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Comments04/01/2017 #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...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?04/01/2017 #2 Deb 🐝 HelfrichActually, @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?
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- 28/12/2016YIKES! Sure is nice having an Affinity Rank algorithm!For publishers, Facebook is the devilventurebeat.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...
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- Producer22/12/2016Facebook Cuts Out The Middleman In Native AdvertisingEveryone assumes that if Facebook were to drop an anvil on media companies, it’d come in the form of an algorithm reconfiguration, a change in the revenue split on Instant Articles, or some combination of the two.But for the increasing number of...
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- Producer15/12/2016The Role of Personal Profiles in Facebook for BusinessIt is especially important to understand the role of your personal profile in your business, particularly if you have previously mainly been using Facebook for sharing or keeping in touch with Friends and Family.Facebook is still by far the...
Comments16/12/2016 #6 Deb 🐝 Helfrich#1 #3 Thanks Jim & Phil. @Gary Sharpe realized that sitting at the laptop & typing during all his 'on' time was making his PD worse, because it promoted inactivity during the times when he needed to take advantage of his ability to exercise, so he's been concentrating on moving this fall but lots of things are in the works for 2017.
Happy Holidays right back at ya!16/12/2016 #5 Aurorasa Sima#3 I agree with you and Gary. That´s what from my point of view makes "social" networking on a site like FB so difficult.
The claim is that you are socializing and that people can learn about the person behind the business person so that it leads to creating a made up "private" persona in many cases.16/12/2016 #3 Phil FriedmanGary Sharpe > "Mixing up the "trivia" of your personal life and the story of your business is not a good idea, in general."
Very well and succinctly said, Gary! Glad to see Gary Sharpe, social media "hacker" and digital marketer back. Seriously.
Best wishes for a good Christmas season and a happy and prosperous New Year.15/12/2016 #1 Jim Murray"Mixing up the "trivia" of your personal life and the story of your business is not a good idea, in general." Ironic that this quote should appear in a beBee post, since beBee's selling proposition is the exact opposite. So I guess we can agree to disagree, there Gary.
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- Producer14/12/2016Fake news - the scourge of Social Media?"It's now clear that so-called 'fake news' can have real world consequences"Hillary Clinton said last week in one of her first speeches since her US Presidential campaign defeat. "I think fake news is a cancer on the media business and...
Comments15/12/2016 #13 Jared 🐝 WieseGreat article and topic, Steve!
As I read it, I checked each link (long tap on a cell). I did not recognize many sites.
So then I considered the source. "That Steve guy knows a thing or two," went through my mind ;) Like others have said, I am always leary when there are no links and a lot of "facts".
I'm proud to say I can think of 2 people who were removed from the platform due to spamming of fake facts.
More on the topic...
...NOTE: I am not sure of the source of the last link, but can see its merits. My only addition is that mainstream media are too influenced by money and ratings (again, money), so should be taken with a grain of salt. Then again, shouldn't it all?15/12/2016 #11 Paul Frank GilbertMedia, like every other business, is compelled by money. Ethics were overridden a long time ago. Today everyone is competing for a "click" a "view" More often than not the title, generated to get a click, has little to do with the "truth" of the story included in content behind it. Media pretends they don't understand that people only read titles ... media pretends they don't understand that presenting manipulated context includes altering the video they present to rearrange time and place (with tiny tiny subtext in a few cases pointing this out at the end of the piece) or using 3 words out of a speech to incite an emotional response. Maybe not "fake" news ... but absolutely manipulated and deliberately done so to take advantage of people who, while educated, have grown up with no understanding of their responsibilities to truth and awareness. No ... while we may want to blame the media ... we can at least understand their motives ... money. Pure and simple. MONEY! What is harder to understand is how people have become so easily led ... how people have decided that the world can be whatever they want it to be if they simply only read what they want to read and believe what they want to believe. Reality requires work. Reality requires responsibility. Reality requires full accountability for what you believe and how that impacts you and those around you. Way too much finger pointing and blaming of everyone but ourselves for the things we are challenged by.15/12/2016 #10 Harvey LloydI agree with your thoughts here about fake news and don't think i can add much more than @Paul Frank Gilbert stated. I would add though that Social Media sites will struggle with this issue. With millions of subscribers and more posts its not feasible to scan every piece until after the damage is done.
I would say that the media and politicians have used the news cycle and manipulated it for their own gain. They taught the populous media manipulation and its power.
In a family discussion the George Orwell's radio broadcast came up and how it took weeks of back pedal to let the public know it was just a story. We have evolved today with that generation to ignore all news. It would appear that the younger generation requires a very high level of emotional input for news to be read, listened and distributed. This is escalating.
Thanks for the read.15/12/2016 #9 Brian McKenzieTis a shame they wont hold a mirror to What State has done in the last 5 years alone - ie Kerry delivering arms and Toyotas to "moderates"...that "suddenly" end up in the hands of ISIS, or the lies of Soros and the Color Revolutions in Ukraine, Hong Kong, Azerbaijan, Moldova and of course involvement in US with #BLM. Funny, it is only 'fake news' when it doesn't fit their agenda message and activities.15/12/2016 #8 David B. GrinbergGreat buzz, Steve. A few thoughts from one who has worked with and for the news media in various capacities:
1) The media loves covering the media, even so-called "fake news".
2) The media thrives on sensationalism. This certainly falls under that category. Moreover, some politicians are sore losers and blame everyone but themselves.
3) I'm aware of no empirical evidence that "fake news" had any substantial influence on the election outcome. To the contrary, I would argue that the none "fake news" (real media) played a much more influential role. In this sense, the all of this reporting about the purported influence of "fake news" might itself be fake in a sense.
4) Who defines "fake news" and who decides what news sites are legitimate on social media? Should social media be regulated to stop the trend of "fake news"?
5) As someone who has worked closely with the news media and for the news media, I can tell you something you probably already know. That is, it's rare for news stories and reporting to be 100% accurate 100% of the time. There are biases of the writer or news source. There is unbalanced and unfair coverage. Facts are exaggerated or left out altogether. Is any of this "fake news" because it's not 100% truthful, accurate, fair or balanced?
6) Most importantly, it's up to the news consumer to get news from a diverse variety of sources to weed out "fake news" and inaccurate reporting. More personal responsibility might be required to discern what news is real vs. fake.14/12/2016 #5 Paul Frank GilbertWe can blame the media for failing to do what we expect of them ... but ultimately the responsibility for truth lies with each of us. Am I the only one that grew up with parents that told me "don't believe everything you read, you are responsible for your understanding and your truths?" Today I teach my son "don't believe everything your read, see, hear or otherwise are communicated to". Maybe the media owes some responsibility to the truth ... but I for one have no source that I believe without review. Fake news can be very real but still delivered in a way that is designed to take advantage of the lazy. Designed to take advantage of those who are only looking for more data to support what they already believe. A soundbite taken out of context. A picture snapped of a moment in time capturing a look a mannerism. True moments ... manipulated. The media, for many, has lost their credibility ... but for me I simply never assumed or believed they were bastions of truth from the beginning. I never will.14/12/2016 #2 Lisa 🐝 GallagherI want to add, I think it's the responsibility of the media first to scour fake news, after all, something as large as the Pizza Gate scandal should have been reported as fake immediately. However, as a reader, knowing how easy it is to manipulate or create fake news, people need to stay vigilant and research news- maybe even report it if they can't find any sources to back up fake claims being made. Tough question, it's too easy to spread fake news today and make it appear legit.14/12/2016 #1 Lisa 🐝 GallagherHi @Steve Blakeman, this is an important topic. Yes, there was a lot of fake news circulating prior to the election and I'm sure there is still fake news because people don't fact check. Facebook was notorious for allowing fake news on their site even though they stated they weren't aware until it was brought to their attention (paraphrasing). I have a friend who writes for The Daily Beast and sadly, when the list first came out with fake news sites, The Daily Beast was on the list. They did remove it from the fake new site(s) list, it was an error but it did some damage to their brand for a bit. If something seems to be that 'odd,' it may just be fake and worth fact checking. You wrote, "If the news is not from a credible source, then it deserves to be treated with at least a modicum of cynicism. And ultimately, you will believe what you want to believe. Either because it reinforces an opinion you already hold or that you are simply gullible and / or easily influenced." I have found this to be very true. I'd rather stick with facts than be a puppet. Thanks for this!
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Comments24/11/2016 #7 Jared 🐝 WieseAlso for #6:
See “Surround Yourself with People Who Hold You to a Higher Standard than You Hold Yourself” by @BenjaminPHardy https://medium.com/the-mission/surround-yourself-with-people-who-hold-you-to-a-higher-standard-than-you-hold-yourself-822fc429154f#.8g509bgu224/11/2016 #5 Jared 🐝 Wiese￼Javier, you said you are "learning daily". From all your interaction with others on beBee and all of social media, that is obvious and shows all 10, except #4 and #7.
One of the things I learned about the business world is how important your boss is (#4 and #7). Bosses literally can make or break the employee and ultimately the company. You, Juan and Itziar Ruiz seem to know this, from all the fun interaction I've seen of the staff, like the BeeGees video 😃
I also really liked the other point on #4: hire those you'd work for. It goes with the prior point, that if you respect your employees that much, everyone thrives!
BUZZ ON!24/11/2016 #4 Deb 🐝 Helfrich#1 #2 Seems to me like you covered all 10!
Also a great marketing idea. People LOVE to know about founders....but typically we only get to hear from them after they make it big.
I think following the process of building the next Facebook is even more interesting. I enjoy how much you both share with us about the steps you are taking to grow the business...which is a good hook to get some of the LI crowd curious.24/11/2016 #1 Javier 🐝 beBeeI fully agree. Mark Zuckerberg "NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE" I am learning daily ! :-)
1.- You get what you spend your time doing.
2.- Get feedback
3.- Make mistakes
4.- Only hire people who you would work for
5.- Make a change in the world
6.- Learn from the people around you
7.- Build a really good team
8.- Give the very best experience
9.- Care the most about it
10.- Social bonds are critical
@Itziar Ruiz López very interesting the nº #4 and #7. Recruiting is a top CEO's responsability too.
@Juan Imaz THIS IS BRILLIANT. It is our focus ! We are working on it !
- Producer24/11/2016How Stupid Are We?I read an article a while ago about Angela Merkel speaking about the effect that Facebook had on outlook and beliefs. How she thought that they could distort and shape views on different subjects. My first thought was, really!?!? Then the fake news...
Comments24/11/2016 #4 Robert BookerI too wonder what is happening to our world. I continue to tell the fake posters they should check the facts before they post some thing just because it is on the social media. I think we have become lazy and complacent with wanting to be followers. It seems to me as if the educators just want to teach how to pass tests and don't care if the students learn anything else.24/11/2016 #2 Aurorasa SimaAs you said ... it´s not just a lack of critical thinking. Part of it is that people don´t suspect information presented as news to be false. Another part is that most people don´t read what they share. A meme or article with over 100 "likes" must be shareworthy, right?
Well, and the rest is probably a lack of critical (or any form of) thinking. Where do we learn how to think in a school system that puts the focus on students passing multiple choice tests?
Why people like (scripted) reality tv so much? I don´t know. I guess it´s a nice distraction from what is left of the "real world" and the real problems.
- Producer21/11/2016Is Personalization More Dangerous Than Fake News?Analysts infamously misjudged the outcome of the US presidential election. With the entire world watching in rapt interest, many are shell-shocked and still trying to make sense of exactly how the so-called “experts” got everything so wrong.The Echo...
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- Producer20/11/2016Facebook To Stop Fake News And "Like" AccuracyToday, Facebook Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg vowed that the popular site he founded would immediately eliminate any 'fake news' posted in its digital space.Zuckerberg made the announcement immediately following his solo performance of Man of La...
Comments21/11/2016 #1 Lori Mullins JohnsonPatrick, I am saddened by your lack of empathy for those of us who suffer from - "Like" Processing Sensory Disorder, that terribly underwhelmed feeling you get, when you don't get enough satisfaction from "Likes" on Facebook, but seek out fake news stories to increase activity in your dopamine receptors. I hear the treatment is EELectric Crock Therapy, perhaps Zuckerberg was simply multi-tasking?
- 18/11/2016This is what fake news actually looks like — we ranked 11 election stories that went viral on Facebookwww.businessinsider.com Using data from Buzzsumo, we have ranked fake stories based on "Facebook engagements." Some of them were seen by more than 2.2 million...