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  1. ProducerJonathan Payne

    Jonathan Payne

    Why Abandoning Facebook Is A Horrible Idea for Your Business
    Why Abandoning Facebook Is A Horrible Idea for Your BusinessOver the past year or two, there’s been no shortage of marketers and brands complaining about "the ineffectiveness of Facebook". We’ve witnessed well-known digital marketers suggesting people should forget about Facebook. We’ve seen brands...


    Jonathan Payne
    26/02/2017 #3 Jonathan Payne
    Many thanks for the share :)
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    26/02/2017 #2 Javier 🐝 beBee
    Abandoning Facebook or LinkedIn is a bad idea. Don't close doors !! But don't put all eggs in ONE basket ! Both strategies are smart: 1) don't close doors 2) don't put all eggs in one basket. https://www.bebee.com/producer/@javierbebee/never-put-all-eggs-in-one-basket-keep-linkedin-but-explore-bebee
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    26/02/2017 #1 Javier 🐝 beBee
    Abandoning Facebook.? It is a really bad idea. Close to 2 billion users !
  2. ProducerJavier 🐝 beBee
    Does Facebook have a plan for taking down Snapchat ?
    Does Facebook have a plan for taking down Snapchat ?When Instagram copied Snapchat's popular Stories feature in August — it's a tool that lets users share photos and videos for up to 24 hours before they disappear — Instagram execs said they did so because Stories was a format lots of other services...


    Sandra 🐝 Smith
    23/02/2017 #6 Sandra 🐝 Smith
    "Universal format" 😂
    Angeles Perez Blazquez
    23/02/2017 #5 Angeles Perez Blazquez
    As a matter of fact, similar functions are available today in different Social Platforms, but that is not a condition to exclude one another.
    With regards to Facebook and Snapchat, even though functions might be similar in both platforms (copycated by Facebok in this case), the key point here is the average type of audience in both platforms: Snapchat average user is more reluctant to sharing their content on Facebook, and feel Snapchat to be more of their playground, where they are more willing to open up and share their content and build their community.
    And by now Facebook cannot beat that.

    Thanks for the article!
    Sophie Perrin
    22/02/2017 #3 Sophie Perrin
    #1 My pleasure :) !
    Mike Rana
    22/02/2017 #2 Mike Rana
    It concerns me that SnapChat's demographic is barely old enough to drive a car, and yet they're focusing on getting these kids hooked?
  3. George Touryliov
    In this article, you’ll discover how to get your local Facebook page verified.
    George Touryliov
    How to Verify a Facebook Page for a Local Business : Social Media Examiner
    www.socialmediaexaminer.com Wondering how to add a layer of legitimacy to your local business's Facebook page? Discover how to get your local Facebook page...
  4. Federico 🐝 Álvarez San Martín
    Federico 🐝 Álvarez San Martín
    Facebook is taking on LinkedIn by letting businesses post job listings
    www.businessinsider.com Starting Friday, US businesses on Facebook will be able to post open job listings natively to their pages and in the News...


  5. Jennifer 🐝 Schultz
    Facebook’s new job opening posts poach business from LinkedIn
    Jennifer 🐝 Schultz
    Facebook’s new job opening posts poach business from LinkedIn
    techcrunch.com LinkedIn has neglected two big opportunities Facebook is now capitalizing on: helping lower-skilled workers and people who aren't actively looking for a...


    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    16/02/2017 #5 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    Workplace by Facebook has all the right elements to scale. They have pitched it perfectly with the notion of collaboration. This is a 21st Century idea which is a simpler way of saying "Network Intelligence" or "Alliance" which as ideas of Reid Hoffman are brilliant, but Facebook have taken all that and messaged it brilliantly. They see the blue ocean that LinkedIn has failed or maybe even does not want to attract which is lower-skilled workers - just as beBee found its blue ocean in global markets that LinkedIn never thought about..

    According to Fortune Magazine http://fortune.com/2016/10/10/workplace-facebook/ Facebook have penetrated and has been adopted by over a 1000 organizations. LinkedIn left the barn door open for them and all I can see is a big blue bull but it is a paid subscription model and that is a recipe for more strategies that try to lock users to their platform. They already have had their knuckles wrapped for trying to lock "free internet" in India to their platform, but the Indian government saw that coming from a mile away. This development is indeed interesting to watch as it now unfolds, and ironically at a speed which Reid Hoffman calls "blitzscaling". Know what is Momma Microsoft gonna do to Father Facebook???
    Joyce Bowen
    16/02/2017 #4 Joyce Bowen
    LI just put up a totally new look.
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    16/02/2017 #3 Javier 🐝 beBee
    Facebook is insatiable. LinkedIn - is not ready for compiting with Facebook - user experience driven -. beBee will be always an engagement based community ! CC @Juan Imaz
    Mike Rana
    16/02/2017 #2 Mike Rana
    Combine LinkedIn's lost opportunity with their awkward new UI and Facebook could revolutionize hiring.

    I defend LinkedIn an awful lot (I should be a brand ambassador of theirs!), but stuff like this makes it more difficult by the day.
    🐝 Fatima Williams
    16/02/2017 #1 🐝 Fatima Williams
    This will be a huge turn around. I already do half my hiring on facebook as it's easier to contact candidate's. The new job feature will make Facebook finally usefull. Thanks for sharing 🤗
  6. George Touryliov
    Starting Wednesday, US businesses on Facebook will be able to post open job listings natively to their pages and in the News Feed. A new "Jobs' tab is being added under the "More section" of the Facebook mobile app, and listings will be accessible via Facebook.com/jobs on desktop computers.
    George Touryliov
    Facebook is taking on LinkedIn by letting businesses post job listings
    www.businessinsider.de Starting Friday, US businesses on Facebook will be able to post open job listings natively to their pages and in the News...
  7. ProducerKatyan Roach

    Katyan Roach

    4 things you’re doing wrong on Facebook and how to fix them.
    4 things you’re doing wrong on Facebook and how to fix them.So you got yourself a business page on Facebook and you’ve tried your best to grow and engage fans. However your page just doesn’t seem to be creating the kind of buzz you expected. Could it be that with all your hard work, you’ve been doing...


    Katyan Roach
    11/02/2017 #6 Katyan Roach
    #5 Thanks so much @David B. Grinberg
    David B. Grinberg
    11/02/2017 #5 David B. Grinberg
    Katyan, thanks for another awesome read about leveraging FB. These are very helpful tips. I'm sharing this buzz in three hives.
    Preston 🐝 Vander Ven
    10/02/2017 #4 Preston 🐝 Vander Ven
    Great article. Another great way to build you audience on Facebook is to make both a personal and business profile. Keep your promotions on your business pages and make sure that your personal profile has a great first inspiration with links back to your second Facebook page.
    Find your target market, yet never self promote yourself. This means do not give out your links, your Facebook page. Other like, comment, and share and their material. This in turn begins to create a relationship. People notice that you are giving without asking.
    In most cases is when the prospect, opens the conversation up, and not you. You are now free to invite them into you Business Facebook page or find what they are looking for. Try to be like a doctor. They are coming to us with a problem, and we may have the solution.
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    10/02/2017 #3 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    #2 Will do. I'm actually new to this whole social media thing. I started in late May 2015 on LinkedIn then I added Twitter, (4 tries to get it right), then beBee.

    Facebook will be my next target.
    Katyan Roach
    10/02/2017 #2 Katyan Roach
    #1 Stalking your kids is one of the main things that Facebook is really good at and you can do that for free..LOL but do feel free to reach out anytime if you need tips on using it for business.
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    10/02/2017 #1 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    I think I may need to take a long look at Facebook. Right now, I just use it to communicate (i.e."stalk") my kids. Am looking forward to some guidance from you, Katyan
  8. Mamen 🐝 Delgado
    Mamen 🐝 Delgado
    Facebook shareholders urge company to replace Mark Zuckerberg with ‘independent’ board chair
    venturebeat.com Facebook is being pressured by a group of shareholders seeking the removal of company chief executive Mark Zuckerberg from the board of the directors. A proposal has been put forward claiming that an independent chairperson would be better able to...


    Matt 🐝 Sweetwood
    08/02/2017 #5 Matt 🐝 Sweetwood
    #3 And we know how important the "product guy" is... 😁 and his personal brand is important to Facebook.
    Nick Mlatchkov
    08/02/2017 #4 Anonymous
    #2 Dean, if u'd seen the movie u might know Marc had played out 2 brothers who co-founded FB with him ...
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    08/02/2017 #3 Javier 🐝 beBee
    Zuckerberg is the "Product guy". In my opinion he is essential
    Dean Owen
    08/02/2017 #2 Dean Owen
    Reminds me of the Sculley coup at Apple, but this Facebook coup by a handful (1500) shareholders has no bite. People will always find fault in the market leader. But Facebook is not Facebook without Zuckerberg. I am sure they already have a roster of independent directors so what's the problem?
  9. ProducerGeoffrey Cooling
    Will Big Data and Technology Take Away Our Free Choice?
    Will Big Data and Technology Take Away Our Free Choice? I read a fantastic article recently that pertained to the use of big data, the question that the article asked was  Psychologist Michal Kosinski developed a method to analyze people in minute detail based on their Facebook activity. Did a similar...


    Mohammed Sultan
    05/02/2017 #25 Mohammed Sultan
    #24 @Robert Bacal.I absolutely agree with your view.The question has to be asked according to the respondent terms.Sometimes respondents have to be taken gradually or asked the question indirectly but at the end the researcher has to make sure that they are related to the same issue.
    Robert Bacal
    05/02/2017 #24 Robert Bacal
    #19 @Mohammed Sultan Just on your first point on manipulation, in fact researchers CAN affect the results, etc, depending on how the phrase the questions they ask, and even the scales they use for people to tick off items. It's a major problem in psychometrics.
    Mohammed Sultan
    05/02/2017 #23 Mohammed Sultan
    #21 Thank you for your response .If you want to take a decision to change people perceptions you have to depend on more than a single view through one track thinking and one methodology.No single viewpoint is really enough to fully and properly explain and predict people's complex behavior.
    Nowadays,the complexity of the stimuli makes it very difficult to depend on a traditional researcher as the issue goes beyond psychometric theories.
    We may in future to rely more on clinical psychology to fully understand perceptions and attitudes variables.The limit is not in the data itself but in the researchers imagination.
    Geoffrey Cooling
    05/02/2017 #22 Geoffrey Cooling
    #15 sorry but your statement reminded me of that famous saying, "the innocent have nothing to fear" As Sam Vimes once said, generally they do, firstly the guilty and in the long term the people who say "the innocent have nothing to fear"
    Geoffrey Cooling
    05/02/2017 #21 Geoffrey Cooling
    #19 The original data gathered was psychometric data through the recognised questionnaires, not likes and dislikes. That dataset was linked to Facbook profiles because that is where the data was gathered from. The researchers ended up with millions of inputs, that the then correlated with the activity of profile holders. This allowed them to generate ever better modelling. Just read the original article and all of your points are answered.
    Geoffrey Cooling
    05/02/2017 #20 Geoffrey Cooling
    #17 OPen source intelligence is a veritable treasure trove, that is information gathered via digital channels. I read a pretty interesting paper on it and it's everyday use by both intelligence services and law enforcement internationally
    Mohammed Sultan
    05/02/2017 #19 Mohammed Sultan
    @Geoffery Cooling.First,a researcher can not manipulate people perceptions,motivations and aspiration through asking what do you like or dislike about (stimuli)? particularly in a very dynamic society of 350 millions people,not all of them on line.Second,as we are all aware the reader's is not always subjugated to the stimuli ,but to how h/she is close to the writer(ie if the researcher asked the same question in a different context or changed the stimuli he will be struck both by the similarities and differences between his perception and people choice).

    Second,even if it were a reliable and valid demographic survey and representative of the actual universe, the researcher would not be able to conduct a modelling between (un related!) factors because it would require repeating the same survey to find any change in their behaviors and attitudes.

    Third,people motivation can't be determined depending only on socio- economic and demographic data,but by doing motivation research associated with "words"rather than "numbers".Nowadays, people are not so motivated by statistics,but by words that reflect their behavior and feeling.

    Thus,we always advise researchers to get out and talk to people .Researchers who don't get out and talk to people are not real researchers,but databasers.Data is collected by different methods depending on the purpose and the context of the study through questionnaires or topic guides that
    has to be filled by them or by the interviewers after giving them a proper brief of the objectives of the study,here the interviewees should be informed why they have been asked and who is interviewing them.

    Fourth,when it comes to dropping conclusions and decision making, data are facts but the creativity of the researchers lies in their interpretations and reaching conclusions.

    Finally,I ask myself ;are we really need or willing to be psychonalized in the form of likes and dislikes?
    Zacharias Voulgaris 🐝
    05/02/2017 #18 Zacharias Voulgaris 🐝
    #17 Fortunately there are alternatives to the tracking companies you mentioned. For example, for web searches there is Duckduckgo, as well as Startpage, and of course, ixquick.
    Robert Bacal
    05/02/2017 #17 Robert Bacal
    #15 Exactly true zach. Most regular users won't know to do that stuff though. I figure it's not worth the hassle personally, and just treat everything I do as identifiable. And to be careful about ALL personal info, like birthdays, where I am at any given time, etc.

    It's actually shocking what even regular people can find out about someone, and it's pretty impossible not to leave identifiable tracks. Unless one simply doesn't use the Internet, OR NEVER identify oneself and ALWAYS use false information. Which is pretty limiting.

    THere's a point where precautions start to interfere with convenience - even blocking and clearing cookies, which is a smart thing, starts to be a hassle. And as soon as you buy something, even at amazon, or use google, you will be tracked.
    Adam Weedy
    05/02/2017 #16 Adam Weedy
    People give away their freedom on facebook
    Zacharias Voulgaris 🐝
    05/02/2017 #15 Zacharias Voulgaris 🐝
    #14 I'm more concerned about companies rather than law enforcements. The latter tend to leave you alone if you are lawful. The former tend to spam you and sell your data to ad companies, regardless of what you do.

    I find that the ghostly add-on for the Firefox browser can be a bit of a deterrent to them though, while Orbot on a smartphone is an essential app to maintain some anonymity. Finally, if you are very serious about remaining out of reach from the trackers, there is also VPNs, Tor, and several other privacy systems...
    Robert Bacal
    05/02/2017 #14 Robert Bacal
    #12 Actually, what you said isn't strictly true. It depends who is doing the tracking. Your IP address from which you send anything is recorded in numerous "places", and your computer has a unique MAC address. In theory the MAC address shouldn't be publicly available.

    In fact, it's quite difficult to be untrackable. You can take basic precautions as you indicate, but you ARE tracked by companies like Google, Facebook and Amazon.

    Finally, law enforcement CAN find you.
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    05/02/2017 #13 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    It's what I've been 'preaching' for years. I figured it out when movies and TV shows started putting particular products in certain types of show and movies. A case of: "if you'll watch this type of show, you'll more than likely buy this kind of product". Then the reality TV shows hit and made it okay for people to act out in unsociable ways. It's been a steady stream of influence that changed the way people viewed the world and their countries. The only thing they would glean from my Facebook page is; I hate Trump. It's my platform for my political views. Here I can show my personal side, other than politics. Very interesting study, will have to delve into it more deeply.
    Thanks Geoffrey.
    Zacharias Voulgaris 🐝
    05/02/2017 #12 Zacharias Voulgaris 🐝
    This is indeed a very important matter that we all need to take into account. However, it's not all doom and gloom (well, not entirely anyway!). Nobody puts a gun to your head and forces you to like or even read your FB wall. In fact, even the use of FB (or other information farms) is entirely voluntary. So, if you are frugal with the information you give to these companies and voice your opinions without broadcasting a million different things about yourself in the process (perhaps using an alias, like it is possible in many sites), then you have a much lower risk of being tracked. At least this way you make it a bit more challenging to find out who you are and what you are up to. So, if you really must comment on that cat video without others noting down the fact that you love cats, you have this option!
    Helena Jansen van Vuuren
    05/02/2017 #11 Helena Jansen van Vuuren
    #10 Am more of an optimist....things will get worse and may well even become very bad but that old pendulum will swing back.....methinks...enjoyed the chat...thank you.
    Geoffrey Cooling
    05/02/2017 #10 Geoffrey Cooling
    #9 I hope you are right, but what if the knowledge of you is used against you constantly, every day in all those little ways that are possible through digital channels. I believe that we are better than we have allowed ourselves to be, but I fear we aren't.
    Helena Jansen van Vuuren
    05/02/2017 #9 Helena Jansen van Vuuren
    #8 Agreed that it will effect some of my behaviour but for what length of time....for example I may just have been to the village hall and placed my vote based on the information fed to me online.... on the way back home I meet a lady from the village - we chat - she is compassionate etc ....so maybe just maybe she has tempered my stance on a particular matter.........I have voted and the harm is done however I now call into question my actions.....and so on and so forth....we humans can be swayed in many ways....it reminds me a bit about the old folks lessons about walking tall and you will feel confident....smile and someone will return that smile....influence comes in many guises.....the on screen world demands your attention in a particular way and the body is in a set position for periods of time....maybe changing physical position can change mental position....still curious about the length of time on screen influence lasts.
    Geoffrey Cooling
    05/02/2017 #8 Geoffrey Cooling
    #7 Okay Helena, so, for arguments sake, you are a lady who has some racial hang ups but you hide it well. Racist? No not me, definitely not! However, your data shows that you are from an area of the country that is most definitely shall we say racially charged. You like some groups that could be said to be hovering on the edge. Your friend Mary posted an article about a black rapist that got seventeen years for raping a white lady, you commented terrible business. You are most definitely not a racist, then I target your facebook feed several weeks before a vote on a racial issue with stories about crime with images of black men attached. The stories are mostly true, mostly, with a bit of sensationalism tagged on. I know that according to your psychometric data that you are a conservative type and a little anxious, so I go for stories that really get your back up. How do ypou think that affects your final vote?
    Helena Jansen van Vuuren
    05/02/2017 #7 Helena Jansen van Vuuren
    As they say....Ya well but no.....can see that quite a bit may be gleaned from online 'behaviour' and that you may even be steered in a certain direction but that is information that is gathered from a very particular static environment - more often than not - from the same desk or the same body stance and face on interaction with a screen....would be very interested to know what length of time that influence lasts and what triggers rejection of said suggestive input? I have noticed that I may well like a certain item of clothing whilst engaging with the screen but this has not affected my buying pattern in practice......there is something that changes when you move from the computer - I step outside my front door, cross the road and amble down the lane and I am a different person.....or just the other me!
    Aleta Curry
    04/02/2017 #6 Aleta Curry
    #5 No argument from me, bro! I think I'll be joining the millions who are buying a new copy of 1984...!
  10. Javier 🐝 beBee
    Facebook Shares Rise On Fourth Quarter Revenue, Earnings That Blow Away Estimates

    Javier 🐝 beBee


    Mohammed Sultan
    02/02/2017 #6 Mohammed Sultan
    #2 Here,Zukerberg may succeed in things in which the UN has failed.His ambition may lead him to be the SG of the United People(UP).He may also succeed in making the planet safe and more secured.
    Mohammed Sultan
    02/02/2017 #5 Mohammed Sultan
    Facebook were afraid of the enemy of bigness and has found that it's not a practical strategy to enter all markets with a one- track mind depending on a single entry method,They adapted their operating model and formulated multiple entry strategy to cope with the dynamic of overseas markets and the culture and psychology of each market. Facebook recipe of success is ADAPTION.They looked at the big picture but didn't forget the details.
    Matt 🐝 Sweetwood
    02/02/2017 #4 Matt 🐝 Sweetwood
    Social Ad revenue market is expanding... good for us.
    Devesh Bhatt
    02/02/2017 #3 Devesh Bhatt
    They are the benchmark and the real competition.

    Majority of us here are rare on FB now but the growth of users far exceeds the leavers.

    This will fuel their ambition to steamroll into new segments.
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    02/02/2017 #2 Javier 🐝 beBee
    “Our mission to connect the world is more important now than ever,” Zuckerberg said in Wednesday’s release.
  11. ProducerMark Tillman Davis
    Goodbye, Internet Friends: Why I’m Turning Off LinkedIn and Facebook
    Goodbye, Internet Friends: Why I’m Turning Off LinkedIn and FacebookLet’s face it. For most of us LinkedIn and Facebook have become part of our daily routine. We check them multiple times per day. When look in the morning while having coffee. Sneak in a few looks during the day at work. After dinner we take...


    Javier 🐝 beBee
    01/02/2017 #20 Javier 🐝 beBee
    #19 @Mark Tillman Davis fully agreed !!!! That is the reason why beBee is focused on the US and our HQ are in NYC. CC @Matt 🐝 Sweetwood @Virag Gulyas @John White, MBA. We will have also offices in Silicon Valley soon ! beBee US Ready to Swarm worldwide !
    Mark Tillman Davis
    01/02/2017 #19 Mark Tillman Davis
    #17 America drives the global economy.
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    01/02/2017 #18 Javier 🐝 beBee
    #16 @Mark Tillman Davis yes. Me too. I admire his innovation and creativity. ! And he is going on disrupting social media. beBee is working to be on the top ! DREAM BIG :-)
    Sandra 🐝 Smith
    01/02/2017 #17 Sandra 🐝 Smith
    #16 America is part of the global economy and community... or at least it was :)
    Mark Tillman Davis
    01/02/2017 #16 Mark Tillman Davis
    #14 Mr. Zuckerberg is a globalist. Not sure that makes for a good advocate for Americans. I do, however, respect his innovation and creativity.
    Sandra 🐝 Smith
    01/02/2017 #15 Sandra 🐝 Smith
    #zuckforpres2020 ;)
    Sandra 🐝 Smith
    01/02/2017 #14 Sandra 🐝 Smith
    Ps: I also am 99% sure Mr Zuckerberg has political aspirations, so it doesn't surprise me he uses his media platform and massive influence to drive home his POV
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    01/02/2017 #13 Javier 🐝 beBee
    #7 @Preston 🐝 Vander Ven bees will care about quality content.
    Sandra 🐝 Smith
    01/02/2017 #12 Sandra 🐝 Smith
    And I thought this was going to be an article about how both sites are virtually useless for social *networking* nowadays... especially if you are a business (which you hint at in the first parag.). Personally, I feel Mark has a right to sound off on a topic on Facebook he feels passionate about. He's donating his life worth to good causes, and he pretty much built FB from scratch. Mr Weiner on the other hand... could not care less what he thinks / feels. LinkedIn is a joke these days if I'm honest.
    Jim Murray
    01/02/2017 #11 Jim Murray
    This is an interesting point of view.
    Jim Murray
    01/02/2017 #10 Jim Murray
    Interesting. I backed off LinkedIn a couple of years ago, when I discovered beBee and shut down my facebook account and started over with only people I knew personally last year. I totally agree with your sentiment that just because you own something, it doesn't give you a bully pulpit to preach to your connections. Social media, however has managed to flip the real world on its ear a bit. Maybe that's by design or maybe it just sort of happened. But lately a lot of people are catching onto it and walking away. The real world beckons. Thanks for posting this. I'll pass it around, @Mark Tillman Davis
    Mark Tillman Davis
    01/02/2017 #9 Mark Tillman Davis
    #8 I was going for something else ;-) !
    Zacharias Voulgaris 🐝
    31/01/2017 #8 Zacharias Voulgaris 🐝
    Funny how if you arrange the letters of the logos of these social media in a different way (in + f), the result is a common computer notation of the time you spend on them over the value you obtain (i.e. x / 0, where x is the amount of time you spend on them) :-)
    Preston 🐝 Vander Ven
    31/01/2017 #7 Preston 🐝 Vander Ven
    This was a great Buzz and you hit some great points. Yet, one point that @David B. Grinberg made is that the average user of Facebook is 50 minutes. Since my goal is to get my content in front of viewers, it is a great tool if used correctly. I just don't browse it.
    Message those you want to share with. What is great about this tool is you don't need to have an active conversation. You can see if and when someone reads your messages and vice versa.
    But, I still enjoy the beBee platform better for building relationships. I do fear that within 5 to 10 years, this media site will be full of bee not understanding how to Hive system. They will put irrelevant posts in hives.
    Kevin Baker
    31/01/2017 #6 Kevin Baker
    It is clarifying to see others reiterate my inner thoughts. What brings you to success keeps you there and the biggest destroyer of any relation ship is to make something about you into something about others. This renders your audience invisible.
    David B. Grinberg
    31/01/2017 #5 David B. Grinberg
    I enjoyed reading your post, Mark, and have shared it on three hives, "Social Media" and "Facebook" and "LinkedIn." I'm also following you now and hope you can follow back.
    With that said, I have an admission to make that may come as a shock to some of those who know me:
    That is, I have never (ever) had a personal account on Facebook. However, my employer does have a company account on FB for which I periodically contribute. Why no personal account on FB? Here are a few reasons...
    1) Time consuming, as you artfully articulate above. The average daily time spent by FB users on the site is 50-minutes, according to a comSCORE. FB tops the list of all social platforms on this metric (LI is almost last at under 5-minutes).
    2) Bucking the trend, being rebellious and staking out my own social ground elsewhere.
    3) Not wanting to connect with some relatives, ex-girlfriends, friends from home town/high school, etc. (who flooded me me with invite requests).
    4) Privacy issues, which have been ongoing. And not just with operational issues and the FB user experience, but also because I don't need 1-2 billion people knowing my personal business, nor do I feel the need to showcase/showoff how my life is purportedly better than everyone else (per all the grandstanding and bragging).
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    31/01/2017 #4 Javier 🐝 beBee
    #3 @Claire 🐝 Cardwell thank you very much for your support ;)
    Claire 🐝 Cardwell
    31/01/2017 #3 Claire 🐝 Cardwell
    @Mark Tillman Davis - I am also disillusioned with the dumbing down of LinkedOut and Facebook and the constant white noise and unwanted advertising in my stream. Despite constantly cleaning up my contact lists and page likes etc. I am having to sift though a lot more dross to get to where I want to be. beBee is now my main platform.
    Stefan Musat
    31/01/2017 #2 Stefan Musat
    You are a very determined person. :) I have about the same feelings regarding FB and LinkedIn but until now I couldn't close my accounts but I'm seriously thinking about it. Somehow I still hope for all things to straighten up again. Congratulation for your decision. The sooner, the better. In Romania we have a saying: "a longer disease means certain death"
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    31/01/2017 #1 Javier 🐝 beBee
    @Mark Tillman Davis beBee will do the best to satisfy your needs ! Thanks for your support !
  12. ProducerKatyan Roach

    Katyan Roach

    A Beginner’s Guide To Facebook’s Live Video App.
    A Beginner’s Guide To Facebook’s Live Video App.So unless you've been living under the proverbial rock you know that Facebook Live stream is here! It's been here for almost a year!Facebook Live is now no longer just the playground, for celebrities, verified pages and chosen social media gurus....


    Katyan Roach
    31/01/2017 #8 Katyan Roach
    #4 @David B. Grinberg I almost spit out my tea? You are NOT on Facebook.?Wow, you rebel you..LOl That's amazing but thanks for all the support here, I'm off to take a look at the bebee app, thanks for sharing.
    Katyan Roach
    31/01/2017 #7 Katyan Roach
    #6 Thanks so much @Claire 🐝 Cardwell, you rock! ;-)
    Claire 🐝 Cardwell
    30/01/2017 #6 Claire 🐝 Cardwell
    Thank you @Katyan Roach for this informative and timely post. Am sharing it across my networks!
    Devesh Bhatt
    30/01/2017 #5 Devesh Bhatt
    I know I am alive. Now my videos can come alive. Before that I need good net and an active FB :)
    David B. Grinberg
    30/01/2017 #4 David B. Grinberg
    Thanks so much, Katyan, for this informative and timely buzz. I have an admission for which I need to face up, even if I don't save face. That is, I only use Facebook for my professional day job via my employer's account. I do not have a personal FB account and have never had one. Yes, I know that sounds a bit rebellious considering nearly 2-billion users are on FB, so let's just say I'm a social media rebel. Nonetheless, your buzz is still timely, educational and appreciated. I've shared it on three hives. Moreover, I'm looking forward to forthcoming upgrade for beBee Live Buzz, although it's fine to use now by downloading the beBee app on a smart phone. Have you tried it yet?
    PS - Thanks for tagging me @Donna-Luisa Eversley!
    Laura Mikolaitis
    30/01/2017 #3 Laura Mikolaitis
    Excellent tutorial, @Katyan Roach. Thank you for sharing. And thank you @Donna-Luisa Eversley for the mention and leading me to this post.
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    30/01/2017 #2 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    @Katyan Roach thanks for such a detailed yet easy explanation on going live on Facebook. I have not tried it yet, but have used our bebee live app, which is super easy and fun to use and share. 😊 Great post....
    @Susan Rooks @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher @Laura Mikolaitis @Don 🐝 Kerr @David B. Grinberg @John White, MBA
  13. Preston 🐝 Vander Ven
    From Facebook groups, to Facebook Live, there are an endless number of ways to use the platform.

    But getting followers are just one thing. The magic is when you turn those followers into INCOME.

    Here’s how to use 4 specific areas of Facebook to maximize your visibility, and income, in a simple daily process.

    Don’t delay! Watch this episode now!
    Preston 🐝 Vander Ven
    Facebook Strategies That Made Me a Millionaire (Part 5 of 6) - Ft. Lawrence Tam
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  14. ProducerLuca Scialò

    Luca Scialò

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  15. Federico 🐝 Álvarez San Martín
    Federico 🐝 Álvarez San Martín
    40% of Marketers Say They Plan Facebook Audits
    adage.com "Facebook can't go whistling in the dark now," said Kevin Mannion at Advertiser Perceptions, which polled 399 marketing...
  16. Juan Imaz

    Juan Imaz

    Juan Imaz
    Shorter, off peak posts will increase Facebook engagements, report suggests
    www.thedrum.com The use of video, keeping posts down to 50 words and posting during off hours are some key ingredients to more consumer interaction with Facebook posts, according to recent research from...


    Max🐝 J. Carter
    17/01/2017 #2 Max🐝 J. Carter
    I wonder if this is the result of the reduced attention span on Facebook because most of it is posters and people are training each other to not read unless it can fit on a poster?

    While it works from the marketing aspect I think it is making us all less interested in getting deep into anything or hear anyone out who has something relevant to say just because it is longer.
  17. ProducerSebastian Vogler
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  18. Netta Virtanen

    Netta Virtanen

    An interesting read.
    Netta Virtanen
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  19. Sara Hodge

    Sara Hodge

    This is the first of a 3-part series I created on my website StrongandWorthy.com for women entrpreneurs looking to up their networking game on Facebook. Do you participate in (or run any) Facebook groups? Feel free to share the link to yours if you have one.
    Sara Hodge
    How to Network for Success on Facebook - Strong and Worthy
    strongandworthy.com Tips on how to find the right Facebook networking groups for you, plus bonus ideas for finding quality groups to help expand your professional...


    Jan 🐝 Barbosa
    04/01/2017 #7 Jan 🐝 Barbosa
    Im No Facebook fan, use it only to connect with influencers... But loved your article !!!! Keep them coming !!!!
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    04/01/2017 #6 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Great advice, well laid out @Sara Hodge. If people are using Facebook to promote their business or brand excellent tips contained within your article!
    Amarish J. Khan 🐝
    04/01/2017 #5 Amarish J. Khan 🐝
    #3 Hi Sara, let's connect.
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    04/01/2017 #4 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    #3 I really appreciate the answer, @Sara Hodge. Mostly then because I don't have a fanbase.... I was quite the sm hold-out and fb seems such a popularity contest sort of place. I am certain my introversion has much to do with it - I don't like doing something just cause a billion other people are. I read through your 3 part series and all great advice, but I still wouldn't have the first idea how to find the pertinent groups. But I am chipping away at my resistance...
    Sara Hodge
    04/01/2017 #3 Sara Hodge
    #2 @Deb 🐝 Helfrich I most definitely think you can benefit from Facebook, so long as you have some specific goals in mind and you're not just joining due to outside pressures. If you have a fanbase and they are using Facebook then it's good strategy to go where they are and engage them for sure. Out of curiosity, why have you been so hesitant to join the fold?
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    04/01/2017 #2 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    Actually, @Sara Hodge, I could use some advice. I sorta consider fb a no-go-zone. I don't have an account and like to advertise that fact. I am the recipient of a small page created about my book. Any thoughts as to whether I could up my book sales by taking the plunge and figuring out how to 'goldmine' my cute puppy photos?

    Amarish J. Khan 🐝
    04/01/2017 #1 Amarish J. Khan 🐝
    Awesome 👏
  20. Guddy Vyas

    Guddy Vyas


    For all the retail customers or any business owners the holiday season is something that comes early. Summer or winter brings in new marketing strategies where new ideas are tested, and the last years learning are applied to this year’s plan to.

    #guestpost #facebookads
    Guddy Vyas
    8 Marketing Ideas and Strategies To Increase Your Sales On This Holiday Season | Vyas Infotech
  21. Flavio 🇯🇵 Souza 🐝
    Flavio 🇯🇵 Souza 🐝
    This 8-year-old boy spent 2 years growing his hair to make wigs for kids with cancer. – Go Humans News
    gohumans.news The definitive place for positive news about the human...
  22. David B. Grinberg
    Thumbs down for Facebook says Gizmodo...
    David B. Grinberg
    Facebook Celebrates New Year's Eve in the Saddest Way
    gizmodo.com As 2016 comes to a close, many people will countdown the seconds until midnight with friends and family. For some it will be a party, for others, it will be a burial—but they’ll have their loved ones close to experience it together. But many people...
  23. Jared Wiese, 🐝 adding VALUE & RESULTS
    YIKES! Sure is nice having an Affinity Rank algorithm!
    Jared Wiese, 🐝 adding VALUE & RESULTS
    For publishers, Facebook is the devil
    venturebeat.com One might argue that Facebook behaved with imperious disdain, or callous indifference at best, in its treatment of publishers in the final month of 2016. The social media giant admitted misreporting publishers' Instant Articles, as well as...


    Kevin Baker
    28/12/2016 #2 Kevin Baker
    Farsebook is sad
  24. Mamen 🐝 Delgado
    Hagan juego señores!! 😉
    Mamen 🐝 Delgado
    Siete novedades con las que Facebook podría sorprendernos en 2017
    www.expansion.com La compañía capitaneada por Mark Zuckerberg no ha terminado 2016 tan bien como le gustaría. La problemática originada por la gran cantidad...


    Juan Imaz
    28/12/2016 #3 Juan Imaz
    gracias Mamen. Super interesante. Específicamente lo que se refiere a contenidos compartidos @Javier 🐝 beBee
    Jorge 🐝 Carballo Pérez
    26/12/2016 #2 Jorge 🐝 Carballo Pérez
    Veremos a ver qué pasa, ojos abiertos
  25. ProducerJohnathan Jones

    Johnathan Jones

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    Johnathan Jones
    24/12/2016 #2 Johnathan Jones
    #1 I'm glad you enjoyed it.
    Paul Walters
    24/12/2016 #1 Paul Walters
    @Johnathan Jones Now this is an intriguing read on Xmas eve. !!!! Thank you
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