friend that they're being hacked and you can alert them.
    Just yesterday, I had a short conversation with the person who'd hacked the account of Johnny Cash's eldest daughter, Rosanne. I wanted to see what they were up to. The conversation was of a trivial nature, but I could see that it might lead to something sinister.
    I alerted her via Twitter and she told me she was already having it investigated. You can't be too careful these days.
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    08/12/2016 #5 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    #2 #3 Thanks for all those details @George Touryliov! You know how I do it - rather famously? I connect mostly only after I've established a commenting 'relationship.'

    Once you start chatting, you get a pretty good read on the situation.
    Migdalia Burgos
    08/12/2016 #4 Migdalia Burgos
    #1 Thanks for adding that point, Deb. There are so many ways to be tricked if you ignore your gut or don't think twice about stuff. Glad we have a place to share this important info!
    Migdalia Burgos
    08/12/2016 #3 Migdalia Burgos
    #2 Thanks George. It's important for us to stay together and alert people because it can really do harm. I'm going to look out for this LI scam and tell friends. Thanks again for the tip!
    George Touryliov
    08/12/2016 #2 George Touryliov
    Thanks for sharing this knowledge Migdalia.
    There are another one kind of scam, very popular now in Russian segment of LinkedIn (may be wider). You receiving invitation to connect on LinkedIn from fake recruiter (for example Vera Lomakina or Мария Почкина), positioning themselves as a part of famous hunting companies, but never worked for. With absolutely identical texts like «I’m looking for BI developer for the Ozon company. For details mail to Olga Silaeva - olgasilaeva19@gmailcom ???». Fake recruiter’ profiles are empty - no photo, no phone, no skills, no endorsements, nothing, just increasing number of shared connections). All of us love recruiters, really love - so we're accepting invitations, despite the fact what we are not BI developers and don't wish work for Ozon, but future... In short, aim of these persons (scammers) is to get maximum number of victim connections, in short period of time. And after... you may see the ad in Russian (on LinkedIn groups or somewhere on the web), which looks like - "LinkedIn accounts for sale – 14,5K verified connections - 1,500 - 2,500 USD" or "Price per request". Reason - LinkedIn allows you to add and change everything - photo, gender, phone, company, institution, e-mail, etc. when necessary. Good scam business – isn’t it?
    You may ask – How I got this. I've a lot of real recruiters connected, so after at least 10 invitations with identical texts from different fake persons – I just pick my phone and make some calls to real companies and asked "Do you know such persons? I would like to discuss amazing job opportunities they mailed". Silent scene...Curtain... Lights off... :-)
    So, accepting this we’re not only help scammers with "monkey business" - additionally, we're losing our privacy. Don't be surprised by tons of spam to all of your e-mails and advert SMS's to your cellular numbers (everything that listed in your LinkedIn profile).
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    08/12/2016 #1 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    Thanks for sharing this experience, @Migdalia Burgos. Scams around employment are especially heinous as we are taught that the employer always has the upper hand. In my experience, it is also important to be cautious of recruiters who immediately want your social security number in order to submit you to the client. Unfortunately, this is a legitimately legal practice, but it makes candidates very vulnerable to random phone calls from those with malevolent intent.
  6. Kris Keppeler

    Kris Keppeler

    10/01/2017
    One of my favorite parts of narrating audiobooks is reading the book, listen to Confidence, http://www.audible.com/pd/Self-Development/Confidence-Audiobook/B01IPMOTM4/ref=a_search_c4_1_7_srTtl?qid=1484079387&sr=1-7
    Kris Keppeler
    Confidence: Create Indestructible, Dynamic, Potent, Self Esteem to Overcome Any Challenge and Achieve Your Dreams
    www.audible.com Check out this great listen on Audible.com. This is your first step to regaining confidence in yourself and changing your life! Overcome any challenge that gets in the way of your dreams and create a life you've always...
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  7. Kris Keppeler

    Kris Keppeler

    09/01/2017
    Listen to the OhMyGod series,
    Kris Keppeler
    OhMyGod, Episode 46
    kriskkaria.podbean.com Biking and boozing through Belgium, go here to read more stories by The Drunken Cyclist, https://thedrunkencyclist.com/.  If you enjoy these audio stories, consider becoming my podcast patron, https://patron.podbean.com/KrisK.  Have a story for me?...
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  8. Juan Imaz

    Juan Imaz

    09/01/2017
    Juan Imaz
    Content Marketing…. the Times They are a Changing – Content Shrub
    medium.com Things ARE changing. Traditional advertising certainly isn’t extinct, but there is simply too much noise out there, and people are sick...
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  9. Kris Keppeler

    Kris Keppeler

    04/01/2017
    The disappearance of eggnog sends me reeling,
    Kris Keppeler
    Eggnog Withdrawal
    doesthishappentoyou.wordpress.com The disappearance of eggnog sends me...
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  10. Kris Keppeler

    Kris Keppeler

    03/01/2017
    I narrate and produce audio books and I'd love to narrate your book. Here is a sample of my work.
    Kris Keppeler
    Wicca Altar and Tools: A Beginner's Guide to Wiccan Altars, Tools for Spellwork, and Casting the Circle: Practicing the Craft, Volume 2
    www.audible.com Check out this great listen on Audible.com. Everything You Need to Know About Wicca, from Best-Selling Wicca Author, Lisa Chamberlain. It is estimated that there are over one-million practicing Wiccans around the world today. But what is it that has...
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  11. Juan Imaz

    Juan Imaz

    24/12/2016
    Juan Imaz
    Content Marketing: The Metrics to Measure Success
    content4demand.stfi.re
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    Donald Grandy
    24/12/2016 #2 Donald Grandy
    Great post Juan. Thanks for sharing.
  12. ProducerSandra Crowe

    Sandra Crowe

    21/12/2016
    23 Rarely Used Copywriting Techniques to Create Fascinating Content
    23 Rarely Used Copywriting Techniques to Create Fascinating ContentYou know that warm feeling you get when you speak with one of your friends? You talk, he listens, he asks questions and so on. You understand each other. A similar feeling can be established with your readers as well. How, you may ask? It’s not a...
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  13. Kris Keppeler

    Kris Keppeler

    19/12/2016
    The granny clock is ticking on my podcast this week,
    Kris Keppeler
    The PickUp Artist and Life on the Orchard Floor
    kriskkaria.podbean.com The granny clock is ticking, in stories from Pam Grimes.  Visit her Medium page for more stories, https://medium.com/@pamagrimes. }.  If you enjoy these audio stories, consider becoming my podcast patron, https://patron.podbean.com/KrisK.  Have a...
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  14. ProducerDikonia IT Solutions
    5 Reasons Businesses shouldn't ignore Content Marketing
    5 Reasons Businesses shouldn't ignore Content MarketingContent marketing has transformed the way businesses interact with their customers. Online business presence allows the audience to get more informative data about your business products and services with interesting graphical content. At the same...
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    Gourav Manuja
    19/12/2016 #1 Gourav Manuja
    @dikonia
  15. ProducerMike Rana

    Mike Rana

    17/12/2016
    I am a millennial and I have seen success on BeBee
    I am a millennial and I have seen success on BeBeeI will admit that I chose the image of minions for three reasons:  They're now a pop culture icon, they bring a smile to people's faces, and because just before I woke up at 0340CST to start producing this honey, they are what were on my mind as I...
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    Larry Boyer
    04/01/2017 #28 Larry Boyer
    Excellent points all around Michael. Different social platforms have different people on them and different purposes. Be on enough to share your brand but no so many that you spread yourself thin.
    Mike Rana
    20/12/2016 #27 Mike Rana
    As an update: This has been up for three days and has more than 2K views.
    Andrew 🐝 Goldman
    19/12/2016 #26 Andrew 🐝 Goldman
    That's an awesome example, Michael! beBee is doing a great job and it's just a beginning. Li seem to be going down the mountain in their life cycle, unfortunately. Thank you for the post!
    Paul Burge
    19/12/2016 #25 Paul Burge
    A fantastic post @Mike Rana! Really interesting to read about your experience with beBee as a millenial. Tonnes of new features coming very soon too...
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    18/12/2016 #24 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    #21 @Mike Rana - can you think of any other company where the CEO would notice your contributions? I mean you in the plural sense as a millennial. Everyone is talking about how important it is to your cohorts to add value & be heard and beBee is a place where the value added is noticed from the foundation to the top.
    Iyobosa Ero
    18/12/2016 #23 Iyobosa Ero
    Spot on!
    Matt 🐝 Sweetwood
    18/12/2016 #22 Matt 🐝 Sweetwood
    beBee is built for millennial success! Glad to see you with us. Buzz On!
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    18/12/2016 #21 Javier 🐝 beBee
    @Mike Rana , you are a very active bee ! So it is the result of your work !!
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    18/12/2016 #19 Javier 🐝 beBee
    What a great buzz ! beBee is working hard on a new great platform that is coming soon ! Thanks a lot!
    Randy Keho
    18/12/2016 #18 Randy Keho
    Sharing content from beBee to the other platforms is a great way to increase your exposure and create interest.
    I've also found it helpful to produce a blog, using the content produced on beBee. It increases exposure for you and beBee.
    Mike Rana
    18/12/2016 #17 Mike Rana
    Thank you for reading.#16
    Donna Gordon
    18/12/2016 #16 Donna Gordon
    I found this an interesting and informative piece, thanks for sharing Michael.
    Donna Gordon
    18/12/2016 #15 Donna Gordon
    I found this an interesting and informative piece
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    18/12/2016 #14 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    You're a breath of fresh air, Michael. Non-partial and informative piece.
    Mike Rana
    17/12/2016 #13 Mike Rana
    Much appreciated!#12
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    17/12/2016 #12 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    What a great evaluation of social media. It struck me as non-opinionated but a simple statement of your experience. Well done @Mike Rana!!. I just tried to tag you, realized I wasn't following you and so went to my newsfeed, followed you and came back to tag. I love this site! It's fun I can do that.
    Sharing across the board!
    Mike Rana
    17/12/2016 #11 Mike Rana
    #9 Thanks!

    What shall I write about next?
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    17/12/2016 #10 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    #9 You are already being syndicated, @Mike Rana. That is influence, beBee-style.

    Way to spread the love, Jan!
    Jan 🐝 Barbosa
    17/12/2016 #9 Jan 🐝 Barbosa
    BTW @Mike Rana liked one of your articles a lot, and included it in my The Week In Social Media Volume 10... Keep On Buzzing !!!
  16. Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Wonderful article on linkedin by @Paul Drury. Sometimes procrastination or stepping away for a bit is OK.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Being Late Is What Makes Me Great
    www.linkedin.com
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  17. Kris Keppeler

    Kris Keppeler

    12/12/2016
    Do you have a story for me? Just message me, I'd love to narrate your story.http://kriskkaria.podbean.com/e/straight-hedge-and-other-stories/
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  18. Kris Keppeler

    Kris Keppeler

    01/12/2016
    Excited that another of my articles makes the Scriggler All-Star list-
    Kris Keppeler
    Bright Colors Attract Worms(Kris Keppeler)
    scriggler.com A new head-shot on Facebook initiates strange...
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  19. ProducerPhil Friedman

    Phil Friedman

    17/11/2016
    Content Curation:  Innocent Sharing or Just Another Pile of Digital Marketing Bull Chips?
    Content Curation: Innocent Sharing or Just Another Pile of Digital Marketing Bull Chips?GRUMPY AND GROUCHY RETURN TO THEIR CURMUDGEONLY WAYS IN THIS DISCUSSION OF CONTENT MARKETING...Preface:  This is the 22nd installment of He Said He Said, produced after a brief hiatus during which we received a large number of requests to return to...
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    David B. Grinberg
    19/11/2016 #32 David B. Grinberg
    #31 Thanks for adding even more clarity to this discussion, Phil. This is helpful for the rest of us, who are neophytes on the topic. I admire your passion and being outspoken on this issue. You certainly set a fine example for the rest of us. Also, I'll remember the "idiot defense" just in case -- as I'm often called an idiot anyway (lol). Lastly, I'm certainly insistent that you're never inconsistent. Yet another admirable trait, Phil. Keep buzzing, my friend.
    Phil Friedman
    19/11/2016 #31 Phil Friedman
    #27 David, for what it's worth, I place a copyright notice on all my work. Because the courts general recognize the "idiot defense" for the "first" violation (Gee, your honor, I didn't know it was covered by copyright.) But for the work I post on social media, I include under author's notes a license to share and repost as follows: "Feel free to "like" and "share" this post and my other LinkedIn articles — whether on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, or Google+, provided only that you credit me properly as the author, and include a live link to the original post."
    Phil Friedman
    19/11/2016 #30 Phil Friedman
    #27 David, inconsistent not insistent as the autocorrector insisted.:-)
    Phil Friedman
    19/11/2016 #29 Phil Friedman
    #27 David, it is easy, as is demonstrated in this comment thread, to confuse the issues --- particularly by arbitrarily adopting a definition of "content curating" that is insistent with the reality of what is commonly referred to by its practitioners as curating content.

    When someone copies entire texts and supplies them for use by a client on the client's website as part of a content marketing program... And collects a fee for doing so, that IS a commercial theft of intellectual property, performed for the profit of the "content curator" at the expense of the creator, who could sell right to that original content.

    The creator may not care, or may feel it not worth pursuing. But that does not change the facts of the violation of copyright.

    Google does not commit textual copyright violation because it does not reprint articles, it provides a link and a path to reaching the original. And Google does not charge, so is functioning as a library educationally. The siuruation re photos is more complicated, but I think nobody with half a brain wants to stop Google from displaying the works of photographers, least of all the photographers themselves. But again that does not in itself change the algal facts, whatever those may be.
    Robert Bacal
    19/11/2016 #28 Robert Bacal
    #27 @David B. Grinberg David, there's no relationship between content curation and copyright infringement except that which is created in the minds of people who don't know better. But FYI, I believe that Google was sued for curating content within its search results (which is the basis of its results). Can't recall the exact process, but...it didn't go anywhere for the plaintiff.
    David B. Grinberg
    19/11/2016 #27 David B. Grinberg
    #26 Thanks for chiming in with excellent advice and observations @Robert Bacal. I like @Phil Friedman's analogy about folks driving over the speed limit but rarely being stopped. It would be interesting to see one of the copyright infringement cases per social media content curation be decided by a court. I know there have been cases regarding intellectual property and copyright infringements with online photos/images.
    Robert Bacal
    19/11/2016 #26 Robert Bacal
    #22 David, retweeting is an interesting case, good question. THe issues would be a) what length is the minimum for copyrights to be active, and b) whether "publishing" on twitter is considered publishing under the copyright legislations, or whether it is deemed public conversation.

    I suppose a reading of the copyright law would solve the riddle, @@David B. Grinberg

    On a side note many of my websites are curated and provide considerable value to the millions of visitors who have benefited. Curation doesn't mean verbatim stealing, but can also mean summarizing and annotating and linking to the complete resource.

    In that sense Google is a curator. I don't know why curation is equated with copyright infringement or copying by the ignorant.
    Phil Friedman
    19/11/2016 #24 Phil Friedman
    #22 PS David, common disregard flor copyright law does not legalize the stealing of material for profit.Every driver I know, including the thousands I drive alongside every day, routinely exceeds the road speed limits by 10 mph or more. That doesn't make it legal or protect them from a fine, should a policeman decide to cite them for the legal violation.
    Phil Friedman
    19/11/2016 #23 Phil Friedman
    #22 David, the last time I looked, you couldn't "tweet" a 2,000 word article. Copying and sharing a phrase (or two) with a link appended is not the same as curating an article by copying and pasting the entire text or a very substantial portion of it into a new article. No, it is not legalese. Especially, if you use the purloined text or photos in a commercial, revenue generating context. And no, sharing an article on beBee is not the same as again you are not copying and pasting the article into a new post, but simply passing along to your connections what has been "sent" to you. Cheers!
    David B. Grinberg
    18/11/2016 #22 David B. Grinberg
    #16 Phil or @Jim Murray: Are you saying it's problematic for content curation on social media via blog posts and other digital content -- even citing the author and/or source? If yes, then wouldn't this logic "securing permission" likewise apply to Twitter retweets and/or shares on beBee, Facebook, LI, etc.? Am I missing some technical nuances here because I know most social media users don't get permission to share other's content, they just do it with citation as a courtesy, for which the author is usually thankful. I hope we aren't getting caught up in "legalese" here, are we? What's the technical distinction to draw the line? And, if permission is required, why doesn't anyone seek it out first?
    Phil Friedman
    18/11/2016 #21 Phil Friedman
    #20 Thank you, Pooh, for reading and commenting. I think we are agreed that "sloppy copy and curated crap" is too much for a brand to bear. Cheers!
    Jerry Fletcher
    18/11/2016 #20 Jerry Fletcher
    Huzzahs from the Brand Poobah!

    Both of you are correct. Original content is critical to real Brand development. It is glossed over too often. Where the content is revealed is another matter which has received less attention than needed. In simple terms, My own research with clients over the lat 25 years plus that done by colleagues in the last 10 years all say the same thing: Original content delivered with personality in web sites, blogs (and variants) only work if they build trust. And since Brand is the outcome of Trust, sloppy copy and curated crap turns clients or customers away. Other than that, I have no strong feelings on the matter.
    Phil Friedman
    18/11/2016 #19 Phil Friedman
    #17 Wayne, I agree that there is some grey area in regard of "sharing" content, when such sharing does not generate revenue for the sharer. Of course, the copyright law would likely allow sharing a few lines verbatim from an article, with a link to the original, without permission --- under the concept of "fair use". However, my understanding of fair use is that it does not cover commercial uses, say, in advertising and marketing. Cheers!
    Wayne Yoshida
    18/11/2016 #17 Wayne Yoshida
    #14 Agreed. Especially in the example of magazines, product reviews and advertisers.
    Phil Friedman
    18/11/2016 #16 Phil Friedman
    #15 If the curator sails to secure prrmission, and tha author does not shaw a blanket license, yes.
    David B. Grinberg
    18/11/2016 #15 David B. Grinberg
    Thanks for another enlightening exchange Phil and @Jim Murray. Do you think curating content is problematic even if the author and/or source is cited?
    Phil Friedman
    17/11/2016 #14 Phil Friedman
    #13 Good points, Wayne. Although we all need to keep in mind that even consumer product reviews have not escaped the polluting hand of digital dishonesty. There are firms who, for pay, will post a variety of shill positive reviews for a product. Is that any worse than a heavy advertiser in Car & Driver receiving some very positive reviews in print for new product? Probably not. But it still sucks... bigtime. Cheers!
    Wayne Yoshida
    17/11/2016 #13 Wayne Yoshida
    Glad to see the He Said/He Said series back. One problem with "curators" is the mindless boinking of a "share" button. Far too many people think this is a good thing, a way to get noticed without actually doing anything. roponents of the boink feature say this is a simple and easy (key words there) way to say "thank you" for the post. Maybe there needs to be a "Thank You" button. As in, "I am too lazy to read the entire thing, but it looks like it could be good. Thank you for the nice post." Even easier than replying with the comment "Great post." [Wasn't this covered before?]

    I never liked this boink function, it mostly floods our incoming feeds with useless junk: Anything from a photo with no caption (OK, I see the image of a person and some doo-dad their company makes - is there some message I am supposed to understand? Do you think I am going to buy that item? What makes you think I am looking to buy your stuff?) to one of those work at home opportunities and genius tests. Time to stop the boinkng. . .

    But if someone takes the time to point out what / why this item is so important we should drop everything and read - it becomes slightly different. It (usually/sometimes) tells me there is some thinking behind the boinking.

    On Phil's power tools example -- a constant barrage of messages to buy this item does not work for me. I rely on product reviews and friends with similar tastes and requirements. And no, famous spokespeople don't work for me, either. I really don't care if Rory McIlroy uses this special golf club - especially since I know that putter is not going to improve my short game.

    Here's one thing that did influence me on a recent purchase: Product reviews for LCD flat screen TVs. I looked at the product reviews and there is an interesting pattern of difference between purchasers of the various brands. Since I had several hundred bucks in rebate checks to spend, price was not a factor. I chose a new Sony.
    Phil Friedman
    17/11/2016 #12 Phil Friedman
    #9 Personally, Don, I always found "The Sorrows of Young Werther" somewhat on the effete side of things. But I am but a simple street urchin from Chicago, who has had the good fortune to rise, however fleetingly, above my station as part of the greater Karmic plan.

    Seriously, Paul Frank Gilbert's piece is well worth a read, and I join you in recommending it. ( https://www.bebee.com/producer/@paul-frank-gilbert/reading-thinking-changing ) Cheers!

    +2
    Phil Friedman
    17/11/2016 #11 Phil Friedman
    #7 Kevin, although the term "curate" appears to derive from art cataloguing or compiling lists of music, the digital content version seems almost always to lack the original contribution of brief review by an editor or art critic. Which may explain why almost always the block-copy-and-past "curating" ends up so much of the time in placing the curated piece in an irrelevant venue, thereby assuring it will receive zero notice. I concluded early on in my LinkedIn days that most people "curated" content because it made them look like they were doing something and put their face and name out there in front of readers, without their having to do a lick of significant work. Thank you for reading and commenting.
  20. ProducerIan Weinberg

    Ian Weinberg

    16/11/2016
    About Writers and their Neurochemistry
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    Tony 🐝 Rossi
    18/11/2016 #7 Tony 🐝 Rossi
    Fascinating, Ian! I'm often in awe and overwhelmed by just how incredibly lucky we are to have this 3 lb organ in our skulls that dictates our bodies to build the world we see around us, and powers our unique souls. I'm sure I'm not the only one on here on a path of becoming a writer, and certainly don't know why, or what kind of writer I am - but that's only looking through the lens of genre. This view transcends topical classifications, and is quite comforting. Thanks!
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    17/11/2016 #6 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #4 @John White, MBA, I actually had to look at your profile because I thought someone was masquerading as you since you changed your photo haha. Love it.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    17/11/2016 #5 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    @Ian Weinberg, what an interesting article. This is the first time I've read a buzz which explains why there are differing writing styles in regards to chemical messengers produced. Thank you for sharing this!
    John White, MBA
    17/11/2016 #4 John White, MBA
    Thank you, Ian! I shared it to content writers.
    Kevin Pashuk
    16/11/2016 #3 Kevin Pashuk
    Here's some dopamine for you Ian... I'm sharing this post.
    Randy Keho
    16/11/2016 #2 Randy Keho
    Perhaps, we need to market beBee as a pharmaceutical.
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    16/11/2016 #1 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    @Ian Weinberg this is a marvelous, fresh, and utterly astounding look at writing from the level of neurochemical secretion. You've explained so much. I mean, you've explained the meta-level of what is going on here and the various attitudes and why, ultimately, beBee will succeed. These facts might not fit into one of the 2 minute investment pitch decks, but I actually think @Javier 🐝 beBee might see why his natural inclination to celebrate the positive is the disruption of beBee - we get to hug strangers virtually.
  21. Kris Keppeler

    Kris Keppeler

    15/11/2016
    I'd love to narrate your story!
    Kris Keppeler
    Thumbtacks, a little sanitary humor
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    The Five Elements of Quality Content (According to an End-user)
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    Hassan Aman aka Buzzilla
    08/11/2016 #1 Hassan Aman aka Buzzilla
    Agreed, quality content matters and that's exactly what you should do to deliver it. Great post, Julie. Content is King/Queen if done right.
  23. ProducerRandy Keho

    Randy Keho

    07/11/2016
    Improve Your Writing By Keeping These Simple Tips in Mind
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    debasish majumder
    07/11/2016 #11 debasish majumder
    nice insight @Randy Keho! enjoyed read. thank you for the share sir.
    Alexa Steele
    07/11/2016 #10 Alexa Steele
    #5 Style and voice must be balanced against comprehension and readability. It's always best to master the basics (as Randy has outlined here) before finding creative ways to break the "rules." And it's not a bad idea to return to the basics lest we out-clever ourselves (as I, for one, am prone to do.)
    Phil Friedman
    07/11/2016 #9 Phil Friedman
    #8 And knowing you, Randy, I can guess which finger it was. :-)
    Randy Keho
    07/11/2016 #8 Randy Keho
    I can accept that. I think. Finger painting was as far as I got to the art world.#7
    Phil Friedman
    07/11/2016 #7 Phil Friedman
    #6 Randy, I can see your point. I think. It might be compared to studying "classical" art in order to prepare to do abstract painting. Is that fair to say?
    Randy Keho
    07/11/2016 #6 Randy Keho
    #5 The goals are all the same @Phil Friedman Successful writing, of any kind, depends upon a message being understood.
    As far as software is concerned, you're absolutely correct. A real writer wouldn't even consider using it.
    There are plenty of writers in the media who have developed their own style and have not swayed from these tried-and-true rules.
    We both know "writers" on beBee who have certainly distinguished themselves from the crowd, but that's mostly because they fail to abide by the basic rules. Anyway, I'm off to buy a new snow shovel. I need one that fits in my young grandson's hands.
    Phil Friedman
    07/11/2016 #5 Phil Friedman
    Stick religiously to every one of these tips, Randy, then run your copy through software such as "Hemingway", and ... you will manage to wash the life and color out of your writing. Newspaper and digital news are different from other venues. As is marketing. All areas in which economical communication is a primary desideratum (sorry about that "big" word). But I suggest that successful writing in many other spheres requires the development of style and voice that distinguish one's writing from the crowd. And one should not confuse the different situations and goals. Other than that, Randy, I agree with everything you say. Great post! And cheers, my friend.
    Jared 🐝 Wiese
    07/11/2016 #4 Jared 🐝 Wiese
    Good stuff
    Alexa Steele
    07/11/2016 #3 Alexa Steele
    Sometimes, even those of us who call ourselves "writer" could use a reminder to KISS: keep it simple, stupid. Great list, @Randy Keho.
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    07/11/2016 #2 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    Great tips Randy! Ever relevant. Most of us lapse into laborious wordy routines. Proof of the meandering struggle of thought to find expression ;) This is a checklist we could all go back to, reglar like...regardless of the vocab we have built up over the years. If we really want to connect with greater numbers that is. Thanks for sharing!
    Gerald Hecht
    07/11/2016 #1 Gerald Hecht
    Makes sense to me Randy. This spurred me to examine my own "long form Producer posts" --to my horror, I see that addition to violating all ten of your tips --I also apparently am lacking the requisite mastery of grammar and punctuation. I thank you (more than you may know) for bringing this to my attention. I am (obviously) not a person who should submit blog posts in the future; I will attempt to refrain from doing so inthe future.
  24. ProducerSandra Crowe

    Sandra Crowe

    07/11/2016
    4 Dead Simple Ways to 10x Your Content and Drive More Traffic
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    Paul Burge
    07/11/2016 #3 Paul Burge
    Thanks for this @Sandra Crowe. I think as Google has become more fussy, so have consumers of digital media. The more visual the better, I totally agree. Nobody wants to sit through blocks of text. A bit of uniqueness goes a long way too!
  25. Elia Mihuta

    Elia Mihuta

    02/11/2016
    How To Make Complete Strangers Fall in Love With Your #Blog via @jeffbullas #contentmarketing #marketing
    Elia Mihuta
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