- Producer17/10/2016The not-so-secret secret to content marketing successEver wonder why the best-known brands in the world – like Coca-cola, Apple, and Nike – spend hundreds of millions of dollars on branding every year? Even though everybody already knows who they are?It’s because a strong brand sells, and they’re just...
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Comments14/10/2016 #5 Dean OwenAll this is gobbledygook to me, but I am petrified of strokes especially since someone told that a precursor to strokes is numbness in the hands and I often wake up with a numb hand, but am usually quite relieved to discover that is because I slept on it. Sorry I can't make a more sensical comment. Write an article about greeks in options trading and I might offer up something useful! :)
- ProducerYLet's get them to be all our little bees ! These kids are tech pros. We are building our hives together, and they will come ! This is an exciting time for beBee. The Y's are something else, trust me. I am a technical moron compared to their...
Comments12/10/2016 #9 Karen Anne Kramer ~ CNN Women Leaders 2015#7 #1 @Dean Owen...Someone as tech savy as you are is way ahead of the game, and I am so glad. I may lean on you for some tech questions, since I think my forte in the tech field ends with typing 120 words and minute ! Bwahahahahaha Thanks Owen. I am so excited about the Y's coming on board.12/10/2016 #8 Karen Anne Kramer ~ CNN Women Leaders 2015#7 @Lisa Gallagher I am so excited at the thought of the youth brings their mindset. I have many Y's who want to join. It will spread quickly, since they are so team oriented and our branders. Great news that your daughter will join. Thank you so much. We need to be vigilant as the newbees come on and encourage them. I know you will. They will open up for us.12/10/2016 #7 Lisa GallagherWe will begin to see younger people join, especially with all the new features that will be rolling out. My daughter told me shes going to join. Im sure many of her friends will follow. It will become a ripple effect. Nice buzz @Karen Anne Kramer ~ CNN Women Leaders 201512/10/2016 #4 Dean Owen#3 Well Wechat "push to talk" is basically instant messaging with speech. You press and hold the button to record your voice, and then release to send the message. It is HUGE here in China. "Speech to text" would be similar, but when you release the button, your speech is converted to text and sent to the recipient. "Push to talk" is critical to get Gen Y onboard in huge numbers. "Speech to text" not so much in my opinion, but would be cool to have.12/10/2016 #1 Dean OwenbeBee will be able to cater to the Y's more and more with the debut of new tools like instant messaging, which is critical as Y's are on the move social media users. beBee will also need to develop a "push to talk" function as this is super hot in Asia. "Speech to text" will be an important tool for the future in my opinion.
- 10/10/2016Why empathy and compassion? Listen to the Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu talk about the strength it takes to forgive: https://www.facebook.com/DesmondTutuOfficial/videos/898466970297303/
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- 10/10/2016APPLES and ORANGES
Just a short little blurb and maybe it is a bit of a rant. But, I am getting tired of the comparisons between beBee and LinkedIn. In order for beBee to reach its full potential and grow, it needs to stand on its own merits and not be compared to other sites. Furthermore, I am not seeing articles saying beBee vs Pinterest, beBee vs Twitter, beBee vs G+, etc. Okay, I've had my say, now.
Comments11/10/2016 #26 Phil Friedman#25 Karen, I wonder if you may have misunderstood the post yourself. As I read it, yes, Chas finds the comparisons to LinkedIn counter-productive. But he also questions why those who are making these repeated comparisons to LinkedIn continue to do so. The answer to that subsidiary question is that beBee and beBee Brand Ambassadors continue to do so. As evidenced by the article I cited.
For the record, you also err in thinking I am disagreeing with Chas, when actually I am not. I am only supplying a bit of perspective, in the service of understanding the situation. Cheers!11/10/2016 #25 Karen Anne Kramer ~ CNN Women Leaders 2015#22 @ Phil Friedman .. I wonder if you may have misunderstood the post . Chas is not interested in LI. He is would like to embrace the growth of beBee. He is tired of beating the dead horse of comparisons. So am I or I would not be here. We have to continue to respect what others tell us. Bees are working to assure comfort zones for some who would prefer not continuing fostering LI with comparative analysis . Chas is right. Apples and Oranges. I support him.11/10/2016 #24 Karen Anne Kramer ~ CNN Women Leaders 2015#16 @Robert Bacal I so agree Robert. I work with students who are so bright yet still need positive reinforcement. I am more than eager to bring more talent out to beBee. We do not need to make a comparative analysis with any other platform. Thank you so much for commenting. KAK11/10/2016 #22 Phil FriedmanChas (not Chad, as the auto=corrector seems to think), perhaps this excellent, highly professional Public Relations and Marketing piece by beBee Ambassador David Grindberg, appearing today on LinkedIn, answers some part of the question you pose:
Cheers!11/10/2016 #21 Karen Anne Kramer ~ CNN Women Leaders 2015#16 @ Robert Bacal....There ya go. That is exactly what I mean Robert. @Franci Eugenia Hoffman You are always on board for the most postive influences for beBee. Thanks for your support. We need some more bees to come out and give us what they have !!11/10/2016 #19 Robert Bacal#18 @John Vaughan Maybe so, John, and maybe not. But you have said these things before, right?
As a writer, and one who has made a living from it, maybe it's just me, but what absolutely bores the crap out of me is writing about the same thing over and over, or saying the same thing, even in different ways, over and over. I don't get why you guys do it. Then again, I don't have to get it....I can skip reading it, but the waste of good writing talent is a shame.
There. I've said it once and a half, and that's it for me. I'm off to listen to some blues.10/10/2016 #18 John Vaughan#16 "It's gotten so I've heard it all before." sez @Robert Bacal
... and yet the very real issues raised here remain unresolved. Which may account for some of what you see as "infinite loops".
Probably exacerbated by, as @Phil Friedman correctly observes, "1) beBee has by its own marketing effort positioned itself as a "business" platform with heart opposite LinkedIn, and 2) in many posts by beBee management and Brand Ambassadors on both beBee and LinkedIn compared itself with LinkedIn."
It's what some might call 'Priming the Pump'.10/10/2016 #17 Karen Anne Kramer ~ CNN Women Leaders 2015@Robert Bacal oh so true. Talent in hiding here. We can grow an enormous and incomparable talent sorce Robert just from our fellow bees who a great deal to contribute. a little nudge and a huge amount of encouragement on this wonderful Platform will. Ring the talent out. They are commenting so we know they will speak soon. New writers.. WELCOME. .. we want you!10/10/2016 #16 Robert Bacal@Chas Wyatt I agree. And to add, I'm pretty tired on all the discussion about social media on social media, about what constitutes a good post, on insipidity, and all the folks that have simply taken their agendas, whether about censorship, politics or content, from LinkedIn to BeBee. It's gotten so I've heard it all before.
So how about writing about something different, folks, and strut your expertise that way, because there's a whole lot of talent seemingly stuck in infinite loops.10/10/2016 #14 John Vaughan#13 "... de facto censorship, unless you maintain a huge staff for reviewing on a timely basis the posts reported" sez @Phil Friedman
That's the dilemma for any socialNet: The trade-off between freedom & responsibility. Can there be 'ethical curation'? How do you implement it? Is the alternative just an undifferentiated mess ... or some variation on 'mob rule'?
LinkedIn and beBee take different approaches. "Quality" - however you measure it - is in the balance.10/10/2016 #13 Phil Friedman#12 I do not believe for a second that beBee engages in censorship, that is, pre-publication restriction of what is published. I do believe that, like other social media platforms, beBee underestimates the effect of misuse of their reporting function by those who want to remove opinions they don't happen to like. Immediate removal subject to review is tantamount to de facto censorship, unless you maintain a huge staff for reviewing on a timely basis the posts reported.10/10/2016 #12 John Vaughan#10 Intriguing observation "LinkedIn provides Material Support to the Chinese Government", @Albert Gibel. I don't doubt it, but can you cite?
I disagree profoundly with the content & analysis in the article you cite https://www.bebee.com/producer/@albert-gibel/bebee-censorship-pay-attention-america - and agree profoundly with your warning. Check it out.
Also: Giving you an upvote on your comment here. Why would anyone give you a downvote for your Comment #10?
Has beBee really become just another FOG Machine (FaceBook-y Outrage Generator)?10/10/2016 #10 Albert GibelGood Post - beBee has the potential to do absolutely wonderful things. As I and many others have said over the past many months, "beBee, please do NOT make the same mistakes as your predecessors".
Example: LinkedIn provides Material Support to the Chinese Government for purposes of real-time tracking and/or intercepting every click, key stroke, comment, post, search and view of ALL Chinese members.
As a matter of fact, LinkedIn censors everyone.
Sadly and unfortunately, beBee corporate has begun to flex its censorship muscles.
Regards.10/10/2016 #8 Phil Friedman#7 Praveen, I think it is a mistake to think of being a user of a social media platform as akin to being on a sports team. Worse yet, is to see it like being a sports fan.if some want to draw comparisons, so be it. They are comparisons that beBee has itself invited. Cheers!10/10/2016 #7 Praveen Raj Gullepalli#4 In a way the rants and the raves helped define and reinforce the differentiators clearly for all Phil. I directed and invited but never poached anyone from anywhere else ;) But I have nothing against those who invested heavily and hoped for better days that didn't come elsewhere, who migrated to beBeeland heading an exodus or two.
- Producer08/10/2016Travelling Slowly Down The Ganges. A Visit To Varanasi, India.India, a land of dreams and romance, of fabulous wealth and fabulous poverty, of splendor and rags, of palaces and hovels, of famine and pestilence, of tigers and elephants, the cobra and jungle. Here is a country of a thousand nations and a...
Comments10/10/2016 #21 Sushmita Thakare Jain@Paul Walters I myself haven't yet been to Varanasi yet have heard about the city and watched videos made by my friends, must say your post is a treat to the visuals. You have captured the essence of the place and displayed it very well. If you do write about it sometime in future will be looking forward to it! Also last but not the least amazing pictures!10/10/2016 #20 Praveen Raj GullepalliI can imagine the assault on the senses that Varanasi can launch at you as you set foot on its holy ground, dear Paul! The overpopulation across the country has made it a veritable charnel house and the nearby leather processing units and their effluents have made the purifying Ganges itself impure. The situation I hear is worsening. But you have captured both the purification of the souls as they depart their bodily abodes and the ritualistic cleansing of the holy river in the early mornings very well indeed. India is still the land Mark Twain spoke of then, in fact even more so today than ever before. The Call of Kashi or Varanasi/Benaras signified the beginning of the penultimate or last quarter in a Hindu human dharmic lifecycle comprising Brahmacharya (student/celibate state), Grihastha (householder/married state), Vanaprastha (retired/living away in a forest state) and Sannyasa (renunciation state /giving up all material possessions and devoting time to contemplation and the dedicated search for the divine...this even meant dying away, alone, unattached and vanishing into oblivion on the ghats of the Ganges or its purifying waters). That breaking away must have taken some effort...for both renunciate and family! But sometimes that is the price one has to pay for peace and self-knowledge perhaps? Whew! Hope you have a fulfilling stay!10/10/2016 #17 debasish majumderDeath being portrayed in such a fashion, as if it is not inevitable and in Varanasi, death have its ugliest manifestation. besides, India being narrated as a place of obscurantism! you forgot to mention the historical background of the city as well the decaying feudalism, which is still struggling to exist. however, well narrated post. enjoyed read. thank you Paul Walters for sharing the post.
- Producer04/10/2016It's the First "Blog Hop ~ Tweet" Ever!/ by Dr Margaret Aranda / New Writers EncouragedThis is all in fun!Best Advice to be a good writer: "Write ~ Write ~ Write" "MEMOIR MADNESS: AGES 1 - 31" You Are Invited to Dr Margaret...
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- ProducerCLIQUESome of us feel isolated sometimes. It’s true. I went through many Research Papers to study the ramifications of feeling that way recently. To simplify the results, it does not mean there is something wrong with you. You may be an introvert. You...
Comments17/10/2016 #57 Lisa Gallagher#53 Hi @Karen Anne Kramer ~ CNN Women Leaders 2015, I think you misunderstood the context of my comment, " I don't like cliques but I do enjoy like minded people (however, I'm not saying I don't find interest in others who are very dissimilar from me as well). I learn from people who I may not have a lot in common with. I tend to interact more with those who share similar interests, core values, morals and ethics."
I interact with many who do not share the same interests as me and I have learned a lot from them as well. One example of many- I have a friend who owns a very large horse farm. She breeds, shows and yes sells horses. I like horses but I'm not interested in owning a horse farm. I do however, love her stories and have deep respect for her hard work.
As for real life, my statement still stands, I do enjoy like minded people and when I use that term, I use it broadly. Many of my friends are like minded yet very diverse and we all differ. I guess it's the core values of people which draw me to others. I think being a leader differs from thinking on terms of life in general and who we may be attracted to. As long as a person is genuine, shows great respect towards others and has a fairly open mind, I tend to be drawn towards those types of individuals. :))17/10/2016 #53 Karen Anne Kramer ~ CNN Women Leaders 2015#47 @Lisa Gallagher I understand that interacting with like-minded people is a preference. It limits the leadership when preference is chosen rather than challenge.. A leader communicates with all mindsets and gives them them the choice of who they want to follow.15/10/2016 #52 Karen Anne Kramer ~ CNN Women Leaders 2015@Pamela L. Williams#31 I hope you did not misunderstand my article. I never would be so pompous as to suggest that anyone should not follow those who they enjoy. What I am expressing is opening minds to other schools of thoughts . It would be extreme and not a sensible action to not continue following those you enjoy. To stay your own course is your personal decision.Hopefully I explained my position with understanding.15/10/2016 #50 Karen Anne Kramer ~ CNN Women Leaders 2015@Phil Friedman I have been remiss in responding to comments. I must thank you, not just for the way you review my writing, but for the courtesy and support you have given to me from day 1 when I was greener than grass on beBee. Deeply grateful. Karen Anne14/10/2016 #47 Lisa Gallagher#28 Thanks @Franci Eugenia Hoffman, I just shared that guide with a new recruit! She's joining before the weekend is over. @Karen Anne Kramer ~ CNN Women Leaders 2015, you made some great points about cliques which have been around forever. I don't like cliques but I do enjoy like minded people (however, I'm not saying I don't find interest in others who are very dissimilar from me as well). I learn from people who I may not have a lot in common with. I tend to interact more with those who share similar interests, core values, morals and ethics. I think that's what we tend to see more of on beBee, which is why it's called Affinity Networking and many people who interact a lot together have found common ground which is why Affinity Networking is great, there's something for everyone. I would never want anyone to feel under-valued, we are all human and we all count. Thanks for this!14/10/2016 #46 Phil Friedman#41 Karen Anne, so you know, I cited this post in a comment thread at
https://www.bebee.com/producer/@friedman-phil/with-a-little-help-for-my-friends View more#41 Karen Anne, so you know, I cited this post in a comment thread at
where I believe it is particularly relevant and enlightening in the context of the discussion. Thank you for articulating the issue so clearly. Close14/10/2016 #44 Karen Anne Kramer ~ CNN Women Leaders 2015@Phil Friedman love your comments. To clarify acceptance. If it comes my way cool. It not, I do not care. My concern is for support and acceptance for the newbees from all of us at BeBEE . Inclusive of the higher ups. I am done with awards. CNN was important to me. I have a responsibility to encourage the new talent. I know how difficult it was to be rewarded, As I watched the younger writers disappointed in themselves. I want to change that. KAK14/10/2016 #43 Karen Anne Kramer ~ CNN Women Leaders 2015#42@ Brian McKenzie ..how fortunate you are to teach the kids in that age group. They must be so fun and like little sponges absorbing your expertise. I get the jagged ones to Mentor..not complaining.. must be positive. So happy to hear that you teach. I appreciate your comment. Grateful to hear from you.14/10/2016 #42 Brian McKenzieTo keep my sanity, when I am not briefing or writing about the coming war, I teach English to local students. They are 13 - 17 years old. They all knew the word and the remaining time of the class we talked about French words that America has borrowed and installed. It was a fun class14/10/2016 #41 Karen Anne Kramer ~ CNN Women Leaders 2015In a complex, multi-layered hive buzzes a beautiful, articulate, affluent, charismatic and powerful queen bee. She has the magical power to strengthen friendships, or to break them, refusing admittance to her inner circle. She functions well because of wannabees, who are delighted to be in her company. The wannabees strive to get closer to the queen showing that they are worthy by dressing in the queen’s style and sharing similar interests. They feel connected and comfortable. We all know about school cliques and how painful they can be to children. However, many of us don’t realize the power cliques wield in our adult lives.14/10/2016 #40 Karen Anne Kramer ~ CNN Women Leaders 2015#38 @Brian McKenzie. We do get through Junior High and know what a clique is. Chutes and Ladders was first published by Milton Bradley in 1943. Many interpretations of that game have been challenged since then. To answer your statement about not seeing the need to consult a dictionary. Which one are you referring to ? I am a writer and I rely on many dictionaries. I don't expect dictionaries to be able to explain the meaning of the word "truth." That's a big epistemological problem. Is something true because it's useful to believe, or because it's logical and consistent, or because it corresponds to a noumenon that out there somewhere, or because it can be disproven and hasn't, or what? But when it comes to the internet, it's possible that there's someone out there that's an expert on just such an issue. I feel the need to consult dictionaries for clarity when I am on a subject that requires well understood information for my readers. Thank you for your comment, it is greatly appreciated. KAK14/10/2016 #39 Karen Anne Kramer ~ CNN Women Leaders 2015#37 @Don Kerr I am so pleased at your response Don. Introversion can have many definitions. In the context that I wrote this piece, I struggled to ascertain that I was using the correct meaning. It goes in many directions. I tried to avoid certain complicated medical terminology, and made this article as easy to read as I could. There is a book, which goes into many variations of what I wrote. The Introvert Advantage by Marti Olsen Laney, introverts have a longer neural pathway for processing stimuli. Information runs through a pathway that is associated with long term memory and planning. In other words, it’s more complicated for introverts to process interactions and events. As they process information, introverts are carefully attending to their internal thoughts and feelings at the same time. Most young people do not know that cliques are mainly comprised of extroverts. They know that they don't "fit in" and are ignored from their polar opposites. I am bringing out this information so that the younger members of this Platform come forward with their work and have the support of the members of this network. It is with sincere hope, that we learn from them. Thank you so much. KAK
- Producer06/10/2016The Content ParadoxRecently Steve Rayson published a blog post that posited two positions, and sided with the one that many content creators instinctively think of as just plain wrong:“Content is about quality, not quantity. We should be producing high value,...
Comments06/10/2016 #7 Randy KehoThe more things change, the more they stay the same. We used to talk about this sort of thing in regard to content in the print media.
USA Today capitalized on the front-page brief, directing readers to the longer version inside.
Yahoo is doing it now. it drives me crazy. You have to click twice to read an entire article.
How and where the content is presented can make all the difference today.
Canidce Galek created an uproar on LinkeIn when she began to post photos of women in bikinis to sell her line of bikinis. Many considered it "out of place." Well, it went viral and she's laughing all the way to the bank.
She'll now go down in history as one of the best examples of marketing in the history of marketing.
For me, the quality vs.quantity debate, though interesting, doesn't hold a candle to the impact factor.06/10/2016 #5 Don Kerr"No one on the internet ever said “I want less content!” What they say is “I want less crap, not all this clickbait stuff I don’t care about!” Clickbait now meaning “content I don’t like,” rather than a specific, well-delineated type of content." Bingo. This is reminiscent of arguments we had many, many years ago about the merits of long-copy vs. short-copy print ads. While the medium may have morphed the outcome is not different - people will read long-copy IF the content is relevant, simple (not dumb), clear, and has an element of wit (not necessarily humour but engaging elements). Enjoyed your thoughts JK Spaeth. Sharing to The Beezers.
- Producer27/09/2016FireA curious coicidence happened when I published this story online. A man I didn't know contacted me and told me that he knew the Fulmers, the two sons and the mother that died, that I described in this story. I didn't know the man or know of...
Comments06/10/2016 #28 jesse kaellis#25
Maybe my experiences are arcane, Karen, but the irony is that whatever social milieu I was moving through at the time there were thousands of other people all around me trying to negotiate the very same circumstances as I was. And I mean Vegas in particular. Drugs are everywhere. They say some people can't live in Vegas. Some people probably shouldn't -- people like me.
I heard a tourist one time, this was in the spa at Caesars, he says, "Everybody knows you can't live here if you gamble and drink." He was assuming that people don't live ruined desperate lives. But they do. Every day, and I saw them, and I was one of them. So -- his logic was flawed. He assumed that people live rational lives. When? When did they ever do that?
You're reading my story to your class. Wow, Karen, such an honor. Thank you so much.
I had an editor one time, and she told me, "This is a cut-throat business" in regards to writing and publishing, and it's unpleasant.
As far as my method is concerned the way I write, I have a theme; I start writing and see where the story takes me. And sometimes I'm surprised, and I get an insight.
Okay, thank you very much, Karen, for your generosity.06/10/2016 #25 Karen Anne Kramer ~ CNN Women Leaders 2015#24 @ jesse Kaellis...Always remember how competitive writers are. Your story was not flawed. Actually, I am showing it to my Med Students next week. You are a good writer. My Mentor was responsible for my writing when I was 5 years old. I will tell you when, in my opinion you go off track. Your life experiences are unfamiliar to some readers. They do not understand the emotions that stirs within you. It comes out in your words when you write them. Most people have not had the same life you have had, so they look for a different way to say it. Don't do it. Be yourself, write with your heart as you have been. I love your work. However, I am a grain of sand on this beach, but I still care, and support you....Karen Anne06/10/2016 #24 jesse kaellis#23
Thank YOU, Karen. That's very sweet and thoughtful of you. And I'm pleased that you liked this story which is flawed, and I know it. The transitions from fire to fire are uneven and my personal experiences with fire should possibly come at a different juncture of the story. But -- this is how you learn, trial and error. I have never had a creative writing class and very little formal education. When I first started writing I couldn't type. That slowed me down. Maybe that's why I had so many sentence fragments. I could fix this story up or write another story. Probably writing another story is more pragmatic. Okay! Thanks. I like your praise -- it makes me feel good about myself.05/10/2016 #22 Karen Anne Kramer ~ CNN Women Leaders 2015@ Jesse kaellis. Your style is so unique and you should continue exactly the way you write. There are many great writers here. They have their own style and I am reading many. I see some imitation due to intimidation by the lack of encouragement. Perhaps they have been here longer and have cornered the market. I am not such an expert. Your writing is so unique. Do not change one thing. Keep writing. BRAVO jesse.! I felt every emotion and yet you focused on the victims not on yourself. .....Karen Anne Kramer29/09/2016 #21 jesse kaellis#20
Yes, thank you very much, that is my style. I write the way that I talk. It's easier and more direct. I figure out what I want to say and then I want to get there as directly as possible. I don't have a lot of patience. Thank you, Mark, for reading my story, leaving a comment and being kind.29/09/2016 #17 Neil Smith#15 There's a song by Irish folk musician Christy Moore called "They never came home" about this. It is still officially banned here and the original run of the album it featured in got recalled and destroyed. It was deemed to be defamatory to the club owners. In life I think we have all come across situations where people get sacrificed for a few bucks.29/09/2016 #15 jesse kaellis#13
That's outrageous. They could have hired an extra doorman to watch the back entrance. Or even if it was multiple fire exits it certainly wasn't worth losing all those lives over a few bucks. Some people can't think or see past the end of their nose. I suppose nobody ever expects a tragedy like that to happen. Thanks for telling me that story, Neil. It will stick in my mind.29/09/2016 #13 Neil SmithI don't know if I can say I enjoyed reading this article Jesse but it was very goodb and reminded me of Dublin's most notorious nightclub fire. The stardust was a disco full of kids on Valentines day 1981. 48 people died and 214 were injured. The owners had chained the fire exits closed to prevent people from letting their mates in for free. As you say some died in the crush, some from asphyxia and some from the flames. The owners got off scot free and collected the insurance. To this day the families continue to fight, probably with little hope of success for the justice denied them.29/09/2016 #12 jesse kaellis#11
No, Praveen, the ape had to be taught that. He used a wooden match and struck it on the box.He fed the fire with tinder and sticks. I was surprised that the gorilla wasn't afraid of the fire. The great apes like chimps and gorillas are extremely close to humans genetically. Humans and apes split about 400,000 years ago.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1350807/How-humans-97-orangutans-New-research-shows-DNA-matches.html29/09/2016 #11 Praveen Raj Gullepalli#10 Yes Jesse...the learnings would contribute to preventive measures. That gorilla was taught by man I presume? Match sticks and all...eating burnt stuff from a forest fire and liking it and repeating the action can become a habit in time. But would a gorilla rub two sticks and start a fire all by itself? That would be something!
- Producer01/10/20166 Been-There-Done-That Tips To Make Your Content More ReadableOne of the hardest things for anyone to do in this era of web-based marketing and social media is to understand that everything you write is not only being read by a lot of people, but being judged by them too.For those of you who work on your...
Comments03/10/2016 #24 James McElearneySome great tips @Jim Murray, Thanks for this post. I read an article once that said the best way to proof read something is to read it backwards. Your brain is hard wired to ignore certain mistakes and will automatically skip over it. For example using words twice like "The cat sat on the the mat". by design your brain will skip one of the ´the´s´, whereas by reading it backwards your forced to concentrate and will find more mistakes03/10/2016 #23 Phil Friedman#22 Mark, I've always done that, just never made a big deal of it, or written any long form posts about it. And I've promoted many authors via sharing their work, and through The Worldwide Authors Conspiracy, (http://www.wwaco.org View more#22 Mark, I've always done that, just never made a big deal of it, or written any long form posts about it. And I've promoted many authors via sharing their work, and through The Worldwide Authors Conspiracy, (http://www.wwaco.org). Thank you for noticing. But it really is no big deal. Cheers! Close03/10/2016 #19 Nicole ChardenetWords to live by. Proofread, proofread, proofread, and for the love of ALL the gods, people (and Darwin), correct your mistakes! Everyone lets a typo slip through now and then but a post rife with misspellings, grammatical errors, syntactical sins and gratuitous abuse of 'it's' vs 'its' makes you look like a rank noob.03/10/2016 #18 Nicole ChardenetI would especially emphasize #5 and #6. Reading aloud is a great way to find a lot of structural problems with sentences and to make sure you're saying what you intend to say; and not posting an article or blog post immediately should be a given. I try to give myself at least an overnighter on this. Because whatever you're writing in the heat of the moment (especially if it's a rant or complaint, but even if it's not) may not look like such a good idea in the morning, and you may well want to rewrite what you said.02/10/2016 #17 James O'Connell#16 sorry @AlexaSteele, my explanation probably wasn't the clearest. The pronunciation guides taught in schools is a joke.
The 'th' bit, Irish people famously don't pronounce 'th' correctly which causes great amusement for British people. It's all good fun, words like 'theatre' or '3,333 & a 1/3' provide best comic effect.
But the point was, while there is a rule or correct way to pronounce 'th', the rule is exempt from the most commonly used 'th' word which is 'The'.
Mind boggling (' ' ,)02/10/2016 #15 James O'Connell#12 you gotta love the English language hahaa
This & that is the rule and here is how to pronounce it ...except, in this, that, this & that, yes that as well and that etc
It's like a private joke or something, I'm Irish/English based in UK & have two kids in school (9 & 11) they come home with some great comical stuff, I love the rules given out for pronouncing words, it all comes to shit when you throw in some basic words like: 'Wind' or 'Read' ..you wind the object but the wind blows WTF and then you ..read my story for me to find you actually read my story. Then there are the other words that hold the pronunciation rules but screw you're head even more (i imagine if you're trying to learn the language) 'Saw' ..I saw you do that and when i get home I'm going to saw some wood. Another mind bender, especially for us Irish is the whole 'th' thing, 'th' is pronounced with a 'fif' sound ..'fif'ank you very much, 'fif'at was a lovely 'fif'ought [hey I'm Irish so struggling ere haha] ...right so you got the whole 'th' thing down but then one of the most common word you'll use in the English language is ..can you guess?
but this little guy doesn't apply in the whole 'fif' for 'th' pronunciation rule!
There are many more examples and I don't pronounce to be a English teacher in any form, I just think its a bit crazy & commend those who manage to converse in it as a second language, cause do i struggle with learning other languages that are in nature better structured and in theory should be easier to learn (' ' ,)02/10/2016 #14 Phil Friedman@Jim Murray, these are good, solid tips. It always amazes me how willing you are to spend your time helping others write better. Just for the record, I have recently discovered that you can install Grammarly (a free spelling and grammar program, at least free in its basic version) as an add-on to the Firefox web browser. It then works automatically in pretty much any composing or publishing program you may be working on via the web, for example, the beBee and LinkedIn publishers. I have always avoided the grammar checkers in Word and similar because they result in stilted, artificially constricted styles. I am not impressed with the Hemmingway software for the same reason. However, I am finding that Grammarly actually works well with, and tolerates even my own unorthodox grammatical style. And is very good at helping to write in modern "open" style, that is, without the over-punctuation that was traditional. Cheers!02/10/2016 #13 Susan Rooks@Jim Murray, great post! Everyone who writes needs to be aware of the impact of their words, grammar, and spelling. Perfection is a nice goal, but close-to-perfect works, too. And I really agree with not composing on a cell phone! I have trouble even commenting using my phone; the keys are just so small that I end up rewriting more than once.02/10/2016 #12 Susan Rooks#7 Thanks, @David B. Grinberg, for thinking of me.
My top tip: DO NOT EVER BLINDLY TRUST SPELLCHECK. Never. Ever. Spellcheck is absolutely wonderful for only one thing: it knows if you have spelled a word correctly. It does NOT know/no if you/ewe have used a word correctly. We writers need/knead to/two/too be/bee very sure/shore of each word we/wee/whee write/rite/right.
My second top tip: Do NOT use grammar check. Unless you're really great with the grammar and usage rules of your language, you may well be led astray. In English, Word often suggests using a wrong word, or a contraction (it's) when you clearly mean its. It also often says a word should be capitalized because it's the first word of a new line, not a new sentence. It's not 100% trustworthy. And from I've seen over the years, we often figure "it must know." Nope. Not always.
If you're not sure, find someone who's good in grammar and proofreading. Find out if you often confuse the same two or three things, something a good proofreader and/or a good copyeditor can show you quickly.
There's no shame in not knowing everything, folks. We're all smart in many things, but not in everything. If your professional reputation depends on it, get someone to help you with your writing.
And I have just read my short comment about 20 times; there's nothing more humbling than giving this type of tips and then having someone point out an obvious goof I made. Oh. Yes. It has happened.01/10/2016 #9 Mark Anthony@Jim Murray, I've done it again. I put something together on the site, I didn't read it, I didn't walk away and have a coffee and I just hit publish. The only thing I got right was, I didn't do it on my phone, sheesh. It's 21.50 here, I been working all day, my other half told me to get to bed early tonight and I just wanted to get something out there. I was reading the future of social media you guys wrote made some comments , felt somewhat inspired and I just did it. I do want to be better and appreciate your advice. I will, in future endeavour to be more careful.
- Producer21/09/2016Thank You For ThatHere I am again on the doorstep of a life house full of dust and decorated with tasteless broken windows. It’s cold and warm, its dark and bright, it’s uncomfortable at times but it is my house with its rotten foundations and hidden alcoves and I...
Comments23/09/2016 #63 Pascal Derrienthank you @Irene Hackett I am a bit overwhelmed by the online and off line messages on this particular post :-) All of us seem have more in common than we sometimes dare to think and if that's what this modest story has achieved it is beyond my expectations , to all the perfect imperfections then :-)23/09/2016 #62 AnonymousDear @Pascal Derrien - how the heart has spoken in this tender buzz is reflected by the deep sharing of all the responses. You have sparked a flame that resides in each of us. The need for unconditional love - so hard to find and so hard to offer. I too have come to the place where I want to thank my Mom for who she was, with all her imperfections. For all my relationships I realize that no one is perfect, especially me. A beautiful sharing Pascal, it moved me deeply. Thank you!22/09/2016 #60 Deb Helfrich#57 A big hug @Cyndi wilkins - because in a number of ways this mini-death of his 'freedom' is a lot harder to come to terms with than the final goodbye, as you will both have to live through the decision and all the ramifications for an indeterminate amount of time. I think you are wise to make the decision via your mother. She is the one who knows what is best for you both.
Pascal, what a gift, the way you have brought so many parental relationships into focus around the world.....22/09/2016 #57 Cyndi wilkinsThis is just what I needed this morning as I struggle with arranging care for my father as his health continues to decline...I go to the beach and lie face down in the sand and ask my mother for help...I know she is there...listening, loving...and comforting. You need not be a mystic to believe in the power of spirit...and believe me when I tell you, the crow is the messenger...Your dad was reaching out to comfort you through the energies of your own tears...He heard you...and he loves you...You made me cry this morning @Pascal Derrien...THANK YOU FOR THAT....22/09/2016 #53 Joanna HofmanThank you, Pascal. The story " touched " me ...reminds me a story of my father. He is very strong personality, I always had to fight for my personal freedom and freedom to my decisions. I left my home when I was 18 and took my own decision where and what I want to do with my life. He cut contact. Only 10 years ago, we met first time after many years of silence. We started to talk and suddenly I understood that my father is going through life with a big trauma and the control was his way to feel safe. When he was 3 years old, his parents were murderd brutally by Ukrainian nationalists. He was a witness of a such brutality, his Mather in the last moment hidden him under the bed ...and he saw how his sister and parents were murdered. He told me this story 10 years ago, only 10 years... We lost so many years. Today, I understand him and I run from the end of the world just to spend with him few days. ... As I would like to return the all liost years, weeks, days...
Thank you again for your buzz22/09/2016 #52 Aurorasa Sima#51 The thing with smoking addiction is that it does not harm your life. The crazy thing you might do is heading to a gas station at a weird time of night. I did not know that your mom was a smoker. I am happy for your husband that he neither became the same nor the extreme opposite as his father.
I overdo whatever I do so that I stayed away from strong stuff. Once a girl said to me at a love parade, that´s a huge, huge festival of love, party and .. drugs (and she did not MEAN it as the compliment I took it for): "You would throw a pill and sit there and try to control your mind". Yeah, I would.22/09/2016 #51 Lisa Gallagher#50 Good analogy @Aurorasa Sima. I used to be a smoker. I quit 4 years ago. I keep a vaping pen on hand in case I'm in a situation that may spark my desire to smoke again. I never want to go back to it. When my mom was told she had a large mass in her lung before her diagnosis, the first thing she said - "I guess you're going to tell me I have to stop smoking now?!" Her doctor was cool, he said "I would never tell a smoker they have to stop, it's like a crack addiction and you need to remember you began smoking long before the data came out." He went on to say, "if you decide to quit and need help, just call me." She quit the next day and never called for help. She did have me buy her a vape pen! @Pascal Derrien, never forgotten- many lessons we learn from those who were so ill. My husbands parents divorced when he was 11 and his mom had a break down when he was 15, my husband lived with his sister and brother for a year, then moved in with an older sister who had drug addiction problems. He finally got his own place when he was 17. He told me before we married, marriage is for life and I have to say, he was and still is an such an awesome father who's been loving and a great influence on both of our children. He broke that pattern!22/09/2016 #48 Lisa Gallagher@Pascal Derrien, my husband's dad was an alcoholic and very abusive. As a matter of fact, so abusive he was only allowed to visit when another adult was present. My husband despised his father for years. I'd love to write a buzz about it but he might get upset with me. Anyhow, his dad died in 2009 and my husband just told me a few weeks ago that he made peace in his heart with is father and he understands now that his dad was a very ill man. He also said, he felt his dad made peace with himself before he passed and that makes my husband feel better. I think it's tougher when there is such a history- the emotions can be all over the place. It sounds like you made peace :))
- Producer30/09/2016THE WRITER'S BLOCKI'm in the big apple, staying in a hotel not far from 42nd and Broadway. The top few floors of the hotel seem to be in disarray, windows missing, etc. I noticed this before checking in. My two friends and I chose this based on the advertised price...
Comments01/10/2016 #22 Ben PintoThank you @Lisa Gallagher. Writer's block can come easily when one feels like they are under a deadline. For some that is what it takes - the pressure. If one wants to just create for the sake of creating or to satisfy a thirst there are plea try of ways that I would suggest, using a globe, a dictionary, and a finger for one. #21 Ps @debasish majumder there I did it again, another O. Henry: 'Sake' and 'thirsty' in the same sentence. I don't really care if I am the only one to laugh at my own silliness but it makes me feel better when some people get it right away.01/10/2016 #21 Lisa GallagherI really enjoyed reading your story about the hotel in NYC. I felt like I was watching a somewhat seedy movie @Ben Pinto. I love reading stories or excellent write up's on hotels. Yes, call me weird. It helps to read about real travel experiences versus just looking at the star ratings. I've been told by a few there is no such thing as writers block but I beg to differ on that one. It's been a while since I feel like I've produced writing that flowed. Sometimes the brain can get so congested with too many things going on and it's hard to focus. I love @David B. Grinberg's suggestions/tips!01/10/2016 #19 Ben Pinto#14 @debasish majumder with your incredible vocabulary size, it does not surprise me that you came to that conclusion. It is the nicest thing that any writer could say about my writing, especially as I fancy that O. Henry was probably an ENFP Jung personality and all of the quirks he is known for are mine as well. As you can see from my work background, having been a professional magician, I hope that I have in fact received the "Gift of the Magi." I believe with you blessings that I have!!!!!!!!! I also like that #15 @Donna-Luisa Eversley fancied being "caught up" in my "web" (of deceit.) I hope everyone returns to this story once I have had time to put the finishing touches throughout. This is the only way that I can work for the draft's will stay drafts forever if I strive for perfection.01/10/2016 #18 Ben Pinto@David B. Grinberg thank you for sharing the buzz - getting @Loribeth Pierson over here, etc.
Can you tell me how I can see what hives this has been shared to and who did me the favor (or favour for those of you way North of me or across the pond from me.) tge notification will show a hive and then say this was shared to three hives, so I can only figure the last one. #1330/09/2016 #13 David B. GrinbergNice buzz @Ben Pinto! You got me feeling all nostalgic about NYC as a native New Yorker. My advice to cure writers block:
1) Put down the pen, step away from the keyboard and refocus your mind on something else for an hour. Then return to writing.
2) Obtain inspiration through the beauty and wonder of nature. This includes just taking a nice walk outside, watching the sunrise or sunset, going to a park, wandering along a water front, etc. Then return to writing.
3) Before starting to write, do some "stream of consciousness" thinking and write down on paper whatever comes into your mind. Then pick a topic, draft and outline and begin writing.
4) No matter how you feel about your own writing, write anyway. Remember that everyone is there own worst critic. Just write as much as you can without worry about editing, length or nature of content, etc. Then let your preliminary rough draft sit and gel in your mind for a few hours or a day. Then return to writing -- at least you will have a feeling of accomplishment for getting started.
5) Write about topics of that really interest you, topics for which you have expertise, and topics which you like and make you happy. Writing does not have to be a laborious process if you love your topic.
I hope these 5-tips are helpful. Here's a topic that comes to mind from reading Ben's buzz, write about why you love NYC or whatever location is sweet honey for YOU. Buzz on...30/09/2016 #10 Karen Anne Kramer ~ CNN Women Leaders 2015#3 @Ben Pinto.. Coffee and late nights are not recommended Ben. However,I would like to share a personal note. I recently had pneumonia. I found that resting during the day and writing at night which has always been my way, when adding my coffee, my congestion cleared up and I was able to recover more quickly. A TOAST to cafe ! I believe in caffeine. It stimulates the mind.30/09/2016 #9 Ben Pinto@Neil Smith I went to you page and It was a great reminder to me how much I am out of shape. I joined the big hive that you like to post to https://www.bebee.com/producer/hive/sport-fitness
I built a hex of a hive called Shoe Show https://www.bebee.com/group/shoe-show
and would challenge you to post an article about the best shoes for exercising #530/09/2016 #8 Ben Pinto@Kevin Pashuk I have just given your original honey
a honeypot of a plug in my article #730/09/2016 #6 Ben PintoThank you @Kevin Pashuk and for pollinating this into the hive "Bloggers." I am still new here, but I am starting to realize that there is great strength and value in others posting one's work to other hives. I am always on the look out for honey that has been misplaced or perhaps other bees did not know that a hive existed #4
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Comments30/09/2016 #5 Donna-Luisa EversleyFor you my dear,
I care and cheer
We feel to smile
We met online
Got similar styles
Love to see smiles
Maybe we are ditzy
But just love being glitzy
With lots to be happy for
Got to dance on this bebee floor.
Thanks for this shout out my friend
Cheering beBee and pressing send 😀😉🤗😘😇
Thanks @Franci Eugenia Hoffman
- Producer29/09/2016My 5 Biggest Blogging MistakesI’m not normally one for navel-gazing, but for the second time in a week I wanted to share a post that was more personal.Here are the biggest mistakes I’ve made in my first 8 months of blogging:My 5 Biggest Blogging Mistakes1. Setting up my own...
Comments06/10/2016 #17 James O'ConnellAwesome buzz @Peter Morscheck ...I've been trying to get blogging for a time now and this article has given me some gusto, the marketing stuff I get but the seemingly smaller stuff and
'Don’t let yourself be so corrupted by success that you paralyze yourself into inaction'
..wow, this is great to me for me. I don't see my self hell bent on riches but I want to succeed in my endeavors and this has and does paralyze me at times! Love the Cameron analogy. Thanks for the focus (' ' ,)30/09/2016 #12 John ValledorWow! Finally, an insight worthy social media story. Best I've read here in some time. Thank you for not only sharing cool tips and pitfalls to avoid, but links for others to piggy back upon. I very much look forward to learning more from you. I even Tweeted this buzz--that's how much I appreciated it!30/09/2016 #11 Michele WilliamsGreat combination of useful advice about blogging and inspiration. "We all work in waves of high vs. low productivity. The key is to start. And then keep going, celebrating the small wins and pushing through the disappointments." Thanks for sharing this on beBee.30/09/2016 #9 Michele WilliamsGreat combination if useful advice about blogging and inspiration. "We all work in waves of high vs. low productivity. The key is to start. And then keep going, celebrating the small wins and pushing through the disappointments." Thanks for sharing this in beBee.
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- Producer25/09/2016Don Quixote“Idle reader: thou may believe me without any oath that I would this book, as it is the child of my brain, were the fairest, gayest, and cleverest that could be imagined.” So begins Don Quixote, written by Miquel Cervantes. He continues:...
Comments30/09/2016 #25 Robert CormackSorry, Renée, I thought you said "raid" not "paid" and started climbing out my window. No, writers don't get paid much. We also carry a lot more responsibility. For instance, I have to pay for returned books. Most writers I know are doing something else. My publisher even suggested I do something else. He could hear my stomach growling over the phone. Actually, it was my dog, but I thought if my agent thought I was starving, he'd send a little something. He did. He sent a little royalty cheque. Even my dog laughed at the amount. #2428/09/2016 #21 Mohammad Azam KhanLong cherished personality, Don Quixote, first introduced to long ago and have lingered around him since. Never got to read the book though remember the smell of it and watching a black and white movie on it. Thank you @Gert Scholtz View moreLong cherished personality, Don Quixote, first introduced to long ago and have lingered around him since. Never got to read the book though remember the smell of it and watching a black and white movie on it. Thank you @Gert Scholtz for reminding of the joyous smile my father had as he narrated of the Don & Sancho's interactions with the world at large. Close28/09/2016 #18 Henri GalvãoNot much to add really. I was fortune to read it about 10 years ago in a edition with both parts I and II. I don't remember that much about the book, but the reading experience itself brings me beautiful memories. As Maya Angelou said, "I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." And this is definitely how I feel about Don Quixote.26/09/2016 #15 AnonymousCongratulations for your post, @Gert Scholtz. Just want to say something: Have a look at my profile.
One of my favourite quotes of El Quijote, because it says so much with so little words is "ladran, Sancho, luego cabalgamos"
"They bark, Sancho, it means we are riding"
The meaning of it is that when people criticise you, it means that you are making something they don't.
Glad we connected. Here you have another proof that Bebee is an affinity network26/09/2016 #11 Sara JacoboviciOne of my top 10 favorite books of all time @Gert Scholtz. You did a beautiful job writing about it and I would have ended with the same quote. On a lighter side, if you want to see the musical version, the one with Peter O'Toole and Sophie Loren is the one to watch. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uPuu6ROXY2I26/09/2016 #9 Phil Friedman@Gert Scholtz -
A Social Media Epitaph
Don Quixote was an uncle of mine,
Tilted at windmills much of the time.
Refused to toe the positivity line,
But often pursued engagement sublime.
I watched him evolve on beBee o'er time,
As he jousted with concepts mainline.
He eventually tired of honey, no lime,
And returned to LI where I think he is fine.
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- Producer22/09/2016How do you get the writing juices flowing?We've all had it, when you are sat facing a blank screen and for no apparent reason you just cant write anything. Its a writers nightmare. Its not that you have no inspiration its that your mind is completely blank. Over many years I think I've...
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