- Producer08/11/2017In Praise Of The 3-D Social Media Experience“Our door is always open. Our house is safe. Coffee can be on in minutes, and a kitchen table is a place of peace and non-judgment. Anyone who needs to chat is welcome anytime. It's no good suffering in silence. We have some food in the fridge but...
Comments09/11/2017 #2 David B. GrinbergExcellent points, Jim. I also would note the following in term of networking for career advancement:
Today’s job seekers are fortunate to have a plethora of social media networking tools at their fingertips. And while this certainly makes the networking process easier, it should not supersede it by serving as a safety blanket. Although social media networking is a great start, it’s also important to meet your connections in person, to the extent possible. This solidifies budding relationships and makes you stand out in a crowd of job seekers who may shun in-person meetings. But let’s face it, most young people today appear more eager to text than talk. They would rather use Facebook over meeting face to face. Millennials and Gen Z should not rely on social media networking alone, nor should anyone. That’s just one tool and can’t replace the human element.08/11/2017 #1 Charlene NormanExcellent post @Jim Murray 3D beats 2D any day.
For those who might feel icky taking such a big leap from 2D to 3D, there are two half-steps they could take. The first would be to extend an invitation for a virtual coffee or a virtual wine. This is a novel way to get the other person's attention and helps set a time parameter around the first in-person conversation. (It can be done for business or pleasure purposes.) The 3D meeting then easily follows the virtual meeting. The second is to send by old-fashioned snail mail a beautiful greeting card with a charming handwritten note along the lines of, "I'd like to get to know you a bit better. Let's connect in person. Please call me at this # and we'll sync our calendars." (The key for this to work is answering the phone immediately, setting up a time & place and then actually showing up at the appointed time.) Both of these 1/2 steps can ease the parties back into the real world and also demonstrate they still have a modicum of human-ness about them.
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- Producer30/10/2017Are We All Losing The Race With Social Media & Facebook?The sky (marketing) is not falling whenever Facebook changes their so-called newsfeed algorithm.The ‘secret’ is to not rely on it in the first place.Recent reports coming out of the social media marketing world are saying many things about Facebook,...
Comments30/10/2017 #10 Jan 🐝 Barbosa#9 Its a great experience been a people ( minds) connector, guess its one of my favorite parts about social media... Met @Doyle Buehler thru his Live Videos and immediately knew he was a prime candidate for bebee and bebeeTV. Great that you both met !!! @stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador30/10/2017 #9 stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador@Jan 🐝 Barbosa introduce me to @Doyle Buehler recently on Facebook, I had the privilege to discuss almost an hour time and let me tell you Doyle is the most knowledgeable digital entrepreneur I have met. Share if you agree with the content of this post!30/10/2017 #8 stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand AmbassadorIn line with the content of our latest discussion, isn't it? Cannot agree more with all your standpoints. Users are shifting from friends purpose to a business acquaintance status in fact. Friendship lifecycle just ended gradually to get back where it belongs: IRL (in Real Life) while URL has to finally achieve its destiny: Business. And Digital strategists today are most needed to craft people's transition 2 to 6 months and same for corporate transformation 1 to 3 years. Good old Darwin is back on stage. Survival of the fittest...adapt to extinct. Punto final!
@Doyle Buehler we could co-authors something from course/consulting/Saas together regarding those needs?30/10/2017 #4 Lisa 🐝 GallagherIt's a catch 22. If Facebook becomes even more of a business platform, they will lose many who use it soley for social purposes. I think a few options should be available and if the person that is using Facebook just for social purposes doesn't want their timeline flooded with business adds etc... there should be a feature for that. Yes, revenue will continue to help growth but they must consider their diverse audience. My timeline is already flooded with adds RE: products, services and more that can be annoying at times.
- Producer23/10/2017Here is Why You Are NOT Seeing Results From Facebook AdsIf you are advertising on Facebook you probably understand how frustrating it can be when you are spending money and not receiving results. The problem is, not many people know how to advertise on Facebook effectively.They create a Facebook page,...
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- Producer10/10/2017Facebook Engagement 101“To Succeed at Facebook Marketing, you need to be Practical, you need to be operator, you need to listen to your audience, you need to listen to your data & insights and respond fast with accuracy and efficiency”What kind of engagement is...
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Comments06/10/2017 #37 Nicole Chardenet#36 Glad to have provided the unintended laugh, Susan except...I wasn't making a joke. It's a real debate.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcthree/item/0c4f5093-ed7d-4fad-97cf-b93b9afb167905/10/2017 #35 Nicole Chardenet#32 Y'know Dave, was thinking about this last night...and you may well have already mentioned this in your book, which I only learned about last night...an ever-evolving world forever impacts how we relate to each other. When women started driving it gave them more freedom and I'm sure a bit more opportunity to mess around! (True fact, not to be confused with a Trumpfact: The first person to take a 'joy ride' was the wife of the inventor of the automobile...can't remember their names now...but she took it without asking and drove about 90 km to visit her mother, thereby demonstrating that the horseless carriage wasn't a toy.) The telephone gave us the ability to communicate with others. ("Prudence, what are you wearing?" "Oooooh Basil, my corset is half-off and my bloomers are DOWN AROUND MY ANKLES!") And now we have the Internet...relationships will evolve and adapt, but it will be messy, as always.
Just imagine the debates we'll be having in the very near future over sexbots - are they cheating if they're not human?04/10/2017 #33 Dave Worthen#29 Thank you, @Lupita 🐝 Reyes! Yes, I felt a bit like those who first peered at bacteria under a microscope. It all looks fine on the surface, but what goes on at another level is something to behold. People really need to understand this even if they feel it does not apply to them.04/10/2017 #32 Dave Worthen#27 Hi @Nicole Chardenet, Thanks again for commenting here. Looking at pics of the opposite sex when one is in a committed relationship is only the tip of the iceberg. I surveyed couples of all ages and even for someone like myself who has worked with couples for decades, the things people would do was eye-opening. And it wasn't so much the deed or content. It's that they hid it from their partner. It's all in the book!04/10/2017 #28 Nicole ChardenetIt posted fine...and then I went over to Facebook and I found this!!! A Modern Dating Horror Story! :)
https://www.facebook.com/vtdotco/videos/1537249596416877/04/10/2017 #27 Nicole ChardenetWell...I'm still friendly with some of my ex-boyfriend who are Facebook friends, but I would be honest with someone about that. At least at our ages we're not stupid or vain enough to parade around shirtless or in bikinis...because people would pay us NOT to do that :)03/10/2017 #23 Susan 🐝 Rooks, the Grammar GoddessFor those who saw my earlier comment about FB deleting my share of @John White, MBA's post -- I contested their decision about it being spam and/or not suitable for the community, and they decided I was right. So the post went back up as I intended.03/10/2017 #22 Dave Worthen#12 Hi @Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris! I love beBee! My favorite platform, actually. You'd be surprised what happens in the online world and the online world is not on a computer or social media platform. It's actually in the mind of the individual and what they do with that platform. My book goes into this point. Facebook is just one of many playgrounds where people wittingly or unwittingly step over the chalk line and think it has no repercussions!03/10/2017 #19 Dave Worthen#15 Hi @Eeva Maria Al-Khazaali, Thanks for stopping by and being so candid. I'm the one John interviewed and the author of the book. I surveyed hundreds of people and clients I knew and the answers were eye-opening. It really is a huge problem most are not aware of. Sorry to hear it ended your first marriage. I hope you are in a healthy one now.03/10/2017 #18 Dave Worthen#17 Hi @Jerry Fletcher! I'm the author of the book and the one John interviewed in the article so I thought I'd jump in. Thanks for stopping by and commenting. The invisible line is really there inside all of us. I coined it that to give it significance, but it's really personal integrity. It's easy to click on something and "cross that line." But really, people will cross that line every day and not give it much thought. I highlighted in the book only because it was by survey, damaging the relationships of people and clients I work with.
- Producer02/10/2017The Sound of One Hand ClappingJoin the Dynamic Duo of Disagreement On a Zen Search for Social Media Enlightenment... Preface: When Jim Murray and I first agreed to co-author this series, we saw it as a literary experiment. We thought it might be fun but didn't know for sure ―...
Comments05/10/2017 #81 Phil Friedman#80 Your comment, @Graham🐝 Edwards, raises what is, to my mind, an interesting question: How many business-oriented users on beBee are actually looking for clients versus executing some longer range marketing or branding campaign?
You say that anything (everything?) you do on social media is to pursue your business goals, one of which is to develop your professional brand. Of course, you also expect eventually to pursue qualified prospects and convert them into being your clients, eh? So the question becomes whether you find sufficient activity and business presence on beBee to potentially sustain your activities in these respects.
Your prospects who may turn into paying clients if you and Renee find them funding are a red flag for me -- unless you're talking about charitable non-profits looking for grants. (For those who may not know, in the field of non-profits, grant writing is often done on a contingent-fee basis.) It's like talking to a self-declared entrepreneur who doesn't want to mortgage his house in order to raise start-up capital. It shows that he or she doesn't have a clue about starting a business or being an entrepreneur. I personally see a lot of that kind of thing on n beBee.
I appreciate your vote of confidence with respect to when you decide to buy a yacht. But remember that a good portion of my consulting activities -- although predominantly within the yachting industry -- have to do with business operations, management, and turnaround consulting. And I am finding the pickings virtually non-existent on beBee -- in contrast to LinkedIn, where I am in contact with prospects on a pretty regular basis. Cheers!05/10/2017 #80 Graham🐝 EdwardsHi Phil Friedman, now that i have gotten some rest he's my answer to your HSHS question... no I am not finding clients on beBee, but it was never my objective with this platform at this time in its evolution — I was looking for a forum to share my thoughts, validate my domain expertise, get feedback (which is the big upside of something new with early adopters), expand my network, and cross pollinate it with my other social networks. For me clients are at least two degrees of separation from who's on beBee, and this will be compounded based on the geographical restrictions a person may have based on the type of business. For me, anything I do on social media (beBee included) is to pursue my business goals (and dare I say developing my professional brand) — I save the recreation activities for other things. If anything, this discussion has been an important reminder that it takes a lot of work and time to find potential clients and then work to turn them into clients who will give us money for our goods and/or services. As an aside, when I do look into purchasing a boat (and this is proving to be quite real because my property is close to lots of water) I will definitely reach out to you. And I will pay you for your insight (and expertise) because I don't know anything about the best sail boat to buy and considers to getting the most out of it in a northern climate. I will say I met Renée 🐝 Cormier through beBee and some of our collaborations are getting us closer to real live clients who will pay (well some of them are start ups who will pay when we help them raise money, but that is a whole new topic unto itself.) g05/10/2017 #77 Phil Friedman#76 I don't think, @Aleta Curry, that you and I disagree here on anything substantive. I never said that one shouldn't intersperse some "personal" posts with one's business-oriented posts. What I questioned (and it was a question, not a statement) is whether, on a platform such as beBee, the outpouring of personal content tends to chase away serious business people. I don't really know the answer, except I perceive a dearth of business activity on beBee -- despite it's original mission statement that said it was a two-handed social media platform.
As to why you get best response on FB to your event advertising, I suggest to you that it's in the numbers and in the ubiquitous nature of FB membership.
And finally, I concur that everyone should read @Javier 🐝 beBee piece on beBee vs. WordPress. But not for that comparison, which I consider of minor consequence. What is major there is Javier's announcement that within a few days beBee will kick off true organic networking with notifications of a writer's new posts going out to 100% of that writer's network. As I said on Javier's post, that is HUGE. A game changer. And a blockbuster differentiator for beBee. Cheers!05/10/2017 #76 Aleta CurryFirst, I'm going to bask in the glory of being mentioned as a 'high-quality business-oriented writer' on He Said He Said. Wowzer!
I used to follow Eli the Computer Guy ardently, Phil, and I remember him saying something that I'd always believed to be true, to wit that one's chosen blogging site should not contain only business articles and pitches. He spoke of his platform, at, I believe, Facebook, and said that he interspersed computer stuff (sorry for the technical terms, I'm tired) with posts about and pictures of his Corgis. He felt that that added to his success.
I certainly think that you're right, Jim, in suggesting that which social platform one chooses depends to a large extent on what one produces, creates, manufactures or otherwise offers, but I think that is very much more subjective that you suggest.
For instance, you say that if you made widgets you'd advertise on Facebook. Maybe, I don't know, I don't make widgets. I do, however, produce events, and I have found through trial-and-error that Facebook is the best place to advertise them, something no other consultant has ever suggested to me. I don't know why it works, but I know it does work, so that's what I do.
I think you've got a very important point, though, Phil, about your main thesis: the sound of one hand clapping.
I've just read Javier's interesting piece comparing and contrasting beBee and WordPress publishing, https://www.bebee.com/producer/@javierbebee/so-who-wins-bebee-or-wordpress and so I'll be giving my slant on these issues - coming soon to a post near you.04/10/2017 #74 Phil Friedman#72 Thank you for reading and commenting, @Graham🐝 Edwards. I understand -- and agree with you -- when you say about beBee that "... it's a place to share more than just the trite top 13 ways to make $100,000 in 30 days or something to that effect."
BeBee is without a doubt a congenial platform. And I applaud you for being willing to share important business templates and other information. If nothing else, that willingness demonstrates your understanding that if one hopes ever to reap, one has to be willing first to sow. That was one reason I created the "Sawbuck Consult".
But while that is all fine and good, it does not address the main issue raised in this HSHS, which is. "Are you finding clients on beBee?" In other words is there a sufficiently large pool of potential "buyers" here? Or is this simply a spot for recreational activities?04/10/2017 #73 Phil Friedman#70 Personally, @Jerry Fletcher, I believe that psychographics-based targeting will prove to be a boondoggle. And even demographics, which are reasonably reliable -- except that they are generally upset by the availability of easy credit, which enables people to live beyond their means, at least temporarily -- are far from foolproof. For B2B, I'd personally be happy with simple filtering based on various objective criteria.
I have no doubt Facebook and Google are developing these would-be capabilities in anticipatory response to the rifle-vs-shotgun that smaller platforms such as beBee will eventually use. Namely, a pitch along the following lines. "Two billion MAUs, two schmillion MAUs, who cares. If you want to connect with C-suite decision-makers, we have a million and a half of them on [fill in platform name] which is actually more than are identified on Facebook, never mind the total FB user population is two billion."
Done right this is David slaying Goliath. Unless Goliath responds timely with similar rifle-like targeting capabilities. Which begs the question: Are there a sufficient number of genuine business executives on beBee to make targeting efforts worthwhile? I say no, but stand to be corrected -- with documented statistics and a sufficiently large sampling to support the case.
Cheers!04/10/2017 #72 Graham🐝 EdwardsGentlemen, as always a great Exchange... thank you!!! @Phil Friedman @Jim Murray. Thanks for the "high quality" recognition Phil... I'm flattered. Sorry I don't have anything more "witty or engaging" but I've been working on a "pitch" and "Business" plan and a little brain dead... if it goes well I will strip the content and pass on the template and framework for anyone to use... and maybe that is what I like about this "group" and this social platform — it's a place to share more than just the trite top 13 ways to make $100,000 in 30 days or something to that effect. As I said, I'm a little tired.04/10/2017 #70 Jerry Fletcher#59 Phil, interestingly enough, the attempts at targeting being offered by both Facebook and Google are attempts to use psychographic as well as demographic focii to move digital from the shotgun to the sniper approach. That combined with remarketing can be very powerful in the B2C arena. Nothing anywhere close (to my knowledge) exists in the B2B world. But, like I always say, "Stay tuned."04/10/2017 #67 Phil Friedman#66 what makes you think that business people are all starched shirts and suits, Chas? In the yacht industry, wearing ties (or sox) is generally frowned upon. Most really big time entrepreneurs I've met wore jeans and sneakers. I've sold $20 million yachts to businessmen wearing cut-offs and T-shirts. And all of the transoceanic sailors I've known were looser and
More open minded than a Coven member I've ever run into. (I can say that because one of my good Caribbean friends is an Obeah woman. who protects me with spells and amulets.) and BTW, I don't remember mentioning my having anything against Wizards or Witches. Now self-appointed shamen are a different matter. :-)04/10/2017 #64 Wayne Yoshida#62 Hmmm. More things to think about.
It is like the Seinfeld episode in which George mixes his two worlds -- the "Relationship George" and the "Independent George" -- and the chaos that results.
Seinfeld is fictional, but based on reality or nothing at all. But this same example plays out many times in real life.
This hit me one day when I was running some family errands and one of my sisters was in my car. I left the ham radio on, and as I was listening to a few "radio friends" having a conversation about nothing in particular, my sister said, "You know these people?" in that tone only a younger sister can emit.
Some of my good friends are - quirky - and some are quite normal, and some of them need to be kept away from some of my other friends.
I think most of us knows about this.
And maybe this is the **danger** or **risk** of mixing worlds. . . . .04/10/2017 #62 Phil FriedmanThank you, @Wayne Yoshida, for the kind words. You say, "Can these two platforms co-exist? I think so." And if you're talking about LinkedIn and BeBee, I'd say yes as well. The real question is, as I see it, can interest in business and personal activity co-exist on the same platform? If I am correct in my perceptions, the personal hijinx tend to drive away the business faction on a platform such as beBee. Perhaps because one is often, rightly or wrongly, judged by the company one keeps. And serious business people may not want to be seen in the company of practitioners of the black arts.Not sure. Just asking. Cheers!04/10/2017 #61 Phil Friedman#57 Thank you, @Milos Djukic, for clarifying that. I apologize for misinterpreting your statement.
If I understand you correctly now, you're saying that a lot of "small" things people do on social media are for business purposes, although that might not be readily apparent. Which is probably true, but not reassuring -- at least not to me. Indeed one of the objections I've always had to the Dale Carnegie philosophy of business (and to the promotion of EI) is that it appears to me disingenuous, manipulative, and inauthentic precisely because it is not readily apparent as having business goals and motives. And I much prefer having the business and personal spheres very clearly separated and overtly defined.
Nevertheless, following your admonition, I will look more carefully for business activity on the various platforms, including beBee, and will avoid judging any lack thereof so cavalierly. Cheers, my friend!
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Comments01/10/2017 #70 stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador#69 Jaja, I am not worried, nor did I misunderstand the meaning of your intent. Social media tools can easily become double blade. However for tech savvy like me we know our ways around to get users life easier, thanks to opensource community. I help government agencies and National TV broadcasters in the educative mission to vulgarize software and web based technologies, including mobiles. The famous 3-5 minutes format showcase. FB can be tamed.lol01/10/2017 #68 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand AmbassadorIt takes innovation, time and patience. We must stay strong and look at the long-term picture. Quality over quantity. Analyze current strategies and trends - take a step back to see what's working and what's not working. Respect and promote each other and the beBee brand. Share, share and share across all platforms. FB started in 2004 and beBee is still young so we need to put the push on. There is an abundance of talent on beBee and I feel we can make this work.01/10/2017 #67 AnonymousSome changes, updates, outcomes and improvements are required. Also, careful analysis of current trends, statistics, key performance indicators, marketing strategy and future measures for sustainable development. People also expect both the social and the business components.30/09/2017 #66 stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador#65 OKay Mamen, no hurry. I am still around.jajajaja. It would be a pleasure and honor. And from your end, a few innovation's scoops in Exclusive. My friends and I have launched start-ups from beBee affinity networks...si si, de verdad, you can interview them also if you wish hahaha. It is incredible what can happen on beBee!30/09/2017 #63 stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand AmbassadorFacebook isn't a for, it is if I may say so, full of friends waiting for us to tell them. Story + a call to action. Facebook is full of friends with no affinities, now beBee Affinity database can fin it's way to build relationships up to....friendship.30/09/2017 #62 stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand AmbassadorInnovations take time. Give it to the team and let's keep the faith and our user's loyalty. With the human short memory attention span, re-branding and re-building on specific segments of population is still possible. Now we all hope that future enhancement will not be a catch up after competition's features. That would be a hell of disappointement and a fall back to aficionados. Meanwhile @Lance 🐝 Scoular we can conduct and perform meaningful innovative initiatives bringing new users to beBee. Won't take much a trimester to beta test an finally launch a beBee new version. The perfect x-mas gift!30/09/2017 #60 Noemi Barrazueta, MBA#54 Thank you @Lance 🐝 Scoular for tagging me on your comment. I just want to say thank you for introducing me to this platform, you're doing an amazing work promoting and serving as a beBee Ambassador - I'm pretty sure @Javier 🐝 beBee, @David B. Grinberg and all the beBee team are proud to have you as an Ambassador.
Since I've joined beBee, I've been lucky to meet many amazing people and I'm looking forward to meeting many more wonderful Bees, please feel free connect and say 'Hi'.
Have a great weekend!
Note: Hablo Ingles, Espanol y tambien entiendo un poco de Italiano y Portugues :)30/09/2017 #59 Lance 🐝 ScoularPART 6 and FINAL
As engaging, friendly, supportive and encouraging as
@Javier 🐝 beBee
@Matt 🐝 Sweetwood
@John White, MBA
@Federico 🐝 Álvarez San Martín
and the rest if the beBee team are, I believe that, at present, if we collectively can attract the needed younger generations to beBee, they will not hang around long enough to experince the beBee cullture, before buzzing off to find what they percieve to be greener pastures.
-IT MAY TAKE LONGER THAN 3 SECONDS TO DISENGAGE
- BUT THEY WILL DISENGAGE.
I trust that I, together with all the beBee community, can speedily effect the necessary enhacements to progress beBee onwards and upwards, buzzing to new hights and continuing success.
from my 📱
FINI30/09/2017 #58 Lance 🐝 ScoularPART 5
*** If I as a 68 year old wrinkly, who LOVES beBee, feels hamstrung and frustrated, how do you think a 16 year old entrepreneur, used to Snapchat and Instagram, who wants to engage with mature business people and mentors on beBee, yet finds the infrastructure is less than user friendly.
I am reasonably forbearing and patient.
I suspect Millenials are not.
continued PART 630/09/2017 #55 Lance 🐝 ScoularContinued PART 4
9) Some critical issues I believe beBee needs to address.
- From my understanding, the beBee userbase has not rissen markedly in the year compared to the first years.
- Speed of incremental improvements needs to increase.
- Actions not vague or unkept promises are required.
- Specifically, Live Buzz, to my experience has not improved sufficiently since its release a year ago.
-Live Buzz would be my prefered means tlar to Snivartphone, like MIr on my phone's keypad.
- video definition leaves a lot to be desired.
- still no zoom which Snapchat has.
- no download of the produced video to repurpose on phone or computer.
- On Snapchat I created Memories - My Story in real time, saved it to Gallery on my phone and could then Tweet it, as well as upload it to my YouTube channel.
- ALL from my phone, wherever I was.
- I cannot do this on beBee
- Live Buzz content can't be viewed by a non beBee member.
Continued PART 530/09/2017 #54 Lance 🐝 ScoularContinued PART 3
8) I joined beBee in July 2016, on the invitation of @David B. Grinberg
who I now count as a (virtual) friend.
- I spent some time exploring beBee and viewing content.
- I then commenced using Producer with some articles adapted from LinkedIn long form articles.
-I also started to promote beBee on Snapchat using innovative graphics and 10 second videos.
- I created two multimedia projects utilising text, graphics and/or video for multichannel publishing primarily on beBee, Snapchat and YouTube then shared on Twitter and LinkedIn.
- Social Media Cross-Pollination Enhanced with beBee Oct 13, 2016
- Things Your Smartphone Replaced or Will Replace In The Future Oct 27, 2016 https://www.bebee.com/producer/@lancescoular/things-your-smartphone-replaced-or-will-replace-in-the-future
- As I gained confidence with beBee I started to refer people who sent me Linkedin invitations (I recieve about 5-10 per day mainly from my various Twitter handles) to my most viewed beBee article:
"10 Reasons Social Media Won’t Work For Your Small Business" http://dld.bz/ffW5U .
A recent beBee member who travelled my convoluted beBee marketing funnel (Twitter > LinkedIn > beBee) is my Spanish speaking, fellow Aussie Sydneysider, @Noemi Barrazueta, MBA
who has quickly embraced the beBee culture and has contributed #42 below.
Continued PART 430/09/2017 #53 Lance 🐝 ScoularContinued PART 2
6) The MARKET will determine whether or not beBee SURVIVES.
7) I researched Snapchat for a month last year, via online articles and YouTube, to determine whetherke me could engage as a content marketer (predominantly video and graphics) before joining Snapchat early April 2016.
I then spent a month following well known marketers to see how they were engaging the predominently 13-24 age group.
I then started "doing my thing" and gradually built a substantial following (which is not a particularly easy thing on Snapchat) and "learned on the job" from savvy YOUNGSTERS, how to better engage.
UNFORTUNATELY, I had to drop my Snapchat involvement early this year as as I felt I needed to devote more time, effort and resources to BEBEE.
***I hope I made the right decision***
Why do I say this?
During my 10 months, actively using Snapchat (not an ambassador or investor in Snapchat)
- I was asked to be a beta tester.
- new or updated features were regularly realeased, generally for the better.
- there were crashes and user issues but resolution processes worked well.
- many users helped me when I stuffed things up and in turn I helped other users with their Snapchat issues.
- this was enabled via PEER to PEER contact via TEXT, VOICE and real time VIDEO - ON MY PHONE on Snapchat.
- Using the independent app Ghostcodes, I could guage the increasing user base of Snapchat users and also what other sopchat. (beBee is not an optional display on Ghostcodes)
Continued PART 330/09/2017 #51 Lance 🐝 ScoularPART 1
1) I agree with much of the sentiments of both the article and the commentstors below.
2) I LOVE beBee and the beBee community and the supportive nature within it.
3) I have worked in the social media aspect with a number of start-ups here in Australia and 1 mature company as an investor of TIME my NETWORK resources but NOT MONEY, as well as a "brand ambassador" for them.
Some have failed, others have flatlined.
4) Like the comentators below I want beBee to SUCCEED.
I don't count myself an expert on the article's subject matter or the comments I share below.
However, I have growing concerns for the ongoing viability of beBee competing with Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, Snapchat and more to the point, NEW DISRUPTIVE platforms that will no doubt come along.
(Abraham Lincoln's success, in part was NOT to have "yes men" surround him.
I trust @Juan Imaz
and @Javier 🐝 beBee
have similar attributes and will take my points as constructive and in the BEST interests of beBee.)
5) Like LI, FB, TW, SC and INST, beBee is a business.
It has to provide VALUE to its shareholders, investors (which includes brand ambassadors - investing time and resources), advertisers and members - who are also investing their time and resources.
Everyone looks for RETURN ON INVESTMENT (ROI) in some form or other.
Continued PART 229/09/2017 #50 stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador#49 @Mamen 🐝 Delgado don't do that, jajaja...there are many ways to limitate FB features invasions and countestrike by draining their audience to ours. I will show you how and the tools when you have time; In the meantime check this (taking advantage of FB to drain their audience to MybeBeeTV: https://www.facebook.com/groups/710567269127414 ) By the way, I am ready when you are for our September's interview we talk about long time ago. You just need a webcam + a laptop + send me your email or skype ID inbox so i can invite you to a Live streaming session. We will invcentive FB users worldwide to join beBee together.
- Producer28/09/2017Por que a publicidade no Facebook é crucial para o eCommerce agoraToda vez que as pessoas pensam que o Facebook não pode alcançar uma maior relevância, as empresas descobrem maneiras mais poderosas de alavancar sua impressionante plataforma de publicidade para se conectar com um público-alvo. No eCommerce, a...
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- Producer26/09/2017How Social Media Is Helping Turn The World To ShitOne could quite logically conclude by this headline that I am either good at clickbait or that I am generally pissed off about social media.The fact is that both are true, But it is the latter that I am really going to expound on.I should also point...
Comments27/09/2017 #14 Jim Murray#8 @Chas ✌️ Wyatt. I can't disagree with your assessment, my friend. In fact Phil and I will be doing our next He Said He Said on this topic. I think this is simply a function of my 80/20 Differential manifesting. As this site grows the amount of crap grows with it. They are simply not attracting enough good serious writers and I believe that this is a function of not being as business oriented as they could be. They are doing a very good job of marketing the social side, so good in fact that it's hard to attract business side writers to the site. They look at beBee as 'fluffy' and several of them have told me that.27/09/2017 #12 Jim Murray#10 @Don 🐝 Kerr. I don't disagree that this is a first world problem. But internet access is growing exponentially and those Bay of Bengal Citizens are soon likely to be as connected as we are. I do agree that self-regulation is the only reg we have right now. I would hate for anyone to tell me what to write or how to write it. Sadly there is a buffoon in Washington who would love nothing better that to do just that. And there are other clowns all over the planet who are. Just another reason to be happy that we live where we live, which I have always considered to be the best stoke of luck.27/09/2017 #10 Don 🐝 Kerr@Jim Murray A fine balance between the right to express whatever and the need for some kind of content management. I vastly prefer to have my content managed - BY ME! The ongoing stampede to acquire more and more stuff and less and less real quality of life is a sad indictment of our society and IMHO is truly a first-world problem. It seems unlikely that villagers living on the Bay of Bengal are overly concerned about FB quality control and from my perspective, I just don't give a good g.d. Let the shit flow. I am more than capable of pulling up the Honey Wagon and sucking out what doesn't relate. See you soon Beezer Buddy.27/09/2017 #9 Harvey LloydGreat picture of the think tank. Many grand revelations come from this small appliance of porcelain and some pithy jokes from my grandkids when they wander to close.
Your rant begs the question, even though you stated you were not really focusing on answers, who or what will be the arbiter of free speech?
The Charlottesville, VA debacle and the lock picking ads represent some very challenging applications of free speech. I happen to agree with you, i can't see any good coming from retail sales of lock picking tools. In the hands of locksmiths, they can save me the repairs of the damage of crowbar entry.
Freedom is a dicey business as we get close to each others edge. Freedom of speech is always on that edge. I privately feel there should be a secondary filter, how does this information influence society? Unfortunately i would vote this filter down in any option to install its policy. SImply because i might be the one who is the arbiter of answering the question. Yes, i know you just quivered a little at that thought.
Keep in mind that i too quiver at the thought you might be that arbiter. This is the rub. But, I sense regardless of your and my thoughts, the thought police will show up within the next century. Social media is certainly presenting many candidates for the job on all sides.27/09/2017 #6 David B. Grinberg#4 Jim, I really appreciate your extensive response to my comments. You make some cogent points, as always, which I will seriously consider. You'll know if I'm fully convinced if you receive a request to "friend me" or whatever the appropriate lingo is these days. Thank you, kind sir, and please keep the buzz coming!27/09/2017 #4 Jim Murray#1 Pert 2...Re Point Number 2: I agree with you that there needs to be some sort of restrictions imposed on social media sites. But with the current administration of your country that obviously doesn't give a rat's ass about the first amendment unless it suits their point of view, I fear that it will end up being left up to the sites themselves. This of course means that, greediness being what it is, that will never really happen. I don't know the stats but I inuiitively believe that there have to be a great many sites out there who do monitor and moderate content, but once you reach a certain size that job becomes very costly in terms of man-hours. And there is also the ethical issue of where you draw the line and decide what needed to be censored and what goes through. I believe that our friend Phil Friedman might have more of a concrete POV on that issue.
Hope this is a good answer on both points.27/09/2017 #3 Jim Murray#1 OK @David B. Grinberg. Re Point #1: Why I stay on Facebook. 1. I lost my privacy years ago, like we all did the minute we joined the first social media site we belonged to. It might have been Facebook. I honestly can't remember. So they already have my info, and all they're really doing with it is selling it to advertisers. I'm not particularly bothered by that because I study that stuff, as awful as most of it is. 2. I stay on social media site because I'm a marketer and I have to be conversant enough with what they are all about and how they are evolving to be able to advise my clients. 3. Believe it or not, being basically a nice guy, and being married to a very wonderful woman, I have acquired through my business, my writing and my marriage a number of friends. You know the real 3-d kind, and I enjoy keeping up with them, as they evidently enjoy keeping up with me. 4 I have picked up more freelance work from posting on Facebook than on LI, Twitter and beBee combined. 5 My partner, Charlene Norman is extremely smart about business and believe that the business opportunities that exist by playing the Facebook game the right way are substantial. Facebook business page to care for and feed. 5. I'm a sucker for goat and kitty cat videos. cont.26/09/2017 #1 David B. GrinbergI just love your rants, Jim (really), not only because they're well written and usually make good sense to me, but also because you're so passionate about the issues on which you shine a spotlight. Following are some thoughts and/or potential solutions for consideration:
1) First, on a micro level, why not just kiss FB goodbye? I, for one, have never been on Facebook for personal use and I'm darn proud of it. Thus, how about joining me in being a per se "social media rebel" in this regard -- albeit with a good cause -- due to some of the compelling reasons you point out, with which I fully agree. Moreover, FB is notorious for breaching the personal privacy of users and otherwise committing nefarious actions ranging from surreptitious "psychological experiments" with algorithms and news feeds, to the latest scandal involving the thousands of paid ads by Russian operative seeking to unduly influence the the U.S. presidential election (and most likely the elections of other democratic countries). So why not just tell FB to f---off, as you might say?
2) Second, on a macro level, I'm now of the opinion that mega social media monoliths, especially FB, should be regulated by government (to a "reasonable" extent) as a public utility -- like the phone and electric companies. I hope that other Western countries would likewise consider a broader global regulatory plan to face up to FB already. There's just too much bad and dangerous activity on FB, as you astutely articulate. Further this has been going on for years and only appears to be worsening. Lastly, even the U.S. Supreme Court has imposed some restrictions on First Amendment free speech rights when it comes to intentionally causing physical harm to others. Thus, there should be some compromise on the fine line separating online free speech from censorship. Where and how to draw that line is really the big issue to me.
I would appreciate your thoughts on this, kind sir.
- 25/09/2017Quem ama a vida e ajuda o próximo, será amado e protegido por Deus onde quer que esteja.
Quem ama a vida y ayuda al próximo, será amado y protegido por Dios.
Those who love life and help others will be loved and protected by God wherever they may be.
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- Producer09/08/2017Is Facebook really as addictive as Cocaine?Hooked on Facebook? Well according to a recent study it affects your brain in the same way as using cocaine, gambling or alcohol...The latest research from California State University, Fullerton provides a clear indication that an obsession with...
Comments10/08/2017 #18 Gerald HechtCocaine! My gosh; isn't that both a Na+ channel blocker in neuronal axons in both the peripheral and central nervous systems? Even more alarming, isn't it also able to inhibit presynaptic Dopamine Reuptake Transporters (DAT) in the Ventral Tegmental Area (VTA)-Shell/Core of the Nucleus of the Accumbens (Nacc)-mesolimbocortical-operant-motivational/reinforcing-circuitry in the CNS?
Good Heavens; if this is true --somebody should tell someone! Goodness Gracious...I mean golly...Holy Hyperspeed; This has me feeling very frightened.10/08/2017 #14 Marisa Fonseca DinizEverything that is too sick or awakens disorder that is a fact. Social networks are healthy when you use them wisely to share a job, a project and maybe even get customers for your company, but what has been happening in recent times is a legion of people social and psychological problems taking refuge in networks Social and professional to create a virtual face that is the opposite of their real lives, and why all this? Simply because it is acceptable by the majority of society. No one wants to show the virtual world that you have problems or suffer from disorders because you can not get the best job or look the best, not people always want to show that they are good, happy and successful in life. A few days ago King's College London, UK, published a poll saying that one in five people suffer from paranoia - and the main reason may be frequent access to social networks. Still, according to the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, the increase in cases of self-mutilation among young people, who represent the largest risk group for the disease, may be associated with this addiction, that is, life Real is always better than virtual.10/08/2017 #10 Numo QuestI think it all in essence bares some ground yet, one very important ingredient missing is the chemical addictiveness facebook has not. Even more, the level of dislike, and I see that hardly anywhere in the publications, is rising and more and more people are thinking more conscious about social media and its impact on their every days lives. Like a certain boar-dom triggering antipathy. A second aspect, and that also isn't mentioned to clear, that there is some sort of decay by generation in terms of discipline and educate a child of the importance of social skills above using all digitized. Simple example, recent studies here in the Netherlands has shown huge fall in motorique of latest two generations where the writing skills of children on schools have degraded to levels they aren't able to read their own handwriting anymore. Earlier studies has shown a similar degrade in maths and verbal communication and reading skills as well.
Being a professional coming and advocating IT, I always have stand on developing all ordinary human social skills as well since that defines human more then digital skills. It indeed is a parental matter that they have to teach and limit use of digitized means and the social media to their children rather than accept it as 'convenient' or 'fact of life because...'
To give you a very 'close to home' and Simple example.... I have opened an account on fb for sake of preserving my brand an pseudonym yet not feel the need to use it for any other activity. I quit Linkedin for sake of no longer seeing adding value rather then the 'fear of missing out ...' I have smoked for some years until I realized that it just taken me one week to quit that habit. Basically in revolves all around 'Habit'. No matter which habit.
Very good article to read.
Thanks Steve :O)10/08/2017 #9 Lisa 🐝 GallagherIt can be addicting. I deleted over 100 people around Christmas time of 2016. My feed was so clogged with nonsense and other things I won't mention. I love to catch up on articles reposted by many on FB from beBee. I also love to use it to keep up with out of town friends/family. I used to be on FB much more.. I limit my time to under 20 mins per day now.10/08/2017 #7 David B. GrinbergNice buzz, Steve. I've shared on three hives, tweeted and pinned to top of my Twitter page for easy RTs at https://twitter.com/DBGrinberg
What's also concerning about FB are their constant privacy issues. Plus, there's that surreptitious psychological testing FB does on members by messing with their news feeds to gauge the responses. Will Facebook ever face up to these facts?
cc: @Javier 🐝 beBee @John White, MBA @Lance 🐝 Scoular @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian @stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador09/08/2017 #5 Jim MurrayYes is it. But here's how I dealt with it. I had 2400 'friends' . But most of them were assholes. So I closed my account and re-opened it under another name. Then, from the list they sent me of my friends, I picked about 100 of the people I new personally or professionally, and friended them. Now,instead of spending an hour or more on each session, endlessly scrolling through crap. I spend about 5 minutes, and get to know what my family, friends and associates are up to, and have a couple hours left to do other mindlessly addictive things. Like writing on beBee or watching TV.09/08/2017 #4 Zacharias 🐝 VoulgarisLet's not put all social media in the same basket. That would definitely be unscientific! FB on its own is fine, it's one's addiction to it and the useless content in it that make it problematic. If FB users shared similar content to beBee users, while also maintaining a more balanced approach to how they use it (instead of checking it every 2 minutes), then it wouldn't be so bad. So, it's really a user-base matter more than anything else.
As for the addiction element, this is common in many modern platforms. That's not necessarily bad. It's when this addiction yields no benefits (other than the psychological rush), that it becomes a problem. Someone can be addicted to problem-solving and through this addiction manage to create solutions to problems that plague society. Is that bad? We are all addicted to something. The question is does anything good come out of it?09/08/2017 #3 Renée 🐝 CormierI agree with @Chas ✌️ Wyatt. I find Facebook boring and stupid, whereas beBee is engaging and interest-sting. Do you like that, @Steve Blakeman? I think any social media site can be addictive if it resonates with you on some level. The need to be constantly checking your cell phone and social media apps for updates is the result of intentional efforts planned into sites and phones, to keep you hooked. Check this out: http://www.spiegel.de/international/zeitgeist/smartphone-addiction-is-part-of-the-design-a-1104237.html
Are we all going to Hell in a hand basket? I doubt it. We are an adaptive species.
- 15/09/2017Are publishers making money on Facebook? “Not really,” a new report findswww.niemanlab.org For years publishers have held onto the hope that all their investments in Facebook will, at some point, pay dividends when it comes to revenue. But a new report from WAN-IFRA suggests that, for most publishers, that's still far from the case — and...
Comments15/09/2017 #5 stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand AmbassadorService is purchased through a process held by humans, commodities are sold by machines. In what business are we distinctive services are same available commodities. The differentiator cannot be sold by a machine. @juan imaz already told it people works with people, machines automated certain things, certain not the human relationships. If I may formulate so. Do you think The Emir from Qatar in the desert will buy you a 200k communication strategy campaign from Shopify? lol.come on!15/09/2017 #4 stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand AmbassadorIf you want to sell service sell on. Marketplace, very rare are some that do but you can hire someone for a couple of dollars. Some services are already done by SaaS automation. That is relevant to the field of e-commerce an traditional prospection. On the other hand social media is for user engagement, communication professionals and dsciplines. Companies and people tend to confuse both thinking Twitter of Facebook are their cash machine. Data and analytics shows the contrary.
- 14/09/2017Hot off the Press!
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- Producer14/09/2017Are you bench markKETing? When it comes to the world of marketing, too often we compare ourselves to other businesses to measure our success. This is particularly relevant when it comes to marketing. I call this process bench marketing. (do you love that play on words)?...
- 13/09/2017Facebook introduz novas regras sobre anúncios e discurso de ódio | Tecnologia e Games | G1snip.ly Site anunciou medidas para responder às críticas de que é muito fácil ganhar dinheiro sendo provedor de notícias falsas e manchetes...
- 07/09/2017Instagram testa recurso para publicar suas stories também no Facebook - Tecnoblogsnip.ly O Instagram clonou com sucesso o principal recurso do Snapchat: o Stories tem 250 milhões de usuários diários. Enquanto isso, quase ninguém usa as...
- 31/08/2017beBee is the BEST but we also use other platforms like Facebook...so why not share the honey? Join us on Facebook too--we have a group! Note: the group is not a replacement for the best Hive on the planet #beBee.com --but it's nice to know you can network with others who dont know about beBee but want to!
- Producer30/08/2017To boost or not to boost, that is the very big question! I know it is the easiest thing in the world to click that little blue Boost Post button that Facebook teases you with. After all, it’s only going to cost you $6, $11, $27 etc making it cheap marketing, right?As the organic reach has collapsed over...
- 30/08/2017Sendo nossa vida uma Dádiva de Deus, não a menosprezemos. Sigamos obedientemente o Caminho
Siendo nuestra vida una donación de Dios, no la menospreciáramos. Sigamos obedientemente el Camino
Since our life is a Gift from God, let us not neglect it. Let us obediently follow the Way
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Comments30/08/2017 #2 Carlos Souza Ribeiro#1 Really @Louise Smith your vision is fantastic and we can navigate our imagination, but what matters is your feeling, with regard to Ikebana and be able to transmit to more people, thanks once more for your comments and do not forget to enjoy my Ikebanas Blog, hugs
- Producer28/08/201799 Percent Of Facebook Fans Are Worthless To BusinessAccording to a study by the Ehrenberg-Bass Institute for Marketing Science, an important sounding group, Facebook fans are basically really worthless. In an ideal world, all these brands would love to believe that consumers “like” really...
Comments29/08/2017 #11 Anne 🐝 Thornley-Brown, MBA#10 Jason, you provide LinkedIn coaching. There would be something wrong if you didn't generate business on LinkedIn. You have a captive audience of LinkedIn users who have the budgets to engage your services. I would bet dollars to donuts that the majority of your clients are not major corporations but entrepreneurs and small businesses. This is very different from other service categories that operate in the B2B space. Usually, they have no interaction with the decision makers. I am not even going to ask what cannabis has to do with all of this or touch that one with a 10 foot pole.
- 28/08/2017Sempre carregue consigo um Saco de Paciência e costure-o toda vez que romper
Siempre cargue consigo un Saco de Paciencia y coserlo cada vez que romper
Always carry a Patience Bag and sew it whenever you break.
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- 28/08/2017Should Facebook be more transparent about how it moderates hate speech?
With more than 2 billion users worldwide, Facebook has been making tough calls when it comes to policing hate speech, harassment, nudity and violence online. But some digital rights groups are calling on the tech firm to share more details about how it decides what to pull down or keep up.Should Facebook be more transparent about how it moderates hate speech?www.siliconbeat.com Facebook Chief Security Officer Alex Stamos estimated that the number of accounts that Facebook shuts down per day is "at least seven or eight...
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