Ben Pinto
18/9/2016 · 38 min read · +100
To Gripe and 14 more
Affinity Networking Is On the Line

Affinity Networking Is On the Line

A LOT OF BEES ARE TALKING THE TALK, BUT HOW MANY ARE READY TO WALK THE WALK? ...On a recent installment of "He Said He Said" (Vol 17, by Jim Murray and Phil Friedman) an issue arose about the nature of Affinity Networking. And I was very surprised...

Phil Friedman

Phil Friedman

you are correct, Francisco. Sharing to a hive is a path for an author to reach beyond his or her list of followers. The problem is the hives are supposed to be arranged around topics, for example, cars or business or outdoor living. When a reader joins a hive, they do so in order to receive a particular type of content. And if I join a hive about car racing, I don’t want, as a result, to be inundated with articles about playing poker or collecting leaves.Cheers!

24/10/2017
Phil Friedman

Phil Friedman

Lyon, there ARE general hives to act as catch-all’s. For example, English on beBee. And if there aren’t enough, the answer is to add some... not mix unrelated content into very content specific hives. You have to keep in mind that joining a hive affects what you see in your feed. Like subscribing to a special interest magazine. How wiould you feel if you subscribed to a magazine nominally about art, but found that most of the articles carried were about skiiing and cooking?

24/10/2017
Ben Pinto
3/9/2016 · 42 min read · +100
To Gripe and 7 more
How's *Your* Privilege?

How's *Your* Privilege?

I heard a Pakistani immigrant girl on the CBC a few weeks ago complaining about racism in Canada. She told of how she was going to university and her new roommate said that 'Rule 1' of the household would be no cooking curry, because she couldn't...

Nicole Chardenet

Nicole Chardenet

Well spoken, Devesh. I plan to write a follow-up to this eventually as soon as things settle down here shortly on the, er, fifty shades of white privilege :) Inspired by a conversation I had last week with an Asian American at a Toronto tech conference who hadn't considered some of the legitimate grievances of the Trump voters. I considered that myself, this morning, trying to be more compassionate than I usually am toward them, wondering if there was something about their perspective I didn't understand. Since I didn't grow up in poverty and with a lack of decent education, I'm pretty certainly missing something. But...growing up in the South during the civil rights era, having lived there for twelve years and gone to school there, I can see how much the South has held itself back from progress with its own regressive Civil War-era 'honor' code, its self-defeating fear of education, and its mind-numbing religious fundamentalism. Combine that now with its obsessive love affair with gun ownership, and your average Trumpanzee is far more of a threat to his fellow Trumpanzees than any Muslim terrorist.

23/9/2017
Devesh 🐝 Bhatt

Devesh 🐝 Bhatt

This is the second time i have read the word dalit today on bebee. Their was a time when they were all regarded untouchables, now they are the most relevant political vote bank in numbers and significance, the biggest lobby in Govt personnel who have jobs of power reserved for them and the largest land grabbers and encroachers of Public property. But the privilege to voice casteism still stands, because in some parts of India they are still untouchable. I could say that a dalit student commiting suicide is unwanted, simply because he is privileged as compared to the one suffering bonded labour + slavery + untouchability.. but no. The problem exists. The India Pakistan partition was a bloody one, the patriarchal societies here have been most oppresive earlier. India has been luckier with progress on women rights until now. But many women in urban India usually know of film stars tweeting on women rights rather than those working at the grass roots. But they will get there eventually, so it is a decent start. Ref to the Pakistani girl, I still think, complaining about racism is part of the privilege. It is a way of finding one's voice. It is foolish, but she has the right and the opportunity. She has initiated a dialogue which could lead to an admission of gratitude by her. There are cases where people silently suffer to prepare devious and/damaging means to get back. Happens everyday in oppressive societies. It is so very fragile here, just needs a spark and boom, the peaceful friendly place turns to crazys everywhere. We have been lucky with very few sparks. Your society has a lot of resolve, built on these very privileges.

23/9/2017
Ben Pinto
28/2/2017 · 3 min read · ~10
To Gripe and 2 more
The return of the ZOMBEE

The return of the ZOMBEE

Look up the word ZOMBEE and you will learn some fascinating stuff about this condition caused by a parasite.Ocassionally such a parasite appears in a peivate message to you. The pic here shows such a predator!And the pic below his BEE-ES to me.

Adriana Bevacqua García

Adriana Bevacqua García

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28/2/2017
Javier 🐝 beBee

Javier 🐝 beBee

Adriana Bevacqua García

28/2/2017
Ben Pinto
5/11/2016 · 50 min read · +200
To Gripe and 10 more
What Happened to Nice?

What Happened to Nice?

I consider myself a simple soul, perhaps a little high maintenance because of my age but I am realistic with common sense goals. I grew up sheltered, an only child, always wishing for a brother or sister. I was not blessed with either but had many...

Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador

Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador

Thank you for sharing Robin Barton. :)

18/2/2017

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18/2/2017
Ben Pinto
6/11/2016 · 17 min read · +200
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Rowan, R.U., Joe King and PayPal

Rowan, R.U., Joe King and PayPal

This November, 2016, I celebrate my 'Thanks 4 Giving' holiday all month long. It is the second time that I enjoy this month long celebration since I started the tradition one year ago.It was only a few months earlier, around July 2015, that I began...

Anonymous

My friend Ben Pinto you are a genius...😁😁

10/1/2017
Nicole Chardenet

Nicole Chardenet

Hey, that Rowan guy sure gets around...he's also an IT manager in NY and North Carolina, LOL

14/11/2016
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